Beetroot & Oats Halwa Pudding

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


4 cups Beetroot, peeled & shredded
1/2 cup Sugar/Jaggery (adjust according to your taste)
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats (optional, it gives a chewy and sticky texture)
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder
1/4 cup Milk OR Half & Half
2 tablespoons Clarified Butter/Ghee


Peel, shred/grate beetroot and steam for couple of minutes in microwave, just to quicken the cooking process. Its optional.
On a medium flame, add ghee in a heavy bottom pan, fry nuts, then add shredded beets for 3-5 minutes on medium heat.
OR Cook it more if you did not steam earlier.
As the water from beets, starts to evaporate, slowly start adding a tablespoon of milk, every 2 mins untill done.
Now cooking oats, sugar/jaggery and stir well, cook untill the sugar syrup evaporates.
Add cardamom powder at the end of the process and serve hot.




Helen Pitlick's picture

Wow! I've never tried halwa, but this looks amazing! I lovelovelove beets, and their naturally sweet flavor seems like it would make an excellent pudding.


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Blood pressure: All its healing and medicinal values effectively normalizes blood pressure, lowering high blood pressure or elevating low blood pressure.
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I made this beetroot halwa, adding some cooking oats, just to check how it tastes, its entirely optional though, when I first heard of beetroot halwa, I wasnt sure how it would taste..but it ecxatly taste like carrot halwa, with just a twist of adding oats to give nice chewy, sticky texture to it with the benefits of having oats in a different way.. For now try this..Beetroot & Oats Halwa!!


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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 6:04am

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