Sweet Potato Halwa

Sweet Potato Halwa  is one of the favorite  Indian Sweet Dish recipe , very delicious , mouth watering , healthy and very easy to prepare. Sweet Potato Halwa makes a great dessert for an Indian meal. Sweet Potato Halwa can be prepared  for any festive occasion. It can be had whenever you crave for something sweet and would like it to be relatively healthier.  But this halwa is mostly had during religious fasts or vrath in  North India.

Sweet Potato Halwa  can be made with jaggery or sugar. We have the version with jaggery here to make more healthier.  It is too healthy as sweet Potato are soooo nutritious.  Sweet Potato is very high in fiber and rich in Vitamin a and Vitamin C and so enhances the immunity in the body.

Enjoy the recipe and do not forget to see my food blog on weekends. It is free for you all, but would mean a lot to me.

Preparation time  – 10 minutes

Cooking time  – 15 minutes

Total time  –  25 minutes

Serves  –  6 to 7 persons

Ingredients :-

  • 2 cups  sweet potato  mashed
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 1/2  to 2 cups jaggery powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 to 5 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
Sweet Potato Halwa served in a bowl.
Sweet Potato Halwa

Method :-

Wash the sweet potato nicely and steam on medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes.

Allow the sweet potato to cool down and take off the peel on the potato.

Then grate the sweet potato through a grater and keep aside.

Heat water in a vessel and add in jaggery powder and boil nicely till the jaggery melts.

Then strain out the syrup through a strainer and filter all the dust particles.

Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a non stick pan and add in grated sweet potato and stir nicely to roast the sweet potato.

Stir constanly till nice aroma comes and becomes slightly  thick.

Then put in fresh coconut and  give a nice mix once.

Then sauté the sweet for a minute and add in hot jaggery syrup and mix constantly.

When the halwa becomes thick add the remaining ghee and give nice mix.

When halwa starts to leave the sides of the kadai adding cardamom powder and mix once.

Switch off the flame and serve the hot  and tasty Sweet Potato Halwa  .

Garnish the Halwa with fresh coconut , cashewnuts and ghee.

Sweet Potato Haiwa unmolded and served garnished with fresh grated coconut and cashewnuts and also haiwa is served as it in another bowl.
Sweet Potato Halwa

Tips :-

  • Do not over cook the sweet potato.
  • Always steam the sweet Potato  to avoid over cooking.
  • You may add any nut if you wish, but this halwa tastes good even with out nuts.
  • You may prepare this halwa with sugar also
  • I have taken 500 gms of sweet potato approximately.

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