If you are in Chennai or visiting Chennai tomorrow, then don’t miss this CFG Cook & Bake Sale….where you can get a chance to meet our today’s guest Azeema and can taste her goodies….
The month of Ramadan has approached us again with its mercy and blessings and the festive mood has begun all over the world. The holy month of Ramadan unites all Muslims in fasting, feasting, worship and prayer. It is a time for contemplation, spirituality and sisterhood and that’s exactly what Lubna does every year during her “Joy of Fasting to Feasting” event to unite all the talented sisters under one roof thereby increasing our joy and enthusiasm during this blessed month. I am so excited to establish this wonderful bond with all my lovely blogger sisters at this wonderful event and thank you so much Lubna for giving me an opportunity to be a part of it.
I have chosen to share the recipe using the most important ingredient during Ramadan, yes the most nutritious DATES. This dessert or sweet is very nutritious sweet compared to others due to the presence of all healthy ingredients like banana, milk and dates. So go ahead and enjoy this simple and healthy sweet for your Iftar. Here goes the recipe.
- 15-20 Pitted dates
- 2 Ripe Kerala banana (Nendrapazham)
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup Sugar
- 100 gms Khoya, nearly 2 tablespoon
- pinch Cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp. Cashew nuts
- 2-3 tsp Ghee or more if required
- Pressure cook pitted dates and chopped bananas in half cup of water for 2 whistles or until it is cooked.
- Mash or blend the cooked dates and banana mixture and add the milk and cook until the milk boils or till bubbles forms.
- Add sugar and cook in slow flame stirring occasionally until all the sugar melts and turns into a thick halwa. It might take around 15-20 mts.
- Remove from flame, add a pinch of cardamom powder and fry cashew nuts in ghee/clarified butter to garnish over the halwa.