Shakarkundi sweet – Sweet potato in sugar syrup…

This sweet dish recipe that I prepared from my cook book collection, turned out yummy and delightful. The sugar syrup coating over the sweet potato is like coating a sugar candy with sugar syrup, making it tastier for the palates. As with all Punjabi sweet dishes this also is an energy-pack. As mentioned in the ‘Benefits of Sweet potato’ article this root contains a lot of healing properties, vitamins, calcium and potassium. This vegetable has been on the grocery list right from the pre-historic times. So this healthy root sweet dish is just about the right dessert you can enjoy with second or also may be a third helping!


  • 4 sweet potatoes (steamed and peeled)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ cup water


  • Dice the sweet potatoes into medium pieces.
  • Put water, sugar and salt in a vessel and place over flame.
  • Stir on slow fire. Cook till all the sugar dissolves.
  • Now put in the sweet potatoes.
  • Cook till the sweet potatoes are coated well with the syrup and the syrup should turn thick.
  • Serve hot or cold.

Preparation Time: Steaming-10 minutes

Cooking – 20-25 minutes

Serves: 3

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