Beetroot Halwa is a delicious and healthy dessert that’s sweetened naturally with the wonderful flavour of beetroots and a small amount of condensed milk. Beetroot halwa is a very versatile desert which once mastered the basic method the beetroot can be substituted for carrots/semolina/bitter gourd (bitter melon).
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Spices used in this recipe
Ground Cardamom Pods
Ground Cardamom Pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a minty coolness. The powder is made from the oval-shaped green cardamom pods, and are used in a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Next to black pepper, cardamom is the most common spice in India. It is also one of the world’s most ancient spices, often glorified as the Queen of Spices. It is an essential ingredient of Garam Masala.$3.45
Saute ghee/ butter in a sauce pan. Add a dash of condensed milk .( or 1/4 cup full cream milk and 1 tbsp sugar )
then add currants and cashews , saute a further 2 min.
add the cardamom powder and stir into mixture.
Reduce the heat to low /simmer and stir through the grated beetroot or carrots and the remaining condensed milk ( plus remaining milk and sugar if using) continue to stir occasionally so it does not burn the base of the saucepan and slowly thickens.
Serve hot or cold