Wednesday, May 15, 2013

sweet potato halwa ~ shakarkandi sheera

shakarkandi halwa

I have not posted any sweet recipes after diwali. When i was going thru gujarati cuisine, i came across this halwa and also found some sweet potatoes in my kitchen waiting to be cooked. so here you see this easy halwa that i made today in minutes!

sakkaravalli kizhangu halwa



                                                                 Sweet Potato Halwa
serves- 4
preparation and cooking time: 30-35 minutes

 Ingredients:

Sweet Potatoes - 250 gms
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Sugar - 6 tbsp
Milk - 5 tbsp
Saffron - 4 strands

To Garnish:

Ghee - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 4
Almond - 2
Dry Grapes - 1 tsp

Method:

Soak the saffron in luke warm milk for about 15-20 minutes.

Scrub and wash the sweet potatoes in running water. Peel it's skin and chop then into pieces. Transfer the chopped sweet potatoes into a bowl, which has to be kept in pressure cooker for pressure cooking. pressure cook up to 3 or 4 whistles. let the steam escape and let the sweet potatoes to cool and then mash the sweet potatoes finely.

Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan, add the mashed sweet potatoes and cook the sweet potatoes in medium flame for upto 1 or 2 minutes. once the ghee gets absorbed, add sugar and mix well. Then add milk(at room temperature) to the pan and mix well. now cook the halwa in slow flame for about 5-7 minutes, till the halwa turns thick and comes together to the centre of the pan.

Heat a small tadka pan, add ghee, roast the nut's, raisins and garnish the halwa.

Serve warm!
sweet potato halwa


Notes:

After pressure cooking the sweet potatoes, taste it and decide on how much sugar to add, depending on the sweetness of potatoes.


8 comments:

  1. Quite unique but looks lovely..:)
    Reva

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  2. very delicious and so healthy too... so mouthwatering..
    Sowmya
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  3. wow thats really yummy Sweet Lavi,loved the persentation...

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  4. Wow interesting recipe..looks yum Lavi!

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  5. I can finish the whole halwa. Looks so

    good!!!

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