I have already posted a Halwa,Pumpkin Halwa,in my blog.Today's recipe is again another delicious Halwa...Banana(Plantain) Halwa which requires very little ingredients.Putting together all the ingredients takes very little time but a little patience is needed for the cooking which consumes time.I usually prepare this when nobody is at home, listening to something on my mobile,spooning little little from the halwa onto a small plate and eating (licking my finger)in between from that plate and suddenly the halwa is all ready,see how quick and interesting :)
The main ingredients is the over ripe Kerala Bananas Plantains/Nenthrapazham.It should be over ripe,ha so now no worries seeing over ripe plantains lying on your countertop, you can prepare this delicious halwa.
Ripe Plantains/Nenthrapazham 1 kg
Sugar 13/4 cup
Ghee 3 tbsp + for frying the nuts and greasing
Oil 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts a few chopped
Water less than 1/4 cup
-Fry the cashew nuts in a little ghee till light brown and keep this aside.
-Cut the Plantains/Nenthrapazham into pieces.
-In a blender add these pieces along with sugar, water and cardamom. Blend till smooth.
-Now heat a heavy bottomed vessel (uruli) or nonstick pan on medium flame.
-Add oil and a little ghee and pour the blended Banana paste.
-Keep stirring for sometime.
-After some time the mixture will start thickening from the watery stage and at this level start adding ghee so that it does not stick to the bottom.
-The color will change from pale to dark, leaving the sides of the pan ,at that time add the fried cashew nuts and stir a little more till brownish color and off the flame.
-Transfer the halwa to a greased plate and level the top with the back of a greased spoon.
-When cooled cut into pieces and serve.
*You can omit oil and completely use ghee for the recipe.
*Be careful to use over ripe bananas not the rotten ones.
very delicious! Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe :) Have a good day!ReplyDelete
mouthwatering one dear :)ReplyDelete
Halwa looks super delicious.ReplyDelete
I have some over ripe nentrapazham in my fridge that I totally forgot about and was thinking what to do with it... Just in time! Will make this...ReplyDelete
Thanks Rafeeda,do try and you will love itDelete
First time I have seen or hearing about banana halwaReplyDelete
Thanks Nammi...Do try making you will just love it :)Delete
Very interesting invention. Never knew about plantain for halwa but now I sure see the delicious outcome.ReplyDelete
Seeing ethapazham halwa I am drooling here. Sometimes I make just for myself eat. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Meena....Me too whenever I see 1 or 2 ripe ones I crave for this halwa and keep it there itself for 2 more days just to prepare this halwa all for myself hehe...Delete
Delicious and mouthwateringReplyDelete
I have tried Banana halwa but with ripe plaintain should try..looks yummy dearReplyDelete
Plantain halwa looks delicious.ReplyDelete
halwa luks temtping..Super halwa really,ReplyDelete
What a lovely looking halwa.. never tasted banana halwaReplyDelete
I have never tasted this, the halwa looks delicious..ReplyDelete
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Halwa looks delicious...perfectly made:)ReplyDelete
halwa is truly tempting me ...lovely shareReplyDelete