Monday, February 13, 2012

Beetroot Halwa

Wish you and your loved ones A Very happy Valentine's Day!

I have prepared this Indian delicacy couple of times for pot luck here for people who are new to Indian food and they definitely were shocked to see beetroot in a dessert. But they really enjoyed it to the core. They had a scoop of warm beetroot halwa along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and I should say it is a divine combination.

This recipe is a no brainer. You cannot go wrong with the preparation. The more ingredients like condensed milk or kova you add , the more delicious it gets. But, even with just milk, you end up with a very delicious indian dessert. You can use the same preparation with carrots too.

  1. Beetroot - 4 cups Grated
  2. Milk - 2 and 1/2 cups
  3. Sugar - 1 and 1/4 cups or depending on how sweet the beetroots are
  4. Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Ghee - 1 tablespoon / More if you wish

  1. Grate the beetroots using a food chopper or grater.
  2. In a  wide non-stick pan, add the grated beetroots and milk.
  3. Let it cook until the beetroots becomes tender and soft. Scrape the sides of the pan regularly to mix in all the goodness of the reduced milk. Add more milk if needed. Before adding sugar, the mix should not be very loose. It should be in the consistency of kova.
  4. Now add sugar and ghee and mix it well . Adding sugar will loosen the consistency.Simmer it.I usually leave it until it reaches the kova consistency again. Just the perfect consistency for any halwa.
  5. Finally  mix in freshly ground cardamom powder and remove from heat.
Serve it warm with powdered nuts.


  1. Wishing you as well a very happy valentine day. The beetroot halwa looks simply WOW!

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. wow!!tempting halwa...once i have tried this halwa...happy valentineday!

  3. halwa looks delicious and very tempting.... happy valentine's Day :)

  4. Happy valentine's day..the halwa looks scrumptious with a fabulous vibrant colour.

  5. yummy halwa dear......luks so temting n attractive...

  6. colorful and perfect recipe for valentine's day !!!

  7. Very colorful n delicious,yum yum halwa!!
    Happy Valentines day,dear!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  8. One of my fav halwa,looks yumm..

  9. Happy Valentine's day.. look gorgeous..


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