Beetroot Halwa

Recipe Categories: Indian, Side Dish, Sweets

I wanted to always to post (and my childhood favorite from my Mother) the Beetroot Halwa recipe, but never did. Finally, found time to make and post the recipe. It also makes a sweet start to the new year 2016.

Beetroot Halwa


  • Beetroot [M] – 2 nos
  • Sugar – 1.5-cups / to taste
  • Cashew nut – 10 nos [break it into half]
  • Raisins – 20 nos
  • Dates – 6 nos [remove the seeds cut in to half]
  • Cardamom powder – 1 pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
Serves – 20 tablespoons

Preparation Time – 40 min


  • Peel the skin of the Beetroot and wash. Grate the Beetroot.
  • Heat the Kadai and add Ghee. Fry the Cashew nut until it gets golden color. Keep it aside. Fry the raisins and the dates similarly.
Making of Beetroot Halwa
  • Take a heavy bottom pan and add the Sugar and enough water so as the sugar is covered. Let the sugar melt and bring it into boil.
  • Add the grated Beetroot and mix it well. Let it cook until all the contents becomes thick. Cook it in the medium flame. It takes about 30 minutes.
Making of Beetroot Halwa
  • Add the fried items and Cardamom powder. Mix it well.
Making of Beetroot Halwa
  • Serve it warm. You can eat it with any Recipe. I love it with any Kuzhambu Rice.


  • You can keep the Halwa until 1 week at room temperature.
  • Do not close the vessel with lid when cooking to avoid overflow.

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