Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ending the year on a sweet note

The year 2010 has been a roller coaster ride for us. I had been very slow in terms of blogging and my personal life was racing ahead. We made new friends, shifted from Shanghai to my hometown for good, caught up with a lot of relatives and friends, welcomed a cute little boy into our lives.... There are so many reasons for which I have to be thankful to the year that will soon pass by. I am very much looking forward to the new year. Here is wishing everyone "A very happy and prosperous new year". Hope this brings a lot of joy, peace and happiness with good health and wealth to all of them. Ending this year on a sweet note with a sweet and simple dish.

This dish is usually made with ripe (over ripe) nenthrapazham banana. It goes well with puri's, chapathi etc. The recipe is similar to making Banana halwa which is a delicacy Mangalore is famous for. For banana halwa it needs to be cooked further until it reaches halwa stage.

Here is what's needed:

4 ripe nenthrapazham banana chopped
1/4 cup sugar increase if you like sweeter)
4 tbsp ghee
a pinch of cardamom powder


1) In a thick bottomed kadai add the banana pieces, ghee and sugar. Keep the flame on medium.
2) Cook the mixture by stirring until the banana turns soft and mushy. Let few pieces be still in shape as it gives a nice texture to the finished product.
3) Add cardamom powder, mix well and put off the flame.

Serve hot with fluffy puris, Chapathi or on its own. We like ours to be mildly sweet with few pieces to bite in between. Kids love to have this with dosa's too.


G said...

Yum Yum, looks delish!

Pavani said...

2010 sure flew by fast. Welcoming a baby is a biggie in itself.
Wish you and your family a very Happy & Prosperous New Year.