Banana Halwa, sounds a bit strange doesn’t it ? Sure, we have all heard of halwa made with wheat, and other such ingredients. They are great, but to me I felt like halwas made with fruits were much more flavourful. One such dish that is just super close to my heart is this banana halwa. It is so good, and it feels like I have been transported to a tropical dream. Moreover, we have already visited Banana Bread this pandemic season. We needed something else to use up all of the bananas that we had left. Just another great thing about this dish. We can use all those extremely darkened bananas for this, and that will elevate the taste so much more. Another banana dessert that I really will try out next is this Banana Toast.
This dish is very easy to make, but it takes a little time to reach the desired consistency. So I’d suggest you start making this dish atleast an hour before when you are planning to serve it. But if you want it chilled, prepare accordingly. Personally, I really prefer eating this hot with a scoop of decadent vanilla ice cream. I cannot think of a more perfect combo. Please do check out our other recipes, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.
- 10 Nos Banana
- 250 Grams Jaggery
- 100 Grams Sugar
- 4-5 Tbsp Ghee
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Dry Fruits Optional
- Peel the bananas and cut them into medium sized pieces.
- Blend it to a fine paste.
- Heat a heavy bottomed kadai (pan), and transfer this banana puree into it. Add jaggery and stir.
- Add sugar.
- Keep stirring until the sugar and jaggery melt, and the mixture starts to darken.
- Now add lemon juice, and keep stirring until the mixture starts to become glossy.
- Keep adding one tablespoon ghee at a time, and stir until it melts into the mixture. Keep repeating this step of adding ghee and stirring until the mixture starts to thicken, and stick around the edges and white frothy surfaces develop. This will take about 4-5 tablespoons of ghee and 15-20 minutes.
- Finally, add cardamom powder, stir well. Serve hot or chilled with dry fruits of your choice. You can also roast the dry fruits in ghee before adding it to the halwa.