Kerala Nenthrapazam thenga halwa / Banana coconut Halwa


1)Cooked and mashed ripe plantains – 4 cups

    Milk     – 2 cups
2) Grated coconut – 2 cups
    Ghee               – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
   Sugar               – 3 – 3 1/2 cups
  Water               – 1 cup
   Vanilla essence  – 1/4 tsp
   Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp   

Cook ripe plantains. Now cut this in half to remove the seeds and fibers. Mash it. keep this aside.
 Grind the grated coconut coarsely. Heat a pan, transfer the grated coconut to it and reduce the water completely.  Add ghee to this and continue mixing till it gives a light red color. Switch off the stove. Set this aside.

Make a sugar syrup by dissolving sugar in water. Mix mashed banana and milk. Add this to the sugar syrup.When this starts to boil, add set aside coconut.When it starts to thicken, add essence and cardamom powder. It
should be of halwa consistency. Now grease a plate, transfer this halwa like
mixture to the plate and when cold, cut in desired shapes and use.

8 thoughts on “Kerala Nenthrapazam thenga halwa / Banana coconut Halwa”

  1. kalakkan halwa..very tempting, dear..gone are the days when halwa was a chunk that u cut to planning my next post also on halwas…


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