The minute I
hear of Jaggery and sesame combination the first thing that comes to my mind is
Til ki Chikki..but with rainy season, and humid climate one can never get the
chikki right, it will become soggy in minutes. Time to exercise the brain for
Kalyani’s Magic Mingle, monthly event where we get two star ingredients.Some of
the friends have already posted but my brain cells refused to function..till I
stared hard at the open frig..yes, I knew what I had to cook..Beet Root
Halwa.This is a very nutritious halwa , where I added jaggery and seasame seeds
along with poppy seeds and some nuts.I gave it a little twist, had some coconut
barfi...so used to give the halwa a stuffing!!
½ tsp.......... cardamom
grate the beet root.
Add ½ tsp
ghee and roast the beet root.
seeds, sesame seeds and cardamom pwd.
till the milk has evaporated.
By this time
the beet should be tender too, if you feel it is raw add some more milk and
Add grated jaggery
and 1tsp ghee.
all the moisture has gone .
If you want
to add the coconut barfi, place half the halwa in a bowl, place the crumbled
barfi making the second layer and pressing with hands, top up with halwa. Place it in the frig
for ½ hour, and demould. Garnish with nuts.
turned out really delicious, with sesame and poppy seeds giving a mild crunch.
Labels: Indian Sweet, Magic Mingle