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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Bale Hannina Rasayana


Rasayana from Karnataka is a simple sweet dish made with banana (bale hannu in Kannada), coconut and jaggery. There are two different variations for this simple dish where the one popular in and around Bangalore uses the coconut while the Mangalore version uses the coconut milk. This version rasayana is distributed as 'prasada' in temples in around Bangalore while today's version can be eaten with pooris, neer dose or can be eaten / drunk as it is. I have given the recipe for a smaller portion but it can be scaled for larger proportion.
 
Ingredients: (Yield 1 serving)
1 medium sized banana (About 1/2 cup chopped)
1 cardamom pod
3 tbsp. finely powdered jaggery
3 to 4 tbsp. fresh, shredded coconut

Method:
* Peel and finely chop the banana. Finely ground the cardamom seeds. 
* Combine banana, jaggery and ground cardamom in a bowl. Mix well and leave it aside for about 20 minutes for the mixture to incorporate.
* Add a little water and finely grind the coconut. Pass the mixture through a sieve and collect the coconut milk.
* Add the coconut milk to the banana mixture and mix well. Serve it immediately.


This goes to Blogging marathon #73, under the theme 'Flavors of India'. Check here to find out what the other marathoners are cooking as part of the BM.

Comments

14 comments:

Shobha said...

Simple and delicious

vaishali sabnani said...

New one for me , Dums we can use ready coconut milk , tight ?

Kalyani said...

ah ! new one for me :) didn't know this version with coconut milk - I used to think it was like panchamruta when I had this at an Udupi temple :-)

Sandhiya said...

Such a unique recipe, love all the ingredients get into the recipe,it must be delicious.

Pavani N said...

Very interesting dessert and so easy to make too.

Chef Mireille said...

love this dessert soup - yummy!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very interesting form of prasadam. Simple and tasty.

rajani said...

We get a similar Prasadam called panchamrutham using bananas, jaggery and honey.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a delicious rasayana, fantastic dessert to give a try without any fail.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Super easy to make and it sounds so delicious...

Preeti Garg said...

Easy and unique recipe for me.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is a wonderful prasadam is very basic ingredients and so simple to make.

Srivalli said...

Sounds fantastic and thanks for all the intro you gave on this dish. I think this is somewhat similar to the one they make in Maharastra with banana and milk..:)

Priya Srinivasan said...

Wow what a traditional no-fuss dish! I love how the name sounds rasayana!!! :)