How to make Potato Halwa -

A novel dessert with a surprise.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Potato Halwa

Potato Halwa Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Potato Halwa Recipe

  • Potatoes peeled and grated 4 medium

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) 3-4 strands

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 4 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts chopped 5-6

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Wash the grated potatoes till the water becomes clear. Drain thoroughly.

Step 2

Add milk to the grated potatoes and pressure cook till one whistle. Make a one string consistency syrup with sugar and one-fourth cup of water.

Step 3

Remove the scum that rises to the top and discard. Add saffron, green cardamom powder and cooked potatoes to the sugar syrup and cook till a halwa consistency is reached.

Step 4

Heat ghee in a small pan and sauté cashewnuts and raisins. Add it to the potato halwa and mix well. Serve hot.

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