Showing posts with label Banana peel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Banana peel. Show all posts

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 


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