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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Baale Hannu Rasayana / Banana Rasayana

Ingredients:

3 medium sized Bananas / Baale Hannu (Preferred: Kadali or Elakki Baale Hannu)

1/3 cup grated Jaggary / Bella

1/4 cup Sugar

1.5 cups Coconut Milk

1 Cardamom / Elakki / Elachi

2 tsp Sesame seeds / Ellu (optional)

2-3 tsp finely grated Coconut (optional)

Pinch of Salt

Recipe:

Remove the outer cover of each banana and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put this chopped bananas in a bowl. Add sugar, jaggary, pinch of salt, mix them well and keep them aside for about 20 -30 mins.

Remove the outer cover of cardamom and mash the seeds into smooth powder using any hard material. Add this cardamom powder to the vessel containing chopped bananas. Add coconut milk and mix well.(For Coconut milk: Grind around 1 cup of fresh grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth.)

Refrigerate and serve chilled. It also goes well with Neeru Dosa / Semige.

Note:(optional)

Put 2 tsp of sesame seeds in a pan and fry in medium flame. Once it starts spluttering, add 2-3 tsp of finely grated coconut in low flame until they turn light golden in color. Add this to Rasayana before refrigerating.

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