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Beetroot Halwa

This creamy, rich dessert is made with four main ingredients – beetroot, milk , ghee and sugar.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins


  • 1 kg beetroot
  • 500 mLs milk
  • ¼ cup jaggery you may replace it with sugar
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • Small pinch cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp cashew chopped, for garnish
  • 2 tbsp almonds chopped, for garnish


  • Wash the beetroot thoroughly and peel them. Grate them using a food processor or box grater
  • Heat a thick bottom pan or skillet and add 1 tbsp ghee
  • In the same pan, add the grated beetroot and fry for 5-6 minutes, until it starts to wrinkle
  • Add milk and bring to boil. Simmer and cook beetroot in milk
  • Stir occasionally and continue cooking until the milk almost dries up. This takes 45-50 minutes
  • Add sugar or jaggery and stir. Cook for another 10-15 minutes until the sugar dissolves completely and the halwa starts to thicken up
  • Add the remaining ghee and mix well. Increase flame to dry out any excess liquid
  • Add the cardamom powder and chopped nuts. Mix well.
  • Serve warm
Nutrition Facts
Beetroot Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 279mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 76IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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