Beet root halwa


This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u

Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS

Super easy to make & Super good to eat……………

beet root halwa
beet root halwa

Most places that we dined out this winter, beetroot seemed to b the vegetable of the season – across cuisines & across eatery types. Spanish eatery Pintxo, Punjabi restaurant Punjab Grill, Fusion restaurant Indian Accent, Indian Coastal food restaurant Amarantha, Mughalai restaurant Al Karam & so on………………..That was most unexpected as to my knowledge beetroot is not one of the most popular vegetales around. Everyone had their own unique version & had been creative in coming up with YUMM dishes.

I came across the idea of making Beetroot halwa after eating the same at Al Karam. I just loved it. That gave me a thought that it was tasty yet simple to make. So, planned for the cooking & came up with my own version which is of course different than the al Karam one but er I was told it was ‘too good’. The dish came out excellent in the first go & everyone who tasted it went ga ga over it.

So, without spending more time in storytelling, here is how to make it –

Peel & wash 1 kilo beet root & Grate it.

grated beetroot
grated beetroot

Fry it in 2 tablespoons of desi aromatic ghee

frying the beetroot
frying the beetroot

In another pot start heating & stirring 1.5 litre full cream milk till it reduces to almost half the initial volume.

reducing the milk
reducing the milk

Once the moisture of the beetroot reduces, pour the reduced milk.

initial color after u mix the two
initial color after u mix the two

Keep cooking it. Keep stirring so that it does not stick. The mixture gets orangish.

milk gets to a boil in a while
milk gets to a boil in a while

Cook till the milk has evaporated.

dried off beetroot
dried off beetroot

Add sugar to taste. I use 3 fistful sugar, stir it and then taste. Then adjust accordingly.

Grated dry fruits
Grated dry fruits

Sugar will make the beet root release some more water.

Keep it on heat till this dries.

Add 200 gm of khoya kheer and mix well.

Serve warm, garnished with thinly sliced dry fruits.

For later usage, microwave for 20 seconds per bowl and NJOY. Better way is to slow heat on a tawa & serve.

the final dessert
the final dessert

Look forward to ur comments after u try making this super dessert.

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