It is Navratri time, and how can we not make some sweets, especially those we can relish during fasts. Sweet potatoes are a fantastic ingredient for making such desserts. They taste delicious and are nutritious too; they are rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals.
I love sweet potato halwa. So I decided to make some sweet potato tarts using vrat (fast) flour. The one I had was a mixture of Vari (Samo Rice), Sabudana (Tapioca) and Rajgira (Amaranth)
This dessert is very healthy and nutritious. Since sweet potatoes are already a little sweet, you don’t need to add additional sugar. The use of fats is also minimal.
- ½ cup Vrat Flour
- A pinch of Rock Salt
- 2 TBSP Clarified Butter
- 2 Sweet Potatoes (Small Size)
- 2-3 TBSP Sugar
- 4 TBSP Milk
- Take 1/2 cup vrat flour and rub 1 TBSP of clarified butter in it.
- Add a tea spoon of sugar and a pinch of rock salt.
- Now, with the help of a bit of water, form a soft dough. This dough does not form like regular dough; it remains crumbly as there is no gluten.
- Take the tart molds and grease them well.
- Form equal lemon size balls – I could make 12. Press them between your palms and place them in the tart molds. Fill the gaps with the help of fingers if they break. Dock them and put them in the refrigerator.
- Meanwhile, boil the sweet potatoes, peel, and mash them.
- Next, in a pan, put the remaining clarified butter. Add the mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and milk, and cook well. Make a smooth paste.
- Preheat the oven at 170 degrees for 10 mins. Remove the tart shells from the refrigerator and bake them for 20 mins.
- Now, put a spoon full of sweet potato mixture in the tarts and bake again for 5-7 mins.
Garnish with some dry fruits and enjoy the sweet potato tarts!