Beetroot Halwa Recipe (With Vegan Option)

Sweet halwa with dates and no sugar

Gauravi Vinay
Beetroot Halwa Recipe (With Vegan Option)
1639 ratings.

Beetroot Halwa Recipe is a healthy twist to halwa recipe. Halwa is one of the popular forms of Indian sweet recipe. This beet halwa is a great option when you have sweet cravings when there are no festivals around. This halwa has less added sweetness since the beetroot itself is a vegetable with sweet taste but lesser calories. Top Healthy Beetroot Halwa Recipe (With Vegan Option) with pistachios and enjoy either warm or chilled, for a yummy dessert.

If you like this recipe, here are more halwa recipes to try

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  2. Doodhi Halwa Recipe (Bottle Gourd Halwa)
  3. Atte Ka Halwa Recipe (Whole Wheat Flour Halwa with Khoya)
  4. Moong Dal Halwa Recipe (A Low Calorie Version)

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

60 M


2 Servings


  • 2 cups Beetroot , grated
  • 2-3 teaspoons Ghee , or extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , freshly ground 
  • 1-1/2 Almond Milk (Badam Milk) , or coconut milk (freshly extracted)
  • 8 Pistachios , blanched and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Dates , (adjust), soaked in warm water for 20 min

How to make Beetroot Halwa Recipe (With Vegan Option)

  1. To prepare Beetroot Halwa Recipe (With Vegan Option), soak dates in hot water for 20 minutes, drain excess water into a bowl and grind this into a smooth paste by using the same soaking liquid if you need to add.

  2. In a thick bottomed pan, heat the Ghee/coconut oil, and saute grated beets for 3-5 minutes or until fragrant.

  3. Now add almond milk/milk/coconut milk and cook covered until all the liquid evaporates, stirring in between on low heat, if unattended it can easily catch the bottom. This should take between 8-12 minutes.

  4. Now add the date paste and cardamom powder, mix well until combined and cook on low heat till it all comes together and excess moisture is absorbed, 5-8 minutes approximately.

  5. Top Beetroot Halwa Recipe (With Vegan Option) with pistachios and enjoy either warm or chilled.