Gajar ki kanji or fermented carrot drink is nutritious drink.It helps in digestion.It is low calorie drink normally made with black carrot but any type of carrot can be used.



  • Black carrot- 250 grams
  • Water – 2 liters
  • Black mustard powder -2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Normal salt to taste
  • Asafoetida –  a pinch
  • Mustard  oil – 1 tablespoon


  • Peeled ,washed, cut carrots into 2 inch batons.Take a big glass jar,clean and sterilize it.
  • Boil water in a pan,add carrot batons and switch off the gas.
  • Allow mixture to cool down ,then add all the spices and salt.
  • Por the Kanji mixture in the dry jar and close the lid tightly.
  • Keep the jar in the sunlight for 4/5 days(in winter). In summer 2 days are enough for fermentation.
  • If there is no sunlight ,keep the jar in a warm place and allow it to fermentation.
  • Stir with a dry spoon every day.  (*Note)



  • Dhuli Moong(  1 cup )
  • Dhuli urad( 1/2 cup )
  • Ginger 1 inch
  • Green chillies 2
  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Soaked both dal  overnight
  • Wash and grind with ginger,green chillies and asafoetida and make thick batter
  • Heat the oil and fry the vadas till golden brown.
  • Soak the Vadas in warm water for 10 minutes.Add little salt and 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder(optional) in the water.
  • Press the vadas between palms of your hand to squeeze excess water.
  • Add vadas in the kanji drink and leave for 5/6 hours.


*NOTE : When drinks starts souring it means the Gajar Kanji is ready.