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Aug 3, 2009

Banana – Coconut Halwa (Fudge)

As I had some very ripe bananas lying in the fruit basket, I thought of making this fudge. It turned out so delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe Bananas
  • 2 cups desiccated Coconut
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • A pinch of Saffron
  • Some Cardamom
  • Some Raisins
  • Some Cashews

Preparation:

Peel and mash bananas well. Keep aside.

In a pan, heat 1 tsp ghee and add cardamom + raisins + cashews and fry till the cashews turn golden brown in color. Take them out of the pan and keep aside.

Add rest of the ghee to the pan and add coconut powder to it. Stir well and add mashed banana and sugar. Mix well.

Add saffron and keep stirring until the mixture becomes thick. Then turn off the flame and transfer the fudge to a greased plate and press tightly with a spatula.

Allow it to cool for some time and cut into desired shapes. These are perfect on festival days too.

Enjoy!


48 comments:

jayasree said... [Reply]

Very creative of you to come up with a banana fudge. And with coconut, I'm sure it must have tasted well too.

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Bookmarked!!! I was just wondering what to do with some very, very ripe bananas that are on my table.....

Prathibha said... [Reply]

lovely fudge dear.Loved that heart background..

Priya said... [Reply]

Very creative and innovative fudge Uma!! never thought of this combination..Fantastic yaar!

Chitra said... [Reply]

Thanks uma..even i too have some ripe bananas and coconut in my fridge..will try this:)

rekhas kitchen said... [Reply]

wow banana halwa with coconut interesting uma like the background.

Hari Chandana said... [Reply]

very innovative.. looks soo tempting and delicious... thanks for sharing!! :)

Varunavi said... [Reply]

Innovative uma and taste would have been great coconut and banana :)

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

wow..yummy delicious fudge

vidhas said... [Reply]

Very innovative recipe, looks yum!! Pictures are tempting .

RAKS KITCHEN said... [Reply]

Sounds yummy!Very interesting recipe!

Medhaa said... [Reply]

U are so creative, always come up with innovative recipes. lovely recipe

Kitchen Flavours said... [Reply]

Wow....sounds delsih...looks yum...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... [Reply]

Looks lovely, nice yummy recipe.

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

looks yummy...

Priti said... [Reply]

Boy that looks yummy..nice pics

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

the combo makes me drool. looks yummy uma!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Banana is good with lots of nutrients and of course calories. But good to have a yummy fudge like this after a long walk in this summer season. Thanks for sharing and as always wish you to get these kinds of creative thoughts.
-Nature Lover

Usha said... [Reply]

Sounds delicious !

Priyameena said... [Reply]

Most of the time I dont know what to do with the ripe banans lying in the basket for so long time...now I got the wonderful recepie...

Archy said... [Reply]

nice fudge with banana and coconut, yummy !! Need to try !!

anudivya said... [Reply]

Sounds great. I make it in the microwave minus the coconut and we gobble up in no time! I should try with coconut the next time.

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Yummy fudge...Superb combo...

LG said... [Reply]

yet another creative dish Uma....fudge looks yumm

Poornima Nair said... [Reply]

The halwa looks yummy. I love banana halwa and coconut would add so much flavor.

Srilakshmi said... [Reply]

Lovely Fudge! I'm sure it must have tasted heavenly... :-)

*sangi* said... [Reply]

Wat a tempting click dear!
very innovative recipe...will try&let u know...

shaikh said... [Reply]

i must appreciate this recipe as it has creative point. but i wonder why do you call it fudge? as you name it banana coconut hulwa(fudge) what does this fudge stand for here? will you pls expalin me? thanks

Uma said... [Reply]

@Shaikh,

I called it fudge because it's so soft and fuzzy. And I wrote that name so that everyone can understand how a halwa looks/feels like. Hope this clarifies your confusion :)

A_and_N said... [Reply]

Very very innovative!

Ann said... [Reply]

Please accept the award and a tag from my blog.

Suma Rajesh said... [Reply]

very innovative recipe uma...and thanks for ur lovly award...i am flattered...

Suma Rajesh said... [Reply]

very innovative recipe uma...and thanks for ur lovly award...i am flattered...

DEESHA said... [Reply]

wow, this is a very nice halwa

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Bananas and coconut sound like an unusual flavor combination, but I think I see the possibility now with this delicious halwa. And with cardamom...yum.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... [Reply]

I 've had Banana halwa, liked the addition of coconut in it..very creative..

Shri said... [Reply]

The fudge looks divine,Uma!Is that heart made out of Mosaic?Like that!

Renu said... [Reply]

this is a perfect recipe for my ripe bananas lying on my kitchen table and there is nobody to eat them,....ill try and let you know...

Preety said... [Reply]

i am gr8 sweet fan so this will go in no time if i had in front of me at this time:)

Pari said... [Reply]

Thanks for dropping by Uma and thus giving me a chance to discover urs. You have a great blog and very innovative fudge using banana.I am surely coming back here again.

K said... [Reply]

Nice new recipe Uma. Great way to use up the ripe bananas.

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homecooked said... [Reply]

Wow...the halwa looks so good! Very creative Uma :) Love the heart mosaic background too :)

Madhavi said... [Reply]

I just love this entry, yummm!!

Sireesha said... [Reply]

Very creative and innovative fudge uma:)

kittymatti said... [Reply]

these look awesome delicious!
U have a lovely blog dear

Bhawna said... [Reply]

Thank U Uma for giving me option to use ripen bananas in other than banana bread.

Divya Kudua said... [Reply]

Yummy yummy..:)

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