Sunday, April 30, 2006

banana halwa....

BANANA HALWA


BANANA'S USED FOR MAKING HALWA




HALWA READY IN THE KADAI...


BANANA HALWA

The bananas with which the halwa is made are called “mainolee kelee” These are also called the south Indian bananas that the keralites eat for breakfast.
For making the halwa the outer skin has to become black and when you peel it the body of the banana will be soft and not over ripe, you need such bananas.

ING

3 big bananas
1 cup or less sugar
2 tbsp ghee
Cardamom powder as per taste
Little water for cooking

METHOD:

Slice bananas very fine
Put a little water in the kadai (about ¼ cup)
Put the slices on top i.e. they should remain flat
Put ghee on top and sugar on top too.
Let the halwa start cooking.
When the bananas cook on one side they will change color from yellow to pale yellow
Turn them carefully taking care not to break them while turning
You can add more ghee if you want or add little water if you find that the bananas are sticking to the kadai
Sprinkle cardamom powder and if you like a little milk on top
Cook till it becomes soft.

5 comments:

sailaja said...

This is a new sweet dish to me,Mahek.I am trying to imagine the taste..:)

Neelu said...

O wow tha banana halwa looks nice, worth a try !!! U can even make banana "Shira" or suji halwa which i usuly make but htis is somehting different , will try over hte long weekend

Vaishali said...

Hi Mahek,
I have been waiting for your e-mail after your comment at my blog. In case you haven't seen it, please write to me at vaishalikamath@hotmail.com .

SUPRIYA said...

wow! kelyacho halwo....its one of the secret goan recipes,I ahev not heard anybody else other than goans make this

Mahek said...

hi,
shailaja,
neelu,
vaishali
and supriya for visiting my blog and appreciating the recipe
supriya are you from goa...
have you done this halwo before..
i could not contact you thro mail so if you like you can email me and we can talk about goan food