Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe


  • 4 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 8 tbsp Oil or Ghee
  • tsp Cardamom powder
  • 12 Cashews, chopped
  • A pinch of Saffron
  • Sugar as required (depends on the sweetness of the Sweet Potatoes)


  1. Boil the sweet potatoes first. When they become warm, peel and mash them.

  2. Heat oil or ghee in a kadai or pan first fry the cashews. Remove when they become golden and keep aside. In the same oil, add the mashed sweet potatoes.

  3. Stir well and saute for 4 mins, add sugar and saute for 4-5 mins, now add crushed cardamom, saffron and stir.

  4. Keep on stirring and cooking the halwa till oil or ghee starts to leave the sides of halwa. This will take approx 10-12 minutes on a low to medium flame.

  5. Lastly add the fried cashew nuts and stir again.

  6. Serve sweet potato halwa hot, warm or cold.

Tip: Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of cooked pudding filling immediately after pouring to prevent a skin from forming.

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