Monday, August 09, 2010

Beetroot Halwa

Easy peasy beetroot halwa if you have food processor and gulab jamun syrup in hand :-)


Beetroot - 3 m (skin removed, top and tail off and cut them into wedges and grate in food proceesor)

Cardamom - 6 no. (powder)
Gulab jamun syrup - 8 gartelu (gunta garte)
Ghee - 50 g + 50 g


Heat a deep nonstick kadai, add ghee 50 g once started to melt add grated beet-root and fry for 10 mins.

Add cardamom powder, mix and add gulab jamun syrup, mix well, keep it covered and cook these until all the syrup is absorbed by beet-root and is cooked, it will take 30 mins, make sure you keep stirring in between.

Once syrup is absorbed add remaining ghee and fry for 2 mins and switch off.


Gunta gartelu = spatula used for rasam or sambhar.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or serve in small steel bowls as a party dish.


Use gulab jamun syrup only, to give glossy finish for beetroot halwa. You will be surprised to the taste. and please don't for get to leave your feed back :-), much appreciated.

© 2010 by Rajani Rayudu


Sharmi said...

I too make beetroot halwa. it tastes real yum!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sharmi,

Yes this one is quite simple I think better than carrot halwa, no need to cook for long time.


Unknown said...

hi Rajini garu,
i wanna try this dish..
my husband loves halwa especially beet root..
i uaually try with sugar for sweetness..
as u told i wanna try with gulab jamun syrup..
where do i get that?

and one more request for ur blog..
on ur home page we have google search..
similar to this we like find ur recipe search in ur blog..
i mean if i want to search a particular recipe in quick time its being bit hard to find them quickly (specially when i have no time to search as i have to start my cooking immediately).
it'll be fine if ur blog has quick search option..
key word could not be exact recipe name,similar to that word would be easier..
you know why some blogs can not accept similar word..
it needs exact recipe name to find that..
i hope u understand what i mean..
happy to explain u if u dont..

Good Gynecologist in Anna Nagar said...

Wow! we are really enjoying knowing & learning your all series of halwas with vegetables and fruits :-)
Very innovative post.
Thank you for sharing.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Jaanu,

Here gulab jamun syrup is left over from making of gulab jamun. We don't get seperately you need to make gulab jamun first, instead of throwing away the syrup use it in making beetroot halwa.

But don't know how to put exact words that's why I got side bar menu for it for quick look.

Hi Doc,

Good to see your comment. Glad you like it.


గాయత్రి said...

syrup badulu sugar veskovalante..yentha veyali??

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Gayatri,

taste batti vesukunte manchidi or probably 1 cup grated beetroot ayite atleast 1/2 cup sugar or konchem takkuva vesi cheyachu.

kani epudu teepi takkuva vesi chudandi.