12.4.11

Candied Beets / Beet Root Halwa - Happy Tamizh New Year:)


Beetroot Halwa:

Today, I was asked to fast for a day long. Well, it was 'piece of cake'...as I planned a good eat yesterday night:) Considering the fact, I have errands to run today and a good bit of shuttling schedule...I felt compelled to eat a relatively carb rich diet, last night. Otherwise, I am usually content with a cup of vegetables and a glass of milk (hard to believe, right)!

Then, as usual coddled myself with a book (was so thrilled to read about Cannibalism of Ancient civilizations, like Inuit, Aztec, Maori and Mayans). I dunno when I slipped into sleep...where I was taken to the past world, with wild land scape, primitive people roaming with uncombed hair, dressed in long thick outfit; made of jute-something, carrying some kind of twig baskets filled with tubers and some people around me were busy making some sort of single piece cloth; and dying the same with natural dye! I was summoned by an old cannibal chief, who asked me 'If I have anything serious to offer him'.

Oh boy, that's when...I got up from my sleep! My goodness, back to real world...was tossing and turning the remaining night long! Actually, was not scared a bit (trust me)..but was wondering how the dream would have gone...haha !!

A disturbed sleep interrupts with work next day...leads to fatigue, disorientation and lethargy. I don't think...I would ever dine in peace for a late-night meal!! Well, wanna know the moral of the episode...never hold strong emotions ruin your evening. Its always safe to avoid sensational books, grudges, guilt, anger, regret, and ecstasy as much as possible before you wind down. A good night's sleep comes after a peaceful dinner. So, don't go hungry or stuff yourself before bedtime.

Ingredients:

Beet roots 3
Sugar 3/4 cup
Milt 2 cups
Ghee 1 table spoon
Cardamom powder 1/4 spoon
Cashew nuts and raisins - few to garnish.

Method:

Grate the beets very finely, set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cardamom powder and sugar. Further add 1/4 cup of water. Bring this sugar solution to a strong syrup.

Then add the grated beets, and milk. Cover and cook till tender, then remove the lid and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes or until the moisture is all evaporated. It will throw up into a mass, leaving from pan.

Remove from heat and garnish with fried nuts and raisins. Leave them in a refrigerator.

Serve chilled as a dessert.

14 comments:

Chitra said...

Your flow of thoughts and message in the beginning of this post is awesome! keep writing like this and share your thoughts and views. :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nice experience dear. Always useful to have a good nights sleep.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pavithra said...

AWesome post Malar.. Wish u Happy New year too.. The sweet is just amazing dear.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Simply superb post....nice write up and sweet halwa....

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy and healthy recipe.. looks very tempting !!
Indian Cuisine

SouthindianHome said...

Wonderful post Malar

Vimitha Anand said...

Happy tamil new year dear... and yummy colorful halwa...

Priya said...

Give me some, feel like finishing that whole bowl, happy new year wishes too..

Raji said...

Wonderful post...the recipe is amazing.Tamil puthandu nalvalthukal.

Biny Anoop said...

malar gud recipe.............happy new year

divya said...

Yummy and healthy recipe.. looks very tempting !!

Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy..yummy..yummy..drooling here.

Sathya Sankar said...

Beetroot halwa looks delicious and sounds interesting!

Happy Tamil New Year!

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

Nicely written post n halwa looks yummm...i too made this on tamil new yr...