Festival season is round the corner and any festival is incomplete without sweets. You all know my weakness for desserts and sweets. So, the first thing comes up in my mind when I think of a festival are the sweets I’m going to make for that occasion. I also love beetroots! They add such vibrant color to any dish. I can think of adding them in curry, salad or even dessert, So, I’m going to share a quick dessert recipe made with beetroots today known as Beetroot Halwa.
Beetroot halwa is a pudding made with grated beets which is cooked in milk with sugar. It is very similar to the way we make carrot pudding or better known as gajar ka halwa. It is very easy to make, delicious and you can serve it for any special occasion or festival. I actually don’t need any reason to make desserts :)..
I have added khoya in the end. You can totally skip this step or click here to make khoya at home. So, sharing a step-wise recipe and hope you all try it out and share the feedback with me. You can also watch this one minute cooking video and learn easily to make this dessert:-
- Beetroots - 2 (medium sized)
- Milk - 1 cup
- Sugar - ½ cup
- Ghee - 2 tbsp
- khoya/Dried Milk - 100 grams
- Green Cardamom - 1 tsp
- Cashews - 6 (broken)
- Raisins - 8
- Ghee/Clarified butter - 2 tbsp
- Clean and peel the skin of beetroots. Grate it.
- Add ghee in a frying pan and fry cashews and raisins on low flame till cashews turn light brown. Transfer it in a plate and keep it ready for garnishing.
- Add grated beetroots in same pan and saute on low flame for about 5 minutes.
- Now add milk to it and mix well. Close the pan and let it cook on low flame for about 10 minutes.
- Keep stirring in between and when the beetroots have almost soaked the milk, add sugar to it and mix it well.
- Cook it for 5 more minutes till the sugar it thickens.
- Add khoya and mix it well.
- Add cardamom powder, mix it and remove from flame.
- Transfer it into a bowl and add nuts for garnishing.