Monday, June 10, 2013

Beetroot and carrot Halwa

I used to make either carrot halwa or beetroot halwa, but this is the first time I tried the combination of both vegetables which are full of fiber and low calorie vegetables. Adding Beetroot to carrot halwa not only gave beautiful color to halwa but also made it more delicious. This halwa is so tasty, colorful and highly nutritious dessert. It is easy to make and tastes great.


Health Benefits of Beets And Carrots: 
Beetroots are richer in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and they contain nutrients like magnesium, sodium, potassium, manganese and vitamin C.
Naturally sweet, delicious and crunchy Carrots are among the popular root vegetables, rich in health benefiting compounds such as beta-carotenes, vitamin-A, minerals, potassium, thiamine fiber and anti-oxidants.


  • 1 cup grated Beetroot
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 4 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 2 cup whole Milk (full cream milk)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or khoya/mawa)(optional)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (add it accordingly)
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom powder
  • 5-6 saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon blanched almonds
  • 1 tablespoon broken cashew nuts
  • 15-20 raisins

  1. Heat 2 tablespoon of ghee or butter in a heavy bottom pan, add broken cashew nuts, fry it to golden brown, take out and keep aside.
  2. In the same remaining ghee, add grated carrot and beetroot and sauté them for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. (or you can cook grated carrots and beetroot with milk in pressure cooker, it will take less time to cook)
  3. Then add milk,stir and cook on medium heat till the moisture almost dries up.
  4. Add heavy cream/ khoya and sugar, mix well and cook till it thickens again about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add saffron, cardamom powder, fried cashew nuts and raisins. Mix well.
  6. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of ghee and stir fry for few seconds. (this step is optional)
  7. Garnish it with Blanched almonds.
  8. Serve hot, or refrigerate it and serve chilled. Eat the way you love it, Enjoy!
  • You can use pressure cooker as it is easy and faster to prepare.
  • You can make just beetroot halwa using the same recipe.
  • You can make this halwa Sugar free by adding 3/4 cup of chopped dates instead of sugar and the taste will be like as halwa prepared using sugar.
  • Add sugar according to your taste.

Sending this Recipe to Archana's Kitchen - Summer Fiesta Food Event

Linking this entry to Sowmya's Event Authentic Indian sweets

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