Beetroot Halwa


When it comes to halwa, beetroot/carrot halwa is all time favorite. Even if you are not a big fan of beetroot, I am sure you can’t say no to Halwa. Like I mentioned in Carrot Payasam As a kid, I was a picky eater and always said no to beetroot. After tasting beetroot in this form, I started liking beetroot 🙂 Usually I do with white sugar but for change have tried with brown sugar and I didn’t feel any difference in taste.

Beetroot Halwa

Preparation Time : 10 min | Cooking Time :25 min

Recipe Category : Dessert/Sweet


Beetroot – 2 cup (Peeled and grated/chopped in chopper)

Brown Sugar – 1/2 cup (Adjust according to your sweetness)

Milk – 2 cup

Ghee/Butter – 2 tbsp

Condensed Milk – 3 tbsp

Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp

Cashews – to garnish



  • Add butter to pan, when the butter is hot, add cashew and roast till they are golden brown and keep aside
  • In the same pan, add beetroot. Saute till the raw smell goes, for about 3-5 minutes


  • Add milk and allow it to boil in medium flame. Mix well and cook till milk is absorbed fully. It took 7-10 mins for me

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  •  Add brown sugar and continue cooking till sugar dissolces completely


  • Add condensed milk and cook till moisture is aborbed and halwa consistency is reached



My Notes:

  • Same procedure can be followed for carrot/pumpkin halwa
  • Adding condensed milk is optional, but it gave nice flavor to the dish




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48 thoughts on “Beetroot Halwa

  1. Ranjani November 21, 2014 at 12:23 AM Reply

    So yumm it looks..always yes for beetroot halwa 🙂 with brown sugar sounds different. Let me try 🙂

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  3. marudhuskitchen August 9, 2014 at 12:40 AM Reply favorite sweet always…mm..yumm

  4. acbistro August 8, 2014 at 7:52 PM Reply

    Beetroot is a much ignored vegetable in Indian households because people are yet to discover what a joy it is cook differently with this humble vegetable. I had made Beetroot sondesh, and it became a hit in my family 🙂 the halwa looks so good Vidya 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food August 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM Reply

      True:-) I use to hate beetroot once. Beetroot sondesh sounds awesome, I wish to try them. thanks Andy:-)

  5. Zara August 8, 2014 at 6:36 PM Reply

    Time to impress the mother dearest…:)

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  7. Kloesunny @ Kloe's Kitchen August 8, 2014 at 1:22 PM Reply

    How amazing! I bet it has an amazing and fresh flavor….I might have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. i love beets halwa!

  9. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso August 8, 2014 at 11:29 AM Reply

    Wonderful color! Sounds so tasty. 🙂

  10. chitra August 8, 2014 at 7:00 AM Reply

    Lovely.I am yet to try this.:)

  11. Chitra Jagadish August 8, 2014 at 4:45 AM Reply

    wow looks gorgeous…one of my friend on chat last night said she made beetroot halwa and just told her am gonna try soon but now looking at your pic am more wanting to eat this…..yum yum…

  12. radhikasethi August 8, 2014 at 4:25 AM Reply

    I am not a fan of beetroot either but this looks lovely. Something I definitely would want to try! 🙂

  13. cpriya78 August 8, 2014 at 4:06 AM Reply

    Looks delicious dear!

  14. swethadhaara August 8, 2014 at 3:41 AM Reply

    This is one of my all time favorites!! I love beetroot halwa 🙂

  15. Foodie Adam & Cookie Eve August 8, 2014 at 2:38 AM Reply

    Looks so yummy Vidya 🙂

  16. Jayeeta August 8, 2014 at 2:37 AM Reply

    nice one Vidya……I have one beet root in my stock……definitely going to try this one. 🙂

  17. platedujour August 8, 2014 at 1:54 AM Reply

    It looks like good beetroot is always among the top foods! I’ve never tried beets as a dessert, we usually have them with horseradish and vinegar but it’s an interesting option I have to say, and I would like to try it 🙂

  18. Charanya August 8, 2014 at 1:43 AM Reply

    Yum ❤ My brain goes 'Veganize, Veganize' <3<3

  19. Chhapanbhog August 8, 2014 at 12:32 AM Reply

    Health and taste both packed together…

  20. My Kitchen Moments August 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM Reply

    Long back once i prepared beetroot halwa. Just loved it. Yours is tempting me 🙂

  21. sherien August 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM Reply

    I loved this Vidya……enjoyed reading the post!!!

  22. livecook August 7, 2014 at 10:22 PM Reply

    I love beets and this is something I would definitely try! Thanks for posting, looks delicious!

  23. Malar August 7, 2014 at 10:20 PM Reply

    As always best halwa, love the color it gives 🙂

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