Thursday, April 9, 2009

Beetroot Halwa

Nutritional Info - Beets get their garnet color from antioxidants called betalains, which help your body detoxify potentially cancer causing substances.

Cooking Time - 20 min
Preparation Time - 20 min
Serves - 4 to 6

Beets - 3
Jaggery powder - 1/2 cup or to taste
Milk - 1/2 cup
Elaichi powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Nuts and raisins roasted to golden in ghee to garnish.

Method of Preparation

1) Wash and pressure cook beets till they soften, this way it will easier to grate the beets and the halwa can be done in a jiffy.
2) Once the beets are completely cooled, peel and grate the beets.
3) Heat a tsp of ghee and add the grated beets and saute by stirring thoroughly for 5 minutes.
4) Now add the milk to the grated beets and cook till all the milk evaporates by stirring the beets once in a while.
5) After the milk evaporates add the jaggery, tsp of ghee, elaichi powder and leave it till the halwa leaves the sides.
6) Switch off and garnish with nuts and raisins


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