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BEETROOT HALWA RECIPEToday I have for you all a wonderful, colourful and delicious dessert — ” Beetroot Halwa / Beetroot Pudding “. With the goodness of beetroot, milk and assorted nuts, this halwa is something that everyone would love. Plus .. it’s very easy to make.

Isn’t that pink colour so tempting ?? Drooling ?? May be that’s the reason my kids are such a big fan of this veggie. Make anything from beetroots .. I know they will empty it off. And I am happy that with it “n” number of health benefits that beetroot carries, is going in.

Method of making beetroot halwa is same as carrot halwa. These classic halwa’s are something we have been eating since childhood …yet they remain our favourite. We used to make beetroot halwa and gajar halwa on most festive occasions. It’s quiet easy to make. The only tedious n boring job in making carrot/ beetroot halwa is grating. But thank God !! Now we have food processor to our rescue which makes the job so easy peesy. The best part of this halwa is that it doesn’t require much sugar as beetroots are already sweet..

Few simple points to note while this Beetroot Halwa are as follows :

  • After cooling, the halwa will thicken a bit. So off it when it’s little gooey. Don’t make the end result too dry else halwa will become hard.
  • Addition of khova/khoya is optional. That will give a nice rich texture and taste to the halwa
  • If using thick full fat milk /condensed milk , better omit khoya .
  • Some beetroots will be too sweet . So add sugar little in the beginning.
  • I like to add a pinch of citric acid crystals to it. That gives a slight tanginess which I like. It’s your wish to add.

You may  check few other similar halwa recipes like Bottle gourd Halwa , Ashgourd Halwa , Bread Halwa etc

Do try out i’m sure you’ll love it ..



beetroot halwa RECIPE



Smitha Kalluraya
” Beetroot Halwa / Beetroot Pudding “ a delicious dessert with the goodness of beetroot,milk and assorted nuts
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1/2 kg beetroot, grated
  • 1/4 litre Milk
  • 2 - 5 tbsps Sugar, (depends on beetroot sweetness and your preference)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 50 grams khoya /Unsweetened Khova, (optional)
  • a pinch Citric Acid crystals /Nimbu ka phool / Nimbu uppu, ( optional ,gives a tint of tang)
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • few cashew raisin badam, as you wish


  • Wash,peel the skin and grate beetroot using food processor or by grater.
  • Heat a tsp of ghee in a thick bottom kadai / pan and saute raisins ,cashews and almonds in it,one by one.When they turn golden brown remove and keep aside.
  • To the same pan add grated beetroot and saute for about 2-3 mins.
  • Next add milk. Let the beetroot cook in milk uncovered, on medium flame. Stir once in a while. Continue the process till the beetroot drinks almost all milk i.e almost 75-80 % milk has reduced. This might take about 15-20 mins.
  • When the mixture is almost dry, add sugar, khova and mix well. Continue to simmer and cook on a low flame. Cook till sugar dissolves and gets mixed well with the beetroot.
  • Towards the end, add ghee, cardamom powder, citric acid crystals powder and nuts. Mix well. Stir till the mixture thickens and all the milk is evaporated. Switch off.
  • Serve Beetroot halwa hot /at room temp or chilled . Remains fresh for about a week in refrigerator. Can heat while serving.Here's a spoon for you all .... Enjoy !!

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  • Reply
    Meena Kumar
    July 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Halwa looks awesome Smitha . The pink pics are looking really beautiful.

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    Ree Kasirajh
    July 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Definitely the pic has come out so well…. Thanks for sharing a spoon…. I love to stuff with my dosa n eat!!!

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    Sony P
    July 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Lovely vibrant color…….looks tempting ????

  • Reply
    Linsy Patel
    July 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    color looks so yummy, love it.

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    Eliza Lincy
    July 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Wow colourful halwa with wonderful presentation. Need nothing more than this.

  • Reply
    July 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Wow ..lovely presentation….betroot halwa looks simply yumm

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    Vibha Sp
    July 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    very nice sweet , luks perfect

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    Happys Cook
    July 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    color looks inviting… lovely presentation…

  • Reply
    Subha Bose
    July 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    This is one of my childhood favorite. And the first photo looks professional, awesome.

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    July 12, 2014 at 4:26 am

    All time favourite.adding khova is new one to me.looks yummy.

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    Priya Suresh
    July 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Beautiful halwa, i can have a bowl of this droolworthy halwa anytime.

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    Beulah Arun
    July 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Delicious halwa!

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    Nalini Somayaji
    July 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Delicious ..Beet Halwa….

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    Priyas Feast
    July 14, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Smitha,I too posted beet halwa in my blog..I luv it so much..The first picture is so beautiful..well captured

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    July 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Iam yet to try this. looks so yummy !

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    dr. payal
    November 21, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    nice i read so many recipes and yours is the best

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