Monday, September 16, 2013


Nendra balehannu is a kind of banana which contain lots of carbohydrates and other minerals. Normally Dakshina Kannada people make variety of sweet dishes out of Nendra balehannu. People of Kerala use this banana in their regular diet. They just steam Nendrabale hannu and eat for breakfast. Dakshina Kannada people make halva, bajji, even Tava fry with ghee, and a fry-dip this in sugar syrup like jamoon.the list goes on. Here is a recipe which is sweet.  People love to have this sweet any time of the day I am sure, and its 100% yemmy. Even you can pack some pieces to kids in their lunch box for the munching after their food. It melts in the mouth and goes down to tummy as you enjoy this sweet.
Things Needed: 
Nendra Bale hannu: 3 to 4
Almonds: 1 Cup
Sugar: 1 1/2 Cup
Ghee : 3/4 Cup
Cardamom : 5 to 6
Cashew Nuts: 2 Table spoons.
Method : 
1. Remove the Nendra Balehannu skin and steam the fruit in the pressure cooker for 6 to 8 minutes. Leave it for cooling.
2. Powder the whole almonds in a dry grinder along with cardamom till powder and keep it aside.
3. Now take the steamed banana and smash it nicely.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and add smashed banana, sugar and powdered almonds and mix it nicely and cook on low flame.
5. Add ghee littie by little inbetween while stirring. Stir continuously till the banana and almond mixture starts leaving the pan.
6. Add the remaining ghee and mix it nicely and pour it to the tray. Put Cashew Nuts on the top.
7. You can even cut this halva in to pieces when it is cool.
Note: The whole process should be on the low flame. Do not add any water or milk. You can drain out the extra ghee coming out of the halva slowly just before you shift  the halva to a tray or plate.
Time : 30 minutes
20 to 25 pieces.


  1. nanige ashtu sweet ishta illa.. but nendra balehannu halwa fan :) Like its huli sihi taste

  2. Looks very yumm. Love this.
    On-going event: Healthy Breakfast.

  3. heee nandoos Kitchen ...thanks for the comment..
    want to know more abt On going event..Healthy Breakfast..
    Nalini Somayaji