BEETROOT HALWA

'Halwa's of different kinds are so much home to Indian cuisine. Of veggies, Carrot Halwa is highly common. I have earlier posted this hereBeet roots are a favourite ones at my home. Apart from typical beet root poriyal, raithas and beet root rice are really appetizing. Somehow, I tend to exploit beets to their full capacity of being flexible for any recipe.

Read here:
Beetroot Raitha 
Beetroot Ginger Juice


Now, for this sweet dish. Taking advantage of their inherent sweetness (and of course, their awesome colour !!), this dish can be a pleasant dessert for any festive occasion or parties. Don't mind the calories - simply devour them with fervour and prepare yourself for a run !! ;-)

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Level: Medium
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : 500 gm
Source: Mom
Nutritional Information: approximate 
Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20 g31 %
Saturated Fat 7 g37 %
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg1 %
Sodium 56 mg2 %
Potassium 208 mg6 %
Total Carbohydrate 10 g3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g13 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 3 g7 %
Vitamin A36 %
Vitamin C2 %
Calcium7 %
Iron4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
INGREDIENTS
  • 5 Big Beetroot 
  • 11/2 -2 cup granulated sugar (adjust per taste)
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 5-6 tbsp ghee
  • 4 tbsp Chopped nuts (cashew nuts and pistachios)
  • a small cube of unsweetened Khoa- grated (optional)
METHOD
  • Wash beets, peel the skin and grate. 
  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan/ deep dish and  fry the chopped nuts. Fish them out and saute the grated  beets in the same pan for 5 min. Add 1/2 cup of fresh milk and cook on high flame for few minutes.
  • Add sugar and mix well. The entire mixture turns into a thick sludge as the sugar melts and starts to reduce in volume. Add grated khoa for more texture. 
  • Add rest of the ghee and cook further to until the volume condenses like jam. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Throw in the chopped nuts and give a final mix. Turn off the heat. Serve warm or cool topped with more chopped nuts.


Comments

  1. Halwa has always been my fav. This beet version is now included.

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  2. excellent sweet.. love the colour of beetroots always...

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  3. Halwa looks too delicious sowmya.Fantastic presentation as well.

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  4. Very tempting, my all time fav ma...Im gonna try this soon :)

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  5. Perfect presentation..I am big fan your recipes and blog.

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  6. wow.....looks sensational....i am drooling looking at the pics. beautiful.

    http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/saffron-rice-kheer-keshar-and-tandla-chi-kheer

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  7. Wow

    What a beautiful colour. Just feel like having it right away

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