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Calicut banana halwa Recipe

Calicut Halwa or Kozhikodan Halwa is the famous Kerala style wheat halwa. This halwa has rubbery yet soft texture which melts when put into mouth. Traditionally this halwa is made with jaggery. You can also use brown sugar which also gives the same taste. you can also use regular sugar if jaggery or brown sugar is not available.

Ingredients:

Ripe Banana 1 and 1/2

Sugar – 2 and 1/2 cupsbanana-halwa1

Water – 1/2 cup

Lemon juice – 1/4 cup

Ghee – 3/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Cashews roasted or plain – handful for decoration

All purpose flour – 3 tsp

 

Method:

Pressure-cook the bananas until soft. Remove the outer black skin. Mash the bananas to a paste in a blender or food processor.

Make syrup of sugar by dissolving in 1/2 cup of water. It should be of string consistency.When this consistency is reached.Add the lemon juice and again allow it to reach the same thick consistency. Add the mashed bananas in it.

Mix flour and water. Stir well, so the flour dissolved in the water. Slowly add flour mixture and stir it continuously until the halwa comes to the thick consistency.

 

Add ghee little by little. When this becomes a thick mass add the cardamom powder. Mix well and pour into a pan greased with ghee. Decorate with cashews.Allow to cool and cut into squares. This can be stored in refrigerator for a week minimum.

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