Beetroot Halva


Halva is one of the most delicious dishes you can make with beetroot.


  • 2 beetroot
  • 1 l milk
  • 3 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoon raisins
  • a small handful of cashew nuts, chopped
  • pinch of cardamom


Coarsely grate the beetroot. Place in a large, non-stick saucepan with the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until the milk has dried off. It will take more than an hour.

Add the caster sugar and 4 tbsp of butter and cook, stirring, for another 15-20 minutes to help the beetroot caramelise. It will turn a lovely, deep red colour.

Meanwhile, gently heat 1 tsp of unsalted butter in a pan, then fry all the raisins with the cashews and a pinch of ground cardamom until the nuts are lightly golden.

Stir into the halva. Taste, adjust the sugar and serve hot.


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