Beetroot Halva

My son used to love eating boiled beets and would eat nothing but just beets for lunch and dinner!!!!  Though these days he cant stand beets anymore.. guess he has eaten enough of it already 🙂 Well I thought of trying this halva and guess what he is back to eating beets!!!!


  • 1 kg Beetroot, grated 
  • 1 lit Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee 
  • 250 gms Mava, grated (also called Khoa- concentrated milk solid, readily available in Indian Grocery store)
  • 1- 1/2 cup Brown sugar (can use white sugar, adjust sweetness as per your taste)
  • Rasins and chopped Nuts for garnishing

How To:

  • Heat a deep pan, add ghee, grated beetroot and milk. Mix well, cover and cook on medium flame for about 15 mins stirring occasionally in between.
  • Remove the lid and cook for about 30 mins, stirring occasionally so that it does not stick to the pan.
  • Add grated mava and sugar, mix well and cook for about 30 mins on medium-low heat till the halva looses all its moisture and is completely dried up.
  • Garnish it with Rasins and chopped nuts.


  • Towards the end of the cooking process due to lack of moisture halva will stick to the pan, so you will need to stir it more often and also reduce the heat to low.
  • You will know that it is done when the halva leaves the sides of the pan forming a big lump and will be totally dry.
  • Halva becomes less sweet the next day so adjust sweetness per your requirements.


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