Sweet Potato Halwa

Saffron and cardamon flavoured sweet potato halwa with mixed nuts a great dessert for any Indian meal.

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Rich in nutrients and relatively low in calories, this halwa makes a great dessert for an indian meal. Serve hot or allow to cool, and chill. Enjoy these desserts/sweets as an occasional treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. . . The healthy way.

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Makes 4 servings
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3 medium sized sweet potato (shakarkand)
3/4 cup low fat milk
4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands mixed with 1 tbsp warm low fat milk
1 tbsp chopped mixed nuts (almonds , cashewnuts , pistachio nuts etc.)
1 tsp oil

  1. Clean and wash sweet potatoes and pressure-cook for 4 to 5 whistles or microwave on high for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Peel, mash and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the mashed sweet potatoes and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the milk, ½ cup water, sugar and cardamom powder and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes ensuring that the mixture has little liquid remaining and not completely dry.
  5. Add the saffron and nuts and mix well.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
246 cal 3.9 gm 49.8 gm 3.6 32.3 mg 130.2 mg 589.5 mg 1.3 gm
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