Sweet Potato Halwa ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )

Sweet Potato Halwa with mixed nuts,flavoured with saffron and cardamon.

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Sweet potato halwa is an all-time favourite traditional indian sweet that is an ideal accompaniment for any indian meal. Usually, it is laden with loads of ghee and that is the reason dieters steer clear of it. I’ve managed to make mouth-watering halwa minus the fat, but rich in fibre, potassium and calcium by using sweet potatoes! the calories are further lowered due to the usage of low-fat milk.

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Sweet Potato Halwa ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking ) recipe - How to make Sweet Potato Halwa ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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3 medium sized sweet potatoes
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1 tbsp sugar substitute
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands strands mixed
with 1 tbsp low-fat milk
2 tbsp chopped mixed nuts
(almonds , cashewnuts , pistachio etc.)
1 tsp ghee
  1. Clean and wash sweet potatoes and pressure-cook for 3 to 4 whistles or microwave on high for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Peel and mash the sweet potatoes 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, sugar substitute, cardamom powder and ½ cup of water 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. Serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy260 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates52.2 g
Fiber6.9 g
Fat3.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium34.6 mg

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