Steam the grated beetroot with cardamom powder, for about 5 minutes. Blend the cashew nuts or walnuts with the water to make a thick cream. Add this and the ground dates to the steamed beetroot and mix very well. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with the slivered almonds. Chill before serving.
Substitute beetroot with carrot, pumpkin or bottle gourd. Substitute cashew nuts/ walnuts with coconut.