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:)
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
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!