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.
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|
|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|
|add in the fried almonds|
|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|
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