Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup – Vrat ka Khana

Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup

I love Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup. It is a simple, yet wholesome dessert that makes great use of the sweet potato.

In parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat, this dish is classified as Vrat ka Khana or a dish eaten on fasting days.

How to Make Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup


  1. Sweet Potato – 2 Medium Sized
  2. Grated Jaggery – 1/3 to 1/2 Cup
  3. Cardamom – 2
  4. Water – 1 Cup


  1. Boil 1 cup water.
  2. Scrub and clean the sweet potato thoroughly.
  3. Cut into 3/4″ discs.
  4. Add the sweet potato discs to the boiling water.
  5. Cook covered till the sweet boiled is “al dente.”
  6. Add the sugar/jaggery and crushed cardamom.
  7. Cook over low heat till the sweet potato is cooked and just starts to turn transparent.
  8. Serve the Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup warm.


  • I do not peel the sweet potato, but you could.
  • Though you can make this dish with sugar, it tastes best with jaggery syrup.

Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup - Fasting Recipe


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