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sweet potato halwa served in a white bowl
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4.69 from 16 votes

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Halwa

A delicately flavored, lightly sweetened dish with melt-in-mouth textures and aromatics from cardamom and saffron.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 230kcal


  • 2 tablespoons 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 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 generous pinch of saffron
  • Optional Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon almonds and pistachio slices


  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add ghee, sliced sweet potatoes. Add almond milk, brown sugar, coconut, salt, cardamom, and saffron.
  • Close the Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Press Cancel and select Pressure cook(Hi) and adjust the time to 3 minutes. Allow Natural Pressure Release. Garnish with nuts and enjoy.



Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 13830IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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