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BANANA SHEERA

Banana Sheera is a tasty dessert made from semolina,sugar,milk and banana.South Indians call it Kesari whereas in North it is called suji ka halwa. Normally I make kesari for various occasions for offering it to GOD.I have also seen here in Bangalore people making it for Satya Narayana Pooja. Whatever may be the occasion,it is a tasty desert that can be made in no time.One of my friends said she used to feed her infant with this Banana Sheera and as it is quite easy to swallow and soft.Here in Karnataka this is called Kesari Bath and is usually served with Uppittu or Rava Khichidi.Together the combo is called chow chow bath.

I made this yesterday for Navarathri and served it to guests after offering.I have used robusta banana,but you can use any banana variety like elachi. Turning back to the name,sheera means halwa in marathi and is also popular delicacy there.As we all know Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with much pomp an gaiety and people make this as offering.The tasty dessert turned out to be super hit as all at home enjoyed it to the core.Check out my other kesari recipes like Chocolate Kesari,Pineapple Kesari and Fruit Kesari.

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BANANA SHEERA
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a pan add ghee followed by cashews and raisins.
  2. In the same pan add rava and roast till it emits a nice aroma.
  3. Roast till golden brown.
  4. Add milk.
  5. Cut and mash banana.
  6. Add sugar and mix well.
  7. The mixture will turn watery now.Add cardamom powder.
  8. Add rava now.
  9. Mix well and wait till it is cooked.
  10. Wait till the water is absorbed.Add ghee.
  11. Cook till the ghee leaves the sides of the pan.Add roasted cashews and raisins.
  12. Banana Sheera is ready for offering.
Recipe Notes

Notes

Roasting the rava is the key here.Roast till golden brown.

You can add banana essence for added flavour.

You can add any nuts of your choice.

If you want fruit pieces to get in to the mouth,chop them and add instead of mashing them.

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