Monday, June 18, 2012

Beet Halwa, just like Mom's

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I borrowed this recipe from Mom and slightly modified it. Made this for potluck at hubby's workplace.

Ingredients(~25 Servings):
  • 4 to 4-1/2 Cups Shredded Beet
  • 1 Cup Skimmed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk (Mom uses sweetened condensed Milk)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup  + 1 Tsp Granulated Sugar
  • 5 Green Cardamom Pods
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 Tbsp Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 1/3 Cup "Halved" Cashews
  • 1/8 Cup Golden Raisins
  • In a thick bottomed pan, bring the skimmed milk and evaporated milk to a bubbling boil.
  • Add the grated beet and mix it in. Pressure cook for 2 whistles/ 10 minutes.
  • The shredded beet would be fully cooked with plenty of liquid in the pot, depending on how long it took for those 2 whistles.
  • Smash the cardamom pods in a mortar and pestle and discard the seeds. Add a tsp of sugar to it and make a fine powder.  Add the sugar and sugar+cardamom powder to the pan and stir.
  • In a non-stick skillet, add a tbsp of Ghee and fry the halved cashews and raisins. Remove from heat. Reserve 25 halves of cashew and break the remaining ones. 
  • When the liquid has almost evaporated from the pan, add the Ghee and the broken cashews and raisins. Stir until the mixture is sticky and start leaving the sides of the pan. It takes nearly an hour from  start to this point.
  • Once warm, transfer to a pan. It can be served warm or cold. 
  • Using a small ice-cream scoop divide the mixture into ~25 even portions. Garnish with the reserved fried cashews. And savor.

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  1. delicious dear...inviting you to join Street Party Food event in my blog.

  2. Rich, healthy halwa looks so delicious...Like the new change in your blog

  3. Have a heard about beet halwa, but never tried it myself. Looks vibrant and delicious.

  4. Beautiful clicks, CL! Like the pink background and the yellow flower

  5. I have never had beet halwa, looks really good, lucky hubbies friends who can enjoy this. My mom used to make pumpking halwa which we kids loved it.

  6. Clicks re surely tempting me to make this at home.Looks so delicious...

  7. Another beets halwa and like your scoops..

  8. Beautiful pictures CL and healthy and delicious halwa

  9. never would've thought of halva from beets..must taste awesome

  10. Even my mom add condensed milk in most of sweets, irresistible halwa.

  11. Lovely clicks, love the color of the halwa ...delicious.

  12. the scoops with the cashews on it..should make it for my kid..

  13. Just love it Looks yummy!!!Nice clicks with that yellow flower....

  14. I have been eternally planning to make beet halwa and this tempts me beyond anything!

    Veggie/Fruit A Month-June (Blueberry)

  15. Colorful n Tasty halwa, never tried using evaporated milk though!!!!

  16. beetroot halwa looks very very delicious and inviting. happy to follow you.

  17. Nice presentation and the halwa looks tempting.

    Event: Kid's Delight

  18. Wonderful Color!!Lovely scoop presentation..Liked it :)

  19. Wow..never eaten beet halwa. I like your recipe


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