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Friday, August 26, 2011

Beetroot Halwa - a Microwave Recipe

For today's women, Microwave Oven is a bliss.It not only helps u make great meals but also taste sweeter moments with  quick desserts or teatime sweets with  less effort and time. It retains the natural flavor,Colour, vitamins and minerals of the done food.Hence this Beetroot halwa is very deliciously and colourfully done using M/W.Try this at home.This needs little over 15 mins cooking time.(C ur Microwave Oven Manual and adjust the cooking time accordingly cause it varies by 2 - 4 mins sometimes).Use Microwave safe bowls while trying this recipe.Enjoy ur Meal!.Bon Appetit!.

Beetroot Halwa (a Microwave Recipe) - Halwa made with grated and pulsed Beetroots


2 big beetroots - peeled,grated or pulsed 4-5 times in a mixer grinder into a fine paste
1 tbsp mawa
2  tbsp milk powder like Nido
250 gms sugar - powdered
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cardamom powder
10 cashewnuts-chopped fine
10 kismis -chopped fine
3 tbsp ghee
150ml water - water used to clean the Mixer -Jar  can be used


1.In a microwave bowl, add 2 tsp of ghee and chopped cashewnuts.Mix it well and microwave it on High for a minute.
2.Then,add the chopped kismis and mix well and microwave them on High for 30 secs.Take the bowl out and keep it aside.
3.Add pulsed beetroot,2 tsp ghee and 150 ml water(Mixer-jar washed water) to the same bowl and mix well.Microwave this on High for 3+3+2 minutes mixi well after the 3rd and the 6th min adding 1 tsp ghee each time.(till water runs semi-dry)
4.Then,take out the bowl and add 250 gm powdered sugar and cardamom powder and 2 tbsp milk powder + 1 tbsp mawa + 2 tsp ghee + 1/2 tsp vanilla essence to the beetroot-mix and mix well.Again,microwave it on High for 3 mins + 2 mins [pause and mix after the 3rd min]
5.Then,take the bowl out and add ghee-roasted cashews and kismis and mix it well. Microwave this on High for 2 + 1 (or 2 mins if needed).This halwa shd be semi-dry.
6.Very tasty beetroot Halwa is ready to be served at teatime.


Padharo Rajasthan said...

This is so yummy !!Liked the post !!!

Padharo Rajasthan

Shirley said...

Hi Christy,
Thank you for visiting and following. Great blog. Keep in touch.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Paddhro,thanks for ur interest in this recipe. Hi Shirley,delighted to hear from U and thanks for following.Will do the same.

Saru Singhal said...

Healthy recipe, thanks for sharing...

Vardhini said...

Yummy and colorful .. thx for sharing. Following you :)

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot Saru and @Vardhini. Thanks for following.

Anne said...

This is the only way I like beetroot - I don't eat it any other way!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks Anne,Oh!.I C.