Do you know, You can easily make Beetroot Carrot Halwa in Pressure Cooker? Today I will share with you a super easy recipe to make this Halwa and also how to make this Layered Beetroot Carrot Halwa look glam and festive.
It’s not new, for the fast ten years it was the same every year for ‘Diwali’…my dad’s best friend invites us all to celebrate Diwali at their place….and we never broke this tradition until they moved to Hyderabad. It was much fun celebrating Diwali there. Being their, celebrating with them, eating up all the yum food and firing crackers. I always use to think Diwali is our festival too….Over the years, I came to know more about Diwali, its traditions, its history and I also remember I won an essay writing competition at school where I choose to write about Diwali under my favourite festival topic. Growing old, I noticed so many changes in this festival…..considering pollution both air and noise….new and variety crackers came into markets. People focus more on eco friendly crackers these days.
Every alternate commercial is on Diwali gifting and celebrations, huge discounts, offers get stack up in my e-mail, celebrities talking about precautions to be taken during firing crackers on television…and mostly almost all the daily soaps tuning in their episodes with Diwali celebrations…..and how can I miss my facebook, every alternate update is about sweet or savoury old or new recipes which are commonly made during ‘Diwali’….even my twitter bird is chirping loud with sweets and snacks…..
Tempted by all the virtual treats, I thought of making something to treat myself. If its sweet then I will join you in kitchen said my lil sis….who is pretty sweet indeed….Scanning around what we ended with were carrots and beets….My lil sis mumbled….Ya Allah! Halwa….I formulated a picture of Halwa in my mind quickly and told her to start grating carrots…as it is already 4 in the evening and soon the magical light will disappear….I want to shoot this halwa to present it to you all as a Diwali token of love…..
Beetroot Carrot Halwa – Styling and Photography
By the time my lil sis made her carrot halwa, I started my work to plate and click….as it was already 4.45 in the evening, leaving only 15-20 minutes of good evening light for me…..I just wanted to present halwa in a royal way….just to show my sis how a simple looking routine dessert can steal the show….a magical makeover of Beetroot Carrot Halwa. If it is any other time, I would have mixed both grated carrots and beets and would have made halwa….which I usually do….but today I just want to show her, how we can create magic with just simple routine halwa…..
As time was running out, all I did is lined plastic foil or cling to a silicone square pan and took half of carrot halwa and neatly lined it, above it I lined beetroot halwa…leveling it with back side of the spoon and later I layered
remaining carrot halwa on top layer. Left the halwa in fridge for 15 minutes and cut it into squares. Garnished with silver leaf, coarse pistachio powder and ghee fried sliced almonds | badam. That’s all a whole new look to halwa, which made my sis wonder…..Scroll down for recipe….
Layered Beetroot Carrot ka Halwa in Pressure Cooker
- 6 medium sized long Carrots, peeled and grated
- 3 Beetroots, peeled and grated
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup low-fat Milk
- ½ tbsp. Cardamom powder
- 3+ 2 tbsp. Ghee
- 2-3 tbsp. silvered Almonds
- 1 tbsp. coarsely chopped Pistachios
- Silver leaf (Chandi Ka Varq)
How to make Halwa in Pressure Cooker
How to make Beetroot Halwa
- In a pressure cooker, add ghee and when it heats up add grated beetroot’s Fry on low by continuously turning the mixture up and down.
- Fry till the raw smell disappears. Now add ½ cup of water and place the lid. Pressure cook for 1 whistle. Let the pressure settle down. Now add sugar, cardamom powder and milk. Cook on high by turning the mixture frequently till the halwa starts to thicken. Turn off the flame and set aside.
How to make Carrot Halwa
- Replace grated beetroot with grated carrots in the above recipe and make carrot halwa.
Time for Layering:
- Grease 9 x 5 baking tray or line plastic foil or use greased silicone rectangle or square mould. Take half of carrot halwa and layer it neatly and evenly. Now add beetroot halwa and layer it evenly.
- Now add remaining carrot halwa and layer it neatly.
- Leave this in fridge for 2-3 hours for best results. (I was running out of time so could not shape the fudge neatly). If you leave the halwa to set in fridge overnight you can cut into desired shapes.
- Add a tablespoon of ghee to kadai or heavy bottom cooking vessel and drop in silvered almonds. Fry till light brown and set aside.
- Now gently roll silver leaf on fudge and then add chopped pistachio and silvered almonds.
- If you want to serve hot, then microwave for 20 seconds before serving or else serve cold with ice cream or gulab jamuns…..
- This is just a way of presenting food, beautifying it, styling a normal everyday carrot halwa. You can even pressure cook mixing both grated carrots and beetroot’s. The end result would be as shown in the picture above.
- Add love to make this layered beetroot carrot halwa even more ‘Yummy’.
With gleam of Diyas, And the Echo of the Chants….May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life…Wishing You & Your Family very Happy and Prosperous Diwali!
Shama Nagarajan says
awesome lubna…enjoyed reading the post,,,,inviting clicks….yummy halwa
Vimitha Anand says
Can I have a piece pls. Looks so decadent
Looks so pretty with the layers!
Rafeeda AR says
feel like grabbing it off the screen… yum…
Very new to me . Tempting halwa. Happy diwali
Ruxana Gafoor says
awesome and colorful halwa…nice post