Gajar Ki Kanji

Gajar ki kanji – गाजर की कांजी; A Fermented drink of carrot (गाजर), usually made in summer time to cut the heat of summer. This is a famous Indian summertime drink. Carrot & beetroot (चकुन्दर) are the main ingredient of this drink. It has sour and salty taste. Some use purple carrot and some made it with normal carrot. The color of carrot not matter if you using beetroot, with beetroot it take its color. The use of purple carrot only to get the right color but beetroot also gave right color.

This gajar ki kanji require 3-4 day to get ready.

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Gajar Ki Kanji

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Beverages, DrinksCuisine: Indian


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This Indian drink Gajar Ki Kanji is best to beat the summer heat. Can have any time of day as a alternate of soft drinks.



  • Wash and dry carrots (गाजर) and beetroot (चुकंदर). Then peel and chop into large pieces.
  • Take a glass or ceramic airtight jar; wash and dry.
  • In this jar add chopped carrots (गाजर), chopped beetroot (चुकंदर), red chilli (लाल मिर्च) powder, mustard (सरसों) powder, water and salt as per taste.
  • Cover this jar with lid or muslin cloth.
  • Keep this jar under sun for 3-4 days (Remember to take jar inside at night.). Always stir this drink with wooden spoon when going to take it out under sun.
  • Slowly the drink start changing color into beetroot (चुकंदर) color and when kanji is sour in taste, it’s ready to take.
  • Store it in refrigerator and serve or drink as beverage whenever required.

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