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.

Similar Recipes,
Custard Powder Halwa
Badam Halwa
Kasi Halwa
Cornflour Halwa
Karachi Halwa
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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

Ingredients:

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

Method:


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.

Pictorial:
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


Enjoy



16 comments:

  1. Can l use other type of banana?

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

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

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

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

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  6. @Anonymousjust keep on cooking for few more mins

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  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..

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

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

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

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