Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beetroot Halwa for our men in blue!


Yesterday all the blog buddies watched the India/Pakistan match together via FB and it was true fun. It seemed as if I became a kid again:)
This Halwa is to celebrate:)

Ingredients

2 cups boiled and grated beetroot
1 cup sugar
2 tsp raisins
2 tsp cashewnuts
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp khoya (mawa) optional
2 tbsp ghee



Preparation

Boil 2 medium size beetroots and finely grate it to make 2 cups. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add 1 tsp ghee. Fry the cashewnuts and raisins till golden and set aside. In the same pan add the remaining ghee, grated beets and saute for 2 minutes. To the beets add sugar and cardamom powder and cook for 10-12 minutes till the moisture evaporates and fragrance fills the kitchen. For additional richness add khoya or milk (its purely optional). Once the halwa leaves the sides of the pan remove from heat. Finally add the dry fruits and serve warm!

My Hearty thanks to Smitha for the lovely gesture, cute magnets and a warm note!

19 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I tried once this long time back and got a salty taste,dont know why,but this post has opened my eyes,we have to follow the same way as we to carrot halwa and we can get this yummy halwa! :) your halwa looks very glossy,lovely! Nice way to celebrate the victory!

Priti said...

Fun indeed ...halwa looks super yum ...am sure men in blue would love to eat this :D

Suman Singh said...

Wow, what a great way to celebrate our win..Halwa looks irresistible...great recipe..thanks for sharing!

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely it looks and yes we do become kids rooting && cheering !

Pavani said...

Wow.. Beetroot halwa looks vibrant and delicious. I missed the match, good luck for the finals.

Priya said...

Woww halwa looks simply delicious and inviting...

sweethome said...

Wonderful colorful Halwa

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy delicious halwa dear,luks perfect...

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww... Very delicious and healthy halwa.. looks absolutely tempting.. inviting clicks dear :)

Hari Chandana
Indian Cuisine

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Yummy love them!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious and tempting halwa....Loved the pics too

USHA said...

HI Dear,

Nice way to show your happiness...cheers.

Wow....halwa looks so delicious...i want to taste it from monitor itself...

My mom do this occasionally..love to have it...

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious colourful halwa

Laavanya said...

Oh that's one good looking halwa! Great way to celebrate India's victory.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely way to celebrate Victory....Hip Hip Hurray to INDIA...and halwa looks perfect to celebrate it:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious colourful halwa

Smitha said...

First U r very welcome!!...
Beetroot Halwa looks very delicious!...its a perfect alternative to carrot halwa...yummy!
Go India!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Reshmi said...

Hi Sharmi, first time here and must say u've a very beautiful space with amazing collection of recipes.. And I love the vibrant color of beetroot halwa.. following u!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Beetroot halwa is my fav...urs look perfect :) first time here, nice space u have