Banana Halwa

5 Apr

Banana Halwa.

Fresh ripe banana is mashed and added to the pan along with sugar and milk. When the mixture forms a syrup, roasted wheat flour is added. The mixture is cooked thick thick and served garnished with chopped almonds.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Banana Halwa.


Ripe Banana 1 Long
Wheat Flour 3/4 Cup
Milk 1/2 Cup
Cardamom Powder a big Pinch
Sugar 3/4 Cup
Cashews 10
Almonds 3
Ghee 4 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Peel the ripe banana.
Grind the banana into smooth paste adding milk.
Grind cashews into fine powder and keep aside.
Thinly slice the almonds for garnish.

Heat a pan on low heat, add a tbsp of ghee and wheat flour.
Fry till wheat flour changes color or is aromatic.
Remove wheat flour from heat and stir in cashew powder.

Heat a pan on medium – low heat, add banana paste and sugar.
Cook till the sugar is completely melted and the mixture thickens, stir in cardamom powder.
Now add the wheat flour mixture and remaining ghee.
Keep stirring to make sure everything is incorporated well.
When the mixture becomes thick and gooey, remove from heat.
Serve a big scoop full of banana halwa onto a bowl.
Garnish the banana halwa with almonds and serve.
Notes: Make sure banana is very ripe and don’t over cook the syrup.

Suggestions: If the sugar is not melted completely, let it melt before adding flour. Add little water or milk to adjust if the syrup becomes thick and sticks to the spatula.
Variations: You can also add your choice of nuts and raisins.
Other Names: Banana Halwa.

16 Responses to “Banana Halwa”

  1. Lubna karim April 5, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Wow….looks delectable…..

  2. Hari Chandana April 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Yummy !!.. looks really amazing..

  3. Priya April 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    Fabulous halwa, tempting;.

  4. Dhivya April 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Looks amazing.. will try this for sure… was searching for a new dish to make for my hubby birthday and got a good one.. 🙂 Thanks 🙂

  5. thakur hima bindu singh April 7, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    yummy,..i will add banana,pineapple,grapes to suji halwa cut into pieces 7-10 mins before switching of the stove

  6. shruti April 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    wowww…..looks yummm…..Innovative akka……..Mom and dad keep pestering me to eat banana’s and i hate em….now i have finally found a loophole to avoid eating them directly…thanks to u

  7. muktayi April 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    what a tempting photo and it is delicious also!

  8. Mathew April 11, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    its cool in summer it is good.. 🙂

  9. bhamini April 11, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    anna i want 2 know when we add milk.nice recipi.

  10. leena April 12, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    very mouthwatering and tasty recipe, we all loved it.

  11. Sowjanya Davuluri April 16, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    i did it…. it was really excellent… and very YUMMY….. Thanks for ur recipe.

  12. Zehra April 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Recipes are excellent .

  13. nancy April 27, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    recipes are yummy

  14. farida iqbal June 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Ramadan me sehre me yeh dish achi rehti hai

  15. vasu August 3, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    hummmm it seems easy n deli…..cious lets try

  16. Manash dasgupta June 21, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    Good and excellent

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