Banana sheera recipe

Banana sheera recipe – It is made from semolina, sugar and banana. It is similar to the sooji halwa with addition of banana.

Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

Usually it is offered to the God as a prasadam while performing ‘Satyanarayan Pooja’ or any other pooja like devi pooja or Ganesh pooja.

It is also known as banana sooji halwa.

When I was kid, I always wait for the pooja to finish, so I get to eat this banana sheera as a prasad.

Basically on the pooja day devotees keep fast for whole day. After the pooja ends, it is distributed to devotees or followers and they break their fast by eating this. Prasad means god’s or deity’s blessing.

Here I have added water but for richer taste, you can use milk instead. But as per Ayurveda, milk and banana is the worst food combination which can upset the stomach. So I usually prefer water.

Check out other halwa recipes
Pineapple halwa  //  Mango halwa  //  Atte ka halwa  //  gajar halwa


How to make banana sheera (Step by Step Recipe with Photos):


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1) First mash the banana using fork.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

2) Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cashews. Fry them till they are golden brown.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

3) Drain the excess oil and remove it to the bowl. If using raisin then add them now, within few seconds they will plump up. Remove into the same bowl with cashews.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

4) Now add sooji to the ghee. Roast it with stirring continuously on medium-low heat.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

5) While roasting sooji, on another stove put the water and bring it to a boil. Alternately you can heat up the water in microwave too.

6) It will take about 6-8 minutes. It becomes very light brown in color. Make sure to roast on medium-low heat with stirring constantly. You will get nice aroma of roasted sooji.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

7) Once sooji is roasted well, add boiling water. As you add the water, keep mixing. By doing this you will get smooth consistency If you dump all the water at once you will end up with lumps of sooji.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

8) Cook with stirring constantly till mixture becomes dry. And ghee will starts to ooze out from the sides and it leaves the sides of the pan.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

9) Add sugar and mashed banana.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

10) Mix well and again it becomes runny as sugar melts. Keep stirring.
banana sheera recipe - sheera for prasad

11) And cook till it leaves the sides of the pan and you will see some ghee oozing out from it. At that time turn off the stove.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

12) Add cashews, raisins and cardamom powder.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

13) Mix well and it is ready.
Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

If making this for pooja then add few pomegranate arils on top and then offer to the God. I have seen served this way in many temples.

Serving suggestion: This banana sheera is usually made as a prasad to offer to the god while performing any pooja especially Satyanarayan pooja.

Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)

Banana sheera recipe (How to make banana sheera recipe for prasad)
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Banana sheera recipe for prasad

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 3 tablespoons Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts chopped
  • ½ tablespoon Raisins optional
  • ½ cup Sooji (rava or semolina)
  • 1 cup Water
  • cup Sugar
  • 1 medium Banana mashed or chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder

Instructions

  1. First mash the banana using fork.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cashews. Fry them till they are golden brown.
  3. Drain the excess oil and remove it to the bowl.
  4. If using raisin then add them now, within few seconds they will plump up. Remove into the same bowl with cashews.
  5. Now add sooji to the remaining ghee. Roast it with stirring continuously on medium-low heat.
  6. While roasting sooji, on another stove put the water and bring it to a boil. Alternately you can heat up the water in microwave too.
  7. It will take about 6-8 minutes. It becomes very light brown in color.
  8. Make sure to roast on medium-low heat with stirring constantly. You will get nice aroma of roasted sooji.
  9. Once sooji is roasted well, add boiling water. As you add the water, keep mixing.
  10. Cook with stirring constantly till mixture becomes dry. And ghee will starts to ooze out from the sides and it leaves the sides of the pan.
  11. Add sugar and mashed banana.
  12. Mix well and again sheera becomes runny as sugar melts. Keep stirring.
  13. And cook till it leaves the sides of the pan and you will see some ghee oozing out from it.
  14. At that time turn off the stove. Add cashews, raisins and cardamom powder.
  15. Mix well and it is ready.

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