Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beetroot & Oats Halwa / Pudding -- Repost

Know What U Eat: Both beet root and beet greens are very powerful cleansers and builders of the blood. 
Anemia: The high content of iron in beets regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body. The copper content in beets help make the iron more available to the body. A great blood builder.
Atherosclerosis: This wonderful crimson juice is a powerful solvent for inorganic calcium deposits that cause the arteries to harden.
Blood pressure: All its healing and medicinal values effectively normalizes blood pressure, lowering high blood pressure or elevating low blood pressure.
Varicose veins: In similar ways that it helps to keep the elasticity of arteries, regular consumption of beets juice also helps prevent varicose veins.
I made this beetroot halwa, adding some cooking oats, its entirely optional though, when I first heard of beetroot halwa, I wasnt sure how it would taste..but it ecxatly taste like carrot halwa, with just a twist of adding oats to give nice chewy, sticky texture to it with the benefits of having oats in a different way.. For now try this..Beetroot & Oats Halwa!! 
Sending it to  Nivedita's Celebrate Sweets- Halwa Event.



Beetroot & oats halwa


For 3 Cup Halwa you need:
4 C Beetroot, peeled & shredded
1/2 C Sugar/Jaggery (adjust according to your taste)
1/2 C Old Fashioned Oats (optional, it gives a chewy and sticky texture)
Handfull of nuts..( I used almonds, cashew & pistachios)
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
1/4 C Milk OR Half & Half
2 Tbsp Clarified Butter/Ghee




Beetroot & Oats Halwa

Method:
1.  Peel, shred/grate beetroot and steam for couple of minutes in microwave, just to quicken the cooking process. Its optional. 
2. On a medium flame, add ghee in a heavy bottom pan, fry nuts, then add shredded beets for 3-5 minutes on medium heat. 
OR Cook it more if you did not steam earlier.
3. As the water from beets, starts to evaporate, slowly start adding a tablespoon of milk, every 2 mins untill done.
4. Now cooking oats, sugar/jaggery and stir well, cook untill the sugar syrup evaporates.
5. Add cardamom powder at the end of the process and serve hot.

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54 comments:

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! so colorful..never used oats in beetroot halwa..also, you are preparation is too different from mine..love your version..wonderfully clicked..

3 hungry tummies said...

I have never tried beetroot halva before, looks really good!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow what a colorful yummy treat..looks so wonderful and deliciously mouth-watering..me drooling herer:)

shanthi said...

soooo colourful and different with oats

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love the deep blood color! yummmm...its really a yumm recipe!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the click & variation....

Sayantani said...

I personally am not a fan of beetroots but this one looks soooooo good I dont mind polishing that off.

Shri said...

Wow!Lovely color and a great way to use oats

Vrinda said...

delicious and colorful halwa,gr8 shot

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks lovely! Vibrant colour and can eat without guilt :)

Priya said...

Such a beautiful and wat a fantastic way to enjoy this guilt free halwa...very catchy..

SE said...

yummy and healthy !!

AshKuku said...

WOW!!!! It is 'Bloody' Nice..... U know..... Aah! the color..... I love beets ...That's my favorite veggie.... I had tasted what my mom prepared.... Of course it tastes lovely..... ALL 'BLOODY' AWESOME!!!!!! ;-)

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

PJ said...

beetroot halwa is such a nice idea! love that deep color..

Trendsetters said...

good recipe not to feel guilty when have a sweet tooth

Pavithra said...

Wow I love beets halwa..with oats never thought to try too.. it looks so good and texture, consistency came out so perfect wish to try it.

Anncoo said...

I love the colour, bet this is very yummy.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Truely treat to eyes and palatte.

Mriganayani said...

I have beets in my fridge..putting off making sabji with them. Now I know what I'm going to do with them. This looks delicious!

Meena said...

The pics. are just sensational...love the concept of halwa w/beets.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Simply gorgeous to look at! I bet its equally fabulous to eat. I make the halwa with just the beet but I have to agree that adding oats is a brilliant twist!

priya said...

yummy halwa..beautiful color n tempting pics!

Swathi said...

Sadana and Muskan,

Beet oats halwa looks really colorful and yummy too.

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats a guilt free sweet indulgence...love the colour and the addition of oats to the halwa:)

notyet100 said...

this looks so so delicious...:-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious colourful halwa...yummy

Suparna said...

beets and oats halwa unusual combo there :) bright and yummy looking dish.
TC

Gulmohar said...

love beetroot halwa...adding oats is a nice twist...Great clicks too :-)

Nostalgia said...

Looks great...the color is fantastic.

Pavani said...

Very interesting halwa; colorful, nutritious & delicious.

Latha said...

Simple, colorful and yummy.

Vaishali Sharma said...

This looks sooo delicious and such a nice color! Wow ..perfect!

simply.food said...

This halwa looks amazing,beautiful colour and lovely click too.I love visiting your blog for all the lovely health tips you incorporate in your post.Keep up the good work.

Subhashini said...

I loved the colour you have got in the dish,very colourful.Healthy too

Cham said...

The color is appetizing! Good one :)

Biren said...

This looks good! Your blog is so informative.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely color... looks lovely...

Fathima said...

WOW...that is such a wonderful color... dessert looks great and the clicks just perfect....

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Really healthy, lovely presentation and great recipe.....

Rekha shoban said...

wowwww!!really looks wonderful and nice colourful dear!...nice click and presentation!

Tina said...

Beautiful click dear...Looks so yummy and colourful...

rekhas kitchen said...

Nice idea of adding oats to beet halwa looks so beautiful nice color and pic.

Priya Narasimhan said...

new combination, but a delicious end result.

Parita said...

What a gorgeous pic!!

Siddhi S said...

wow very healthy n yummy halwa...nice combo with oats 2 mak it mre healthy

Aruna Manikandan said...

Looks very rich and healthy too :-)

Ms.Chitchat said...

First time to ur space and absolutely loved it. You have interesting and innovative recipes. Following u :):)

Chitchat
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Angie's Recipes said...

It looks simply beautiful! Never had anything like that...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice idea to add oats...i have beets in my fridge and am very very tempted to make this halwa!

kamalabhoopathy said...

Different and healthy sweet with oats and beet.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Ur malai kofta curry is showing in my reader but cant open the page in ur blog....looks rich n creamy!!

Subhashini said...

Dear
I just wanted to inform u something that whenever u post something new then I am unable to open the concerned page.Today i tried opening your malai kofta but its not displaying.Just chk what is prob
Love
Subhashini

Kothiyavunu said...

Wow! so colorful and simply amazing great combination.looks marvelous!!

nivedita said...

Hi
Thank you so much for your entries to my event.
Wonderful entries.

 
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