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Beetroot Halwa


The other day when I saw beetroot at cheap price, I was tempted to buy more than needed. 😛  So other than making Poriyals and soups I casually goggled and found this halwa recipe. Similar to Gajar Halwa this one is a sure shot keeper as its more nutritious and healthier. I just pressure cooked with minimal ingredients and Viola, the halwa is ready. This one takes much lesser time and ghee than Gajar ka Halwa. Apt for people who want to diet and have a sweet tooth. 🙂


Here goes the recipe.


Beetroots: 3 medium sized grated thick or thin

Sugar: 3-4 tbsp (Check Notes)

Ghee: 1 tbsp

Milk: ¼- ½ cup

Cashews, Raisins: 1 tbsp

To Garnish:

Almonds: 1 tbsp


  1. Heat a heavy bottom pan or pressure cooker, add ghee cashews, raisins. Fry golden brown.
  2. Add the beetroots and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add milk and sugar, and bring it to boil.
  4. Pressure cook on medium flame for 2 whistles.
  5. Once pressure releases, open and simmer till its semi dry.
  6. Garnish with almond slices.
  7. Serve hot/ cold.



Add milk as needed, if the beetroots are juicy add little milk and cook. If you add all milk it will take more time to simmer.

Stays good for 3-4 days if refrigerated.



Hi This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say “there’s always scope of better”. I like to follow that. I believe there’s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. 🙂 Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

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