Thursday, March 22, 2012

Beetroot Halwa

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This is my first attempt at making beetroot halwa and that too not by choice but by chance !
Actually, I wanted to make carrot halwa but soon found out that I did not have enough of them. Instead I had beetroots. So that’s how I landed up making Beetroot Halwa using the same method and ingredients that I normally use for making Carrot Halwa. But the end result was fantastic!

It tastes good either hot or cold.

 Beetroot Halwa 13
Beetroot Halwa garnished with Almond pieces

Beetroot Halwa 4
Beetroot Halwa served with vanilla ice-cream

If serving cold, form the halwa into any shape you desire and serve it with ice-cream. I used vanilla ice cream. Try it out and see for yourself.


250 gms
1 cup (125ml)
¾ cup
2 tbsps
Cardamom powder
½ tsp


  1. Wash, skin and grate the beetroots and keep aside.
  2. Soak the almonds in hot water for about 10-15 mins. Then, peel off the skin and cut the almonds lengthwise and keep aside.
  3. In a non-stick kadai/wok, add milk, grated beetroot and almonds pieces (keep a few for garnishing) and boil it on medium flame till the beetroots are cooked.
  4. Then add sugar and on a medium flame, stir continuously till the mixture becomes semi-solid.
  5. Next add ghee and stir as before till the halwa leaves the sides of the vessel.
  6. Add cardamom powder, mix well and remove from flame.
  7. Garnish with almond pieces.
  8. Serve hot or cold.

    Beetroot - grated
    Halwa - almost ready

    Preparation time : 15 mins
    Cooking time       : 30 mins
    Serves: 3

    • For garnishing, you may use any dry-fruits (cashews, pistachios or raisins) of your choice.
    • Halwa will last for more days when stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated. 


    1. I am sure it would be great with the icecream.

    2. Delicious halwa with mouthwatering presentation.

    3. Yummy, wud like to have a bowl now, very tempting..

    4. Beetroot halwa looks wonderfully delicious. I have never tasted this halwa before. clicks are really tempting.
      regarding the banana cake u can make then eggless. Try adding 2 tbsp more of the curd instead of the egg and add 1/4 tsp more of baking powder. Use the same method in the blender. Sure it will come out well.

    5. Halwa looks delicious. I like beet than carrot

    6. thanks sobha for dropping by.. I have found ur space now :).. I love this halwa.. sometime i feel its better than carrot halwa..& the rich color.. wow.. looks perfect :)

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    7. Halwa with beets sounds delectable....

    8. this looks really delicious n very new also....loved it....