Kele ki Halwa/Banana Pudding (Indian style) & Burning Effigy of Ravana

I wanted to try something simple and lite as the coming few days are going to be lined with festivals; with more sweets…… In India, we make all kinds of halwa and I’ve never tried or tasted banana halwa before. So I came up with my own recipe on how to make one…
Banana halwa has of course a strong banana flavour and it’s got a nice nutty and crunchy taste because of the nuts and coconut…..
Beware….it is for those  who don’t mind bananas in any form 🙂

4 big ripe bananas
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2tbs butter or ghee
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup cashews and raisins mixed
walnuts and sesame for seasoning

Mash the bananas. Cook the mashed bananas with milk, until the milk dries up.Add butter/ghee and stir continuously. Allow it to cook for 10 minutes on low flame.Add sugar, grated coconut and dry fruits. Allow the sugar to melt and cook for about 5 minutes and turn off the stove.

Grease the plate with butter/ghee and pour the prepared mixture.Pour it evenly and season it with sesame and walnuts. Allow it to set for 4-5 hours or overnight.

Carefully cut into square pieces of desired size or spoon it into a serving dish and serve cold.

This is my submission to this month’s Only Festive Foods, hosted by Khaugiri and Foodelicious and to Virtual Party Snacks hosted by Ruchika Cooks and From My Home Kitchen.

Some clicks on  “Burning effigy of Ravana“, Chowpathy,Mumbai.
Dussera is celebrated as the homecoming of Rama the hero of the epic Ramayana, after his victory over Ravana, the king of Lanka.

A vendor selling  gold armours.
The process begins…
There were crackers too…
 The enitre show takes about 5 minutes and before you realise; Ravana has turned into ashes…

3 Comments on “Kele ki Halwa/Banana Pudding (Indian style) & Burning Effigy of Ravana”

  1. Satya says:

    halwa looks delicious n made from kele sound very interesting…thanks for sharing those beautiful clicks too dearSatya

  2. Pug1 says:

    Your cooking looks delicious! I'm Michele, I live in the Chicago area… there are many fine Indian Rasoi!!!! CHEERS!

  3. ruchikacooks says:

    Thanks for the tasty entry! Happy (Belated) Dassaa wishes!

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