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Banana Rava Halwa(Sajjige)

Sweet dish made from Sooji & Banana

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

try Banana in a different way.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 Ripened Banana
    • 1/2 cup fine Rava/Sooji
    • 2-3 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
    • 2 tsp Cashew nuts (broken in halves)
    • 2 tsp Raisins (dry grapes)
    • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
    • 2-3 tbsp Sugar
    • 1 1/2 - 2 cups Boiling Water
    • few strands of Safforn


    1. Cut Banana into small pieces.
    2. Heat Ghee & fry Cashwenuts & Raisins. Keep aside.
    3. In a thick bottomed vessel, heat 1 tbsp of Ghee & lightly roast the Rava until the raw smells goes away.
    4. Add Sugar, Cardamom powder, Cashwenuts, Raisins, Banana pieces & Safforn. Mix well.
    5. Add boiling water & keep stirring constantly on Medium heat till everything comes together. Lumps should not be formed. Cook for about 4-5 mins & all the water has evaporated, the consistency is of semi-liquid.
    6. Add remaining Ghee on the top, mix & serve warm.


    jean chaurasia

    These two versions are equally tasty. Thanks Mrs Hariprasad and Pamela. I did a bit of changing myself - instead 2 cups milk, I used 1 cup skimmed milk and 1 of water and a tblsp of sugar.

    Pamela Ruigh

    You can make a healthier version of this without Ghee. I roast 1/4 cup of cashews and roast a cup of rava ans set aside. Then I take 2 cups of almond (or other nut milk) and heat it on the stove. When it is bubbling I add a banana sliced into small pieces and a tsp of ground cardamom and a few strands of saffron. Then I add the rava and stir. It thickens quickly. Then I add 1/2 cup of soaked golden raisins and 1/4 cup of roasted cashews and put it in a flat square dish and spread it out. then I cut it into squares. I got this recipe from 21 day Vegan Kickstart program. The recipe was demonstrated by video by Dr. Nandita Shah.

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