khoya beetroot halwa

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Khoya beetroot halwa recipe with step by step photos. This is a quick version of beetroot halwa made with khoya or mawa.

khoya beetroot halwa

I have already shared another recipe of Beetroot halwa slow-cooked in milk. The slow cooking and simmering in milk takes a lot of time but this recipe is a quick as well as an easy version. So thought of sharing the recipe for Diwali.

The crimson reddish color on the halwa looks so pleasing to the eyes. If you taste the halwa, you won’t get the beetroot flavor and the halwa tastes similar to Gajar halwa. I have added more dry fruits in the halwa. You can also make this halwa with less or no dry fruits.

Serve khoya beetroot halwa as a dessert after meals or as a sweet. You can make this halwa ahead of time and refrigerate. It stays good for 4 to 5 days. 

How to make quick khoya beetroot halwa

1. Rinse and peel 4 medium-sized beetroots.

peeled beetroots

2. Use a handheld grater or a food processor or a food chopper to grate the beetroots. Grate all the beetroots one by one. Keep aside. You will need 3 cups grated of beetroot.

grated beetroots

3. first heat 1.5 cups of milk in a vessel, till it comes to a boil. Keep aside.

heat 1.5 cups of milk

4. chop the dry fruits and keep all the ingredients ready for making halwa.

dry fruits

5. Heat 3 tablespoons of ghee in thick bottomed pan or kadai.

heating 3 tablespoons of ghee

6. Add the grated beetroots.

added grated beetroots

7. Saute and stir the grated beetroots in ghee for a minute.

sauteing and stirring the grated beetroots

8. Cover with a lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame.

pan covered with a lid

9. Do check a couple of times and stir.

checking beetroot halwa and stirring at times

10. After 4 to 5 minutes, remove the lid and pour the hot milk.

pour the hot milk

11. Stir and mix well.

mix beetroot halwa

12. On a low flame, cook the beetroots in milk for 4 to 5 minutes. The grated beetroots will cook in the milk and the milk will start reducing.

cooking the beetroots in milk for 4 to 5 minutes

13. Now add 1.5 cups of grated Mawa (khoya or evaporated milk solids).

adding 1.5 cups of grated mawa

14. Stir and mix well.

stir the halwa mixture

15. Simmer the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes.

simmer the beetroot halwa

16. Add 4 tablespoon sugar or as required.

adding 4 tablespoon sugar

17. Stir and mix well.

stir and mix well

18. Add the chopped almonds, pistachios, cashews and raisins.

ading dry fruits

19. Stir again.

stir again

20. Continue to stir and cook, till the halwa thickens.

cooking till the halwa thickens

21. Sprinkle ⅓ teaspoon of cardamom powder and mix well.

sprinkle ⅓ teaspoon of cardamom powder

22. Soon you will see the halwa leaving the edges of the pan.

cooking khoya beetroot halwa

23. Switch off the flame.

cooked khoya beetroot halwa

24. Serve khoya Beetroot halwa hot or warm. You can also refrigerate the halwa for 3 to 4 days.

khoya beetroot halwa
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beetroot halwa recipe with mawa

khoya beetroot halwa

4.67 from 3 votes
A delicious halwa made from beetroot, mawa (evaporated milk solids), milk and dry fruits.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 12 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Desserts

Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized beetroots or about 3 cups of grated beetroot
  • 1.5 cups grated or crumbled mawa (khoya or evaporated milk solids)
  • 1.5 cups full fat milk
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons sugar or add as required
  • teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 10 to 12 almonds, chopped, optional
  • 10 to 12 pistachios, chopped, optional
  • 10 to 12 cashews, whole or chopped, optional
  • 20 golden raisins , optional

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse and peel 4 medium sized beetroots.
  • Use a hand held grater or a food processor or a food chopper to grate the beetroots. Grate all the beetroots one by one. Keep aside. 

making khoya beetroot halwa

  • Heat 1.5 cups of milk in a vessel, till it comes to a boil. Keep aside. 
  • Chop the dry fruits and keep all the ingredients ready for the halwa.
  • Heat 3 tablespoon ghee in thick bottomed pan or kadai.
  • Add the grated beetroots.
  • Saute and stir the grated beetroots in ghee for a minute.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame.
  • Do check a couple of times and stir.
  • After 4 to 5 minutes, remove the lid and pour the hot milk. stir and mix well.
  • On a low flame, cook the beetroots in milk for 4 to 5 minutes. The grated beetroots will cook in the milk and the milk will start Reducing.
  • Now add 1.5 cups of grated mawa (evaporated milk solids). stir and mix well.
  • Simmer the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add 4 tablespoons sugar or add as required. Stir and mix well.
  • Add the chopped almonds, pistachios, cashews and raisins. Stir well.
  • Continue to stir and cook, till the halwa thickens.
  • Sprinkle ⅓ teaspoon cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Soon you will see the halwa leaving the edges of the pan.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve khoya beetroot halwa hot or warm. You can also refrigerate the halwa for 3 to 4 days. 

Notes

  1. Adding dry fruits are optional.
  2. Add sugar as required, as the beetroots are sweet. So add sugar accordingly.
  3. Cook the halwa on low flame and keep stirring at regular intervals.
  4. Recipe can be doubled. 

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 622kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 22gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 21gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 344mgPotassium: 493mgFiber: 3gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 880IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 734mgIron: 1.2mg

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6 Comments

  1. hi dassana amit..
    i’ve maked this halwa at cooking competition today at school.and it was liked by all teachers.
    thanks for your help and recipe.

      1. hey,
        remember me
        i want to tell u that i have won the 1st prize in that competition.once again a bag full of thx for ur recipe and u .
        thank you5 stars

        1. welcome pushpendra. yes i remember you. glad to hear this positive news. wish you lot of success.

  2. Hi Dassana..
    Khoya Beetroot Halwa looks so yummy & colourful. Mouthwatering dish.. Can i use condense milk in this recipe?? If yes than in which step i have to add.??
    Thnk u..??

    1. priyanka, you can use condensed milk, but then skip or reduce the sugar. add it in step 12. and continue to cook till the mixture thickens. add about 200 grams of condensed milk. meaning if using a can of 400 grams, the add half of the can.