Valaipalam Halwa By Pankaj Bhadouria

Valaipalam Halwa

Valaipalam Halwa is nothing but banana halwa, a traditional dessert from Tamil Nadu. Chef Pankaj Bhadouria presents the recipe for this delicacy. This banana halwa is aromatic, soft and sinful.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Preparation Time

1-5 Min



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  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped cashew nuts


  1. 1

    Peel the skin of bananas and cut it into slices. Add the banana slices in a bowl. Mash the banana using a fork.
  2. 2

    In a pan, add ghee and let it heat. Add the mashed bananas and let it cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Add coconut sugar, cardamom powder and keep stirring it.
  3. 3

    Add ghee and cook it until it absorbs in the mixture. Add chopped cashew nuts and mix it well.
  4. 4

    Switch off the gas and sprinkle cardamom powder. Grease a tray with desi ghee. Add a mould on the tray. Add the Halwa and garnish with fried cashews and leave it to cool down.
  5. 5

    Unmould the Halwa and garnish with spun sugar and serve it.

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