4.89 from 9 votes
sweet potatoes
Sweet Potato Halwa- Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Sweet Potato Halwa - A delicately flavored, lightly sweetened dish with melt-in-mouth textures and aromatics from cardamom and saffron.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: sweet potato halwa
Servings: 4
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 1-2 tbsp ghee Oil for Vegan option
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes washed, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • cup packed brown sugar more or less
  • ¼ cup grated unsweetened coconut
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6-8 cardamom pods
  • 1 generous pinch of saffron
  • Optional Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon almonds and pistachio slices
  1. Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add ghee, sliced sweet potatoes. Add almond milk, brown sugar, coconut, salt, cardamom, and saffron.

  2. Close the Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Press Cancel and select Manual/Pressure cook(Hi) and adjust the time to 3 minutes. Allow Natural Pressure Release. Garnish with nuts and enjoy! 
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Halwa- Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 371mg16%
Potassium 421mg12%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 13830IU277%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.