Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot halwa is a dessert, a pudding prepared the same way carrot halwa is prepared. Very easy to prepare and takes very less time.


2 beetroots peeled and grated
3/4th cup milk
1/2 cup sugar or little less
3 table spoons of ghee
1 tea spoon cardamom powder
Chopped, roasted cashews
Chopped almonds

Preparation using a microwave oven:

Mix grated beetroot with 1/4th cup milk and sugar in a big deep bowl and microwave covered for 5 minutes.
Add remaining milk and microwave covered for 5 minutes.
Add ghee and cardamom powder. Mix well and microwave uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring in between.
Add raisins, chopped almonds, chopped, roasted cashews and mix. 
Serve hot decorated with nuts.

P.S: You can add all the milk at once but it'll spurt out and dirty your oven :-) 
Beetroot is itself is sweet so don't add too much sugar. 

Preparation over gas:

Even if you don't use microwave, you can prepare an equally or more delicious halwa.

In a cooking pan, mix grated beetroot with 1/4th cup milk and sugar and cook.
Continue cooking with addition of rest of the milk little by little, as it spurts out if added at once and kept closed.
Cook closed until the beetroot is cooked.
Add ghee and cardamom powder and mix.
Saute till all the milk evaporates and it becomes dry.
The more ghee you add, the tastier it becomes.
Add raisins, roasted cashews, almonds and mix and remove off heat.
Serve hot decorated with nuts.

Roasting cashews:

You can roast cashews for added flavour. Roasted cashews taste absolute heaven. Roast chopped cashews with a table spoon of ghee in a small wok until they start to brown or microwave them on a microwave plate for 1 minute to get golden roasted cashews.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Ready in: 25 mins

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Bottle gourd Halwa (Gardudde Halwa)

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Ka Halwa)

Banana Halwa (Kele Halvo)

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Tags: Sweet, dessert, halwa, pudding, Indian sweet.