How to Make Sweet Potato Halwa

Here comes another but different Halwa straight from my mom's kitchen.... This time Sweet Potato Halwa.
A low calorie dessert for my diet conscious viewers.


Sweet Potato Halwa

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes 4 servings


  • 3 medium sized sweet potatoes (shakarkand)
  • 3/4 cup low fat milk
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • a few saffron (kesar) strands mixed with 1 tbsp warm low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped mixed nuts (almonds , cashew-nuts , pistachio nuts etc.)
  • 1 tsp oil


  1. Clean and wash sweet potatoes and pressure-cook them for 4 to 5 whistles or microwave on high for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Peel them , mash and keep them aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the mashed sweet potatoes and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the milk, ½ cup water, sugar and cardamom powder and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes ensuring that the mixture has little liquid remaining and not completely dry.
  5. Add the saffron and nuts and mix well.
  6. Serve hot.


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