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Beetroot Halwa

By Harini
Today's post is a very luscious rich and creamy sweet treat.With all the goodness of beetroot,milk and assorted nuts,this halwa will sure be a hit when served as it was in my home.Though it is time consuming(mostly for cooking beet root in milk),it is totally worth the effort at the end.The method I use here is little bit elaborate but the resulting halwa is so rich n creamy.Try this for yourself and enjoy.Here is the foolproof recipe for beet root halwa,an easy sweet/dessert for navaratri/Diwali.
Beetroot halwa
Beetroot halwa
Star ingredients:beet root
Time:40 minutes
1 medium sized beet root
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tin sweetened condensed milk
2 cups milk
1/4 ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 teaspoon melon seeds(vellari vidhai)
10 almonds chopped
10 cashews broken
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
1.Wash,peel and grate the beet root.In a pan add 1/8 cup ghee and saute the beet root.Saute till nice aroma wafts out.
Beetroot halwa
2.Add milk,condensed milk,sugar and mix well with beet root.Close the lid and let the beet root cook in milk mixture.Keep stirring in between to check if it is done.This may take around 20 minutes.
Beetroot halwa3.Once the beetroot looks cooked and all the milk is absorbed keep the flame in low and stir for 5 minutes.
Beetroot halwa 4.In the mean time fry the nuts in 1/8 cup of ghee and add to the beet root along with the ghee.Beetroot halwa4.Add cardamom more teaspoon of ghee and stir for 5 minutes,until the halwa comes together.
Beetroot halwa5.Serve hot or chilled.
Beetroot halwaNotes:
1.You can pressure cook the beetroot in milk to save time but the texture will not be same as in this method.Beet root will become a little dry when pressure cooked.
2.You can add unsweetened mava/khova instead of condensed milk,in that case increase the sugar by 1/8 cup.
3.Reduce the amount of ghee by 2 teaspoons if preferred 

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