Beetroot Dates Halwa – A Lowfat, No added Sugar Recipe
Beetroot dates Halwa is rich in Folate and other B Vitamins, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper and more. After all, being low fat and no added sugar, naturally sweetened by dates makes this dessert a guilt free snack to indulge for both kids and adults. You can also store this in the refrigerator and enjoy a small portion size for upto 5 days.
Calories per Serving:201; Carb- 41.9 g; Fat- 4.4 g; Fiber- 4.2 g; Protein – 3.1g
Preparation time: 20M Cooking time: 30M Total time: 50M
3 Medium Beetroot
1.25 Cup Dates
2.25 Cups Milk
2 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Ghee
4 Cardamom Pods
A pinch of salt
- Grate beetroot finely and make a paste of dates with 0.25 cup of milk.
- Heat 3 tsp (1 tbsp) oil in a pan.
- Add the finely grated beetroot and cook for 12-15 minutes until the raw smell goes off.
- Add remaining 2 cups of milk and cook until the mixture thickens to about 80%. It will take about 10 minutes.
- Add the dates paste and cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
- Add crushed cardamom, a pinch of salt and mix well.
- Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp ghee, cook for 3 minutes.
- Mix in some cashews and serve, hot or warm.
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- Adding 1 tsp ghee is optional but it gives that taste and feeling of usual halwa made of lot of ghee.
- To save time, you can roughly chop the beetroot and grind it to a paste instead of grating.
- I used Medjool (softer variety) of dates, so it was easy to grind with milk.
- If you are using harder variety, soak it in warm milk or water for 15 minutes before grinding.
- Coconut oil is must. Please do not use any other oil.
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