Friday, 2 August 2013

Beetroot Halwa

Today’s special in my kitchen is Beetroot Halwa, is anything special? Yes, it is my hubby’s star birthday. We all had a bowl of halwa and enjoyed it. Beetroot Halwa is a very easy sweet which can be made with very less ingredients.

Beetroots have “N” number of health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and the high fibre content helps fighting cholesterol and reducing them. Beetroots are full of iron help in treating anaemia and fatigue. Studies have shown they reduce the blood pressure and any risk associated with heart attack and strokes. Bearing all these health benefits in mind, I made a very tasty and delectable halwa.

Here’s how to make Beetroot Halwa with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Beetroot
3 large [about 4 cups of grated beet]
Whole Milk
2 cups
Sugar
¾ to 1 cup
Ghee
5 tbsp
Cardamom powder/Elachi powder
½ tsp [from 4 or 5 elachis]
Cashew nut
10 -12 no
Almond slices
1 tbsp
Raisins
10 - 12
Time: About 60 min
Serves:6 - 8

Method

Wash and peel the beetroots, grate them with a grater and keep it aside.


In a heavy bottomed pan or a non-stick kadai heat about 1 tbsp of ghee and roast the cashew nuts, raisins and keep it aside. Make sure the cashew nuts should be golden brown and the raisins should puff up, at that point switch off the stove.


In the same pan heat 3 tbsp of ghee. Add the grated beetroot and saute really well until the raw smell of the beet root vanishes. This will take about 5 – 7 min on medium heat.


Add the milk and let the beetroot cook in milk until all the milk is absorbed and evaporated.


Now add the sugar and stir well. Let all the sugar dissolve and cook until it combines well with the beetroot. It will get halwa consistency, now add about 1 tbsp of ghee and stir it well.

Add the cardamom powder, roasted cashews and raisins, stir it in beetroot halwa for another 2 min and switch off the stove.

Finally garnish the halwa with almonds and enjoy…
Suggestions:
  • I have added one cup of sugar because the beetroots will be sweet. If you really have a sweet tooth you can add another ¼ to ½ cup of sugar.
  • Instead of sugar you can replace it with condensed milk, the beet root halwa will be really rich.

Super delicious and delectable Beetroot Halwa is ready.


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38 comments:

  1. This looks similar 2 gajar/carrot halwa.. wud luv 2 taste this...

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  2. Lovely color..Thats an amazing halwa Priya..perfect treat for birthday..

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  3. செவச்செவன்னு பார்க்கவே பிரிமிப்பா இருக்குது உங்களின் பீட்ரூட் ஹல்வா.

    200க்குப்பிறகு மீண்டும் 232 இல் எல்லோருக்கும் அல்வா
    கொடுத்து அசத்திட்டீங்கோ.

    பாராட்டுக்கள். வாழ்த்துகள். நன்றிகள்.

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  4. OMG! what a gorgeous halwa Priya. Yummy and very inviting!

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/08/cashew-kaju-chicken.html

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  5. OMG!! ur so creative when it comes to food, i have never heard of this...
    my mum always forces me to eat beetroot asi was doun with typhoid 2 months back but my body has not recovered but i just dont like it, may be this is wat I NEED...
    thanks for the lovely comment, one more DIY comming up soon specially for your daughter.. :)
    keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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    1. Thanks a lot Pooja for the DIY project, she is just loving the bangle project...

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  6. This is an innovative sweet dish priya...

    Ongoing event @ my space "Eat Seasonal Food, Fresh"

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  7. yummy and Inviting...Love the color..perfect dish to celebrate birthdays!

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  8. This looks so delicious and colorful. Kudos to you!!

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  9. Incredible and terrific halwa,cant resist.

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  10. Wow Gorgeous color Halwa! Mouthwatering dear. Wishes to your Hubby :)

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  11. wow gorgeous halwa :) looks so yummy and delicious :) loving it priya :)

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  12. delicious,lovely colored halwa...healthy too...good way to have beets...yummm :-)

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  13. delicious,lovely colored halwa...healthy too...very nice way of using up some beets
    :-)

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  14. very tempting and lovely bowl...Happy birthday wishes 2 ur hubby..Liked d word Star*

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  15. So colorful and lovely Priya :)

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  16. Delicious, colorful halwa..healthy too.

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  17. Colourful inviting halwa.. Thanks for providing the recipe.. one of the way to make our kids eat beetroot..

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  18. so tempting n love this natural color too...

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  19. Happy birthday to your hubby, beetroot cake looks delicious and perfect for occasion.

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  20. Mouthwatering Priya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Thank you all very much for your wonderful and sweet comments...

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  22. Hai Priya, just dropped in to wish you a very very Happy Friendship Day !! Have a great day ahead dear !

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  23. hey thank you for linking this seasonal beetroot halwa

    Ongoing event Eat Seasonal Food Fresh
    Ongoing event Forever Friends

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  24. Looks super Yum !! Such a wonderful dish !! Thanks for linking to WTML !!

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  25. Yummy & tasty halwa it is.. Love the deep color & the taste too :)

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  26. Healthy and delicious halwa...thanks to link this recipe to my event..

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  27. yummy and so inviting.. Thanks for linking with us..

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  28. no words to describe how beautiful they are!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! please add the logo..

    Sowmya

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