Dec 19, 2012

Caramelized Bananas

Caramelized Bananas

A tasty dessert, made of ripe bananas and caramelized sugar. Serve as a  dessert  or with vanilla ice cream / pan cakes …

Serves: 3 small serving cups / dessert cups

How To Caramelize Sugar ?

Here's the recipe of Rich fruit cake made of caramel syrup.


Please use same measuring cup to measure sugar and water.

100 ml (1/2 cup / 4 oz) sugar (Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4 oz capacity)

115 ml (1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon) water

Short method

 Heat a heavy bottomed kadai on a medium heat. Add 100 g sugar and spread well. Do not stir.

When it melts (smooth and clear solution and there won’t be any sugar crystals), color changes from yellow to dark brown. Approximate time for this process (till melting on a low to medium heat) 15 - 20 minutes.

Do not stir or shake the kadai / pan. Switch off the heat and please wait for 2 minutes. Maintain a safe distance from the gas stove when mixing with water. Gently add 100 ml + 1 tablespoon (115 ml) hot water. Do not stir now. Keep aside for 1/2 hour. You will get a clear syrup of 70 - 80 ml.  Do not use thick sugar crystal. 

Collect clear sugar syrup and boil again on a low heat for another 10 - 12 minutes. Caramelize sugar syrup is ready now (quantity will reduce and it will become thick syrup / approximately 50 – 60 ml thick syrup, like honey). Switch off the heat and keep aside.

For the bananas:

3 teaspoon butter

3 ripe bananas, cut into ½  - inch roundels

3 teaspoon sugar


Heat butter in a non stick pan on a low heat. Arrange banana roundels carefully and sprinkle sugar. Gently stir fry on a low to medium  heat for 10 – 12 minutes until light golden color and sugar melts.

Final presentation:

Gently arrange shallow fried golden bananas on a serving plate and pour thick sugar syrup over it or serve in separate dessert bowls.

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