Beetroot Halwa

I and Abhishek love Gajar ka Halwa, we can literally have it any day. But, good carrots are not available all the year round. So what! Beetroots are 🙂 What started as a mere experiment, became our all time favorite. You won’t believe, my sweet jawed husband likes it even more than the gajar ka halwa now.



Here is what you need:

  • Beet root – 1 kg
  • Ricotta cheese or khoya – 250 gm
  • Milk – 500 ml
  • Sugar – 1 1/2 cups
  • Silvered almonds for garnishing


  1. Peel and grate the beetroots.
  2. Pressure cook to one whistle.
  3. Open the lid and let it cook for 15 minutes. Keep stirring to avoid burning.
  4. Add sugar and milk.
  5. Let it cook on medium flame for another 15-20 minutes or until the milk is absorbed.
  6. Add ricotta cheese and cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Garnish with silvered almonds and serve hot.

Sometimes the beets are not juicy enough and may taste more pungent. In such a case, taste the halwa and add sugar and milk. You can even add cream.

beet halwa

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