Shakarkandi is a delicious and healthy sweet that is prepared with cashew nuts and water. If you are wondering how to make a delicious Shakarkandi, well here is the answer. This vegetable dish originated from a small village called Shakarpur in West Bengal.
In those times, people would gather their family and friends in the backyard to eat their favourite street food. One day a lady from that village, realized that her family ate different types of food but her family loved this vegetable and she wondered why that was so. She decided that it must be because of the spices used in that type of food.
Health Benefits of Shakarkandi
It is a perfect source of fiber and has many benefits to offer. Shakarkandi is a high fiber food. As it contains approximately twenty percent carbohydrates, this is a very good vegetable for getting regular energy. It is a very rich source of potassium and magnesium and is excellent in regulating blood sugar levels. It is also a very rich source of protein and essential fatty acids.
Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamins A, B, C and D and folic acid. It is also rich in vitamin A and E and can be used as a skin lotion. Vitamin B is also an important vitamin in preparing this vegetable. In fact, the uses of fruits and vegetables have increased manifold in Pakistan and Indian diets.
Shakarkandi is one of the best and most healthy sweet potato recipes. It is a perfect combination of flavours to make a healthy diet. If you use fresh potatoes it will taste better but if you buy frozen ones they will remain bland and tasteless. You will find that boiling water is not necessary in preparing the dish. Instead, you can add a small amount of water or vegetable stock to bring out the flavors.
Recipes of Shakarkandi
This delicious and healthy sweet is prepared with a sweet potato, which is soaked in water for about half an hour then roasted on fire in an oven for a few minutes to lose their edible oils. Then you add sugar or honey and serve it with some yoghurt or any of your favourite drink. This is surely a must-try recipe for any celebration or gets together.
Use of black gram dal and pachadi is a must in order to make this delicious recipe. Add a pinch of asafetida to the ingredients and cook gently. Add salt to taste. Once done, keep it aside to cool. Now you will come up with a mind-boggling sweet potato halwa recipe that will make you fall in love with this sweet dish.
To make this delicious recipe all you need to do is to blend two medium-sized onions, one medium-sized potato and two medium-sized ghee. Then make a paste from the mixture by using a large teaspoon. Add coriander leaves to make it taste better and add a pinch of turmeric powder to make it a spicy recipe. You can also use cumin powder or asafetida powder for that extra spice. Now serve your delicious Shakarkandi recipe to your family and friends and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Shakarkandi is one of the famous recipes of Pakistan. This is a very old and traditional recipe of Pakistan. The sweet potato is soaked in water for about half an hour then roasted on fire in an oven for a few minutes to lose their edible oils.
Often when using sweet potatoes we tend to leave out the skin and use it for garnishing purpose. But we should remember to use the potato half which is prepared with the potato intact and leaves the skin behind. Use of the skin gives the sweet potato flavour to the sweet potato half. Both the ingredients work perfectly for making this dish. When preparing the recipe itself first take a note of what is to be done with the sweet potato.
This lady began experimenting with spices and discovered that there were certain combinations which would make the potatoes spicier and flavored enough to make it a favourite of everyone. Thanks to this lady, we have now have this wonderful healthy snack we call Shakari which tastes just like a steak and can be very healthy too thanks to the spices it contains. In January, this dish was given an update and received a new name ‘Sakharpuri’.
The main ingredients in Shakarkandi are onions, tomatoes, gourds and coconut oil. All these ingredients work in synergy to make the best dish ever. However, since this healthy vegetable has gained a reputation for being spicy (in fact, it is one of the spiciest vegetables in the world), many people think that it is not good to eat. However, this is not true; in fact, it is quite nice to eat if you know how to cook it.