If there is one word to describe this dessert it must be eccentric. With its gorgeous deep color, sweet taste and amazing texture the Beetroot Halwa can definitely be called the Carrot Halwa’s more fun cousin. In the ever-evolving world, contemporary, experimental treats like the beetroot halwa have begun to become ever so popular and for a good reason. They incorporate healthy produce like beetroot and give it a twist, in this case, Indian to create a flavor profile like no other. It has all the comforting flavors of a Carrot Halwa except with the robust tones of beetroot.
The best part about enjoying a cup of Beetroot Halwa is that it is a guilt-free experience. Beetroot is a miracle vegetable. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fiber, manganese, and potassium. They have an abundance of antioxidants. Beetroot fiber has also been shown to improve the level of white blood cells.
The process of making beetroot halwa is similar to carrot halwa. Shredded beetroot is cooked down with milk, sugar, cardamom, and ghee. A lavish tempering of ghee roasted nuts and raisins is then added. When cooked down the beetroot releases all its sugar and becomes sweet, making it a perfect base for many desserts. It is a wonder why the vegetable is underused in sweet dishes.
The tasting experience is similar to the carrot halwa yet different. The lush, earthy taste of the beetroot with its natural sweetness and the cooked down milk and sugar gives it a luxurious mouthfeel. The initial taste is quite unusual but as we go on the familiar Indian dessert taste comes back with the heady taste of the beetroot. One must taste the halwa to experience its complex deliciousness.
The Beetroot Halwa is the perfect addition to the category of 'Madras Delights' of Sweet Karam Coffee. Its fusion taste is just like how the modern metro meets old world here in Chennai. ‘Madras Delights’ is a selection of delicious payasams, halwas and other luxurious treats that are delivered across Chennai.
Enjoy the best of both world with the Beetroot Halwa from Sweet Karam Coffee. Also, devour the other treats from the ‘Madras Delights’ Category.