beetroot halwa

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Beetroot halwa recipe with step by step photos. Beetroot halwa is a slow-cooked dessert made with grated beetroots, milk, sugar, cardamom and dry fruits.

beetroot halwa recipe

This is one of those halwa which I have grown up eating. We used to make beetroot halwa and gajar halwa on most festive occasions.

Beetroot halwa Is not as popular as carrot halwa or Sooji halwa but many people like it. It is very nutritious and healthy. Excellent for kids who are usually not fond of beetroots. Another way you can introduce beetroot to kids is by including them in chaat recipes. Freshly grated beetroot goes well in the chaat.

The method to make beetroot halwa is the same as making Carrot halwa. the halwa has a beautiful color and looks good. You can make it more nutritious by addition of dry fruits. I have added cashews and flavored it with crushed cardamom powder. Apart from cashews, you can also add raisins. I have also shared a Quick version of beetroot halwa Using mawa.

The Only difference in gajar halwa and beetroot halwa is the taste, and the texture of beetroot halwa is moist. Even though the other ingredients used are same, the taste of beetroot is visible in the halwa. So some folks might like gajar halwa more, some might prefer beetroot halwa.

How to make beetroot halwa

1. Rinse, peel and grate the beetroots. You can either use a handheld grater or a food processor to grate the beetroots.

grated beetroot

2. Take the grated beetroots in a thick bottomed kadai or pan. Add milk.

add milk to beetroot

3. Mix and cook the grated beetroot and milk mixture on a low to medium flame.

preparing beetroot halwa

4. The milk will boil and froth whilst cooking. Continue to cook and keep stirring often.

preparing beetroot halwa

5. When almost 75% to 80% of the milk has reduced, add ghee and sugar. Stir and continue to simmer the halwa till its almost done.

add sugar to beetroot halwa

6. Towards the end, add cardamom powder.

making beetroot halwa

7. Add the cashews.

add cashews to beetroot halwa

8. Stir and continue to cook till the milk has evaporated.

preparing beetroot halwa

9. Serve beetroot halwa hot or warm. You can also refrigerate the halwa for 3 to 4 days and then while serving, just warm the halwa. For more delicious beetroot recipes, you can check this link – Beetroot recipes.

beetroot halwa recipe
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beetroot halwa recipe

Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot halwa is a slow cooked dessert made with grated beetroots, milk, sugar, cardamom and dry fruits.
4.92 from 23 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cuisine Indian
Course Desserts
Servings 4 to 5


  • 500 grams beetroot or about 3 cups grated beets
  • 3 cups full fat whole milk
  • 6 tablespoon regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar - adjust as required
  • 3 tablespoon Ghee
  • 5 to 6 green cardamom crushed and powdered finely in a mortar-pestle - or about ⅓ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 15 to 20 whole cashews
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins - optional


  • Rinse, peel and grate the beetroots.
  • In a kadai or deep thick bottomed pan combine milk and grated beetroot.
  • On a low to medium flame, bring the whole mixture to a boil and then simmer.
  • Keep on stirring at intervals when the mixture comes to a boil and later simmers.
  • The grated beetroots will cook in the milk and the milk will start to reduce and evaporate.
  • When the milk has 75% to 80% reduced, add the ghee, sugar to the halwa mixture.
  • Stir well and continue to simmer and cook on a low flame.
  • Do keep on stirring the beetroot halwa in between.
  • Towards the end, add the cashews, cardamom powder and raisins (if using) and simmer till all the milk is evaporated. Switch off the burner.
  • Serve beetroot halwa hot, warm or you can also serve it cold.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Beetroot Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 699mg20%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 232mg23%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi Dasannaji, I always refer to your recipes and they are amazing… your betroot halwa recipe reminds me of my childhood.. just a small clarification.. can I replace sugar with sugarfree and if yes what would be the proportion?5 stars

    1. thanks akshita. i am not sure how much proportion of sugarfree you can add. however, you can just add first around 4 tablespoons of sugarfree. once the halwa is done then check the taste. if less sweet, then you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons and mix it very well.

  2. Hello,
    When I search any recipe on the google., your’s is the first listed. I always like your recipes and try out. Especially paneer butter masala is my favourite recipe of yours. It comes out as you describe. Great job . Keep it up.5 stars

    1. Thanks Shaistha for this positive feedback. Glad to know that you like the recipes from the blog.

  3. I made this recipe yesterday, it was awsome. We all loved it. Thank you dasanna.5 stars

    1. welcome alisha. thanks for the positive review on beetroot halwa recipe.

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