Beetroot Halwa

Last week as I was cleaning my refrigerator and guess what I found 6-7 ripe, pre-cooked beets. Ok you might ask me why did I get it, hmmm in the idea of having it one a day but somehow I kept skipping it. Well time had come for me to use up the beets and the first thing that popped in my mind was Beetroot Halwa and I did gets loads of suggestions from friends on what to do with them. So I am thinking of trying one recipe a week till I finish them up. Somehow this post seems to co-ordinate with Valentine's Day as it has a lovely dose of a gorgeous red color and being a dessert it sure ticks the cards.

I tried to substitute sugar with jaggery, you can use sugar. But this is great when chilled along with ice cream, yummers!!! you have to try it to know how good it is.
Recipe Source ~ own
Prep & cook time ~ 40 mins
Serves - 2 generously

Ingredients

Beets - 4 medium, grated, 2 cups approx (pre-cooked) *check notes if you are using raw beets
Milk - 1 cup (I used fat free)
Jaggery - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - generous pinch (I skipped this)
Nuts - to decorate (optional)
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Method
  • In a deep non stick pan, heat ghee and fry the precooked shredded beets, keep frying till it releases a lovely aroma around 5-6 minutes.
  • Slowly start adding the milk and let it evaporate and get thick in medium flame stirring occasionally. It would take close to 10 mins or more for the milk to fully evaporate
  • Now start adding the jaggery and let it melt and keep stirring until well combined, check for sweetness and let it cook for further 5 minutes.
  • Switch off and add the cardamom powder, combine well and let it cool down a bit before serving
Serve hot/ cold as per your liking and enjoy the luscious Indian dessert 

Cooks Wisdom 

- If using uncooked beets grate them and add to a pressure cooker along with milk cook for 1-2 whistles and simmer adding the ghee
- I used jaggery you can also use sugar. The jaggery i used is free from impurities so it reduced the hazzle of melting it and straining
- Adding cardamom is optional, if you don't like the taste skip it
- Adding nuts is also optional

Check out my Valentine Burfi HERE

39 comments:

  1. I love beetroot, mainly for its color.. This halwa looks so yummy and perfect color for Valentine's day.. :)

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  2. Love the color! Really simple and delicious halwa :)

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  3. Luscious halwa dear..tempting color & perfect visual treat with Valentine around the corner :)

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  4. beetroot and jaggery unusual combo , taking halwa to another level ,thought not a great fan ,tempts to try it .

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  5. Love beetroot in a sweeter version.....awesome dear

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  6. Marvelous recipe!!!Looks delish!!

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  7. Looks yummy...and they are perfect clicks!!

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  8. yummy & colourful halwa....

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  9. looks so delicious!!hw it tasted?i mean had u noticed any raw smell of beet?

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    1. Hi Maha :) it tasted nice, similar to carrot halwa, you can combine both and try too. You can also add koya to it to make it more decadent. Try and let me know what you think

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  10. Wow.. immensely a varied recipe of halwa Priya...Loved it and am bookmarking.Thanks,

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  11. Healthy and delicious..loved the addition of jaggary in it!!

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  12. It looks great! Never tried beet root halwa before.

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  13. looks yummy and so healthy way you prepared:)super sis:)

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  14. Halwa with beetroot wow! looks so yummy

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  15. i love this and make it often but with sugar addition of jaggery is nice!

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  16. Hi Priya.. never had beetroot in sweet form.. looks nice and healthy.. will surely try:)

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  17. Nice recipe Priya. Just in time for V day. will try soon

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  18. Looks delicious and healthy too. Liked that you used jaggery

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  19. Looks so delicious sis, I make these very often with sugar, but jaggery is a good healthy replacement :) Loved the spoon there :)

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  20. Super.Amazing Pics Priya..

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  21. lovely color priya...looks inviting and amazing...healthy treat for v'day:)

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  22. I love beet for its colour,it looks so delicious...loved ur clicks!!

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  23. this looks yummy. Loved ur blog header

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  24. Beetroot halwa is my favorite,drool

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  25. perfect dessert for valentine's day :) the color creates a mood..

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  26. Looks so colorful & delicious.... Nice presentation too :-)

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  27. beets halwa with jaggery,sounds interesting n a healthy option too...halwa looks so delicious...lovely pics dear! liked ur new header..U Rock!!

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  28. I usually use those precooked beets for making smoothies. Like this idea too Priya... BTW like your new header..very stunning.

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  29. Delectable halwa..Love to grab whole bowl..yumm

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  30. Beetroot halwa is superb. you are tempting me a lot with these clicks of the yummy beetroot halwa. I have never tried adding jaggery to halwa. would like to try sometime.

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  31. Jaggery in halwa thats sounds wonderful sis,wat an healthy twist,loving this addition here Sis..Love to finish that whole bowl.

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