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Kanji (Indian Probiotic Drink)

Kanji, an Indian probiotic drink, by myheartbeets.com

Kanji (Indian Probiotic Drink)

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  • 1 tablespoon Brown Mustard Seeds crushed
  • 4-5 large carrots peeled
  • 1 large beet peeled
  • 6-7 cups filtered water or enough to cover the vegetables
  • 1 tablespoon Fine Sea Salt


  • Crush the mustard seeds in a mortar pestle or a coffee grinder (it’s okay if they’re coarsely ground).
  • Chop the carrots and beet into long pieces.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar (I use a half-gallon mason jar) and cover with a lid or cheesecloth.
  • Let the jar sit in a sunny spot for at least one week - stirring with a wooden spoon daily.
  • Once the kanji develops a tangy flavor, that means the drink is fermented.
  • Strain the drink, save the pickles to enjoy later.
  • Put the drink in the refrigerator to chill.
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