Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Banana Calicut Halwa


Ripe Banana 1 1/2
Sugar - 2 and 1/2 cups
Water - 1/2 cup
 Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Ghee - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
 Cashews for garnish
All purpose flour - 3 tsp

Pressure-cook the bananas until soft. Remove the outer skin .
Mash the bananas to a paste in a  blender.
Make syrup of sugar by dissolving in 1/2 cup of water. It should be of string consistency. When this consistency is reached add the lemon juice and again allow it to reach the same thick consistency. To this add the mashed bananas.
To thicken the halwa, at this stage add flour dissolved in 1/4 cup water. Keep on stirring the mix to attain a thick mass. Add ghee little by little. When this becomes a thick mass add the cardamom powder.
Mix well and pour into a pan greased with ghee. Decorate with cashews.
 Enjoy when cool.