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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. You such a lovely colour!..looks so good

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  5. looks yummy and tempting..
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  6. Halwa looks superb Priya. Love this very much!

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  7. wow that is sooooo authentic and so delicious!!! did u use raw plaintain?
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  8. Like ur cool presentation, never tasted this one, looks good!

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  9. The colour of your halwa is so good, Priya.

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

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  11. love pazham varatti. this looks superb.

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  12. Literally mouthwatering here priya... :)

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  13. Interesting and yummy .

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

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

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

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  18. This is so tempting love the presentation.

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  19. sooperbb looking halwa n bful pic..

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

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  21. Very yummy and delightful halwa. Look awesome and colourful.

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

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

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

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