Friday, March 15, 2013

Pazham Varatti/Pazhavaratti/Kerala Plantain Halwa~~IC Challenge

For this month's Indian Cooking Challenge, Srivalli challenged us with a  God's own country aka Kerala's plantain halwa. Initially i was waiting something savoury for this month's challenge. But finally am very happy to try my hands in making this delicious plantain halwa.Jayashree shared her mom's recipe of this pazham varatti. This halwa ressembles quite like a jam but tastewise they were very much like halwa.

Since i dont get Kerala variety of plantains here, i got some overripen plantains from nearby African store, to try this halwa.Finally i got two plantains and prepared this halwa last weekend.Trust me, you guys should give a try to this halwa,they were fantabulous,super tasty. This halwa is my H's recent favourite, actually he is pestering me when am gonna make this halwa again. A big thanks to Valli and Jay for suggesting this wonderful halwa, we just loved it.

Before making the halwa,peel two plantains and cut them as rounds, pressure cook it for 3hisses.Once the steam gets released,let it gets cool completely. Grind the cooked plantains as smooth paste. Measure this pulp to make a cup of plantain pulp.Now you can proceed to prepare this delicious halwa.


1cup Cooked plantain pulp
1+1/2cup Sugar
3tbsp Ghee

Transfer the cooked plantain pulp to a heavy bottomed pan, add the sugar and cook everything in medium flame.

Add the ghee little by little while cooking, once the mixture gets thickens and the halwa gets off from the vessel.

Transfer the halwa to a bowl.

Enjoy when they were still warm,we loved it when they were still warm.

Notes:
In case if you dont have plantains, you can prepare the same halwa with normal bananas.

If you are using bananas,just peel and grind them directly in a mixer and prepare the halwa directly,no need to cook the bananas as we do for the plantains.

Chose well ripen plantains for making this halwa, else your halwa wont get this dark brown colour.

39 comments:

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious pazham varatti,

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Superb halwa aka when ever I go to Kerala I love to have this and banana chips

Leena Chandrashekar said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks divine n delish...

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow! looks great! tempting

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

wow! lovely presentation!!

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Can we use other banana for this. I tried long time back and it turned out like mittai. need to try again with this measurement.

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

This halwa is new to me Priya. looks delicious and healthy

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

You such a lovely colour!..looks so good

Priti S said... Reply To This Comment

Drooling here ...looks yum

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy and tempting..
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Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks superb Priya. Love this very much!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

wow that is sooooo authentic and so delicious!!! did u use raw plaintain?
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Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Like ur cool presentation, never tasted this one, looks good!

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

The colour of your halwa is so good, Priya.

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

wow appealing presentation... and this halwa is new to be and looks too delicious...

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

love pazham varatti. this looks superb.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Literally mouthwatering here priya... :)

CHITRA said... Reply To This Comment

I love it a lot :)

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting Halwa Priya...

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting and yummy .

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♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Goodness dear! Halwa looks super delish!!! :)

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Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delish. Loved the badam flowers
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely varatti...Looks so delicious...pretty presentation

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

its looks so delicious and mouthwatering sis..i love the color of the halwa and ur background its fantastic and perfect match...

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

This is so tempting love the presentation.

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Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

sooperbb looking halwa n bful pic..

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

wow very different never heard of halwa with plantain sounds good dear.

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Very yummy and delightful halwa. Look awesome and colourful.

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

who can resist this.., Love it..

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

looks very delicious,yummy!!
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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

The halwa looks superb, would love to taste this, on my try out list..

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Super and yummy halwa...

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

yummy halwa,nice presentation

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Completely mouthwatering :-)

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

That looks very tempting. Love the colour. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous n delicious halwa...nice presentation dear..

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Priya looks amazing!

Anitha Kirubakaran said... Reply To This Comment

i just luv it ...