Jun 18, 2011

Banana Halwa (with jaggery)

Banana Halwa (with jaggery)

Makes: 1 steel thali (7 - inches in diameter)
Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


2 teaspoon ghee
500 g (4 big size) well ripe bananas
200 g (1 cup) melted and sieved jaggery
2 pinches cardamom powder
Extra 1 teaspoon ghee (to grease thali)


Cut well ripe bananas into small pieces and make a smooth paste in a mixer. Do not water when making paste.

In a non stick pan, heat 2 teaspoon ghee.  Add banana paste and stir continuously for 10 minutes on a low to medium heat or until the banana mixture leaves from the sides of the pan and also you can find some bubbles.

At this point add melted and sieved jaggery and stir continuously for 1 hour or until the mixture thickens / reduction in quantity / leaves from the sides of the pan and dark brown color (see the photo below). Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.

Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for 1 hour.

Grease a steel thali with 1/2 teaspoon ghee.

Spread the banana mixture into a greased thali and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon ghee on the top. Spread evenly with a flat spatula. Later cut into desired shape and sizes or serve in dessert bowls.

1 comment:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very tempting halwa, u have prepared very well.