beetroot halwa recipe
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Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot halwa is a slow cooked dessert made with grated beetroots, milk, sugar, cardamom and dry fruits.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 4 to 5
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 1.6mg