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Apr 7, 2010

Sweet potato halwa

           First of all, I would love to thank all the lovely bloggers who have send their entries to the "Cooking with pasta" event. I have a got a fairly good response and  will be posting the round up soon.
           And now as we head towards the recipe for today, I would say this delicious Indian dessert maybe a "NO" for weight watchers, but why not indulge in this once in a way!!! My hubby's  colleague has this sweet almost everyday for the sole purpose of gaining weight. (weight is in term of muscular weight and provides a lot of energy). And my husband was quite curious to know how this particular thing tasted and wanted me to make it. I googled for the recipe and made it one fine evening. We enjoyed having it though feeling a little guilty about the amount of fat we were consuming. One convincing thing about this was my son who hates "food " loved this dessert. So I think I would making this again for him. I would definitely recommend this for people who want to gain weight and for children too. Sweet potatoes as such has high nutritional values and is very good if included in your diet in baked or roasted/stir fried form.    
sweet potato halwa
Ingredients-
Sweet potato- 2
Sugar- 1/2cup
Ghee- 1tbsp+1tsp
Cardamom powder- 1tsp
Almonds- 8(broken to bits)

Method-
  Cook the sweet potato till they become soft. You can cook in boiling water or by steaming in microwave.
Peel off the skin and mash them. It yields around 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes.
       Heat a tbsp of ghee in a pan. Add the mashed sweet potatoes along with sugar and cardamom powder. Keep stirring till everything mixes well and becomes a thick mass.
       Fry the almonds in a teaspoon of ghee till they turn a golden brown and add it to the halwa. Mix well.
  Serve warm.



31 comments:

Ivy said...

Sounds great and don't think it's that sinful :)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Halwa of potatoes... totally new...
thanks for sharing !!

Soma Pradhan said...

This looks tasty

Nags said...

oh that's a cool idea!

Usha said...

Looks delicious, I make this with vellam !

Preeti Kashyap said...

Never made this...shd try!

Tina said...

Halwa looks delicious...

simply.food said...

yummy I am drooling looks amazing.

Dershana said...

totally good :-)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Halwa looks splendid!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, this is new for me as never heard or ate before. Thanks for sharing.

Kiran said...

Nice halwa.Sounds yummy.

Suparna said...

hey sowmya,
this is new to me...sounds delicious and easy too

Subhie Arun said...

wow..neva tried this before...looks tasty n yummy..

Priya said...

Wat a fantastic halwa, love it...

Ruchika said...

lovely clicks, new halwa recipe for me.

http://ruchikacooks.com

Laavanya said...

That looks great and not all that fattening since there's just only a bit of ghee (when compared to other cakes/sweets). Will try and see if my daughter likes it.

Cham said...

That is a different halwa!

Suhaina said...

Oh this is a new dish for me. Looks tempting.
I have posted a new recipe in my blog too.Kindly check that out if time permits.
http://mysingaporekitchen.blogspot.com/

Sush said...

Good one Sowmya. Will try it sometime

Ms.Chitchat said...

A new recipe to me, never had this before. Sure to try as does not looks very sinful :):)

Uma said...

looks soo yummy Sowmya!!

Indrani said...

halwa looks very tasty and very appetizing pic, dear

notyet100 said...

wow this looks so yum

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this is unique one..sounds great..

Swathi said...

sowmya

Sweet potato halwa is new to me. looks delicious.

Swathi said...

sowmya

Sweet potato halwa is new to me. looks delicious.

Valarmathi said...

Never tried halwa with potato, looks tempting and yummy.

Suhaina said...

There are some awards waiting for u in my blog.Pls collect them.

Parita said...

Halwa looks yumm!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds interesting! Never thought of this ,sounds so yumm!

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