Delicious Indian Traditional Beetroot Pudding from Gujarat. Authentic Recipe of Chukandar Halwa.

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Things to know about Chukandar Halwa Recipe

Chukandar Halwa is a delicious Indian dessert that originates from the state of Gujarat. It is rich, has a thick and glossy texture, and has the beautiful red colour of beetroot.

The Indian Traditional Beetroot Pudding from Gujarat – Chukandar Halwa is generally prepared during celebrations and feats. Chukandar means beetroot and the meaning of Halwa is pudding. It is a slow-cooked dessert. Its preparation involves combining grated beetroot, sugar, and milk. Since beetroot is naturally sweet, therefore less amount of sugar is added to it, making it a healthier option for dessert. The beautiful red colour makes this dessert loved by the children. Dry fruits and nuts enhance the taste and add crunch to the caramelly taste of this dish. If you have leftover beetroots at home, Chukandar Halwa is the best dish to prepare out of it. You would be surprised how a few beetroots can be transformed into a tasteful bowl of hot Chukandar Halwa.

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Authentic Recipe of Chukandar Halwa. Delicious Indian Traditional Beetroot Pudding from Gujarat.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: चुकंदर हलवा
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Main Cooking Method Slow Cooked
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes


Servings 4 Servings
Calories / Serving 364 kcal


  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Beetroot
  • 3 cups Whole Milk / Full-Fat Milk / Full-Cream Milk
  • 6 tbsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Clarified Butter Ghee
  • 1/3 tsp Ground Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tbsp Raisin
  • 15 units Cashew


  • Rinse the beetroots, peel them and finely grate them. Set it aside.
  • In a thick-bottomed pan, add milk. Add in the grated beetroot and combine well.
  • Keep the flame low to medium and let the mixture heat.
  • Once it starts to boil, bring it down to simmer and keep stirring at regular intervals.
  • As the beetroot cooks, milk will start to reduce. Once 80% of the milk is reduced, add the clarified butter and sugar. Stir well.
  • Once all the milk is evaporated, and the mixture reaches a thick and glossy consistency, add cardamom powder, cashews and raisins.
  • Your Indian Traditional Beetroot Pudding from Gujarat – Chukandar Halwa is ready. Serve it hot.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 169mgPotassium: 739mgFiber: 4gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 1mg
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