Aloo Ka Halwa Recipe
Aloo Ka Halwa is an amazing halwa with simple and handy ingredients like aloo, sugar, ghee and saffron, topped with dry fruits and nuts. Make it for special occasions and everyone will love it.
Grated Potato Halwa or Aloo Ka Halwa is the easiest halwa we have made. There are many ways of preparing this and this is one simple method. This is so delicious with lots of dry fruits and apt for any festive season. You can also make it for special occasions or for your weekend dessert after your meal.
If you like this Halwa, you can try more Halwa Recipes, which you can make for special occasions:
Always soak the grated potato in water to remove starch and prevent browning.
Don’t cook the potato completely as this makes them mushy but that doesn’t mean that they need to be undercooked. So care should be taken to cook them properly.
After adding sugar the grated potatoes do not cook, so they should be cooked properly before adding sugar.
Do not boil or cook the halwa after adding lemon juice for long time. As this makes the halwa taste bitter. So care should be taken.
Khoya can also be added to make it more rich in taste.
- 2 cups Potato (Aloo) , grated
- 1 cup Sugar
- 12 Saffron strands
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
- 1/4 cup Dry Fruits , (I used cashew, raisins, almonds), chopped
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 1 pinch Salt
- Water , as required
How to make Aloo Ka Halwa Recipe
To begin making Aloo Ka Halwa (Grated Potato Sweet), grate the potato. As you grate the potato, keep a big bowl of water and keep adding the grated potato into it. This is essential to prevent browning.
Also soak the saffron in a little quantity of hot water for 15 minutes. Keep this aside for further use.
Take a thick bottomed kadai and heat ghee. Now add dry fruits and fry until they turn golden. Keep this aside.
Take the same wok, add the soaked grated potato, water to soak them. Now close and cook with salt for almost 15 minutes or until they are 3/4th done.
Drain the water from cooked grated potato. Add this potato into the wok.
Add sugar to the cooked potato and start mixing well.
Add soaked saffron strands, mix well until the sugar melts and forms a thick syrup like consistency.
Now add the ghee fried dry fruits along with the remaining ghee.
Mix again and cook well on medium heat until it thickens (It takes around 15 minutes for thickening on medium flame).
At the end, switch off, add lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot or warm topped with nuts or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Aloo Ka Halwa Recipe is part of the Festival Recipes Contest