16 February 2011

Banana Halwa| How to Make Traditional Halwa/Fudge

This is a totally new journey for me from now on. It’s been my dreams to have a page of my own wherein I can post my recipes, my experiences in kitchen, journey of life etc...

So here is the new beginning with a treat for sweet tooth :)

Banana Fudge/Halwa

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 30-40 min
Makes about: 20 pieces
Shelf Life: 1 week 3 weeks refrigerated  
Difficulty Level: Medium


2 cups of mashed Banana (Nendra/Elakki)
2.5 cups Sugar
1/ 4 cup Ghee
1/ 4 cup Dry Fruits (cashews, raisins, almonds)
1/ 2 -1 tsp. Cardamom powder  


I used the regular fully ripped bananas for the Halwa. Mash the bananas in a blender into a smooth paste and keep it aside take a microwave safe bowl and put the mashed banana into it.

Put the microwave in HIGH and let the banana cook for about 10 minutes to remove that raw smell. Keep string the mixture every 5 minutes.

Add the required sugar and mix well and then keep it for another 10 minutes in HIGH with every 5 minutes stirring.

Add the ghee, cardamom powder and the almonds and cashews mix well and keep it for 25 minutes. Now stirring frequency becomes more i.e. every 3 minutes for a better result. Once this is over let the Halwa be in the microwave for about 5 minutes to set put the Halwa in a greased plate and cut into desired shapes


  1. Which Banana to be used?

  2. @ asha I used what they call "Elachi banana / kadali banana "

  3. First time here. The halwa looks just yummy.

  4. @ Radhika , thank so much radhika

  5. Hi! First time here.
    The halwa looks amazing. Does it have a gooey texture on biting like the karanchi halwa?


  6. wow...yummy and tempting banan halwa..i have also posted banana halwa but i havent tried microwave style...:)



  7. That looks like a yummy halwa - reminds me of the Halwa my dad brought back from karaikal all those years ago :)

  8. Welcome to the blogging world dear n Wish you good and long journey ...halwa looks so yum and perfect ...

  9. @Pari ,sorry I haven't tasted karanchi halwa or rather i havent come across this term before. can you pls tell me wat is this halwa made of.
    banana halwa does have a chewy texture if you cook it more..the consistency which i had a very bit :)

  10. @ Sameena, Now serving & Preeti, thanks so much for the support :)

  11. Hi Khadhyaa,

    I am prathiba from "The indian food court". I feel like grabbing the Halwa right now from the bowl. yummmmmmmmmmmmmm


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