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Monday, August 16, 2021

Beetroot Halwa/ Chukandar Ka Halwa

Halwa is a sweet pudding recipe and it is mostly made from flour, semolina, lentils and veggies like carrot, pumpkin, black carrot  and bottle guard. 

We can also make it with beetroot. 

Beetroot Halwa is a delicious fudge like pudding made from grated beetroot and for sweetness we can use honey or jaggery, flavored with cardamom powder.  Beetroot Halwa is a quick and healthy dessert. 

Beetroot is a root vegetable which is also known as red beet, garden beet or beet. 

Beetroot is packed with nutrients. It is great source of fiber, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C.

Beetroot has been gaining is popularity as a super Food.

Beetroot can be used in various dishes like sabji, salad, paratha, chop, cutlet and Kebabas. 

I also made paniyaram using beetroot. 

Preparation Time:-10 minutes 

Cooking Time:- 15 minutes 

Serves:-  4

Recipe Type:- Dessert 

Author:- Hem Lata Srivastava 


  1. Beetroot 1/2 Kg
  2. Sugar 2tbsp
  3. Desi ghee 1tbsp
  4. Mawa 100gm
  5. Cardamom powder 1tsp
  6. Pinch of salt 
  7. Full cream milk 1cup
  8. Chopped nuts 2tsp
  9. Pistachio for garnish

Recipe procedur:- 

  1. Peel and wash the beetroot properly and then grate it.
  2. Add grated beetroot and milk to a heavy bottomed pan, mix and cook until all the milk gets absorbed. 
  3. Heat ghee in a non  stick pan add cooked beetroot, sugar, cardamom powder salt and nuts mix well .
  4. As all the moisture evaporates add grated mawa mix , cook another two to three minutes. 
  5. Switch off the gas.
  6. Garnish with pistachio sarve hot or cool.


  1. Here I used full cream milk you can use tond milk. 
  2. You can also skip the milk and mawa.
  3. Besides mawa you can use milk powder. 
  4. Sugar can be add as per your taste.


  1. I've never tried nor tasted halwa with beets. This is totally new to me and looks delicious!! woulf love to try!! another good way to use beetroot in this way!!

  2. I am so fond of beets but never tried it's halwa. Your easy to do recipe is prompting me to try it out. Beautifully explained and clicked.

  3. The colour of this halwa is so beautiful. I will have to try it without the mawa as it is hard to get here. How much milkpowder do I add?

  4. Beetroot halwa is in my wishlist since long but never got a chance to try this. Today after reading your easy & well explained recipe, thinking of going for it soon.

  5. I always love to make beetroot halwa in winters, as it gives so much warmth. Your halwa looks so delicious and how I wish I could grab a bowl from screen.

    Lata Lala

  6. Beetroot halwa looks so attractive and I am sure it must be delectable. Beautiful capture

  7. Hema I love making beetroot halwa. Not only is it colourful but so delicious. Like your idea of adding khoya. I will try that next time.

  8. Beetroot is my favourite veg. I have so many beet recipes I cant even count. This one is yet on my to do list. You have an easy recipe. Will bookmark for later!

  9. Wow, what a colorful, healthy and delicious halwa this is. Never used beets to make halwa - this looks amazing.

  10. I love beetroot in my raitas and desserts. This beetroot halwa looks so delightful with that gorgeous color.

  11. I would make this over and over again just for the gorgeous color of the beets. I have my fall batch of beets on the ground and can't wait to make them again with the fresh beets.

  12. This beetroot halwa is quite a unique recipe. I am tempted to try out this colorful and nutritious halwa. The method is somewhat similar to that of gajar ka halwa.