Refreshing Indian Traditional Black Carrot Drink from Kerala. Authentic Recipe of Kanji.

Agoralia Recipes Traditional Cocktails

Things to know about Kanji Recipe

The Indian Traditional Black Carrot Drink or Kanji is a refreshing fermented drink from Kerala. It is made with fresh black carrots and turnips which gives Kanji its rich pink color. The word “Kanji” is derived from the word “Kanjika” which is a sour, fermented gruel.

There are mentions of the drink in ancient documents like Kashyapa Samitha. Kanji is prepared in several Indian states. Kanji from Kerala is quite popular. In North India, Kanji is prepared during the autumn season because red carrots are available in the market then.

It is best served cold. Kanji often makes an appearance at the festival of Holi.

The drink has a sour and tangy taste.


Agoralia Recipes Traditional Cocktails

Kanji – Indian Traditional Black Carrot Drink from Kerala

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: कांजी
User submitted Recipe
No ratings yet

— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
2 d
Total Time 2 d 30 mins
Main Ingredient Group Vegetables
Main Cooking Method Fermented

— ADAPT THE SERVINGS OR PORTIONS BY ENTERING YOUR DESIRED VALUE —

Course Drinks
Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 29 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 5 units Black Carrot
  • 2 units Beetroot
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt – Kala Namak

Instructions
 

  • Peel the carrots and the beetroot.
  • Chop and make long pieces.
  • Take a jar or glass and mix all ingredients.
  • Cover with a cloth and set it aside for a few days.
  • Wait for Kanji to ferment. This will happen when the taste becomes sour.
  • Serve.

NOTES

  • You can also use red carrots or turnips if you don’t have black carrots.
  • Serve readily and do not wait for days to consume the drink as its flavor will be lost.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Hinduist Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 324mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 359IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Black Carrot Drink, Kanji Recipe, कांजी
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Agoralia is not responsible for any health problems that could be related to the information provided on the website. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. The content is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice reliance on or use of the information on the website is at their own risk. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Never disregard the advice of a medical professional, or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.


AR000399