This is one of the easiest sweet u can make in just half an hour. It is delicious and the beets are healthy too… beets has its own color, so there is no need for an artificial ones. Grated beets would be much better than the chopped ones. The laze me, used the chopper to make it fine. But no one finds out…
You can also use milk for cooking the beets. Add some milk to the beets while cooking, say 1-3 tsp for a cup of beets. This induces the taste much more. Ghee is the important person for making any kind of halwa. Play with that… if ur so much concerned about the calories and all that, restrict it to some level.
I like to have lotsa cashews in my halwa (u can see that in the pics below) … the crunchiness it gives make the halwa much more delicious. I like the halwas to be hot. You can even serve hot depends on their wish.
Try this simple recipe for this diwali… let all the happiness knocks ur door … Happy Diwali
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15-20mins
2 cups grated beetroot
1-1 ½ cups of sugar (adjust to ur taste buds)
Few broken cashews
How to make it
- Wash and peel the outer skin of beets and grate it finely in a grater. I used my chopper to make the process easier.
- In a pan put the grated beets and add water till it immerse. Let it cook to perfection.
- Once the beets turns soft, add the sugar to it. Mix it. Throw the cardamom (crush it before use) to the beets and mix again.
- Blend the sugar with the beets. Stir at medium flame. If the beets sticks to the pan, neva mind… add spoons of ghee to the sides and keep blending it well.
- Roast the cashews (either use broken once or whole depends on ur wish) in ghee.
- Once the beets and sugar are cooked, add the roasted cashews along with the ghee. Add some more ghee if needed.
- Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.