Beetroot Halwa Recipe : Beautiful Dessert Pudding!

Most of us must have tried almost each and every variety of Halwa. Since the childhood, we have been given Sooji Halwa, Lauki Halwa, carrot Halwa and tasting all other types of Halwa we have grown up. But have you ever wondered making Halwa from grated beetroots? It is interesting idea to cultivate the color and flavor of beetroots in the sweet Halwa. Though the Beetroot Halwa Recipe is a bit time taking and tedious but the sweet end result is worth all the efforts. Introduce this new Halwa to your kids and family and instantly impress them.

Beetroot Halwa

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  • Recipe Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: Desserts

Description: The Beetroot Halwa Recipe is simple to make and slow to cook. The sweet combination of grated beetroots with sugar and milk is extremely delicious. Try Now!

Beetroot Halwa Recipe

Beetroot Halwa Recipe Ingredients:

  • Beetroot – 2 cups
  • Fresh Milk – 2 cups
  • Condensed Milk – 1 cup
  • Cloves – 4 pieces
  • Khoya – 100 grams (crumbled)
  • Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Vanilla Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Cinnamon Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Cashew – ¼ cup
  • Raisins –  ¼ cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Ghee – ¼ cup

Note: Adjust the amount of sugar as needed. Use less if you are using condensed milk because it is already sweet.

There is an addition of the ghee in this recipe because it give strong aroma and the touch of traditional flavors. If you are calorie conscious person, then you can skip adding ghee in preparation of beetroot Halwa. But, if you are using ghee, I would recommend you to use Patanjali’s cow ghee.

Beetroot Halwa Recipe Steps:


  1. Cut the Beetroot:
  • Take approximately 500 grams of fresh beetroots.
  • Wash each of them properly under the fresh water tap.
  • Rinse and clean the beetroots.
  • Peel off their skin and keep them.
  • Now take the knife and still it throughout each.
  • This will give you to beetroot in two equal halves.
  • Now slit chop the beetroots.
  1. Finely grate those pieces of beetroots
  2. Blanch and peel the nuts you have. Chop into pieces.

Note: You can also roast the nuts before using them.


  • In the thick bottomed pan, add the milk to the boil.
  • When the milk has heated, mix the grated beetroot.
  • Cook the mixture on a low flame and bring it to a boil.
  • Simmer the mixture continuously for few minutes.
  • Stir at regular intervals and wait will it comes to a boil.
  • Keep on simmering and wait till it gets cooked.
  • Let the grated beetroots cook in the fresh milk.
  • The milk will be reduced, it would be absorbed or evaporated.
  • When the milk can consistently reduce, add the ghee.
  • Sprinkle the sugar over the Halwa mixture.
  • Again stir well and simmer the whole beetroot mixture.
  • Now add the chopped cashews, raisins, cardamom powder, and simmer.
  • At this time for some sweetness, add the condensed milk and again stir well.
  • Wait till the milk has been evaporated.
  • Transfer the Halwa on the plate, spread it evenly.
  • Cut into the thick small cubes

And the hot beautiful Beetroot Halwa is ready to end the desire of sweet.

Note: Always cook the grated beetroots with the milk. Also, make sure that the grated beetroot has been cooked evenly and there is very little proportion of water left in them before you add the sugar.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 997 calories
  • Total Time: PT60M
  • Serves: 4
  • Date Published:

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Though this variety of Halwa could not gain the popularity like others, yet it is considered to be healthy amongst all due to the nutritious health benefits of Beetroot. Consuming beetroots on a daily basis reduces blood pressure, keeps the heart healthy, reduces chronic inflammation, cures diabetes and increases the athletic performance of the body. Halwa is not the only way to include beetroots, the other food items you make are beetroot paratha, beetroot Chaat, beetroot rice, beetroot refresher, etc.

If you are planning to prepare it, then pick the fresh beetroots, collect your favorite crunchy dry fruits, get ghee and boil the milk. There is an enhancement in the flavor of Halwa when you sprinkle cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, and the vanilla powder. Make it healthier and tastier with the combination of crunchy nuts and the soft dry fruits. You can strongly witness the raw taste of beetroots even when you cook or mix numerous ingredients with it.

The reddish colored Halwa with the creamy texture and seasoning of nuts is surely attention grabbing. The preparation of this grated beetroot Halwa is surely time-consuming but it is equally simple. Follow the instructions of making the Halwa properly and be cautious about the proportions for the perfect result. The procedure to prepare the Halwa at home is easy and be attempted even the beginner. The moist Halwa from the grated beetroot will take your heart away with its heavenly taste.


  • The Beetroot Halwa Recipe gets together in around 60 minutes.
  • Refrain from adding sugar till the beetroots have been cooked.
  • Adjust the proportion of sugar based on the sweetness of beetroots.
  • The entire preparation of the Halwa can be done in the microwave.
  • The grated beetroot Halwa can stay edible for 12 days if stored in the refrigerator.
  • The reddish texture of the color will vary with the quality and freshness of beetroot.
  • The mentioned proportion of the ingredients makes the Halwa that serves 6 people. If you double or tripe the recipe, then Halwa will talk more time to cook.
  • If you are in hurry, then make it in pressure cooker and pressure cook for 1 whistle after milk is added. This will make things quicker.


You can cut the square pieces of Beetroot Halwa and serve the dessert in a bowl or plate. You can serve the Halwa either hot as a sweet dish or cold in the form of pudding.

Garnish it with:

Quick Tip:
  • Entire beetroot recipe can be made in the pressure cooker as well. Just be careful to use large cooker so that milk does not spill out.
  • You can substitute full fat milk with soy milk or almond milk. Also, use coconut milk if you cannot tolerant the regular milk.
  • The different in making of carrot Halwa at home and beetroot Halwa is just one. The beetroots are grated and are cooked with milk only.
  • Take a scoop of Vanilla Ice-Cream, Place the cube of chilled beetroot Halwa and drizzle your favorite syrup to make a fantastic dessert.

The Beetroot Halwa Recipe or popular known as Beetroot Pudding in the west is simple to make and slow to cook. The sweet combination of grated beetroots with sugar and milk is extremely delicious. This Beetroot Halwa having the fusion beetroot in the Halwa is the popular South Indian food. The folks there prefer to have it all year round as a sweet side accompaniment with their complete meal or have it plain paired with the spicy and flavorful beetroot rice.

This delicious beetroot dessert is sweet in taste and has smooth creamy texture. The nutrition rich beetroots have the dark red color which they infuse in this Halwa and make it look bright and vibrant. The aromatic fragrance of this Halwa is highly tempting and its sweet taste is delectable. Preparing this delicious dessert is similar to making Apple Halwa at home in traditional way. The steps are very simple, it requires minimal ingredients and needs just few minutes. If you are planning to make this Halwa, you would basically need three ingredients. The beetroot is the core ingredients whereas the milk and the sugar are the constant ingredients which remain in all Halwa recipes. If you want to tweak with the traditional taste of the Halwa, then you must not end the preparation of Beetroot Halwa here. To make tastier, flavorful and colorful you have to sprinkle the various flavoring agents. Therefore, the addition of the cardamom powder and ghee raises the strong aroma where the seasoning of dry nuts gives the crunch to the Halwa.

The Halwa is a very easy and simple to make dessert that even beginners can try. If you have pumpkins at home in your kitchen, or if you have an organic then pluck the best pumpkin and make the Kaddu Ka Halwa. Similarly you can learn to make Lauki Ka Halwa with the juicy Lauki at home. It becomes easier to prepare the Halwa if you follow each and every step. In the season of mangoes, you can make the sweet Mango Halwa.

All the different types of healthy and tasty Halwa are traditionally eaten with the various Northern India food during the season of winter.  The basic among the numerous combination of Halwa is the Gajar ka Halwa or carrot Halwa. It is made using the red radish or carrots that are grown in the northern region. The Halwa is not just famous for its taste but also because of simplicity in making. Any type of Halwa you choose to make, the steps are almost going to same along with the time of preparation. There would be only change of the core ingredient use in the Halwa, rest all the side ingredients will also remain same.

You can also make the beetroot flavored Gulab Jamun from this Halwa mixture. For this unique variation of sweet dish, cook the mixture until it turns very thick and has strong consistency. Allow it cool and let it come to room temperature. Then, take the mixture in hands and make small sized balls of the lemon shape from cooled mixture. Dip the ground balls in the dry grated coconut and coat them evenly with it. You can drizzle the sugar syrup if you want over these beetroot gulab jamun.

Any type of creamy Barfi recipe is the easiest sweet dish which you can make for various Indian festivals. Whether during Navratri or the regular days, there is one common sweet dish in every Bengali Cuisine known as Sandesh. Whereas, the festivals like Dusshera and Diwali are incomplete without the serving of the sweet and syrupy Jalebi. The delicious Paneer Kheer is possibly one of the easiest sweet you could think of making apart from carrot different taste, flavor size and shaped Ladoo. If you love eating fruits, then I am sure you would admire the creamy Fruit Custard which is again simple and quick to make. It is so rich and yummy that you can serve it in form of dessert as well. The other sweets which you would be interested in making at home are Malpua and Banana Sheera.