Beetroot Halwa with Vanilla Ice-cream

When everyone tries the regular carrot halwa, wouldn’t you want to go for something different?
Beets are one of my favorite vegetables, especially because of its color and the sweet taste that they are renowned for. Serving beetroot halwa with vanilla ice-cream is my staple party favorite, because you just need to make a little and serving it along with ice cream is always a hit. The redness of the beets makes it a point to stand out and add to the beauty of the dish.
So pick a few of them from your pantry, and make sure you have the below listed ingredients to begin with.

Makes about 20 scoops.

Grated beets – 4 cups
Butter – 2 tbsp
Cardamom pods – a few (4-5)
Cinnamon stick – 1
Nutmeg – 1
Milk – 2 cups
Sweetened Condensed Milk – as per taste
Sugar – if required (according to taste)
Mint leaves – to garnish

Step 1: Grate the beets. Microwave for 3 minutes to speed up the cooking process.

Step 2: Add the butter to a pan, and once its heated, drop the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and nutmeg.

Step 3: After a minute, add the grated beetroot. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, after which you could add the milk.

Step 4: Let the milk boil while the beets continue to soften and cook in the milk.

Step 5: After 5 minutes, add in the condensed milk.

Step 6: Cover and cook until most of the milk has evaporated and the halwa attains the required texture.

Serve hot with ice cream.


  • Remove the cardamom pods, cinnamon and nutmeg while serving.
  • You could use sugar instead of condensed milk.

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