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Banana Sheera Recipe

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Ingredients

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1/2 cup rava or semolina
1 1/4 cup water
3/4 cup chopped banana
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
3 tbsp ghee
10 cashew nuts
10 raisins

Nutritional information

772 kcal
calories
181.37 g
carbohydratyes
13.72 g
protein
3.29 g
fat
11 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Banana Sheera Recipe

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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There’s an old saying that resonates even now. ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ This rule doesn’t just apply to apples. Every fruit has a unique health benefit. While a few people are allergic to grains or nuts, fruits are non-allergic. You can consume it raw or in the form of Juice. Children may not always favor fruits. Hence, you can blend it with traditional sweets.

Banana sheera or simply sheera is one of the famous Indian dessert made with semolina or rava and ripe bananas. It is a lot similar to kesari sweet. In some places, it is also known as sooji halwa. It uses just two additional ingredients. Banana sheera is also one of the preferred dishes that is made during festivals.

Health Benefits

  • Bananas contain several essential nutrients and provide benefits for digestion, heart health, and weight loss.
  • The carbs in green, unripe bananas consist mostly of starch and resistant starch, but as the banana ripens, the starch turns into sugar (glucose, fructose, and sucrose).
  • Bananas are also rich in fiber and resistant starch, which is good for the friendly gut bacteria and safeguard against colon cancer.
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How to make Banana sheera

  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add raisins and fry till it enlarges. Set aside. 
  • Add cashews and stir-fry till it becomes golden brown color. Transfer it to another plate.  Keep aside.
  • Add semolina to the same pan without removing ghee.
  • Stir continuously on medium flame till rava becomes golden brown.
  • Boil water in another pan.
  • Once the rava is roasted well, add cut banana pieces and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Add hot water to the semolina blend and cover with a lid. Cook in low flame for about 3 minutes until water evaporates.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Keep stirring till the ravamixture becomes thicker and starts leaving the edges.
  • Add cardamom powder, cashew nuts, and raisins. Mix well.
  • Banana sheera is ready to serve.

Trivia

  • The scientific name for banana is musasapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”
  • It is said that one of the first shipments of bananas to reach the colonies was in 1690 at Salem, Mass. They tried boiling them with pork. It took nearly 200 years after that disaster for bananas to catch on with North Americans.
  • India, with rich bio-diversity of banana and plantain, is the largest producer and buyer with an estimated production of 16 million tons of bananas annually. India's domestic production alone exceeds the entire world trade.
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