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Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe

Sweet potato halwa recipe or shakarkandi halwa recipe is one of the simplest dessert recipes. No Masterchef skills are required to prepare this yummy dessert. Only hard work here is to stir it continuously. You can prepare sweet potato halwa for fastings as well as for any festive occasion.

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Sweet Potato Halwa recipe

Preparation time: 30 Mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe:

  1. Boiled Sweet potato - 500 gms
  2. Ghee - 2 tbsp or more
  3. Milk(Full fat) - 250 ml
  4. Jaggery - to taste
  5. Cardamon - 4-5
  6. Dry fruits - handful

Sweet potato halwa recipe:

1. Boil peel and mash sweet potatoes.
2. Heat ghee in a pan.
3. Add mashed potatoes. Saute them for about 2 mins.
4. Add a little milk. Keep on stirring.
5. Add grated jaggery and mix it well. If you want to use sugar instead of jaggery then you can use sugar.
Note: If your jaggery is not dry at room temperature then don't add it now. Add it after adding dry fruits. Otherwise, milk will curdle.
6. Add more milk. 
7. Keep on stirring. This is the only step in Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe that demands some patience.
8. Add cardamom. Mix it well until it reaches this consistency that you want for sweet potato halwa.
10. Mix grated dry fruits and nuts. I have used cashews and almonds and raisins. You can add pistachios or dates or any dry fruit of your choice.  
12. Sweet potato halwa is ready. You can serve it hot or you can store it to serve with milk. Mix one table spoon of halwa with hot milk. It tastes amazing in both the ways.


How to prepare Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe (Step by step photos):

1. Boil peel and mash sweet potatoes.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

2. Heat ghee in a pan. You can add more ghee if you want. It will taste goodπŸ˜‹

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Ghee in pan

3. Add mashed potatoes. Saute them for about 2 mins.

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Saute of Mashed Potatoes in Ghee

4. Add a little milk. Keep on stirring.

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Milk Added

5. Add grated jaggery and mix it well.  If you want to use sugar instead of jaggery then you can use sugar. 
Note: If your jaggery is not dry at room temperature then don't add it now. Add it after adding dry fruits. Otherwise, milk will curdle.

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Grated Jaggery Added

6. Add more milk. 

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More Milk Added

7. Keep on stirring. This is the only step in Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe that demands some patience.

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Mixture Stirred Well

8. Add cardamom. 

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Cardamom Added

9. Mix it well until it reaches this consistency that you want for sweet potato halwa.

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Thickening of Halwa Started

10. Mix grated dry fruits sand nuts. I have used cashews and almonds. You can add pistachios or dates or any dry fruit of your choice.

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Dry Fruits Added

11. Add resins. 

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Resins Added

12. Sweet potato halwa is ready. You can serve it hot or you can store it to serve with milk. Mix one table spoon of halwa with hot milk. It tastes amazing in both the ways.

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Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe Complete




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