Beet carrot burfi with dates molasses



Two roots in one Carrot and Beetroot with a nutty taste of coconut. Sugar free with a hearty dates molasses. A flavoursome burfi presenting as part of Navaratri

Yields-12-15 pieces
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time-35-45 minutes


  • Grated beetroot-4medium
  • Grated carrot-2
  • Desiccated coconut-1/2cup
  • Dates molasses- 1/2cup
  • Low fat Milk-1cup
  • Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
  • Almond flakes-2tbsp
  • Chopped pista-2tbsp
  • Unsalted Olive spread/butter-2tbsp+for greasing


  • Place milk in a thick bottomed pan and let it boil on a low flame for 10-15minutes. (this step is to slightly thicken the milk or alternatively can substitute with whole milk)
  • Heat the olive spread/butter in other pan add in grated beetroot, carrot and saute for 6-8minutes/until it get a bit dry.
  • Now add in the boiled milk and keep stirring till beetroot, carrot gets cooked well.
  • As the mixture thicken add dates molasses, coconut and mix well.
  • Continue to cook on a medium high flame with continuous stirring.
  • Once the moisture out from the mixture and starts to thicken. Add in cardamom powder and turn off the flame.
  • Grease a 6x6inch/any tray and transfer the mixture and using the back of the spatula spread evenly and top with almonds and pistachios.
  • Once it comes to room temperature, put the tray in the fridge and let it set for 2-3hours to cut into pieces or just enjoy as halwa before setting


  • Carrot is optional, just beetroot alone can be used.
  • Milk and dates molasses can be substituted with condensed milk for the richness.
  • Sweet taste can be altered as per the sweet tooth.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 29, 2014, in Indian, Sweets and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. They look absolutely lovey Chitra, more like halwa in a totally new version!!!! Awesome 🙂


  2. Looks like a healthy snack/dessert option which I love 🙂


  3. What a delicious combination!


  4. Looks terrific Chits ❤


  5. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  6. Love the addition of coconut.. Yummy burfi with vibrant color


  7. This looks really yummy! Do you think cashews could be a substitute for pista? I’m not sure where I could find pista in my area. 🙂


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