This dish is an all time favourite of mine since childhood. My mom being a house wife, had plenty of time once my dad and me leave for the day. She would surprise me every evening with a different snack or sweet when I return from school. I used to run back home after getting down from the school bus, just to see what mom had come up with for the day. I would settle with the food in front of the TV and watch the then famous hindi sitcom Dekh Bhai Dekh..😋😋For me, each spoon of this dish is loaded with memories.
This is also a very healthy dish. It is similar to carrot halwa.
- Carrot: 1 cup, grated
- Beetroot: 1 cup, grated
- Coconut : 1/2 cup, grated
- Milk: 1 cup
- Sugar: 3 tbspn
- Cardamom: 2 pods, powdered
- Ghee: 1 tspn
- Carrot: 1, finely sliced
- Butter(salted/unsalted): 1 tbspn
- Sugar: 1 tspn
- Grated coconut: 1 tbspn
- Cashew: 6-7, broken
- Ghee : 1 tbspn
- To save cooking gas, it is always better to use a pressure cooker.😉 Cook the carrot and beetroot with milk in a pressure cooker.
- Once cooked, pour it into a non-stick pan. Add sugar and cardamom powder.
- In a medium flame, let it thicken.
- Meanwhile, to garnish, take a pan, roast cashew in ghee. Keep it aside. (Out of reach of your hubby and kid) 😄
- In the left over ghee, roast 1 tbspn of coconut with pinch of sugar in it. Keep aside.
- Add the rest of the ghee to Carrot-Beetroot mix.
- Melt butter and rest of the sugar in the pan. Place the sliced carrot.Flip them over. Sugar glazed carrot is ready to be garnished.
- Add the rest of the melted butter to the carrot beetroot mix.Also add 1/2 cup grated coconut to it. Mix well.
- By now, the mix would be reduced.
- At this stage, add sugar and ghee if needed.
- Stir it until it rolls around while stirring. Let it cool.
- Garnish it and serve.
- If you like the punch of the cardamom flavour, you could add more of cardamom powder.
- If you do not like flavour of cardamom, add 2-3 drops of vanilla essence.
- Since the carrot and beetroot already have their sweetness, you need to be careful while adding sugar.
- To make it a complete healthy dish, one could add honey or a few seedless dates instead of sugar to maintain the sweetness.
- Lastly, this dish could also be served with a scoop of icecream.😜
Hope everyone would try it out..😊
And may this Diwali be as sweet as this dish for one and all….Happy Diwali…!!☺☺