Banana Halwa Recipe | Kele Ka Halwa | Balehannina Or Pazham Halwa

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Banana Halwa Recipe | Kele Ka Halwa | Balehannina Or Pazham Halwa with detailed photo and video recipe. An extremely simple and popular traditional South Indian dessert recipe prepared with ripe banana and jaggery. It is super popular not just for its taste but also for its soft and spongy texture derived from continuous roasting. It is typically prepared for auspicious occasions like festivals or celebration feast, but do not require any reason to prepare it for simple dinner dessert.
Kele Ka Halwa


Banana Halwa Recipe | Kele Ka Halwa | Balehannina Or Pazham Halwa with step-by-step photo and video recipe. Indian halwa recipes or barfi recipes are known for super flavoured textured tastes that can be either soft or brittle. Generally, these are prepared with ingredients like lentils, flour or a combination of these ingredients. Yet these dessert recipes can also be prepared with other ingredients like fruit and vegetable with banana halwa recipe one such popular Indian sweet.

Previously, I posted the classic banana barfi recipe prepared with wheat flour and ripe banana. When I posted it, I had several requests for an authentic and traditional balehannina halwa or kele ka halwa. Typically, it is prepared with a type of banana known as nendhra or nendhram banana which gives a required dense texture. Therefore, I was waiting for this type of banana here in Australia and could not get it. Therefore, I went ahead with the lady finger banana which we get all around the season. To be honest, I was not disappointed with the result. As matter of fact, you may not even notice the difference if not mentioned. So I would recommend you try this type of halwa with any type of banana you may get. Do try this and let me know if you liked this type of halwa.

Banana Halwa Recipe Furthermore, some more related and additional tips, suggestions and variants to the banana halwa recipe. Firstly, as I mentioned earlier, the halwa is typically prepared with nendhra banana for its authentic taste and flavour. However, if you do not get it you may even use cavendish or plantain banana for the same taste and flavour. Secondly, you may find the halwa served in bakeries or stores prepared with sugar or brown sugar. I have used the jaggery option for a healthier version. But you may use sugar for better colour and taste. Lastly, I topped the halwa with cashews and almonds for better taste. However, do not add a large quantity as it may overpower the taste of banana flavour.


Finally, I request you to check my other related Indian Sweet Recipes with this post on the banana halwa recipe. It mainly includes my other related recipes like Lauki Ki Barfi Recipe – No Mawa Mithai, Peanut Katli Recipe – Cheaper Kaju Katli, Suji Ka Halwa Recipe, Thandai Barfi Recipe, Makhana Ladoo Recipe – No Sugar, carrot malpua – no soda no maida, rasa vada sweet, murmura chikki, besan barfi, coconut burfi with jaggery. Further to these, I would also like to add some more related recipe categories like,

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Kele Ka Halwa

Banana Halwa Recipe | Kele Ka Halwa | Balehannina Or Pazham Halwa

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy Banana Halwa Recipe | Kele Ka Halwa | Balehannina Or Pazham Halwa
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 50 mins
Course sweet
Cuisine south india
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 270 kcal


Ingredients
 

  • 1 kg banana (ripened)
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • ½ kg jaggery
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp cashew (roasted)

Instructions
 

  • firstly, peel the skin of the banana and cut it into slices. make sure to use over-ripened banana for better taste.
  • grind to a smooth puree and keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat ¼ cup ghee and add the banana puree.
  • cook on medium flame stirring continuously.
  • keep cooking until the mixture turns glossy and the raw smell disappears.
  • in a pan take ½ kg jaggery and ¼ cup water.
  • stir and dissolve the jaggery.
  • pour the jaggery syrup over banana mixture and mix well.
  • continue stirring until everything is well combined.
  • once the ghee is absorbed, add ghee in batches and keep stirring.
  • continue to cook until the mixture starts to hold the shape and the ghee separates from the sides.
  • now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and 3 tbsp cashew. mix well.
  • transfer the halwa into the tray lined with baking paper.
  • level up and rest for 3 hours.
  • cut into desired pieces.
  • finally, enjoy banana halwa recipe for a month when stored in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 315mgFiber: 2gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg


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How to make banana halwa with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, peel the skin of the banana and cut it into slices. make sure to use over-ripened banana for better taste.
  2. grind to a smooth puree and keep aside.
  3. in a large kadai heat ¼ cup ghee and add the banana puree.
  4. cook on medium flame stirring continuously.
  5. keep cooking until the mixture turns glossy and the raw smell disappears.
  6. in a pan take ½ kg jaggery and ¼ cup water.
  7. stir and dissolve the jaggery.

  8. pour the jaggery syrup over banana mixture and mix well.
  9. continue stirring until everything is well combined.
  10. once the ghee is absorbed, add ghee in batches and keep stirring.
  11. continue to cook until the mixture starts to hold the shape and the ghee separates from the sides.
  12. now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and 3 tbsp cashew. mix well.
  13. transfer the halwa into the tray lined with baking paper.
  14. level up and rest for 3 hours.
  15. cut into desired pieces.
  16. finally, enjoy banana halwa recipe for a month when stored in an airtight container.
    Banana Halwa Recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to use over-ripened banana, as it helps to give nice sweetness and colour.
  • also, jaggery can be replaced with sugar. traditionally, the halwa is made with sugar.
  • additionally, adding roasted cashews gives a nice crunchy bite to halwa.
  • finally, banana halwa recipe tastes great when it is slightly chewy.
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