|1.||Fully ripe bananas 4 / two, heaped cups of banana pieces|
|2.||Sugar 1/2 cup or to taste|
|3.||Ghee 1/4 cup|
|4.||Cashew nuts 8-10|
|5.||Cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon|
the bananas into pieces.
Add banana pieces and sugar to a mixer jar.
Grind to a paste.
1 teaspoon of ghee in a thick bottomed
utensil or a non-stick kadai.
Fry the cashew nuts on a low flame till they becomes light golden brown.
Remove the nuts. Keep aside.
the banana mixture.
Keep the flame to medium.
Keep mixing intermittently. Otherwise, the mixture sticks to the bottom and gets burnt.
As you cook, the color changes from cream to chocolate-dark, depending on the type of bananas and sugar.
the mixture becomes thick, turn the flame to
Add ghee and mix.
Coat a plate with little ghee.
Add cardamom powder.
Continue to mix till the mixture becomes a lump and the ghee starts to separate.
Transfer the mixture to the greased plate.
Spread and flatten the mixture using a ghee-coated, flat spatula.
Spread and flatten the mixture, depending on the thickness and the number of pieces of the halwa you need.
the banana halwa with the fried
Keep aside to cool.
into pieces of desired shape.
Banana halwa or banana burfi is ready.
|TIPS||Banana Halwa Recipe|
|1.||In addition to, or in lieu of, cashew nuts, use almonds for extra nutrition.|
|2.||If you wish, break the nuts into small pieces and add to the halwa mixture in Step 5.|