Wish you all a very happy tamil new year.Beetroot halwa is very simple to make and also tasty.
Beetroot - 1 cup(grated)
Sugar - 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashews - 7 nos
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a wide pan and add cashews and roast it .Once it becomes golden brown add the grated beetroot.
Stir the beetroot continuously until it becomes soft and reduce its volume.If you feel very dry while stir add a tbsp of milk and stir.But if your beetroot is juicy,no need to add milk.
After that add sugar.I used 1/4 cup of sugar only,since the beetroot i used was very sweet.So adjust the sugar according to your taste and beetroot sweetness.On safer side start with 1/4 cup and increase little by little.
Once the sugar melts,add the cardamom powder and remaining 1 tbsp of ghee.Keep in the medium flame for 5mins and stir it in between.
After 5 mins,you can see all the beetroot comes together like halwa and also it oozes out the ghee.Switch off the flame at this stage.
Serve Beetroot halwa as warm or as chilled.Either way it tastes great.