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BEETROOT HALWA / BEETROOT PUDDING

Hi friends,

Today i have for you all a wonderful, colorful and delicious dessert — ” Beetroot Halwa / Beetroot Pudding “. With the goodness of beetroot,milk and assorted nuts,this halwa is something that everyone would love.I was very happy the way, the final presentation pic came out… Have a look …. What you say ?

Drooling ?? Isn’t that pink color so tempting ?? May be thats the reason my kids are such a big fan of this veggie.Make anything from beetroots .. i know they will empty it off. And i am happy that with it “n” number of health benefits that beetroot carries, is going in .

Method of making beetroot halwa is same as carrot halwa. Its quiet easy .The only tedious n boring job in making carrot / beetroot halwa  is grating.But thank God !! Now we have food processor to our rescue which makes the job so easy peesy. The best part of this halwa is that it doesn’t require much sugar as beetroots are already sweet..Do try out i’m sure youl love it..

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BEETROOT HALWA Yum
” Beetroot Halwa / Beetroot Pudding “ a delicious dessert with the goodness of beetroot,milk and assorted nuts
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash,peel the skin and grate beetroot using food processor or by grater.
  2. Heat a tsp of ghee in a thick bottom kadai / pan and saute raisins ,cashews and almonds in it,one by one.When they turn golden brown remove and keep aside.
  3. To the same pan add grated beetroot and saute for about 2-3 mins.
  4. Next add milk.Let the beetroot cook in milk uncovered ,on medium flame.Stir once in a while.Continue the process till the beetroot drinks almost all milk. This might take about 15-20 mins.
  5. When the mixture is almost dry ,add sugar,khova and mix well. Cook till sugar dissolves and gets mixed well with the beetroot.
  6. Now add ghee,cardamom powder,citric acid crystals powder and nuts.Mix well.Stir till the mixture thickens and becomes a single lump. **Refer note 1
  7. Switch off the flame and serve hot /at room temp or chilled .Remains fresh for about a week in refrigerator.Can heat while serving.Here's a spoon for you all .... Enjoy !!
Recipe Notes
  1. After cooling, the halwa will thicken a bit. So off it when its little gooey. Don't make the end result too dry else halwa will become hard.
  2. Addition of khova/khoya is optional. That will give a nice rich texture and taste to the halwa.
  3. If using thick full fat milk /condensed milk , better omit khoya .
  4. Some beetroots will be too sweet . So add sugar little in the beginning.
  5. i like to add a pinch of citric acid crystals to it. That gives a slight tanginess which i like. Its your wish to add.

 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Meena Kumar
    July 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Halwa looks awesome Smitha . The pink pics are looking really beautiful.

  • Reply
    Ree Kasirajh
    July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Definitely the pic has come out so well…. Thanks for sharing a spoon…. I love to stuff with my dosa n eat!!!

  • Reply
    Sony P
    July 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Lovely vibrant color…….looks tempting 😃

  • Reply
    Linsy Patel
    July 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    color looks so yummy, love it.

  • Reply
    Eliza Lincy
    July 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Wow colourful halwa with wonderful presentation. Need nothing more than this.

  • Reply
    Gloria
    July 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Wow ..lovely presentation….betroot halwa looks simply yumm

  • Reply
    Vibha Sp
    July 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    very nice sweet , luks perfect

  • Reply
    Happys Cook
    July 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    color looks inviting… lovely presentation…

  • Reply
    Subha Bose
    July 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    This is one of my childhood favorite. And the first photo looks professional, awesome.

  • Reply
    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    July 12, 2014 at 4:26 am

    All time favourite.adding khova is new one to me.looks yummy.

  • Reply
    Priya Suresh
    July 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Beautiful halwa, i can have a bowl of this droolworthy halwa anytime.

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    July 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Delicious halwa!

  • Reply
    Nalini Somayaji
    July 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Delicious ..Beet Halwa….

  • Reply
    Priyas Feast
    July 14, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Smitha,I too posted beet halwa in my blog..I luv it so much..The first picture is so beautiful..well captured

  • Reply
    Chitra
    July 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Iam yet to try this. looks so yummy !

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