Showing posts with label banana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label banana. Show all posts

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Banana Sweet Fritters.

Banana sweet fritters are easy to prepare, yummy to have and is simple.


Banana fritters are fried sweets that is good for tea time, easy snack in the evening and it satisfies your crave for fried snacks.
It is always better to use ripe banana to get good fritters. It mixes well with the batter.
I have used milk, ripe banana, a little sugar and maida.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Bananas : Ripe Banana : 2
Maida : 1 Cup
Chiroti Rava/Thin Semolina : 2 to 3 Tbs
Jaggery : 2 To 3 Tablespoons
Sesame Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Milk : 1/2 Cup
Cardamom : 2 to 3 Pods
Salt : A pinch
Cooking Soda : A pinch
Oil :  1 Cup

Method :

1. Take a bowl and put banana (remove the skin) and smash nicely.
 Powder jaggery and mix  all the ingredients nicely. ( Add milk, powdered jaggery, a pinch of salt and sesame seeds).

2 Mix it nicely and add rava and maida. Mix it slowly.
3. Mix it well and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Powder or crush cardamom and add it to the batter and mix it well.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and let it get hot. (Medium flame).
5. Add cooking soda and mix it nicely once again.


6. Take a handful of the batter and leave in oil in small portions. Cook till it turns golden brown.

7. Turn the other side and cook.

8. Take out from the oil and put it on a kitchen tissue.

9. Repeat the same and prepare sweet fritters.
10. Serve with a cup of Coffee / Tea or your choice of drink.


Note :

You need to mix all the ingredients nicely.
Cook on low and medium flame.
Adding more sugar is optional.
Add cooking soda at the end. (A pinch of soda is more than enough)
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : According to the serving.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Apple - Dates - Banana Milk Shake

The weather is turning hot and dry and you need to keep your body cool and calm. Having some fresh cool drinks will surely help in keeping us cool and take care of us. I have prepared Carrot Lassi in my last blog. Here we go with one more cool drink Apple - Banana - Dates Milk Shake. 


It is easy, simple and healthy drink and definitely will help all age group people. 
I have used ripe banana , soft dates and an apple. Boiled and cooled milk is added.
It is NO SUGAR NO JAGGERY RECIPE. Dates are used for sweetening the milk shake that too in a milk taste. You can use more dates and make it more sweeten milk shake.
Let us see the recipe now ;

Ingredients :

Apple : 1
Dates : 6 to 8
Ripe Banana : 1
Boiled and cooled milk : 2 glasses.


Method :

1. Wash and keep the apple in warm water for 5 minutes. Clean it with a clean towel. ( Rub well and remove the wax if any).

2. Wash it nicely and cut into small pieces and discard the seeds and hard part.
3. Take out the seeds from dates and cut it into small pieces.
4. Peel off banana skin and cut into small.
5. Place all the above ingredients / cut banana, small pieces of dates and apple pieces in a mixi jar.
6. Add a cup of milk and grind it nicely till all the ingredients turn as soft and smooth.
7. Add some more milk /a glass and churn for 1 minute.


8. Put this milk shake to a serving bowl. Mix it again and serve


9, Add some ice cubes just before serving.

Note :

Adding more dates is optional. No need to add any sugar, jaggery or honey. You can add a pinch of cinnamon powder. I have not added because it gives out strong aroma.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2.
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wheat - Rava - Banana Guli Appa

Guli Appa /Paddu/Gunthpongalu/ Kuli Appam whatever you call it, it is one of the tasty appa/appam that you really enjoy eating them. Here I have tried wheat - rava/semolina Guli appa and it is quick, easy and healthy too.

I have used wheat flour, rava, banana and jaggery and little eno salt to add softness in the dish.
These Sweet Guli appa is good for kids when they come back from school in the evening. It is diabetic friendly, it is prepared using rava and wheat flour. Add little jaggery if you are serving to diabetic person.
Jaggery does provide energy and iron. It is good to have to decrease gastric problems. It helps to digest the food easily.
Wheat - Rava - Banana Guli Appa is easy to prepare, a very few ingredients to use and you can do it quickly. It can be served as evening snack or for breakfast.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Ingredients :
Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Rava /Semolina ( Medium size) : 1/2 Cup
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons full
Banana : Well ripen : 1
Curd : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Eno Salt or Cooking Soda : A pinch
Coconut : Grated : 2 Tablespoons.
Cooking Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons


Method :
1. Take a big bowl and add curd, jaggery and banana and mix it nicely.

2. Add wheat flour, rava, grated coconut, salt .
3. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add required water. Mix it well.
4. The batter should be like dosa consistency.
5. Add eno salt to the ready batter and mix it well.


6. Keep Guli Appa pan on the fire and heat. Add little oil to each mould in guli appa pan.
7. Mix the batter nicely and put a spoon of batter. sprinkle oil to each guli appa.
8. Cover the pan and cook on medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
9. Turn the other side and cook on low flame till it turns golden brown.


10. Remove guli appa to a clean bowl or plate and serve with ghee.

Note : 

Do not make the batter too watery.  Add little rava if the batter turns very watery.
Adding more / less jaggery is optional. Adding ghee while cooking is optional. Use of well ripe banana is good to use and guli appa turns tasty.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dates - Nendra Bale Halva

Dates - Nendra Bale Halva is a sweet dish. It is prepared using Nendra bale and dates with some dry fruits. It is soft and delicious sweet which you really relish it with your calm mind.


I have used Dates, Nendra bale and elakki banana with raisins, a few cashews and jaggery. I have also used poppy seeds on the top and it gives a yummy taste and you really enjoy having them.
Let us see some benefits of eating Poppy Seeds in our diet.
Poppy seeds are good content of calcium and magnesium. Calcium helps our bones and teeth to be strong and it helps the nerve and muscle function well. Magnesium helps in providing energy to the body. Poppy seeds have good source of anti -inflammatory properties. It helps to treat sleep disorder/insomnia. It is a good source of dietary fiber, minerals like calcium, magnesium andiron, vitamins and omega 6 fatty acids. Poppy seeds are used in Ayurvedic medicines. It is said to be a great pain reliever. It improves immunity in our body. It helps to improve digestion and prevent kidney stones. It is also used in cosmetics.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed : 

Nendra banana /Nendra balehannu : 2
Yalakki Banana : 2
Corn flakes : 1 Bowl ( Medium sized bowl)
Jaggery : 1 Cup
Almonds : 10 to 12
Raisins : 1 Handful
Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoons. / Little more than 1/2 cup
Dates :  250 Grams
Chiroti Rava /Thin variety of rava : 3 Tablespoons
Poppy Seeds/ Gasagase : 2 Tablespoons


Method : 

1. Remove the seeds from dates and remove the outer layer of bananas.

2. Dry grind almonds /cut almonds into thin slices.
3. Grind dates and bananas together and remove it from the mixi jar.


4. Dry grind cornflakes and keep it aside.

5. Keep a pan on the fire and add jaggery. Add an half cup of water and let it melt completely.
6. Remove it from the pan and sieve it with a siever and keep the clean jaggery aside.
7. Keep a big pan on the fire and put cleaned jaggery and ground banana -dates mixture. Add powdered corn flakes. Mix all the ingredients well.


 8. Stir nicely and let it cook on low flame. Add ghee in between and keep stirring the mixture.



 9. Slowly the mixture starts to thicken and it starts to leave the pan. Add ghee and stir nicely.
 10.  Add small size rava/semolina and stir for 3 to 4 minutes. See that rava mixes well with halva.


11. Let the flame be slow and medium. It changes its colour and starts to leave the ghee.
12. Apply little ghee on a plate /tray and keep it ready. Add raisins and powdered almonds.
 13. Put the ready Dates - Nendra Banana to the ghee greased plate and spread it evenly with a help of spoon.



 14. Let it cool completely. Add poppy seeds on the top. Press a little on the top.


 15. Cut Dates - Nendra Bale halva , according to your wish. ( Small / Big/diamond shape or a round shape.



16. Serve them once it is cooled completely.  

 Note.

Halva is soft and delicious. Adding more nuts is optional. Adding more jaggery is optional. Do not add much semolina though it helps to thicken fast, it taste differ. Adding more ghee is optional.
Time : 30 to 35 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 Small sizes. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Banana - Wheat - Rava - Gulkand Cake

Banana - Wheat - Rava Gulkand Cake is the special cake prepared for my dear hubby's Birthday. We had planned for family lunch get-together.


The cake has come out very nicely with excellent flavour of home made healthy Gulkand, soft and fluffy. No egg is used here and it is very simple.
It is always a pleasure to prepare some special dish for people who are near to your heart.
I have used wheat flour ( Ashirvaad ), chiroti rava /thin variety of semolina, banana, gulkand which is done using organic jaggery, normally jaggery, curd, milk, cooking soda and baking powder.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Wheat flour : 1 1/2 Cup
Chiroti Rava / Thin variety of semolina : 1/2 Cup
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Milk : 1/2 Cup
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Well ripe banana : 1 ( Small  Elakki banana).
Baking soda : 1/4 Teaspoon ( Two pinches)
Baking powder : 1 Teaspoon
Butter : 2 Tablespoons
Gulkand : 2 Teaspoons ( Optional)
Salt : A pinch

Method :

1. Sieve wheat flour, chiroti rava, salt,baking powder and cooking soda. ( 2 to 3 times.)




 2. Put curd, milk, butter and jaggery, banana to a mixi jar . Grind it nicely till it starts to get small bubbles. /Use egg beater and mix all the ingredients nicely.
3. Add two tablespoons of gulkand/any essence of your choice. Grind for another 2 minutes.


4. Remove from the mixi jar to a big bowl.


5. Add sieved wheat, rava, baking powder, salt and cooking soda.
6. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Move your hand on one direction while mixing the batter.


7. Heat the oven for 5 minutes.
8. Sprinkle some wheat flour in the baking tray.
9. Put ready cake mixture to the tray and tap the tray. Let the cake batter spread it equally.


10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes with 180 degree celsius.


11. Take out the cake and keep it on the oven for 5 minutes.


12. Cut and serve or decorate once it is cooled.

Note :

Egg is not used in this Banana - Wheat  - Rava - Gulkand Cake. Use of jaggery and the rest of the ingredients are healthy ingredients.  You can use sugar instead of jaggey. Use of curd has turned the cake very soft and fluffy. Use less cooking soda. I have topped dates and they look like as if they have burnt. No they haven't burnt. Brown and black baked dates taste awesome. I do not like topping the cake with sugar and butter. So I left it as it is. Instead of butter you can use ghee or normal cooking oil. But butter taste the best. Add only very little butter. It gives nice aroma and is healthy too. You can use egg beater or any other modern equipment to mix, instead of grinding. I like it because you will not have that energy. I have added some dates on the top. (Optional).
Time : 40 Minutes. ( All included , sieving, mixing, grinding and baking.
Serves : 8 to 10.
Some pictures of family gathering .  Birthday Boy Mr. Jayarama Somayaji and His family ..












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