Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa | How to make Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa

By Tikuli Dogra  |  9th Jul 2016  |  
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  • Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa, How to make Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa
Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwaby Tikuli Dogra
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    4

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About Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa

A favourite sweet from childhood. I love sweet potato in every form and this delicious halwa was much preferred over the traditional Aalu (potato) halwa because of its delicate taste and nutrition. The sweetness of shakarkand brings out a beautiful flavour and aroma to this traditional dessert. It is also made during fasting days as a faraal.

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Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa

Ingredients to make Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa

  • Sweet Potatoes – 2-3 Medium size (1 cup boiled/mashed)
  • Sugar – (depends on the sweetness of sweet potato so add accordingly)
  • Ghee ( clarified butter) – 3-4 tablespoon
  • Green Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Shredded Almonds or Cashewnuts for garnish

How to make Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa

  1. Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and do not have any cracks, bruises or soft spots.
  2. Wash them clean and boil till they become soft. You can steam, microwave or pressure cook them too (3-4 whistles).
  3. Once they are tender, take them out in a plate and peel.
  4. Mash and keep aside.
  5. In a thick bottom pan heat ghee (clarified butter).
  6. Add mashed sweet potatoes to the hot ghee and stir.
  7. Let it cook on low-medium heat till the rawness is gone and a nice aroma begins to float from it.
  8. Add cardamom powder and saute some more. I saute it till it gives a slightly toasted aroma.
  9. At this point stir in the sugar. Do taste the shakarkand to adjust the sugar. Mix well.
  10. Cook it on low heat till it becomes nice golden brown.
  11. Keep stirring so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  12. When the halwa gets a nice colour add shredded blanched almonds or roasted crushed cashews. I find almonds taste better than cashews. It is a personal preference.
  13. Take it off the heat and serve hot garnished with more nuts. You can sprinkle some cardamom powder on top.

My Tip:

You can take 1 teaspoon of ghee in small tadka pan and slightly fry the mixed nuts and raisins and then pour over the served halwa as garnish.

Reviews for Sweet Potato | Shakarkand ka Halwa (1)

Bindiya Sharmaa year ago

my mom's favourite halwa..looks lovely!
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