Sunday, July 12, 2009

HEALTHY BEETROOT LADDU

We all know that iron(Fe) playa an important role in improving haemoglobin(blood level), beets and jaggery are rich in iron,so i made laddu's with this combination, a healthy and tasty sweet,Imake this laddus very often which are rich in iron .The recipe as follows.

INGREDIENTS:
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  1. Grated beets-1 1/4 Th cup
  2. Suji-1 table spoon
  3. Grated jaggery- 1 cup
  4. Cardamom powder/ilaichi powder- 1/4 Th teaspoon
  5. Butter-2 table spoons+ 1/2 teaspoon

METHOD:
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  1. Heat ghee or unsalted butter in a pan,add ravva/suji/semolina and roast till it attains light
    brown colour.
  2. Now add grated beets and cook until raw smell goes and become soft,stir the pan continuously.make sure the mixture is not burnt.
  3. Now add the grated jaggery and mix well until it melts.
  4. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens.
  5. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  6. If you are not able to make laddu's don't worry, just once again heat the mixture on low flame and stir for some time.
  7. Cool the mixture,apply butter to your palms and make laddu's.This helps to avoid stickiness of the mixture to your palms.
  8. After some time garnish with cashew.
  9. Yummy beet laddu's are ready to serve.