Winters are in full swing. While we all love the nip in the weather, the season brings a variety of diseases along with the cold waves. During the harsh cold season, our health and immunity may take a hit and we might fall sick. This is why health experts and nutritionists time and again stress on tweaking our diet as per the season. And this means that our diet must include seasonal fruits and veggies that are loaded with essential nutrients. Kanji, for instance, is a traditional fermented drink that is known to do wonders for our overall health. It is made with water, black carrots, beetroot, mustard seeds and hing. While most of us associate kanji with Holi, it also makes for a popular health drink during the winters. This gajar ki kanji is not only super healthy but tastes delicious.
Is gajar kanji good for health?
Kanji is a nutritious and healthy North Indian drink. According to experts, kanji is enriched with probiotics that help promote immunity, gut-health, boost skin-health and more. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, making it an ideal drink to boost immunity during the winter season.
Gajar Ki Kanji Recipe: How To Make Gajar Ki Kanji
To make this kanji, first, boil three cups of water. Add carrots and let it come to a boil. Let it cool. Do not drain. Add salt and mustard seeds powder to the pot. Mix well. Transfer everything to a bottle. Cover it up nicely and keep it in the sun for 2-3 days. Remove the cover, transfer the drink to a glass, add some fermented carrots on top for garnish and serve.
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Try this kanji to boost immunity this winter season. Do let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.
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