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Shakarkandi Ka Halwa (Sweet Potato Halwa ) Vrat Ka Khana +Video

By Anjana Chaturvedi @maayeka

Shakarkandi ka halwa- A delicious healthy dessert made with sweet potato/ a perfect recipe for fasting

shakarkandi ka halwa is a delicious yet not so popular halwa recipe. it is made very easily with minimum ingredients. Sweet potato is very healthy and rich in fiber . You can easily make this halwa with minimum ingredients.

This sweet potato halwa can be consumed for any religious fast/ celebration/ pooja etc , it is delicious as well as nutritious and even the kids loves its taste. You can easily store the leftover in the refrigerator for 4-5 days .

Sweet potato or shakarkandi is a versatile root. It can be used to make curry, stir fries and a delicious chaat can also be made with this easily. Gulabjamun, malpua are also made with shakakandi for pooja and fasting days.

There are 2 methods of making halwa shakarkandi halwa.  You can either peel the raw shakarkandi and gate it and then roast it in ghee.  I first  boil and peel the shakarkand and then mash it roughly . Then the mashed sweet potato is roasted well in ghee to a nice golden colour. You can use vegetable oil to make it vegan but ghee is a better option to enhance the taste. But the choice is yours to use ghee or oil.

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Shakarkandi Ka Halwa / Sweet Potato Halwa

A delicious and nutritious sweet potato dessert/ Recipe for fast and festivals Course Desserts/Sweets/Mithai, fasting recipe, vrat ka khanaCuisine North Indian CuisineKeyword fast recipe, Halwa, Janmashtami Recipes, shakkandi halwa, sweet potato halwa, vrat ka khana Prep Time 10 minutesCook Time 10 minutes Servings 4 person Author Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 2 big Sweet potato /shakarkandi
  • 1/3 cup Sugar / Chini
  • 1/4 cup Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi powder
  • 8 Cashew Nuts / Kaju
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • few threads saffron optional


  • Wash the sweet potatoes and chop into 2 pieces, add in a pressure cooker with 1.5 glass water and pressure cook for 4 whistles (or till they become soft )
  • When cool down then peel and chop into big chunks
  • Roughly mash them with a potato masher, soak saffron in warm milk
  • Take a heavy bottom pan and add ghee, when ghee become medium hot then add the mashed sweet potato and roast on medium heat.
  • Keep stirring till it become golden and start giving a nice aroma.
  • It tend to stick in the pan so keep stirring and scraping the sides of the pan.
  • After some time it start releasing some ghee from the sides, which indicates that it is roasted well now.
  • Now add sugar and the milk and now reduce the heat and keep stiiring on low flame.
  • keep cooking it till the milk get absorbed .You may add few tbsp of more ghee at this stage if it feels dry.
  • Add chopped nuts and stir till ghee again start releasing from the sides.
  • Now the sweet potato halwa is ready, add cardamom powder and mix.
  • Switch off the heat and enjoy the healthy halwa

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