Chukandar Halwa ~ Beetroot Milk Sweet

Some people come and go in your life and are not meant to be there, even if it is your wish. How much ever you try to cling to them, they will slide off throu13007380_10105189197708077_5671745914565503937_nPingh the middle of your fingers when the time comes. There are two ways of taking it – either buckle up under the pressure of losing them or taking the matter in your own stride and moving on. There were times when I used to wonder, why do people leave and go, and what did I do wrong that they had to leave me and go. I guess, with passage of time, age and experiences, we tend to see each and every happening in your life on a much larger perspective and give it a holistic look, rather than only from your shoes. This learning does not happen overnight – it takes its own time to teach yourself.

I don’t know if it can be termed at “maturity” but maybe it is close to it. All we can do is to leave the past where it is and carry along with us, the good lessons they taught us. After all, every single human being who crosses our path in the journey of life teaches us something or the other, that helps in our development as a person. If somebody has taught you to “be the best of what you can be”, I guess that is the most valuable lesson you can learn. That statement has such power that before you criticize somebody else, you end up looking at yourself and telling, “Am I perfect enough to criticize them?” This, to me, is what we all need to look to be doing… It will help us get out of the shackles of the constant thought about what others will think about us, and if others would believe rumours about us…

It’s been ages since I have written so much, kind of makes myself happy… ๐Ÿ˜€ Sharing with you a halwa I totally love, after the Gajar Halwa, of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰ After seeing this halwa online, I was bombarded with many questions – would beetroot taste muddy in a halwa was my first doubt! ๐Ÿ˜€ But after starting my escapades with beetroot, I have grown to love this vegetable, though not love it so much that it can overtake my love for potatoes. Hehe… Coming back to the point, the technique used in this halwa is no different from gajar halwa. You need to stir fry the beetroot till the raw smell and taste is gone. Once the halwa is done, it gives such a beautiful color and the beetroot totally melts in the mouth, just the way I like it… If you have to impress guests or even your own people at home, do try this… I am sure they will fall head over heels for it, just like HD did! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Beetroot Halwa

Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 400 gm beetroot
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • For garnish:
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 5 cashews crushed
  • 5 almonds crushed
  • 5 shelled pistachios crushed


  • Peel and grate the beetroot.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the grated beetroot and saute it for at least 15 minutes till the raw smell is gone. This step is very important in order to not have the raw taste.
  • Add in the milk and give a stir. Close the cooker and cook for three whistles on low flame. Switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the lid and switch on the flame. Add the cardamom and continue to cook, stirring occasionally till the mixture thickens and the milk dries up.
  • Add the sugar and cook for a further five minutes. Switch off the flame.
  • Heat ghee in a little saucepan and fry the nuts. Put into the prepared halwa. Serve warm or cold, as per liking! I love it warm...

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  1. Beetroot halwa sure is a most delicious dessert. I especially love to read the introduction you give it to your post every time.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sathya…

  2. I use up my leftover beet halwa by making sweet sanwich for breakfast or as snack…it’s yum.. totally agree with you all halwas are next to carrot halwa

    1. I am seeing someone like me LOL! Lovely recipe and give me a hi- five. I love Beets halwa. Well done Sweets. Next time I make this, I ll try adding more milk to mine.

      1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

        I never knew this could be put into toast… That’s nice! Hehe… Thank you so much Nisa and Sowmya…

  3. Lovely bright color..looks yummy..And loved that bowl too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. look at the colour …I loved it totally…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Amrita…

  5. Drooling halwa!!!my mom makes best beetroot halwa and is a favourite at moms place.the height of fondness is my brother and his family has it even rolled in dosas too for breakfast,but unfortunately the folks at my place don’t liked it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nusrath… thankfully it was well received…

  6. Interesting recipe Rafeeda, looks delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Rani…

  7. Using pressure cooker is smart idea.. I have made similar ones but now I am thinking pressure cooker would have made it quicker and better! Beets are my fav, I can even eat it raw! ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      You know I am lazy and I want thinks to finish up very quick! ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks a lot Fami…

  8. Lovely bright color, looks so yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

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