'Halwa's of different kinds are so much home to Indian cuisine. Of veggies, Carrot Halwa is highly common. I have earlier posted this hereBeet roots are a favourite ones at my home. Apart from typical beet root poriyal, raithas and beet root rice are really appetizing. Somehow, I tend to exploit beets to their full capacity of being flexible for any recipe.

Read here:
Beetroot Raitha 
Beetroot Ginger Juice

Now, for this sweet dish. Taking advantage of their inherent sweetness (and of course, their awesome colour !!), this dish can be a pleasant dessert for any festive occasion or parties. Don't mind the calories - simply devour them with fervour and prepare yourself for a run !! ;-)

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Level: Medium
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : 500 gm
Source: Mom
Nutritional Information: approximate 
Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20 g31 %
Saturated Fat 7 g37 %
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg1 %
Sodium 56 mg2 %
Potassium 208 mg6 %
Total Carbohydrate 10 g3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g13 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 3 g7 %
Vitamin A36 %
Vitamin C2 %
Calcium7 %
Iron4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  • 5 Big Beetroot 
  • 11/2 -2 cup granulated sugar (adjust per taste)
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 5-6 tbsp ghee
  • 4 tbsp Chopped nuts (cashew nuts and pistachios)
  • a small cube of unsweetened Khoa- grated (optional)
  • Wash beets, peel the skin and grate. 
  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan/ deep dish and  fry the chopped nuts. Fish them out and saute the grated  beets in the same pan for 5 min. Add 1/2 cup of fresh milk and cook on high flame for few minutes.
  • Add sugar and mix well. The entire mixture turns into a thick sludge as the sugar melts and starts to reduce in volume. Add grated khoa for more texture. 
  • Add rest of the ghee and cook further to until the volume condenses like jam. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Throw in the chopped nuts and give a final mix. Turn off the heat. Serve warm or cool topped with more chopped nuts.


  1. Halwa has always been my fav. This beet version is now included.

  2. excellent sweet.. love the colour of beetroots always...

  3. Halwa looks too delicious sowmya.Fantastic presentation as well.

  4. Very tempting, my all time fav ma...Im gonna try this soon :)

  5. Perfect presentation..I am big fan your recipes and blog.

  6. wow.....looks sensational....i am drooling looking at the pics. beautiful.

  7. Wow

    What a beautiful colour. Just feel like having it right away


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