How to make Kelya Cha Halwa -

Delicious halwa with bananas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Banana (केला), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

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Kelya Cha Halwa

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kelya Cha Halwa Recipe

  • Banana 6-8

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Salt a pinch

  • Sugar 3/4 cup


Step 1

Peel and chop bananas into thick slices. Heat ghee in a flat-bottomed pan and add cloves.

Step 2

Let them crackle to release their flavour then add bananas and cook on low heat stirring at frequent intervals, so that the bananas are coated with ghee and they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Step 3

Cover the pan and let it cook for two minutes. Add sugar and continue to cook till the sugar dissolves. Transfer into a serving bowl and let it cool a little. Serve warm.

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