Beetroot Halwa

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Yes, you read that right ! As weird sounding as this recipe or this one.

Beetroot is another colourful vegetable when added to any dish changes the entire look of the dish. It also gives a little sweetish , pleasant flavour to the dish. I had been to a wedding and saw this dish being served as dessert – Beetroot halwa served with a scoop of icecream. I decided to try it at home and it tasted so good with my favorite strawberry icecream that I could not wait to share it with you all.

What you need to have:

1. Grated Beetroot – 1 cup

2. Sugar – 3/4 cup

3. Milk – 1/4 cup

4. Pure ghee – 2 tablespoon

5. nuts – a handful of your choice

6. Cardamom powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

picture-141 Ingredients of Beetroot Halwa

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peal and grate beetroot and cook it in the pressure cooker for about 15 minutes til it turns soft. Peal and powder cardamom as well and keep it aside.

2. On releasing the pressure transfer it to a skillet and put it on the gas on medium flame.

3. Add milk, half the quantity of ghee and let it cook till it thickens and absorbs the milk.

4. Add sugar and let it cook on medium flame. Stir occasionally and add remaining quantity of ghee as well so that it doesn’t get burnt. Add cardamom powder from step 1 to it and stir well.

5. Decorate it with grated dry fruits like almonds and cashews before serving !

picture-146 Ready to serve Beetroot Halwa

6. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream of your favorite flavor. Here it is served with a scoop of Strawberry ice cream.

picture-157 Beetroot Halwa with Strawberry ice cream

Good to know:

1. One can even use condensed milk in place of both normal milk and sugar. Yet another option is to use cream and sugar.

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4

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4 thoughts on “Beetroot Halwa

    Mona said:
    April 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I usually prepare beetroot halwa too, love it coz of the natural sweetness. Looks great!

    prathibalrao responded:
    April 13, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Hi Mona,

    Your comment is an encouragement to me. Thanx a lot.

    Anjali said:
    November 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I prepared it. It tastes great!

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 2, 2009 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Anjali,

      Thanx a lot once again.

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