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.

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Sweet potato halwa Yum
Course dessert

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Cook the sweet potato till they become soft. You can cook in boiling water or by steaming in microwave.
  2. Peel off the skin and mash them. It yields around 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes.
  3. 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.
  4. Fry the almonds in a teaspoon of ghee till they turn a golden brown and add it to the halwa. Mix well.
  5. Serve warm.
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  1. Sounds great and don’t think it’s that sinful 🙂

  2. Sandhya Hariharan

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

  3. Soma Pradhan

    This looks tasty

  4. Nagalakshmi V

    oh that’s a cool idea!

  5. Looks delicious, I make this with vellam !

  6. Preeti Kashyap

    Never made this…shd try!

  7. Halwa looks delicious…

  8. Nayna Kanabar

    yummy I am drooling looks amazing.

  9. totally good 🙂

  10. Cool Lassi(e)

    Halwa looks splendid!

  11. Priya Yallapantula

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

  12. Nice halwa.Sounds yummy.

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

  14. Subhie Arun

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

  15. Priya Suresh

    Wat a fantastic halwa, love it…

  16. lovely clicks, new halwa recipe for me.http://ruchikacooks.com

  17. 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.

  18. That is a different halwa!

  19. 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/

  20. Good one Sowmya. Will try it sometime

  21. Ms.Chitchat

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

  22. looks soo yummy Sowmya!!

  23. halwa looks very tasty and very appetizing pic, dear

  24. notyet100

    wow this looks so yum

  25. Suma Rajesh

    woo this is unique one..sounds great..

  26. Swathi Iyer

    sowmyaSweet potato halwa is new to me. looks delicious.

  27. Swathi Iyer

    sowmyaSweet potato halwa is new to me. looks delicious.

  28. Valarmathi

    Never tried halwa with potato, looks tempting and yummy.

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

  30. Halwa looks yumm!


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


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