Beetroot Chukandar Halwa

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If you like carrot that is the  Gajar ka halwa you will surely love this one too with some added spices to tweak the taste.A speciality from the cuisine of U.P / Lucknow let’s make and enjoy this winter dessert.

Ingredients:-

  • 500 gm Beetroot / Chukandar
  • 500 ml Milk / Doodh
  • 1/2 cup or 150 gm Clarified butter / Desi ghee
  • 1 cup Jaggery ( Gud ) powder or 1/2 cup Sugar ( Cheeni )
  • 1/4 cup or more chopped mix of Dry fruits / Mewa ( Cashew,Raisin,Almonds,Coconut )
  • 1/4 cup Condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp green Cardamom powder / Hari elachi
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder / Dalchini
  • 1/4 tsp Dry ginger powder / Saunth
  • 1/4 tsp Salt / Namak

Method:-

  1. Cut peel wash and grate Beetroot.
  2. Add to pressure cooker along with milk,Jaggery and 1 tablespoons Ghee.
  3. After this comes to boil.Put on the pressure lid.
  4. Pressure cook for about 5 minutes or until soft.Open when pressure settles down.
  5. Add Condensed milk and boil stirring occasionally to dry the extra liquid.
  6. When about 90% of liquid dries out add Salt,Cardamom,Ginger powder and Cinnamon .
  7. Now liquid has 95% dried add chopped dry fruits and remaining Ghee.
  8. Sauté in Ghee 7-10 minutes or until Ghee oozing out thus Halwa gets shiny.
  9. Serve warm.

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