This recipe will go to the Cooking With Seeds- Cardamom Seeds event hosted by Priya of Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes.
Serves 6: 1 Tablespoon each!
4 ripe Chiquita bananas
2 tbps clarified butter/ghee
4 tbps sugar
4 cardamom pod seeds powdered,
plus 2 more pods according to flavour
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 tbps of Ghee on medium high flame
Slice the bananas and put in the pan
Let it cook for about 10-12 minutes
The moisture would have almost evaporated and the bananas would have started turning colour.
Add powdered cardamom and mix well.
Start mashing the bananas with the back of the ladle and scraping the paste together.
At this stage one cannot leave the dish alone or else it will burn easily.
Fry until the bananas until they come together in an even textured brown paste.
The ghee would start separating from the paste
Add 4 tbps of sugar and mix well, frying on medium or medium low heat to prevent burning.
Add more powdered cardamom, if needed and mix well.
Fry for another 3-4 minutes and take off the heat.
This will yield about 1/3 cup of banana halwa:
Have served it plain. One can garnish it with cashew or almond slivers.
Other versions of Banana Halwa posted in this blog.