Shakarkandi Ka Halwa: Why Is It A Fasting Favourite?
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It's finally the weekend, and you can't wait to relax and enjoy. Many of you must have plans outdoors, and many more must have unique meals planned to prepare at home. After all, trying unusual cuisine throughout the workweek might be a little difficult. We have a recipe that could be perfect for anyone wishing to prepare something delicious, luxurious, and original this weekend. You have long praised sweet potatoes as the most adaptable vegetable. However, it turns out that its sweet tuber relative, shakarkandi, could also shine in a number of top-notch dishes. Though you could enjoy shakarkandi ka halwa, have you ever had Shakarkandi halwa?

In India, a common vrat staple is aloo ka halwa, or potato halwa. During Navratri, it is cooked lavishly. The same method is used to make sweet potato halwa, albeit significantly less sugar may be used because the tuber is inherently sweet. Another benefit of the dish is that it doesn't even require a lot of ingredients to prepare. You'll need mashed and peeled sweet potatoes, ghee, milk, sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cashews to prepare this simple halwa. Serve it warm. The creamy halwa is popular with both children and adults.

In Central and South America, sweet potatoes first appeared. However, radiocarbon dating indicates that archaeologists have discovered prehistoric sweet potato relics in Polynesia dating to around the 11th century. They have proposed that those prehistoric samples originated from the South American continent's western shore. One of the hints is that the Quechua term for the vegetable, "kumara," or "cumal," is similar to the Polynesian word for the vegetable, "kuumala," which is used by Andean indigenous.

However, there hasn't been any genetic evidence to support this notion of interplanetary travel until recently. 


  •  1/2 Kg boiled sweet potato 
  • 1 cup boiled milk 
  •  1/4 cup sugar 
  • Ghee  
  • Cashew Nuts  
  • Badam 
  • Raisins 
  • A pinch of saffron (Optional) 
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 


  • Grate, peel, and boil the sweet potato.
  • Add ghee, cashews, badam, and raisins to a pan.
  • Keep them aside once they have been cooked.
  • Now add ghee, grated sweet potato to another pan and cook for a while.
  • Now include the cooked and cooled milk.
  • Ten minutes of cooking is required to completely remove the moisture.
  • Add sugar once the milk has evaporated.
  • Add a dash of ghee, cardamom powder, and saffron. Combine everything.
  • After that, thoroughly combine in the toasted nuts.

The Shakarandi Halwa is prepared. Serve hot.

The classic Indian dish sweet potato halwa, commonly referred to as Shakarkandi ka halwa, is frequently offered at celebrations. Sweet potatoes, some milk, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter are the main ingredients in this warming recipe. Seasoned with fragrant green cardamom, then sprinkled with nuts. The addition of nuts and khoya can also give the dish a pleasant crunch and a very appealing look. This sweet potato halwa makes a fantastic dessert as well as a side dish that can be eaten anytime because it is high in nutrients and low in calories. With only a few simple ingredients, you can make a rich, savoury, and delectable dessert that is simple, tasty, and nutritious.