Two Healthy Black Carrot Recipes - Shot of Anti-oxidants

  • Fitterfly - Team Nutrition

  • Posted On April 02, 2018

Have a craving for sweet tooth and want to try something new, ever tried something nutritious and healthy, an antioxidant rich dessert!

If not spare few minutes here and read on…

Black Carrot Halva:  

Category Dessert
Pre preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 3

Ingredients:

Black Carrots 200 grams approx. 1 medium cup grated
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Full cream milk 1 big glass
Condensed milk 150 ml 
Ghee 4 teaspoon
Cashewnuts 4 in number
Pistachios 4 in number

Method:

  • Grate carrots and keep them aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and sauté cashewnuts and pistachios over it, remove and keep aside.
  • Sauté carrots over the ghee, after it shrinks a bit add milk, condensed milk, sugar.
  • Stir in between, once the carrot becomes soft and the ghee leaves the sides its done.
  • Relish a lip smacking healthy, nutritious dessert.

Nutritive Value per serving of black carrot halwa: 

Energy 318 Kals
Carbohydrates 41.2 grams
Protein 6.34 grams
Fats 13.54 grams
Calcium 193.15 grams

Black Carrot Kanji:

Category Appetizer
Pre preparation time 15 minutes
Fermentation time 3-7 days
Cooking time 5 minutes
Serves 2 liters

Ingredients:

Black Carrots 500 grams
Water 2 liters
Mustard seeds 3 tablespoons
Red Chili powder 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 tablespoon
Asafetida 1 tablespoon

Method:

  • Wash the black carrots and peel them, cut them into batons and keep aside.
  • Boil two liters water thoroughly and add to it coarsely grounded mustard seeds, Salt, Asafetida.
  • Once the water is boiled and all the above ingredients are added, put the carrots into it.
  • Transfer the entire mixture into a glass jar and cover the top tightly with a muslin cloth.
  • Keep the jar in sunlight or in a warm place for 3-7 days undisturbed.
  • The mixture will start to ferment.
  • Taste it after few days, if the temperature is high the kanji will ferment within 4 days else will take time.
  • After it turns sour it’s done.

Served as a side dish during meals it an excellent low calorie appetizer and best fermented drink to have during summers or winters to aid proper digestion. This drink is a rich source of antioxidants and fermentation further enhances its nutritional value, making it an ideal drink.

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