Beetroot Halwa for Toddlers and Kids


beetroot halwa for toddlers and kids

Have you tried the beetroot carrot soup for your baby? One fine day I tried giving plain beetroot puree to my baby, but she refused to have it even one spoon. I didn’t want to waste the beetroot puree. It was then the idea of making beetroot halwa came to my mind.

I made Beetroot halwa with the puree and it was an instant hit with my daughter who declined the same beetroot puree before. We can’t judge our babies isn’t?. Well let’s see the benefits of beetroot for babies , kids and adults first.

Benefits of Beetroot for Babies and Kids:

  • Rich in fiber and prevents constipation
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Increases brain activity and development
  • Excellent source of folic acid

How to Make Beetroot Halwa for Toddlers and Kids?

beetroot halwa for toddlers and kids

Though I have made this beetroot halwa with sugar, you can replace it with jaggery. The thickening agent in this halwa is split yellow moong dal instead of the maida.

Wash and clean a large beetroot. Add split yellow moong dal and pressure cook till its well cooked and mushy. Once cooled mash it well.

Heat ghee in a pan and add the mashed betroot moong dal mix. Add dry fruits powder, sugar and ghee. Mix till the mixture starts coming off the sides of the pan and gets a halwa consistency.

Yummy reddish beetroot halwa is ready to be served!

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Beetroot Halwa for Toddlers and Kids
  • Beetroot - 1 big
  • Dry fruits powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Spilt yellow moong dal – 2 tablespoon
  • Ghee - 3 to 4 teaspoons
  • Sugar – ½ the amount of beetroot
  1. Pressure cook both beetroot and moong dal for 5 whistles or till its cooked well. Mash when it is cooled.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and add the beetroot moong dal mash
  3. Add dry fruits powder, sugar and ghee
  4. Once the mixture starts coming off the edges, switch OFF the heat
1. You can replace sugar with jaggery
2. Dry fruits powder is optional
Please try out this tasty and yummy beetroot halwa for your toddler. I am sure he/ she will like it.

About Author

Yamuna, mommy to 2 yr old Tejaswini & 6 month old Pragalya, loves to cook, write and believes good health comes from good eating habits. Eat natural is her mantra. Watch out for her home based traditional recipes and remedies.


  1. Hi Sangeetha,
    First of all , m a big follower of ur blog. Whatever info i need for my baby food i get it here. I just love ur site. Thanks a lot dear for helping us by providing valuable information. You couldnt even believe how much u’re helping us. Being mother of twins and in nuclear familty , I’ve lot of questions sometimes on baby food. butU clear all of them. Hats off to u dear 🙂

  2. Wow !!! I have tried carrot halwa but with beetroot never ….a great idea of giving beetroot for toddlers.will try it out .a useful recipe Yamuna

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