Friday, September 3, 2010

Banana Sujji Halwa

Toronto was under heat alert this week..Thank God we are getting some showers to bring down the temperatures. It has been a severe summer this year. Kids will return to school next week. They did have a good vacation. My kids are not so fond of Indian sweets, infact they don't like goodies if they too sweet. Good for them..They enjoy the roasted rava more whenever I make any sweet with semolina..And with deserts like these being loaded with sugar its a no-no for parents too.. Thanks to get togethers, pinics and some special events, which inspire us to venture into making of sweets too.

I saw this Banana Kesari one time when I was blog hopping. Had some ripe bananas at hand likely whipped out a dessert for my after church fellowship time.

Ingredients :
1 Cup Rava or Semonlina
1 Ripe Banana thoroughly mashed
1/2 Cup Sugar
4 Tblsp Ghee or Butter
1 Tsp Banana Essence if available
1/2 Tsp Cardamom powder
1 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Cashew and Raisins
Green food coloring(optional)

Heat one tbsp of ghee in a deep pan or kadai and fry the cashew and raisins till cashew turn golden brown and raisins pop up.
Remove and set aside.
In the same kadai add one more tbsp of ghee add rava and fry till all the ghee is absorbed by the rava.
Add sugar and mix well.
Now add the mashed banana to the rava and keep mixing.
Now keep adding water little by little till the rava is fully cooked.
If adding color mix it with the water as you are adding it.
Add the caradamom powder and mix well.
Add the remianing two tbsp of ghee and mix nice till the mixture leaves the surface of the pan.
Add cashew raisins and empty it in a wide plate greased with ghee.
Let it cool and cut into desired shaped or just serve in desert bowls.



Sreelu said...

R&R dont like any desi sweets except for rosogulla . Hope lil one is good and keeping u busy.

Rina said...

Same here Sri..J&J don't like any desi sweets exceopt "Gulab Jamun & Rasagulla"..

Yea lil one is growing fast and by all means all 3 are keeping us busy..

Mona said...

Fasts usually are quite long in that part of the world, and this heat might be making the fasts a bit more difficult for those fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Adding bananas to the Rava meetha is a brilliant idea. It looks yumm.

Rina said...

Oh yea Mona..with long days fasts should be tough here...Take care..