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Banana halwa

Banana halwa with simple ingredients available at home. Learn how to make banana halwa step by step pictures and detailed method.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6


  • Banana - 5 long variety
  • Jaggery - 1 & 1/4 cup crushed
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup unrefined
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 4 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10
  • Cardamom - 1 powdered


  • Peel banana and puree it in a blender. I got 2 & 1/4 cups.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat banana puree with jaggery, sugar.
  • Once it starts boiling, add lemon juice. This gives a nice taste as well as prevents turning burfi.
  • Once it turns glossy, start adding ghee one tbsp at a time.
  • Let the mixture thicken. First it starts to leave sides.
  • As you keep cooking and add ghee, at one stage, you will see whitish frothy here and there while you stir from bottom.
  • Add powdered cardamom, chopped cashew nuts and mix.
  • At one stage at many places in the mixture starts turning pale, slightly frothy.
  • Pour to a greased serving bowl. I poured to a plate.


  • I used unrefined demerara sugar. If using white sugar, just 2- 3 tbsp is enough. 
  • Sugar is used for more glossy effect.
  • Regulate the heat so that the mixture is not always cooked in high heat.  If over cooked, it will become hard chewy like candy. 
  • You can add roasted cashew nuts too. I liked raw cashews.
  • Can add more ghee if you want. extra 1 or 2 tbsp. If too gooey even after cooling down, you can again reheat and add ghee to make it more glossy and non sticky.