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Raw Banana Halwa

- Recipe by Raji submitted on 7th June 2013

(Raw Banana Halva)

Halwa with raw banana is a good source of potassium and vitamins like A and C. Potassium helps reduce risk of blood pressure and is also beneficial for our brains and kidneys.
· It is high in carbohydrates and thus an energy booster.
· It is also high in dietary fiber.

Preparation time:  15 mts]
cooking time: 1 hr (30 mts pressure cooker for boiling banana + 30 minutes for hawa)

1 raw banana
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup milk
4 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp semolina(suji, rava)
cardamom powder
fried cashew/almonds  &  charoli
few strands of saffron
food colour (optional)


  1. Boil the banana, remove the skin and mash, yields one cup pulp
  2. In a pan, add the ghee, when it becomes hot fry the cashew/almonds and keep aside
  3. In the same pan, add the rava and roast it,
  4. when it becomes brown, add the banana pulp and saute for 5-7 minutes.
  5. add the sugar, milk,coconut and stir well
  6. keep stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  7. Add the fried almonds, cashew and cardamom powder.
  8. remove from the gas, transfer it into a bowl and garnish with Charoli.

Note: I did not use food colour

variation:  can be made with jaggery also instead of sugar.

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Comments (4)

Person Saraswathi nair   (February 11, 2014)
I must try this recipe... instead of adding sugar can i use jaggery for this dish ?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 11, 2014)
yes you can.
Person Yash   (June 17, 2013)
thanks,for helping me with my homework.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 18, 2013)
Did you make it?

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