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sweet potato halwa recipe, shakarkandi halwa recipe

shakarkandi halwa recipe - delicious halwa made with boiled mashed sweet potatoes scented with cardamom and saffron.

5 from 6 votes
total time:
40minutes

sweet potato halwa recipe with step by step photos – shakarkandi halwa is an easy and quick dessert you can make for any occasion. this halwa can be had during fasting, festive occasion or anytime when you want to have something sweet and yet healthy.

sweet potato halwa, shakarkhandi halwa

usually sweet potatoes or shakarkandi are used in making chaat or are popular during the fasting days. i always add them in the fruit chaat as the boiled sweet potatoes gives a nice sweet taste to the chaat. the sweet potato chaat is also served outside schools and colleges in north india as a popular street food.

the halwa can be prepared in two ways – either by grating the sweet potatoes or by cooking them first and then mashing. i prefer the cooked version. this halwa is similar to making potato halwa.

this is a simple recipe and apart from stirring the halwa, there is not much effort 🙂 this halwa recipe is another way you can eat this awesome and nutritious root veggie which is very rich in vitamin A.

if you are looking for more halwa recipes then do check carrot halwa, moong dal halwa, sooji halwa, atte ka halwa, besan halwa (gram flour pudding), lauki halwa and gajar halwa with condensed milk.

shakarkandi or sweet potato halwa recipe below:

sweet potato halwa recipe, shakarkandi halwa recipe
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sweet potato halwa

shakarkandi halwa recipe - delicious halwa made with boiled mashed sweet potatoes scented with cardamom and saffron.
course desserts, sweets
cuisine indian
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes (shakarkandi)
  • 4 tablespoon sugar or as required, depends on the sweetness of the sweet potatoes
  • 7 to 8 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms, crushed or powdered Or ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • 1 pinch saffron (kesar)
  • 10 to 12 cashews halved or chopped or kept whole (kaju)

how to make sweet potato halwa

  1. boil the sweet potatoes (shakarkandi) first.
  2. when they become warm, peel and mash them.
  3. heat oil or ghee in a kadai or pan.
  4. first fry the cashews.
  5. remove when they become golden and keep aside.
  6. in the same oil, add the mashed sweet potatoes.
  7. stir well and saute for 3-4 mins.
  8. add sugar and saute for 4-5 mins.
  9. now add crushed cardamom and stir
  10. add saffron and stir.
  11. keep on stirring and cooking the halwa till oil or ghee starts to leave the sides of halwa. this will take approx 10-12 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  12. lastly add the fried cashew nuts and stir again.
  13. serve sweet potato halwa hot, warm or cold.

recipe notes

i have used oil in making the halwa, however you can use ghee too. 

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stepwise shakarkandi or sweet potato halwa recipe:

1. boil 2 medium to large sweet potatoes/shakarkandi first. when they become warm, peel and mash them.

sweet potatoes for shakarkandi halwa recipe

2. heat 7-8 tbsp oil or ghee. first fry 10-12 cashews. remove when the are golden and keep aside.

cashews for making sweet potato halwa recipe

3. in the same oil, add the mashed sweet potatoes. stir well and saute for 3-4 mins.

sweet potatoes for shakarkandi halwa recipe

4. add 4 tbsp sugar or as required (depends on the sweetness of the sweet potatoes).

sugar for sweet potato halwa recipe

5. after 4-5 minutes, add 3-4 crushed green cardamoms and stir.

making shakarkandi halwa recipe

6. add a pinch of saffron and stir.

making shakarkandi halwa recipe

7. keep on stirring and cooking the sweet potato halwa till the oil or ghee starts to leave the sides of halwa. this will take approx 10-12 minutes. the whole mixture would sort of come together and clamp. the color of the halwa will also change. lastly add the fried cashew nuts and stir. the texture of the halwa would resemble sooji (semolina) halwa, but the taste is very different.

making sweet potato halwa recipe

serve sweet potato halwa hot, warm or cold.

sweet potato halwa recipe, shakarkandi halwa recipe

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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23 comments/reviews

  1. Easy to make – the cooked and mashed version & excellent taste.

  2. I was wondering if Jaggery can be used instead of Sugar? And if so, what modifications in proportions and process would be necessary?

    • you can use jaggery. use the same amount of jagger as mentioned for sugar which is 4 tbsp. there is no change in the method.

  3. very simple and nice sweet dish..
    nutritious…

    • thanks abhishek.

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