banana halwa or banana sheera is banana semolina pudding that is often made as prasad for ganesh puja or satyanarayan puja or devi puja or for any auspicious occasion.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3 to 4
- 1 cup roasted rava (semolina or sooji or suji)
- 2 to 3 bananas, chopped
- 8 to 10 almonds (badam) or cashews (kaju) - chopped or sliced
- 10 to 12 raisins (kishmish)
- 2 to 3 green cardamoms, powdered (choti elaichi)
- 3 tablespoon ghee or oil
- 5 to 6 tablespoon sugar, add as required
- a pinch of saffron, crushed (kesar)
- 2.5 cups hot water or hot milk
heat ghee or in a pan. add pre roasted semolina and fry for 2-3 minutes till they semolina starts getting fragrant. don't brown the semolina.
add chopped bananas and stir.
add the hot water or milk and the dry fruits. stir.
add sugar and stir. simmer the banana halwa for 2-3 minutes.
now add the saffron. stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes more.
serve banana halwa hot or warm.
tips for making banana halwa
- the dry fruits can also be fried in oil or ghee and then added lastly to the banana halwa. some more ghee or oil can also be added to get a smooth texture.
- if using rava (semolina) which is not roasted already, heat ghee or oil. add the semolina and fry for some 8-10 mins or more on a low flame till the semolina changes color and become fragrant. don't brown the semolina. keep on stirring in between.
- i generally make banana halwa in ghee.
- to make the halwa more rich you can add milk instead of water.
Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 9% | Vitamin C: 8.3% | Calcium: 42.7% | Iron: 109.2%