How to make potato halwa to be eaten during fasting, it will not take much time to make
How to make potato halwa to be eaten during fasting, it will not take much time to make

Potato halwa is a delightful dessert that can be enjoyed during fasting periods. Despite its simplicity, it offers a burst of flavor and satisfies your sweet cravings. Here's a simple and time-efficient recipe to prepare delicious potato halwa for your fasting days.


For Potato Halwa:

  • Potatoes - 4 medium-sized, boiled and mashed
  • Ghee (clarified butter) - 4 tablespoons
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (adjust to taste)
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios) - 2 tablespoons
  • Raisins - 1 tablespoon
  • Saffron strands - a pinch (optional)
  • Rock sugar (optional) - for garnishing


1. Preparation:

  • Begin by boiling the potatoes until they are soft. Peel and mash them thoroughly. Set aside.

2. Cooking the Halwa:

  • Heat ghee in a pan or kadhai over medium heat.
  • Add the mashed potatoes to the pan and sauté for a few minutes, stirring continuously to prevent sticking.
  • Once the potatoes are slightly roasted and aromatic, add sugar to the pan. Mix well.
  • Pour in the milk gradually while stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron strands (if using) for enhanced flavor and aroma.
  • Continue cooking the mixture until it thickens and the ghee starts separating from the sides of the pan.
  • Add chopped nuts and raisins to the halwa and mix evenly. Allow them to cook for another minute.
  • Taste the halwa and adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding more sugar if necessary.

3. Garnishing:

  • Transfer the prepared potato halwa to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with some chopped nuts and a few pieces of rock sugar for added texture and presentation.

4. Serving:

  • Serve the warm and aromatic potato halwa as a delightful dessert during your fasting days.
  • Enjoy the rich flavors and comforting texture of this quick and easy-to-make delicacy.


  • You can enhance the flavor of the halwa by adding a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon powder.
  • For a richer taste, substitute milk with condensed milk.
  • Ensure the potatoes are mashed thoroughly to avoid any lumps in the halwa.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the halwa according to your taste preferences.
  • You can also add a few drops of rose water or kewra essence for a fragrant touch.

Prepare this delectable potato halwa during your fasting days to indulge in a delightful treat that's quick to make and bursting with flavors!

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