Jan 20, 2012

Banana Halwa & Happy Blogger Award

Banana Halwa is an all-time favorite sweets in south India. Is originate from Kerala.banana halwa is a quick and simple Indian sweet that is made with ripe bananas. Halwa is a kind of a generic name given to Indian sweets made usually with sugar that has a consistency slightly softer than fudge. Banana halwa is among the simplest of halwa's, it is quick and simple to make and other than the optional garnish requires only four ingredients with the main ones being bananas and sugar.


Banana : 4
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Ghee: 1/4 cup
Water: 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder: a pinch
Broken cashews/almonds: 1 tablespoon

Preparation :

Chop the bananas into small cubes.

Mix water and sugar in a non stick pan and boil until the sugar completely dissolves.

Add the chopped bananas and simmer. Stir it for every 5 minutes.

Once the mixture becomes semi solid add ghee little by little and stir it continuously in low flame until the ghee separates out. Add cardamom powder as well.

At this stage the halwa would have turned to a nice reddish brown color and also glossy.(This process might take around 45 minutes)

Pour the halwa into a greased pan and allow it to cool. Cut into desired shape.


With these proportions the sweet was mildly sweet not very, so you could increase or decrease the sugar depending on your taste.

Do not cook the halwa once the ghee has separated. Heating and stirring further will cause the halwa to harden. The consistency should be like jelly and little transparent. 

Happy Blogger Award

Again its award time..... one more Award for me....From Julie of Erivum Puliyum...I am so so happy to receive this awards..and I would like to thanks her from the bottom of my heart...She has got a beautiful space and a vast collection of recipe...All of them have supported my space with their continous encouraging comments.

I would like to pass it to the following 10 blogger friends and hope they'll accept it and pass it to all their friends.....  
1. Kalpana Sareesh of Life with spice
2. Deeksha of Dee's Kitchen
3. deepsrecipes of Deep's Food World

4. Vidya of Sweet Karam Kapi

5. Umm Mymoonah of Taste of Pearl City

6. sangee vijay of Spicy Treats

7. Indrani of Recipe Junction

8. Divya of Divya's recipes

9. Sonali of http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com

10.Hema of Aromatic Cooking  

Sending recipe to Ramya's "ABC Series: DESSERTS" event, Kaveri's "Kerala Kitchen" event, My Culinary Creation's "Banana Recipes", Veggie Platter's "Cook.Eat.Delicious - Desserts # 6" and Umm Mymoonah's "Any One Can Cook :Series 38" event

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