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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sweet potato Halwa

Aromatic and  rich a royal dessert to tickle your tastebuds

1 large sweet potato
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter)
Pinch saffron (from Alchemic larder)
Pinch nutmeg (from Alchemic larder)
few flaked Almonds


1. Cut the sweet potato into 4 and place in a microwaveable dish with 2-3 tablespoons on water.Cover and cook in microwave on high for 7-8 minutes until sweet potato is cooked.
2. Remove from microwave and peel the skin off and mash the sweet potato, ensuring there are no lumps.
3. Heat the milk in cup and add a few strands of saffron to it and keep aside to infuse the flavour.
4. In a pan add the ghee(clarified butter) and heat it up.Add the mashed sweet potato, the saffron milk and cook on a low heat for 6-7 minutes.Keep stirring the halwa.
5. Add the sugar and nutmeg and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until all the sugar is has melted the moisture has evaporated. Keep stirring the halwa at all times.Stir in a pinch of nutmeg.
6. Transfer the halwa to small serving bowls and garnish with flaked almonds and a couple of strands of saffron.
The spices used in this recipe were from the Alchemic larder that was sent to me by Harvey Nicholls.

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  1. Nice idea to make halwa using sweet potatoes.
    Event announcement - Lets cook for christmas

  2. I love mashed sweet potatoes and a little saffron is delicious with them. I've never added almonds before, but that sounds tasty...

    1. Thanks Javelin , the almonds give it a nice crunch as does the clarified butter.

  3. Delicious and lovely looking halwa. Excellent preparation.

  4. have never tried this .. But seems to be very tasty! :) great clicks too

  5. I have never tried halwa out of sweet potato but it sounds delicious. Love the addition of the saffron, one of my fave spices.

  6. sweet potato halwa sounds so delish! love how you have thought of adding the magical nutmeg and saffron to give it a lovely twist!

  7. I keep planning to make halva and I love the idea of a sweet potato version.

  8. That sounds Amazing! I love sweet potato but never eaten it in this way before!

  9. These look lovely, what a great idea they look tasty Jess x

  10. Looks delicious and probably healthier than traditional varieties.

  11. This looks amazing! Making me so hungry now!

  12. This sounds really nice - never had it before so will have a go! Thanks x

  13. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious. What a fantastic blog to come across. Am bookmarking!

  14. something i havent even heard of x

  15. Another sweet potato dish, looks nice.

  16. Very delicious and irresistible halwa, have to give a try to this halwa..

  17. Sweet potato halwa can be made during the fasting days too.. I will try it out.. usually I make sweet potato roundels in jaggery syrup.

  18. Sweet potato halwa looks irresistable. As Shobha mentioned, it is perfect for days when we have farar. The saffron has given it a lovely colour.

  19. Yesterday only I got a bunch of sweet potatoes and was looking for some ideas now :D Just found your link... Yey! I'm going to make this soon...


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