Chocolate Beetroot Brownies



While almost all Indian schools started yesterday, I had some respite of not having to send the girls to school for a week more. I am feeling really relieved of having got an extended holiday from having to wake up really early on a weekday and bang my head over what to pack in their boxes. πŸ˜€ Five days isn’t much of a long time, but still… any small break is definitely welcome, since this is going to be the case for the next three months, InShaAllah…


And talking about the weather, we are back to getting hot. The rains have stopped and the winters have moved on. The mornings and evenings are still good, though a little humid, but the afternoons are getting a bit unbearable. The summers have to come in, isn’t it? So let’s get to having a lot of fluid and keeping ourselves hydrated to the maximum… πŸ™‚




I have already baked with beetroot before, here and here, and I have loved the outcome a lot! Beetroot gives a beautiful moistness to your bake and moreover nobody will ever make out that you have used it. Β When I found this recipe, I knew I had to make it and wasn’t disappointed at all. The result was a dense, fudgey brownie that screamed brownie. Can you see the hint of redness in the brownies? I would have loved to call this as red velvet brownies due to that tinge. πŸ˜€ The only change I made to the recipe was to add beetroot puree instead of grated beetroot – it was a lazy modification too! πŸ˜‰ – so I had to bake slightly longer to get the texture. Yet, who is complaining? I must say this was so good that I urge you to try them if you have some beetroot puree languishing in the fridge, or make some fresh one ASAP… Off to the recipe…




5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rafeeda


  • 75 gm butter
  • 100 gm dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup beetroot puree
  • 3/4 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a square brownie pan and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Turn down the heat, add the chocolate and sugar and mix till chocolate melts and the sugar melts. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Break in an egg at a time and whisk well. Once all eggs are added, the mixture becomes glossy.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and fold in till most.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 25 minutes till the top is firm.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool completely on a rack before slicing and serving.

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  1. Woooow!!????????That’s amazing would like to taste it!!Yes that reddish brownish color is superb ????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shazia… πŸ™‚

  2. Ain’t the combo of beetroot and chocolate brilliant? Yours looks great!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  3. I had this sudden crave for brownies on Friday after seeing a blogger’s brownie cake recipe! But the supermarket had no chocolate not even in chips form. So we picked that packaged brownies that I shared. WE loved it and it is addictive. and now this…:-D I won’t mind even if it has beet taste – as I love the earthy flavour! looks so gorgeous Raf! Talking about the weather – it is getting humid here! πŸ™

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      If you want me to be frank, I don’t like store bought brownies, not even the ones cafes sell, they are too dry and too sweet to my liking… whatever I have made with my hands, I have loved them all the time… πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Fami…

  4. The addition of beetroot along with coco powder actually brings out the best taste and color.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Deepa…

  5. 5 stars
    I am having this sudden urge to have a look ugran Rafee.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Meenamma…

  6. cant imagine theres beetroot lurking in there.looks yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nammi…

  7. Exotic. I ve a big list of bookmarked recipes from the BST. Will try one at a time.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Always lavish with your comments… Thank you Tuma sweetheart…

  8. never tried beetroot for baking…looks good

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Amrita…

  9. Looks so yummy, love the color

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

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