sweet potato halwa, fasting recipes

Navratri & Sweet Potato Halwa Recipe

‘Navratri’ means the ‘nine nights’. ‘Nava’ means ‘nine’, and ‘ratri’ means ‘night’.During the nine nights and ten days of Navratri, the three forms of the Devi (Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati) are invoked. On this occasion I decided to make sweet potato halwa. Devotees fast for 9 days and this recipe is quick dessert recipe consumed during fast.

sweet potato halwa, fasting recipes


2 sweet potatoes

2 tbsp ghee

4 tbsp jaggery

1 tsp cardamom powder

pistachios for garnishing

Silver Warkh for garnishing.

(You can order Silver Warkh on Me Festive)


Boil sweet potatoes. Once boiled mashed the sweet potatoes

Heat ghee in a pan

Add mashed sweet potatoes, jaggery, cardamom and pistachios. Cook for 5 minutes

Garnish with silver warkh and serve it warm

sweet potato halwa, fasting recipes

sweet potato halwa, fasting recipes

Here is some info about Navratri

sweet potato halwa, fasting recipes

Chowrang is from MeFestive.com


The first three days of Navratri celebrate the Devi in the form of Durga. In the presence of Durga Shakti, negative forces fade away. She transforms negativity into positivity.

The next three days of Navratri honor the Devi in the form of Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Wealth is a vital ingredient bestowed upon us for the maintenance and progress in our life. It is much more than just having money. It means abundance in knowledge, skills and talents. Lakshmi is the energy that manifests as the complete spiritual and material well-being of a person.

The final three days of Navratri are dedicated to Saraswati.

Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge – the one who gives the essence (Saara) Self (Swa). She is often depicted as being seated on a rock. Knowledge, like a rock, is a steadfast support. It stays with us at all times.

For me one of the best part of Navratri is dressing up for Garba 🙂

sweet potato halwa, fasting recipes


Sweet potato halwa