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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Beetroot Halwa-Beetroot Halwa Recipe

Beetroot Halwa (beetroot ka halwa) is a delicious Indian dessert prepared with beetroots. It is easy to prepare and tastes great. Even those who hate beetroots will love this delicious halwa. Today we will learn how to make Beetroot Halwa following this easy halwa recipe.

Beetroot Halwa-Beetroot ka halwa

Beetroot Halwa-Beetroot ka halwa

Beetroot Halwa-Beetroot ka halwa

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Beetroot
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Beetroot grated - 2 cups heaped
   Sugar -3/4 cup
   Milk - 2 cups
   Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
   Almonds/Badam - 10
   Cashew nuts - few
   Ghee - 1/4 cup
   Unsweetened Khoa/khoya - 100 grams (optional)


Wash, peel the skin and grate beetroot.

Put almonds in boiling water(blanch almonds), remove the skin and pat it dry. Cut it into thin strips.

Heat a tsp of ghee, fry cashew nuts and keep it aside.


In the same pan, heat a tbsp of ghee, add grated beetroot and fry on low heat until the raw smell goes.

Then add 2 cups of milk and cook the beetroot on low flame, stirring in between. Cook till the beetroot becomes soft and all the milk evaporates.

Then add sugar, khoa and cook till sugar dissolves and gets mixed well with the beetroot.

Add cardamom powder, remaining ghee and cook stirring for a few more seconds on low heat.

Garnish with cashew nuts, almonds and mix well. Serve hot or warm.

Note -Khoa is prepared by boiling milk in a heavy bottomed pan on low flames until it is thickened. I boiled 2 cups of milk on low flames until it thickened. You get ready made khoa also. Khoa is added just to give richness to the halwa and it is totally optional.

Using full fat milk gives richness to the halwa.

You can add blanched almonds or roasted almonds.

You can grate beetroot using the grater with fine holes or bigger ones according to your preferences.

More Halwa recipes

Carrot Halwa ( Gajar ka halwa) and Rava kesari ( sooji halwa).

Meet you all with more interesting recipes.


  1. beet root halwa with almonds mouth watering padhu

  2. i love this halwa..tastes so good :)

  3. I've heard of beetroot halwa never tasted it. This looks great.

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  4. Very healthy ,delicious and colourful halwa..nice way to feed children this wonderful veggie..

  5. I never tasted beetroot halwa, its bright color looks inviting.

  6. Very good idea to feed kids Beet ..............thank u for the recipe .

  7. Rich and Delicious beetroot halwa , loved the addition of khoya ..

  8. One of my favorite halwas, delicious..

  9. Tasty halwa. Colourful and full of goodness.

  10. Colorful and delicious halwa..yum

  11. I've never tried yet heard a lot about it. Now I have this recipe to keep me going. :)

  12. looks yummy n perfectly done..nice.AWESOME COLOUR OF HALWA....

  13. My mom used to make this when we were kids to sneak beetroot

  14. Mouthwatering halwa... Can u pass me a bowl

  15. Nice colored and delicious halwa....

  16. I have never tried beetroot halwa. This looks so tempting. Bookmarked!

  17. that's an all time favourite sweet....yummmm

  18. I prepared this halwa today, it came out very well, thanks for posting such a mouth watering recipe.

  19. Hi Padhu,
    just wanted to know whether we can use condensed milk/milkmaid instaed of khoya. would it change the taste?

  20. Gigi -Yes, you can add condensed milk instead of khoya. There will be slight difference in taste.

  21. Tried out and it came very well :)

  22. Thanks, Padhu. I followed your recipe and the halva tastes awesome. :)

  23. after marriage i never though i could cook but now i can cook deliciously thanks to you!!! now he empties plate and says his tummy is happieee big thanks to you!!!!

  24. Can we add milk powder instead of khoya?

  25. Tried beetroot halwa today. Came out well. We enjoyed it. Thank you for the recipe. Your recipes are handy for me at any time.


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