Beetroot Halwa

On a recent trip to Bangalore we stayed at the Taj gateway hotel which delighted us with this Beetroot halwa as a part of their desserts at the buffet. I absolutely loved the flavours of beetroot,Pistachios and crumbled mawa and asked to meet with the Chef of this hotel who in turn revealed his secret recipe to me.
Ans I'm happy to share the same with you.

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Shailaja Desai's Secret Indian Recipe !


4 cups Beetroot (peeled and grated)
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoon ghee
1 ½ tablespoon cardamom powder
Handful of raisins
Chopped Pistachios for garnish
100 grams Fresh Mawa
Method: Peel and grate the Beetroot and wash under running water. This removes any bitterness Heat a pan with the ghee and add the grated beetroot. Let this cook on a medium flame and keep stirring this till the beetroot softens and cooks well. Now add the sugar and cook further for about 10 minutes till the Halwa looks well cooked and fairly dry. Add in the raisins. Crumble the mawa and add to the halwa Sprinkle the cardamom powder and serve hot. Garnish with chopped Pistachios