How to make Kela Halwa -

Halwa prepared with ripe bananas

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Ripe bananas (पके हुए केले), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Kela Halwa

Kela Halwa Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kela Halwa Recipe

  • Ripe bananas (rajali bananas pulp) 2 cups

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Pure ghee 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Cook banana pulp and sugar together in a thick-bottomed vessel, stirring all the time till the mixture starts thickening.

Step 2

Add two tablespoons of ghee and continue to cook stirring continuously. As it thickens some more, add the rest of the ghee and continue to cook stirring continuously.

Step 3

To test whether it is ready, roll a little quantity into a ball, if it does not stick to the palms it is ready.

Step 4

Pour the mixture onto a greased thali and spread evenly with a greased rolling pin or the back of a flat ladle.

Step 5

Cut into square or diamond shaped pieces when still hot but do not separate them. Leave aside to cool and then separate the pieces and store.

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