|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cooking time||30 minutes|
|Total time||50 minutes|
Halva is one of the most delicious dishes you can make with beetroot.
1 Coarsely grate the beetroot. Place in a large, non-stick saucepan with the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until the milk has dried off. It will take more than an hour.
2 Add the caster sugar and 4 tbsp of butter and cook, stirring, for another 15-20 minutes to help the beetroot caramelise. It will turn a lovely, deep red colour.
3 Meanwhile, gently heat 1 tsp of unsalted butter in a pan, then fry all the raisins with the cashews and a pinch of ground cardamom until the nuts are lightly golden.
4 Stir into the halva. Taste, adjust the sugar and serve hot.