Saturday, June 26, 2010

Banana Peel Halwa

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Today I am hitting(not killing) 2 birds with one stone!!! Here is the recipe for two events!

Banana is a favorite fruit of everyone, including God! Banana is the first fruit we offer to God in any Puja. Banana is a rich source of potassium and fibres. I am Not going into the details, as I am using only the peel here. But even the peel is as good as the whole banana.
We get different variety of bananas.I usually use the small or Elaichi bananas. Here in this recipe also, I have used eliachi banana peel. You can use any variety available to you.

Here goes the recipe to make a small cup of halwa. You can increase the quantity to make it more. Only to take care is the quantity of sugar and to be very quick in making or else the peels will turn into black and halwa also turns brown.
Banana peel - 4 to 6, depends on the size of banana 
Sugar - 3 tbsp or less 
(depending on the sweetness of banana and your taste)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 4 to 6
Cardamom - 1/8th tsp
Milk powder - 1/2 tsp(optional), 
I was not sure about the taste of the boiled peel, so thought of adding little of milk powder.  I think it tastes fine without milk powder also. Let me try next time. And I will let you know about the taste. 
Wash and clean the bananas properly. Peel the banana, peel the skins. Clean the ends and keep in water for few minutes. Remove it and clean once again with clean cloth to remove any dirt if in case.
Put the peel in a bowl. Add water just to cover the peel and boil for 5 minutes or till the skin becomes tender. Remove and keep to cool.
Puree it.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the cashew nuts. Keep aside.
Add Sugar and keep it to boil. Keep on stirring. Once the sugar melts, add the puree,milk powder, cardamom powder and ghee. 
Once it starts leaving the sides, add one more tbsp of ghee. Remove it from fire. 
Keep it to cool.
Banana peel halwa is ready to eat. It really tastes good and I think it is good for toddlers!! Am I right???

Sending this to,
 1.the event hosted by Nithu at Nithu's Kitchen on 


Keep Smiling,


Rach said...

Very innovative of you. very new for me. Will try it sometime soon :)

kitchen queen said...

hearing of the peel halwa for the first time.It is a lovely innovative idea.

Kiran said...

Very innovative and delicious halwa indeed.

Unknown said...

Nivedita, never could have even thought about making halwa with banana peel., What a great idea !!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

OMG! That's very innovative, to use banana peel for halwa, looks awesome.

Urmi said...

Very nice, wonderful and innovative dish. Looks delicious and tempting.

Indian Khana said...

Very innovative dear....never thought about it...wonderful

Indian food recipes said...

wow!very innovative ...never heard b4..tnx 4 sharing

Sanjeeta kk said...

Oh!! very creative, and interesting indeed.

Priya said...

lovely recipe ...looks awesome :)

Parita said...

Very different recipe, i never knew we could actually consume banana peels..WOW!

Sushma Mallya said...

Very very unique & interesting one, never knew v could make use of peels this way also..great idea and looks yum as well..perfect entry for those events..

Srivalli said...

Wow that is nice to know Nive, until my Athamma did I never knew one can make a halwa with the peels..:)..nice reading your recipe..

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