Made using potato, ghee, and sugar, farali Aloo ka Halwa or Potato Halwa is a delicious Indian sweet which is mostly made for vrat. Super easy to prepare, this sweet goodness is sure to satiate your taste buds and fill your tummies with contentment. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
It is an Indian sweet made using potato as its base ingredient. It can be called as potato pudding in English.
To make this Indian sweet, mashed potatoes are cooked along with milk, sugar and cardamom powder. Cardamom Powder adds a delicious taste to the Halwa, with a slight hint of flavor. This Halwa is just like other Halwas, it’s just the base of the halwa is potatoes.
This delectable and easy Aloo Halwa is then garnished with almonds, pistachio and cashew nuts to add some richness to it. It also adds a nice crunch in the texture of the Halwa.
Serve this Halwa as a sweet dish after your Indian meals or just to serve to your guests during festivals and special occasions with some snacks and beverages.
Here are other Halwa recipes, that can be made on festivals and special occasions – Bread Halwa, Lauki Ka Halwa, Rajgira Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Suji Ka Halwa, Besan Ka Halwa, Aate Ka Halwa, and Rajasthani Moong Dal Halwa.
This Halwa is very convenient to make in emergencies, as the ingredients will definitely be available in your pantry.
You just need – Potatoes, Milk, Sugar, Cardamom Powder, and some Dry Fruits. You can even crush the green cardamoms and add in the halwa, if you do not have the cardamom powder.
Step by Step Recipe
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add boiled and mashed potatoes and cook on medium heat until potatoes are slightly browned.
It will take approximately 10-12 minutes.
Add milk, sugar and cardamom powder and cook for 8-10 minutes.
Add almonds, pistachio and cashew nuts and mix well. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use butter instead of ghee, but ghee tastes better and gives it that authentic and caramelized taste, that butter won’t give. Also please don’t make this halwa in oil. It will just spoil the taste of this dessert.
Yes, you can use sweet potatoes. Follow the same process and make Sweet Potato Halwa which is also known as Shakarkandi Halwa.
If you have leftovers you can store this Halwa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 days. Heat it in a pan or microwave and serve. This halwa doesn’t freeze well.
Serve this aloo ka halwa warm with a sprinkling of slivered dry fruits. You can also garnish it with silver foil and dried rose petals.
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Aloo ka Halwa Recipe
- 500 g Potato (Peeled, Boiled and Mashed)
- ½ cup Ghee
- 1 and ½ cup Milk
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 2 tsp Cardamom Powder
- 10-12 Almonds (Slivered)
- 10-12 Pistachio (Slivered)
- 10-12 Cashew Nuts (Slivered)
- Heat ghee in a pan.
- Add mashed potatoes and cook on medium heat until potatoes are slightly browned.
- It will take approximately 10-12 minutes.
- Add milk, sugar and cardamom powder and cook for 8-10 minutes.
- Add almonds, pistachio and cashew nuts and mix well.
- Serve hot.