Ripe Banana sweet / banana halwa

Submitted by Rajashree Ganesh

About the cook: Homemaker who loves to cook and try new recipes.

About the dish: This is a very healthy dessert even kids can make. It's the best way to use your overripe bananas

National Origin: Indian

Serves: 4

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes


Ripe banana - 2
Corn starch- 3 tbsp
Brown Sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter - 5 tbsp
Broken almonds/cashews/ any nuts - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp or vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Salt a pinch


Mash banana well. In a hot pan, add 2 tbsp butter and toast the nuts until golden brown. Then add mashed bananas and sauté for 2 to 3 mins. Add salt, cardamom powder, sugar and continue cooking another 2 mins. Add remaining butter tbsp by tbsp and mix well until it thickens. Mix 3 tbsp cornstarch in 1/4 cup of water. Add it to banana mixture. Stir continuously until everything is combined well and the butter starts to separate. Put the mixture in a greased pan. When it is cooled cut into pieces or roll it into balls. Enjoy!

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