I am sure all of us have faced the situation when bananas have gone over ripe (black is the word!) and no one wants to eat them anymore. What do you do next? Banana bread? What if you are in no mood for baking and want to clear those bananas as quickly as you can. This easy to make delicious halwa is the answer!
Made with just bananas, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder, this halwa is my favorite option when I am in no mood for elaborate cooking but still crave for some desserts post meal. My hubby and toddler love it too and we enjoy together in one single bowl. Meanwhile I am happy as those not-so-beautiful bananas have finally found a way into our tummies in the oh-so-yummy way.
So here’s sharing a easy, healthy recipe of this mouth watering halwa. Do try and you are sure to love it. The kids (or adults, for that matter) will definitely ask for more, so be sure to have more ripe bananas to make more halwa. Happy and Healthy Cooking!
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Mango Banana Yogurt Gelato
Jaggery Banana Sheera
Eggless Chocolate Banana Cake | Using wheat flour and Jaggery
Health Benefits of Banana: Cardiovascular protection from Potassium and Fiber, Soothing Protection from Ulcers, Contains Pectin which helps ease constipation, Protects Eyesight, Good for the bones,Promotes Kidney Health and also a great source of calories for weight watchers..
Health Benefits of Jaggery: Ability to cleanse the body, Acts as a digestive agent, Provides good amounts of minerals, Healthy substitute for sugar..
3 large Bananas (or 6 to 8 small ones), preferably over ripe
1/4 Cup Jaggery
2 tsp Ghee
1 tsp Cardamom powder
1. Peel and mash the over ripe bananas using a fork till they mash completely.
2. Heat 1/4 Cup water in a pan and add Jaggery to it. Allow the jaggery to melt in it. Do not turn it into a syrup. It just needs to melt in the water.
Note: This is for jaggery which is hard in texture. If you get those soft ones which can be grated, skip this step.
3. Heat ghee in a frying pan and add the mashed bananas to it. Fry till the bananas change colour (About 2 minutes).
4. Now add the jaggery water (for hard jaggery) or grated jaggery (for soft ones) and keep stirring.
5. Keep stirring on medium flame till the mixture starts leaving ghee. This takes around 8 to 10 minutes.
6. Now add cardamom powder. Mix well. Remove from flame.
|Check this picture for the consistency. It should turn dry and leave the sides of the pan.|