Banana Halwa Recipe is a delicious Indian sweet made with ripe bananas. This halwa is a dessert you can dish out very quickly and the best way to use overripe bananas.
We love bananas and have quite a few ripe banana recipes Indian style. When you have overripe bananas on hand, these recipes come in handy. My most favorite way to use these overripe bananas is always making Banana Bread.
Apart from Banana Halwa Recipe, some more ideas to make with ripe bananas:
I have quite a few Ripe Banana Recipes like these Soft Serve Banana Ice Cream
Banana Breads, Cakes and Muffins
Bananas are very healthy and good snacks to feed your kids. We make sure we feed our kids at least one banana a day. So having some banana recipes is good.
Some of the other ideas I use ripe banana will be adding chopped bananas with adding it with condensed milk, with custards. Sometimes I saute the banana pieces sauteed in ghee and give as a kid's snack.
Finally, even with all these recipes, I feel nothing can beat a quick Banana Halwa. I love making halwa with different fruits. and this was very easy to make.
So here comes the simplest way of making a halwa.
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Take about 3 long ripe bananas, peel off the skin.
Roughly chop them into circles and take them in a pan or thick bottom Kadai! Add about 2 tsp of ghee, you can add more if you are serving to kids.
Cook on high flame, once the bananas start cooking, you see a lot of froth coming up.
This takes about 5 - 7 mins, you need not keep stirring. It won't get burnt as there is a lot of water content still. We will have to cook until all the water evaporates.
Meanwhile, in another pan, take 4 teaspoons of sugar with just enough water to cover. Cook on high flame, once the sugar melts, remove any impurities if any.
Cook till the sugar thickens a bit.
If the banana is cooked well, you can start to stir.
Keep stirring till it thickens to a solid. The ghee would start coming out of the sides.
You need not worry about sugar crystallizing as we are making a halwa.
Now the final product once again!
This Banana Halwa Recipe uses Ripe Banana that comes to almost 2 cups with just enough sugar and ghee. Infact you can skip the sugar part if your bananas are sweet.
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Banana Halwa ~ Indian Sweet Step by Step!
- 2 cups Ripe Banana approx. 3 long fruits
- 4 tsp Sugar
- 2 - 3 tsp Ghee
- A Pinch Cardamom Powder
How to make Banana Halwa
- Peel and chop the bananas into small pieces.
- Heat a pan, add the bananas along with ghee. Cook on high till all the water content is evaporated and thickens.
- Once it starts leaving the sides, keep stirring till you get a thick pulp.
- Meanwhile, in another pan, melt sugar with just enough water over a high flame. Remove dirt if any. Cook again till it thickens a bit.
- Transfer the sugar syrup to the pan with the banana simmering. Combine well and continue cooking till the halwa is shining and thick.
- Add in the cardamom powder, mix well and remove.
- Serve hot!
If you want, you can puree the banana, however, you will end up having a smooth paste-like halwa.