Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot halwa is a lovely Indian dessert. Its usually prepared during festivals or when there is a guest at home. It has the taste, the colour. Its rich and a great treat for your tastebuds. I learned about this recipe from my mother-in-law. She prepares this dessert real good. This recipe, the one below is one of my version which includes sweetened condensed milk which makes the dessert rich and creamy and gives totally a different taste and texture.

Here is the recipe for this ultimate dessert.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 big Beetroot(600gms), washed, peeled and grated
1 cup Milk
3 cloves
1/3rd tin Sweetened Condensed Milk
50 gms Sugar
3 Tbsp Ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

For Tempering:
1Tbsp Ghee
3 Tbsp Broken cashew nuts
1 Tbsp Raisin

Method:

First prepare the tempering. Take a thick bottomed pan and fry the cashews and raisans in a tbsp of ghee till golden brown and keep aside.

In the same pan, combine grated beetroot along with milk and cloves and let it cook on a medium heat without the lid on for about 30 to 40 minutes, till most of the milk is absorbed. Keep stirring in between.

Stir in the condensed milk and sugar and  keep stirring till the mixture becomes thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan. 

Finally add ghee and cardamom powder. Add the tempering.

Serve hot or at room temperature.



Storage: Can be kept in room temperature for a day. Can be refrigerated in an air tight box for a week.

10 comments:

Happy cook said...

I didn't even know we could make halwa with beetrot, looks delicious.

Madhumathi said...

The halwa looks divine!

Muneeba said...

love beetroot, and what a great new way you've shown me to enjoy them! thks!

Jeanny said...

You call for 1/3 tin of sweetened condensed milk. Here, the tins come in a couple of different sizes. What size tin are you using?

Thanks!

Ramya Kiran said...

Hi, thank you all for your lovely comments.

Jeanny, You get a standard tin of 400 gms. 1/3rd tin is approx. 130gms.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice color u've got,looks soo yummy!

Jo said...

A very interesting dessert and beetroot is really good for you too.

Pooja said...

looking Delicious ramya..First time here..Nice blog...

Divya Vikram said...

When I was a id I used to have this with pooris. Looks lovely.

papaba said...

COULD USE CONDENSED MILK OR MORE PREFERABLE PLAIN KHOVA INSTEAD OF MILK.IT ENHANCES TASTE AND SPEED UP THE PROCESS

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bANGALORE

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