North Indian Dessert - Shakarkandi (Sweet potato) Halwa

40 Mins Cook Time, Three Servings

Native to America, sweet potato is grown as an underground tuber and contain a wealth of nutrients and health benefits. Delicious in taste, they can be consumed in a variety of ways such as boiled, baked, steamed or fried.

Raw sweet potato is a storehouse of water (77%), carbohydrates (20.1%), protein, fibre and minerals. Rich source of vitamins such as Vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and Vitamin E, they also house beneficial plant compounds such as beta carotene, chlorogenic acid, anthocyanins and coumarin. Abundant in essential minerals such as iron and magnesium, sweet potatoes are a preferred choice during fasting as well.

Sweet potato is a nutritious root vegetable that can be relished as a chaat or as a Halwa. It is rich in Vitamin A that nourishes you during the fasting and festive days.


2 large boiled Sweet Potatoes

8 tablespoons of Ghee

½ teaspoon of Cardamom Powder

4 tablespoons of Sugar

Pinch of Saffron

10-12 Cashewnuts halved


Kadai, Spoon

Step By Step Method

  1. Mash the boiled sweet potatoes.

  2. Heat Ghee in a Kadai, stir fry the cashew nuts till golden brown and keep aside.

  3. Now stir fry the mashed sweet potatoes for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the sugar and again stir fry for another 5 minutes.

  5. Mix in the cardamom powder.

  6. Now add the saffron and give it a good mix.

  7. Continue cooking the halwa on low flame for another 10-12 minutes till the ghee leaves the sides of the halwa.

  8. Stir in the golden roasted cashew nuts and serve either hot or cold.

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