Sweet Potato Halwa


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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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Ingredients


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

Method
  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
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatSodiumCalciumPotassiumFibre
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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