Friday, February 12, 2010

Beetroot Halwa (Sending my Heart to My Valentine!!!)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Valentine's Day! A day of love!!!

I am missing my husband for this day, as we always celebrated together. Last time, he bought  3 roses, one for me, two for our daughters. This year we are far from him, but still very near in our heart. Hoping that,  next year we will celebrate together this day!

This beautiful red heart is for him!
A very simple sweet, my husband loves it! And me too!So thought of making it on this day of love!
Beet Halwa:
Beet root - 2 big
Sugar - 3/4 cup of grated beetroot
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Cinammon powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Fresh cream or milk powder - 2 tbsp
Crushed almonds - 8 to 10
Split almonds - 10 to 12 for decoration

Peel and grate the beet. Measure the quantity. Take 3/4th cup sugar of measured beet.
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed (must) kadai. Add beet into it and keep on frying till it looks dry or the water is almost gone from the beet. Add one more tsp ghee mix well. Now add sugar and mix it well. Fry it without leaving for 3 to 4 minutes.(if you are adding milk powder,add it now) Add crushed almonds. Once it starts leaving the sides of kadai, add cardamom powder and fresh cream(if you are not adding milk powder). Add Cinammon powder.
Put some more ghee if you feel its very dry. Mix well and transfer it to a plate. Give desired shape and serve it with garnished almonds.

Even though it is not everyone's favorite in my family, but me and my husband loves it~! And this is dedicated to him and only him! (Am I getting more bollywood!!! No! Missing him!)
So I thought of sending this to the event(breaking the rules of the event!):

held by Shama Nagarajan
Keep smiling,


Malar said...

lovely dear..btw I am eagerly waiting to see the reactions :)
Happy valentine's day..

Jagruti said...

that halwa looks deliciouas and tempting..never made eat..cute presantation..

SE said...

looks delicious..nice thoughts for preparing this...your hubby will be happy to read your post !! hey you could send this to priya's event too

Priya said...

Hi Nivi, thats a cute heart shaped halwa, looks fantastic, if u r interested do send this beautiful halwa to my check here..

nivedita said...

Thanks SE for event information of Priya., I will definitely send it to her event too.
Thanks Malar and Jagruti

Deepa G Joshi said...

ohh soo cuteee..let us know what he says..I am sure its going to be great for you..looks nice and quite innovative..

kamalabhoopathy said...

Looking cute and lovely presentation.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Nive, the halwa looks gorgeous and soft and juicy!!! I missed a few of your recipes doing the catching up!!! Btw nice event shall try to do my best!!!

I understand you missed your husband on vday!!! Hope he read this and you filled in the gap!!!

Shama said...

thats really delicious dear..thank you for this yummy entry

Meena said...

What a cute heart and great idea for unique ingredient-beetroot...never made this halwa before!!

Followed the link from Priya's Hearts event...first time on your space...will be following to see what you cook next:)))


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