Beet is a superfood with excellent properties, here you have a easy and tasty recipe

Beetroot halwa is a slow cooked dessert made with grated beetroots, milk, sugar, cardamom and dry fruits. If you like Carrot Halwa, I am sure you will enjoy this one too.

Beet is a superfood with excellent properties, here you have a easy and tasty recipe

It is an excellent source of folic acid, as well as vitamin C and potassium. Specifically, 100 g cover a third of the daily needs of folic acid of an adult, a sixth of those of vitamin C and 8% of those of potassium and magnesium. It also contains a significant amount of phosphorus and hardly contributes calories (41 per 100 g).

Other nutrients that are found in non-negligible quantities are vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6, and the minerals iron and iodine. Many diseases can benefit from the consumption of beets.

It must be emphasized that beets do not cure anything by itself, but rather help prevention as a healthy food in the diet.

Beets are one of those vegetables that not everyone likes because of its characteristic flavor. But trust me, even if you don't like Beetroot, you are going to love this Halwa.

Beet is a superfood with excellent properties, here you have a tasty recipe / Pexels

Also, beetroot adds a beautiful deep pink color to this Halwa, making it even more attractive and unique. Beet Halwa can be savored when it is very hot or it can be savored when it is also slightly cooled.


500 grams beetroot or about 3 cups grated beets

3 cups full fat whole milk

6 tablespoon regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar - adjust as required

3 tablespoon ghee

5 to 6 green cardamom crushed and powdered finely in a mortar-pestle - or about ⅓ teaspoon cardamom powder

15 to 20 whole cashews

1 tablespoon golden raisins - optional


Rinse, peel and grate the beetroots. In a kadai or deep thick bottomed pan combine milk and grated beetroot.  On a low to medium flame, bring the whole mixture to a boil and then simmer.

Keep on stirring at intervals when the mixture comes to a boil and later simmers. The grated beetroots will cook in the milk and the milk will start to reduce and evaporate.

When the milk has 75% to 80% reduced, add the ghee, sugar to the halwa mixture. Stir well and continue to simmer and cook on a low flame.

Do keep on stirring the beetroot halwa in between. Towards the end, add the cashews, cardamom powder and raisins (if using) and simmer till all the milk is evaporated. Switch off the burner.

Serve beetroot halwa hot, warm or you can also serve it cold.

Arymel García

Editor of Passionate about nutrition and healthy living, I have been a content creator for 8 years.+ info

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