Sixth Day of Navarathri –Beetroot Halwa
Beetroot halwa is one of the delicious halwa. It is a quick and relatively healthy dessert to have with your family. It’s an Indian pudding which could be made using grated beetroot. Some delightful dessert should be there for Navaratri and Diwali festival. This time I wanted to prepare some kind of halwa. It's very easy and takes little time but then it's worth every minute we spend. I did beetroot halwa in pressure cooker to cut down cooking time Also I used little ghee but that was quite enough if you wish you can add more ghee to suit your needs and taste bud. I usually prepare beetroot halwa the same way as Gajar ka halwa. You know, roasting shredded beet and then cooking with some milk is the secret behind the scene. Being not an absolute fan of beetroot, I really needed some push to include it in my diet.
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Recipe Type: Festive sweets (Desserts)
Wash and clean beetroot. Peel off the skin and grate them to fine shreds. Heat 2 tbsp. ghee in a small pressure cooker and add grated beetroot to the remaining ghee and fry for 3-4 mins and add milk to it and close the lid and bring it to full pressure on high heat and remove cooker immediately from heat.
Melt ghee in a non-stick pan. Keep the flame in medium and roast cashews to golden. Keep it aside.Place the cooker on high heat, add sugar, cardamom powder and remaining milk and cook for some time until it dried up.
Cook on high heat, sugar melts and combine along with beetroot.Stir once in a while and simmer for 5 to 7 mins. Keep stirring until you get the halwa consistency. Heat ghee in a small pan and fry cashews, raisins and combine this to the halwa. Switch off the flame, add in some ghee on top and mix everything well Now Beet root halwa is ready.
With flaked almonds and pistachios.
My mom will add carrots too for healthier version.
Milk can be added more which gives the halwa a lighter color.
A very tiny bit of cooking camphor can be added at the final cooking stage to give added flavor