Jul 22, 2012

Banana Halwa

Banana Halwa

A tasty halwa, made of well ripe bananas, melted and sieved jaggery and 1 tablespoon ghee !!

Serves: 8 - 10 serving cups

Preparation time: 45 – 1 hour (depending upon the quality of the banana and jaggery)


1 tablespoon ghee

5 medium size well ripe bananas (360 –400 g)

1 cup / 200 g (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity) melted and sieved jaggery (or 175 - 200 g or grated organic jaggery)

2 pinches cardamom powder

Melted and sieved jaggery


Chop banana into small pieces.

Heat 1 teaspoon ghee in a wide non stick frying pan on a medium heat. Add melted and sieved jaggery and stir well for 5 minutes until well combined with jaggery and smooth in consistency.

Add chopped banana and stir continuously for 45 – 1 hour until it leaves from the sides of the pan / thickens / forms a soft ball. Do not cover with lid. Sprinkle remaining 2 teaspoon ghee when stirring. Switch off the heat. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Keep aside to cool for half an hour and serve in dessert cups.

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