Friday, December 25, 2009

Banana Halwa (Vazhaip pazha Halva / Vaalai Halwa / Waalai Hulva)

It is a very delicious, energetic, and easy to prepare dessert.


  • Ripe banana: 4
  • Jathikkai / Jaiphal (Nutmeg): 4
  • Cardamom (elakkai / elaichi): 2
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar: 1 cup

Method of preparation:

  • Peel and mash the banana.
  • Make powder from nutmeg and cardamom.
  • Make powder from sugar.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy pan.
  • Add bananas and cook under low flame with constant stirring for about ten minutes.
  • Add more ghee if it starts sticking.
  • Add sugar and stir till dissolving.
  • Add nutmeg and cardamom and remove from flame.
  • Spread evenly on a plate.
  • Cut into pieces after cooling.
  • Serve with a smile.


Mrs.Faizakader said...

இனிய புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் - 2010
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meL said...

Cardamom and banana sounds delicious. I second the comment below about photos! Great cooking blog.

Julia Dutta said...

I came seeing a very interesting title - Tamil Home Recipes! I love Tamil food - all south Indian food made the Tamilian way :))