Jun 8, 2015

Easy Beetroot Halwa Recipe

This is possibly one of the easiest sweet you could think off apart from carrot halwa. I loved it so much, it tasted so rich and yummy.

I made this for my sister and when she tasted it, she told me that it doesn't taste like beetroot at all, it is more like carrot halwa, so rich, so sticky and milky. Totally divine..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4


Beetroots - 2 peeled and grated (around 2 cups)
Ghee - 1 tblspn + 2 tblspn + 2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
Cashews a handful
Sultanas / Kishmish a handful
Cardamom powder / Yelakai podi - 1/2 tsp


Heat 1 tblspn of ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in beetroots and saute till raw smell leaves from it.

Now add in milk and pressure cook for 2 whistle. Simmer the flame and cook for 10 more mins. Now turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. 

Now heat 2 tblspn ghee in a pan, add in cashew and fry till golden, now add in sultanas and saute for a min. Remove the nuts to a bowl.

In the same ghee, add in the beets along with the milk. Saute on high heat till the milk dries up.

Now add in sugar and mix well. Keep cooking till the mix get thick. Keep cooking, it will starts to leave the sides.

Now add in a tsp of ghee and mix well. Add another tsp of ghee and cook till leaves the sides of the pan.

Add in the fried nuts and cardamom powder. Mix well.


Take few beetroots

cut the top and bottom off

peel off the skin

grate it

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker

add in grated beets

saute for 5 mins

cook till raw smell leaves from it

pour in milk

mix well

cover and pressure cook

now it is done

Heat ghee in a pan

melt it down

add in cashews

fry till golden

Add in sultanas

fry till golden

remove to a bowl

now in the remaining ghee

add the cooked beets

mix well

add in sugar

mix well

cook till sugar has melted

cook till it gets thick

cook it down

keep cooking

now it has started to get thick

add a tsp of ghee

mix well

add another tsp of ghee

mix well

it will start to leave the sides

sprinkle some cardamom powder

add in the fried nuts

mix well



  1. Looks tempting.simple to make to...........thanks

  2. Could you suggest replacement for ghee ??

  3. Thank you
    You made my cooking very easy and quick to make things. Like this dish

  4. Nice easy to understand...yummy.thanks

  5. i tried halwa today it came out really well thank you so much .Really helpful site for cooking very clear and neat with pictures.

  6. Mam
    Today I prepared beetroot alwa by following your instructions..
    Wow wow wow...
    Thanks for your kind posting with neat pictures
    Mam, you are doing great work
    Best wishes to continue ur cooking services..


  7. Hi Aarthi, had tried d chicken liver masala recepie of yours with a few variations, it turned out pretty well, thanks:-).. just a query about Beetroot halwa, wen u add milk and pressure cook for two whistles, does not the milk break.. as recently I was trying rice kheer recepie in the cooker n the milk broke after putting whistle..



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