Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beetroot Halwa - Beet Root Fondant


I felt as if I was on cloud 9 when I reached Sydney, after a lot of Aussie visa confusion, anxiety and delay , just in time to receive the new bud which was about to bloom in our family tree. We had of course raced out the baby, but just by two nights, and before we could say “BINGO!” she arrived smoothly, plunging all of us in a flood of great relief and bliss.
I wanted to prepare a quick and simple sweet to celebrate, and here comes my first dish from my Sydney kitchen – BEET ROOT HALWA.

INGREDIENTS:Beet root (moderate size) – 4

Sugar - 4 tbsps
Ghee – 2tbsps
Evaporated milk- ½ cup
(One cup of whole milk can be boiled and reduced to ½ cup.)
Cardamom powder – 1 pinch
Cashew nuts – 4 (finely chopped)
1. Wash and remove the top and tail portion of beet roots and pressure cook them whole.
2. Allow to cool and then peel off the skin, which comes out easily.
3. Grate the beetroot and keep aside.
4. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a thick bottomed pan, add the cooked and grated beet root, and fry till it gives out a pleasant aroma.
5. Add the evaporated milk and cook till the vegetable and milk blend and become thicker.
6. Add sugar and cook till all the sugar syrup is absorbed.
7. Add the remaining ghee and cook till the halwa leaves the sides of the pan.
8. Mix in the cardamom powder and decorate with the chopped nuts.

Enjoy halwa hot or cold, with a slice of your favourite ice cream if you like.

14 Post your Comments:

Lakshmi said...

Congratulations Chitra Amma on becoming a grandmother :) Trust Divya and the little one are doing well. Halwa looks delicious..loved the color.

jayasree said...

Good to see you back with a sweet, Chitra amma.

Enjoy your time with the little princess.

YOSEE said...

Welcome back ! Good to see your blog spreading its lovely aroma again ! Beetroot halwa, so rich and delicious, is an apt sweet for celebrating the new addition to the family. Best Wishes.

Renus Kitchen said...

isn't this yummy!!! I made it couple of weeks ago, loved it ...

Sumi said...

yumm yummm!.congratulations on the new bundle of joy

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious, colourful halwa, looks yumm!

cookeaze said...

That looks great! Think I will try that out next week! Thanks for the idea!

gtyuk said...

That's a sweet way of conveying a sweet news!! my hearty wishes and congratulations!!!!

the beetroot halwa looks great and sounds nutty & delicious!! Enjoy!!!

Cham said...

Congrats to Mom-dad- granny and grand-pa too... Delicious way to celebrate...Hugs to the little Angel!

S.R.Ramachandran said...

unforgetable day. celebrated with excellent Beetroot Halwa. appa

Chitchat said...

Wow, delicious halwa. Congrats on the new arrival into your household. You have a beautiful blog space with nice recipes. Following you.


Unknown said...

COngrats. And the halwa looks delicious. i used to have this as a sidedish for pooris as a kid! :)

TestingSalesforce said...

sooper yummy yaar...

Dori said...

My mom would love this, she loves beets!