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Beetroot Halwa or Chukandar Ka Halwa Recipe

Traditional Indian halwa or pudding made with grated beetroots, milk, sugar, cardamom and nuts. Recipe with step by step photos and video.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 cups Grated Beetroots
  • 2 cups Milk boiled and cooled
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 15 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 tbsp Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Sliced Almonds
  • 3/4 cup Sugar


  • Wash, peel and grate beetroots and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and fry the almonds and cashews until light golden color.
  • Then add raisins to it and continue roasting until golden color.
  • Remove the nuts from the ghee and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add the grated beetroots and saute for about 5-6 minutes or until the raw smell disappears. 
  • Pour milk and cook over a high flame until milk evaporates. It may take 10 – 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. 
  • Now add sugar and cardamom powder and combine.
  • Keep stirring over a medium flame until it forms a mass and leaving the sides of the pan.
  • This will thicken more as it cools.
  • Add fried nuts and combine.
  • Serve!



Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1.5mg