Sweet Potato Halwa (Eggless Pudding)

December 24th, 2012 filed under Desserts, Gluten Free
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Sweet Potato Halwa (eggless pudding) is one of the easiest Halwa recipes to make. Cardamom and Cinnamon spices give it a delicate and unique flavor. This is a tasty, warm dessert for cold winter months.

Recipe will serve 6.


  • 2 cups sweet potato peeled and mashed
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter or ghee clarified butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom (ilachi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (dal chini)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg (jaifel)
  • 8 cashews broken in small pieces for garnishing (kaju)


  1. Boil the sweet potato peel and mash; Sweet potatoes can be cooked in a microwave. Wrap the potatoes in wet paper towel and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  2. Heat butter in heavy bottom pan over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes and stir fry by stirring continuously and pressing down for about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add milk and mix it well. After milk comes to a boil cook for 2 minutes, add sugar and cook for additional 6-8 minutes or until Halwa should start leaving the side of the pan. Halwa should be very moist.
  4. Turn off the heat and add cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix it well.
  5. Serve hot or at room temperature. Garnish with cashews. Halwa tastes best when served hot.

 Serving suggestions

You can serve this as pudding. Serve with vanilla ice cream or over a plain cookies/ biscuits.



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4 Responses to “Sweet Potato Halwa (Eggless Pudding)”

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  3. MKitchenFan says:

    Yummmmm. Thanks Manjula for this recipe.

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