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Beetroot Halwa


  • ½ cup finely grated unpeeled beetroot
  • ¼ tsp green cardamom powder
  • 10 cashew nuts/equivalent number of walnuts, soaked for 8 hours
  • 2 tsp water
  • ½ cup pitted soft black dates, ground between fingers or otherwise ground into a paste
  • 8-10 almonds, slivered


Steam the grated beetroot with cardamom powder, for about 5 minutes. Blend the cashew nuts or walnuts with the water to make a thick cream. Add this  and the ground dates to the steamed beetroot and mix very well. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with the slivered almonds. Chill before serving.


Substitute beetroot with carrot, pumpkin or bottle gourd. Substitute cashew nuts/ walnuts with coconut.

Serves 2


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