Kele Halwa (Nenthrapazham Halwa)
A very tasty sweet dish, made of well ripe plantain & sugar and minimum ghee) !!
Serves: 6 -7
You will need
2 tablespoons ghee
500 g (4 medium size) well ripe plantain (nenthrapazham), cut into cubes or circles
10 teaspoons sugar (or to taste – 9 teaspoons or 11 teaspoon)
2 pinches cardamom powder
1/2 teaspoon extra ghee (to grease steel thali of 7 - inches diameter)
Grease a steel thali with ½ teaspoon ghee and keep aside.
In a wide pan, heat ghee on a medium heat. Add well ripe banana pieces and stir continuously on a low to medium heat for 5 minutes and also mash well.
Add sugar and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until well blended / softens.
Open the lid and stir continuously for 5 – 8 minutes until it leaves from the sides of the pan / color changes (light golden color) and forms a ball. Switch off the heat. Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.