May 13, 2015

Kerala Banana Halwa Recipe / Nendran Banana Halwa Recipe

This is one dish which i came up with when i saw a ripe banana lying in my fruit bowl. Normally i would use them in some baking recipes. But this time i thought of making a quick easy halwa using it.

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This halwa is made simply with mashed banana, sugar and few spices and ofcourse ghee. I used nendran pazham / ethan pazham for this recipe, i found that it taste best, but you could try with any banana.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins

Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 4 big pieces


Ripe Nendran Banana / Ethan Pazham - 1 large (around 1 cup mashed)

Sugar - 1/4 cup or to taste
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Almonds / Badam - 3 tblspn chopped ( use any nuts)
Cardamom powder / Yelakai Podi - 1/4 tsp


Peel and mash the ripe banana using a fork. Grease a plate with ghee and set aside.

Heat 1 tblspn of ghee in a nonstick pan, add in the nuts and fry till golden. Drain them and set aside.

In the same ghee add in the mashed banana and saute for a min.

Add in sugar and mix well.

Keep cooking till the mix gets thick. Now add in a tsp of ghee at a time and keep cooking.

At a point the halwa will get glossy.

Add in cardamom powder and fried nuts. Mix well.

Pour this into a greased plate and smoothen the top. Let this cool down.

Cut into pieces and enjoy.

You just need a handful of ingredients

I peeled off 1 large ripe banana

Mash it with a fork

I chopped a handful of almonds as well..You can use any nuts you like

Melt some ghee in a pan

Add in the nuts

fry till golden, then remove it to a bowl and set aside

In the remaining ghee

add in mashed banana

and some sugar

mix well

The sugar with melt down

keep cooking, the mix with get thickened

Now it has got really thick

At this point add in a tsp of ghee

keep cooking till the ghee is absorbed

now add another tsp of ghee

mix well, now you can see the halwa has turned little glossy

at this point add in cardamom powder

mix well

add in the fried almonds

mix well

Grease a plate with some ghee

transfer the halwa in the plate

smooth the top

Now let the halwa cool down

Now you can cut into pieces



  1. Can l use other type of banana?

  2. Please let me know whether we can use any other type of Bananas or only the Kerala ones

  3. Please let me know whether we can use any other type of Bananas or only the Kerala ones

  4. @Lavanya Ramiahu can use any banana as u like. but these kerala banana taste best

  5. I made this but the halwa is not sticky..its like normal mashed banana..whats wrong here?

  6. @Anonymousjust keep on cooking for few more mins

  7. Hi arthi
    If you don't mind can you tell me from where you bought that pan.. Am looking for a good ceramic pan..

  8. @Ambikai got it online. it is wonderchef valencia pan.

  9. Can you please tell if we can use steamed banana. I have some leftover with me. Please suggest

  10. Hi Aarthi, have you tried using jaggery instead of sugar to make this halwa?


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