Yam Halwa with Cardamom Cream

June 07, 2021 1 Comment

Yam Halwa with Cardamom Cream

Recipe and Photo Credit:

Ameya Duprey of Shakticare.com

This delightful, whole-food dessert can be modified for your diet needs by changing up or omitting types of sugar (for the cream), or changing the dairy cream in the topping for coconut cream. 

Sweet Potato/ Yam Halwa



  1. Wash, peel and grate yams
  2. add 1 Tbsp milk of choice and pinch of saffron in a small bowl and allow to soak for 10 minutes as you prepare the rest
  3. Sautee grated yams in the ghee for 3 minutes, on medium heat
  4. stir in saffron milk mixture, the rest of the milk and cardamom and bring to a boil
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until soft, about 25 minutes
  6. Stir in dates and almond flour and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve warm, topped with Cardamom Cream (below)

Cardamom Cream


  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream (or sub full fat coconut cream)
  • 2 Tbsp Turbinado Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract


Add all ingredients to mixing bowl or mixer and whip until soft peaks form. Use as a topping for Halwa

1 Response

Priti Subramanian
Priti Subramanian

June 08, 2021

Not sure why my last comment did not show, but trying again! Love this. It is similar to one my mom makes, but she does with carrot. Nice choice of topping and I can’t wait to try!

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