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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baalehannu(Banana) Halwa

150 medium sized Banana / Baalehannu or 30 cups mashed Banana
15 - 17 cups Sugar
4 cups Ghee
10-12 Cardamom
1/2 cup broken Cashew Nuts (Optional)


Remove the outer cover of each banana and mash them as shown in the picture below.

Put broken cashew nuts, little amount of ghee, fry them for few mins until they turn light golden in color. Transfer this to another bowl and keep it aside. Remove the cardamom seeds from cardamom, mash them and keep them aside.
Put the mashed banana in a heavy/thick bottomed vessel and heat. Add sugar and mix them well and cook them in medium flame for about 15-20 mins. Add around 2 cups of ghee and mix them well. 

Keep stirring the mixture in medium flame and add the remaining ghee in regular intervals until it turns light golden brown in color.

Stir the halwa continuously in medium flame until ghee starts separating or until it leaves from the bottom. Add fried cashew nuts, mashed cardamom and mix well.

Apply little amount of ghee to the plate, pour this halwa and spread it using one flat spoon as shown in the picture below.

Once it is cooled to room temperature make them into slices and store them in an airtight container.