My husband's ammamma (Maternal grandma) cooks very interesting recipes. Some of them are real quickies. She had a stock of shortcut recipes of the otherwise time consuming ones. When ever her grand children ask for sweets, she makes sweets in a jiffy. This beetroot
halwa is one among them.
Powdered jaggery - 1/2 cup. (You can increase if u like it more sweet)
MW grated beets with a teaspoon of water for 4 minutes or till soft. Heat a kadai. Add the powdered jaggery. Jaggery will start melting. Stir in the cooked beets. Keep stirring, till the jaggery melts fully. Cook on low flame, till it comes together as a whole mass. Don't cook till the moisture fully dries up, since it will harden on cooling. Garnish with roasted, slivered nuts.
A healthy sweet is ready in 10 minutes. A fat free dessert. You can also serve it with a scoop of ice cream. You can use it as a bread spread for kids' sandwiches too.
This is my entry to the following events :
1) The Challenge hosted by Veda Murthy (No garnish halwa fits the challenge)
2) Suganya's Vegan Ventures Round 2
3) Sweet Series-Halwa, Kathli, Burfi, Peda by Mythrayee