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,

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