9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Sakkari Velli Kizhangu Halwa / Sweet Potato Halwa – (சக்கரை வெள்ளி கிழங்கு ஹல்வா)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sakkari Velli Kizhangu Halwa / Sweet Potato Halwa – (சக்கரை வெள்ளி கிழங்கு ஹல்வா)

Hurray!!! my blog views crossed 1000... Thanks to all my viewers!!!! Celebrating it with a quick sweet... Sweet Potato, known as sakkara velli kizhangu in Tamil is a very healthy vegetable. It is one of the few vegetables containing nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. This halwa is a simple and quick sweet. It will look very similar to badam halwa with its orange color and its paste consistency when done. The photo does not show its full beauty - sorry took in a hurry...This sweet has no ghee or butter making it close to fat free.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes - IMG_3849
Sakara Velli Kizhangu / Sweet Potato – 1 (Red)
Jaggery / Vellam – equal to sakara velli kizhangu
Water – 2 table spoons
Cardamom Powder – A pinch
Edible Camphor - A pinch (optional)
Coconut – Grated – ¾ cup

Boil the sakara velli kizhangu and cut it in to small pieces after peeling the skin
Heat water in a pan and add the jaggery and once it comes to a boil, keep stirring
Once the jaggery is well dissolved, add the cardamom powder, edible camphor, cut sakara velli kizhangu and cook until it becomes little thicker (a few minutes)
Add grated coconut and remove from heat
Serve hot!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes - IMG_3843 - Copy
Points to note about Sweet Potato (from WH Foods) - Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A. Sweet potatoes contain a wealth of orange-hued carotenoid pigments. In some studies, sweet potatoes have been shown to be a better source of bioavailable beta-carotene than green leafy vegetables. Anthocyanin and other color-related pigments in sweet potato are equally valuable for their anti-inflammatory health benefits. Too much to write – see their website for - http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64

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