Shakarkandi Halwa or Shakarkand Sheera for Upvas - Sweet Potato Pudding for Fasting

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Jan. 01, 2013

A sweet halwa for fasting.


Sweet potato 1 Large
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ghee 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 1/2 Tablespoon
For garnishing
Almond 1/2 Teaspoon , slivered
Pistachios 1/2 Teaspoon , slivered
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon



1. In a pan on medium high, heat ghee, add the sweet potato and cook it well for 4 -5 minutes on low to medium heat.

2. Add milk and cook stirring continuously until it becomes thick.

3. Add sugar, mix well and cook it until the sugar melts.

4. Once done, remove the pan from heat and get ready to serve.


5. Serve this shakarkandi halwa hot garnished with cardamom, almond and pistachio.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 91Calories from Fat 25

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 32 mg1.33%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet