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Friday, October 8, 2010

Banana Payasam / Kheer

Happy Dasara to all my readers.



Cooking is nothing but another chore of the day to my sister because of her busy life. Somehow, she has recently started experimenting in her kitchen, surprising both my mother and me. She has even decided to make naivedyam on all the days during Dasara. However, she is trying to keep it simple and is planning to go with simple sweets like kheers and halwas.
I had prepared banana payasam for Friday neivedyam and thought of posting it, for her. This simple, delicious payasam can be prepared in about 10 minutes in the microwave. Overripe bananas are good candidates for this payasam.

Ingredients to make about 2 cups of kheer:
2 Bananas
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup sugar (or jaggery)
1 tsp cardamom powder
1-2 Tbsp ghee
1 Tbsp each - cashews & raisins
A pinch of saffron (optional)



Making the kheer:
* Peel and mash the bananas finely.
* Add ghee to a microwave safe bowl and toast the cashews and raisins in the microwave. Remove them with a slotted spoon and add the mashed bananas to the same ghee and cook for about 3 minutes in the microwave.
* Then add the sugar, cardamom powder, saffron and milk. Cook for about 4 -5 minutes more.  
* Add the toasted cashews and raisins to the kheer and mix well.

This goes to
1. Akhila's Dish name starts with B
2. Nivedita's Celebrate Sweets, hosted by Ayesha this month with the theme Kheers.
3.  Srivalli's MEC event, hosted this month by Smitha with the theme, Festive dishes.

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12 comments:

harini said...

Thanks for ur Dasara wishes. It was quite hectic and interesting in India as I was visiting after a long time(5 yrs!)..lots of family obligations, functions,courtesy visits, shopping and the list goes on .. doesn't it? But the kids sure had loads of fun!

harini said...

Banana payasam sure is a good idea! More like banana milkshake served hot :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

This looks so delicious and simply irresistible, thank you so much for sending it to my event :)

Kairali sisters said...

Thats def an easy payasam and looks delicious...

Nitha said...

Looks delicious.. Never had banana payasam in milk... we usually prepare with jaggery and coconut milk..

Suma Gandlur said...

Harini,
This kheer doesn't taste like milkshake at all.

Nitha,
I usually use jaggery but today happened to use sugar. Next time I will give a try with coconut milk.

Rachel said...

I have never had a banana payasam before.. this looks worth a try.

Akila said...

wow looks so yummy....

thanks for sending to my event...

swapna said...

Looks sooo delicious and yummy!! quick to make too....Nice presentation!!

Priya said...

Droolworthy kheer, never thought of making payasam with bananas, wonderful looking kheer.

dining tables said...

This looks so delicious. I am so delighted with this recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing.

SS blogs here said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe Suma. Nice use for bananas! Will definitely make this sometime!