Monday, April 20, 2015

Banana Halwa

My mother usually makes this with panpolo (Neer Dosa). And my hubby loves this too. Its basically not a halwa. For banana halwa to have to cook further for hours together. We actually call this "kele chirchilayile". Where we cut the "Nendrapazham" into small pieces and smash them using a smasher and cook till we get a gooey consistency. Only "Nendrapazham"/ Plantain banana can be used to make this. You over ripened banana's for making this particular recipe.

Ingredients :
Nendrapazham/ Plantain Banana : 4-5
Cardamom Pods : 3-4
Ghee : 4 tbsp
Sugar :Vary according to the taste of banana (I usually vary it between 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup for 4 banana's)

Procedure :
1. Cut the banana into tiny pieces.
2. Heat ghee in a pan and add the banana pieces.
3. Slowly start smashing the banana pieces using a smasher.
4. Cook for 30-35 minutes on a slow simmer till you get the gooey  consistency.
5. Finally add sugar and cardamom pods and cook for 5 more minutes.
6. Finally spread it on a plate and cut into squares.

Best way to eat this is hot.