Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beetroot Halwa

We have four beautiful nieces (Shakthi, Angel, Nissi and Mathangi) in our family. Though living miles apart these girls are always in my heart. I am happy to introduce them all to my blogger friends. This week Shakthi is celebrating her birthday and I am dedicating this dessert for her. Happy Birthday Shakthi (Darshi pappa) !.

Beetroot is one of the beautiful creations of God and I love buying it and eating it anytime and any form :) Beetroot halwa recipe is almost similar to carrot halwa, but needs lesser milk (my version). I like the rich color of beets and the deep flavor of this halwa.  My mom used to make this sometimes and we would eat it as a dessert or a spread on bread. Try this and enjoy!

 Happy birthday Darshi pappa!
Beetroot - 3 (300 gm)
sugar - 3/4 cup
condensed milk - 2 tbsp + 3/4 cup water
(or milk - 1 1/2 cup)
ghee - 3 tsp
cashew - 10
cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
rose essence - 1 drop

Peel the beetroot and shred it (coarse side of shredder is enough).
Take a thick bottom pan. Fry the cashew in ghee and take out.
In the remaining ghee add the shredded beetroot, fry till raw smell reduces (2 minutes).
Add the water (or milk) and cook covered in low heat.
As soon as the beetroot is cooked completely, add sugar, condensed milk and stir continuously in high heat (10 minute). Stir till the halwa comes out of the edges without sticking.
Add cardamom powder, rose essence, fried cashew and stir well.
Take out and keep in serving bowl.
Beetroot halwa is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as dessert.
A scoop of ice cream with this halwa will make it more delicious.

Note: (updated : Mar 6 2015)
Nowadays before switching off, I mix 2 tbsp wheat flour / AP flour with 1/4 cup water and add this to halwa. Then I cook very well so that this halwa becomes glossy.


Babitha costa said...

colourful halwa,b'day wishes for ur niece.I love the flower bunch

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Babitha.

Meena Selvakumaran said...

halwa sounds rich and delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Happy birthday to ur niece Shakthi, may god bless here..

Beetroot halwa is our family favourite.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Meena.
Thanks Priya. This means a lot to me dear:)

Rani's gourmet said...

beetroot halwa looks truly tempting..beautiful presentation

Sowmya Madhavan said...

My favourite..looks delicious..

kala said...

Well Happy birthday Shakthi!!Tis halwaaa is soo yummyyyy

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Rani.
Thanks Sowmya.
Thanks Kala.