Sweet potato halwa
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.
- 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.