- 2 cups sugar
- 1 ½ cups water
- 5 kai bananas or regular bananas — washed and peeled
- ½ cup coconut cream
- ¼ tsp salt
How to make Candied Kai Bananas in Syrup and Coconut Cream
Did you know that the banana is really a berry? A banana plant is not a tree but a giant herb as its stem is soft and green. In the 15th century, Europeans called the banana the “Indian Fig”. In India, flowers and stem of the banana tree are considered sacred. They are used for adorning the ‘mandaps’ during weddings. There are around 400 varieties of bananas, including ‘Ice cream banana’ which is blue in color! Ripe bananas glow bright indigo under ultraviolet light. Insects and bats that can see UV light, consider it as a signal that the banana is ready to be eaten.