Monday, April 5, 2010

Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot Halwa is one of my all time favorite recipe and there is a lot of childhood memories associated with this dessert. Hence I have decided to post it as my first recipe in this new space. I am new to blogging and am eagerly looking forward to make friends in the cyber and blogging world.

Beetroot halwa has been a favorite in my family. My Mom makes this on festive occasions. It has a wonderful aroma and it tastes great with no artificial colors. I was never a great fan of beetroot  especially due to its overpowering earthy smell. But I am at loss for words when it comes to this halwa. As the halwa cooks beets flavors change to a rich sweet aroma that makes it so appetizing. I guess it is the combined flavor of beets, condensed milk and ghee that makes it so unique. The recipe that my mom gave me was with whole milk, but here I used a short cut with condensed milk. It is quick and easy to make and will be an instant hit especially for potluck parties.You can also try the same recipe with carrots.


Beetroot washed, peeled and grated- 500-600 grams

Milk- 3/4 cup

Condensed milk- 1/2 tin

Sugar - 100 grams

Cardamon - 1/2 tsp

Ghee - 3 tsp

Cashew, Raisin and Badam for garnishing.

Take a heavy bottom pan and when hot pour two tsp of ghee and roast the grated beetroot in a very low flame for about 8-10 minutes or till the beetroot is half done.

Next add milk cover and cook the beetroot till it is soft and can be easily mashed. Sugar and condensed milk should be added only in this stage. Let the mixture simmer till all the liquid is evaporated.

Add ghee and cardamon and stir continuously till the mixture leaves the edges of the pan. Geese a plate with two or three drops of ghee and transfer the halwa and let it cool a bit. Garnish with cashew, Rasins and Badam.

Try it...

 Hope you all will enjoy!!!


  1. mouthwatering recipe.... o god iam not able to controll.. wil try this recipe soon.......

  2. Thanks happy to know that you liked visit often.


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