Holi falls on March 21 this year and the festival will be followed by Holika Dahan that is popularly known as Choti Holi that will be celebrated on March 20. The festival of colour is one of the most celebrated festivals and is celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm.
Mainly the festival is celebrated by playing with water and colour, eating Gujiyas good food and Bhang. Although the festival is celebrated all around the country especially the north part prepares a set of traditional Holi food for the celebration. Ghujiya is a very well known Holi sweet but apart from that Mapua, dahi vadas and other foods are also made.
There is a special drink made in Rajasthan and other parts of North India, it is called Gajar Kanji or Kali Gajar ki Kanji. This special drink is made from carrots, mustard powder and other spices. Not only the drink is delicious in taste but at the same time, it is also good for health especially stomach.
So as the festival of colours nears, let’s check out the recipe to make Gajar ki Kanji at home
- Carrots – 4-5 (cut in straight shape)
- Beetroot – 1 (Sliced)
- Mustard Seed (rai) -2,1/2- tbs
- Turmeric Powder -1tbs
- Red Chili Powder -1/2tbs
- Ginger juice – 1ts
- Sugar -1ts
- Asafoetida (Hing) 1pinch
- Salt – to taste
- Water – 1liter(light warm)
- Take 1-litre light warm water in a jar and mix all ingredients.
- Cover the lid tightly and put the jar in sunlight for 4-5 days for fermentation.
- After 4-5 days it is ready. Stir and serve in a glass with pieces of carrots.
- If you don’t like Dahi vada, you can also try Kanji vada this Holi. It is both healthy and a great way to eat kanji.
This Holi not only play with the colours and eat junk but also think about your health and eat healthy delicious traditional Holi food and make the festival memorable.