Yes ! It is potato, not sweet potato.
When I first saw about Potato Halwa I had my own apprehensions about it and never gave it a try, but few days back, I was talking with my cousin and she encouraged me to try it and said it will taste awesome. Thanks Brindha !
I was so surprised with the results, it was truly awesome. And a quick dish too. You will not feel the potato taste at all. I would have loved to add a bit of almond essence to it, as it was already fooling me for Badam Halwa. But I did not have it handy.
Mashed potato - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Clarified butter/Ghee - 4 Tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Ghee roasted Cashew/Raisins - few
As I was in a hurry, I preferred Slightly Cooking, mashing the potatoes to Grating and Sauteing to cook directly, but would like to try that way once.
I pressure cooked 2 big potatoes for one whistle.
In a Low flame, add 1 Tbsp of Ghee, add mashed potatoes and fry well. Keep frying this very well for ten to fifteen minutes. More this is done, less the potato taste.
Keep adding Ghee little by little when the mass seems to stick to the bottom.
Add the milk and sugar, continue to saute.
In about 10-15 minutes, the whole mass will thicken to halwa consistency .
Top it with ghee roasted cashews,raisins. Let it set for a while.