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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rasayan | Banana(Balehannu) Rasayana | Naivedyam Recipes

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Do you have any favorite Naivedyam recipe? 
I do have and it is Balehannu Rasayan,which is a fruit salad made up of banana.
I love the Rasayana which we prepare on many festivals and also on many other occasions.It hardly takes five minutes to whip up this simple yet delicious sweet recipe.It is also a savior when you have ripen bananas which are ready to be used immediately.If you have not tried this recipe,I suggest you to try this at least once.The flavors and textures in this sweet are quite simple but tastes really nice.Some prepare this by adding milk or coconut milk,I am sharing a dry version which we make at home.
 Balehannu Rasayana | Banana Rasayan Recipe:
(Serves 2)

4 Elaichi Bananas(or 2 regular ripen bananas)
1/3 cup grated fresh Coconut
2-3 tbsp powdered Sugar
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1 tsp Ghee
1 tbsp slivered Almonds,optional

  • Mix grated coconut with cardamom powder,ghee and sugar powder and mix well.
  • Just  before serving add thin slices of banana to the mixture and give a nice mix to it and garnish with slivered almonds.
Serve it immediately.If it is kept for long the bananas will turn black.
  1. I prefer the small elaichi variety bananas in this recipe as they taste nice.But if you do not get them you can use the regular variety of bananas in the recipe.
  2. If you want you can avoid ghee in the recipe,but it enhances the taste.
  3. You can even use jaggery instead of sugar but I prefer sugar.
  4. The addition of all ingredients are just approximate,alter them according to your taste buds as there is no fixed measurement for this recipe.
  5. You can add mango to it when it is in season.


Priti S said...

Looks so yum ..feel like grabbing that bowl ...it's my fav too

Naveena said...

Thanks for the post Prathima. Infact, I also had made balehannu rasayana today. But I used jaggery instead and also added a bit of cardamom and a spoon of honey. Jai Mata di...

Akila said...

Wow interesting n new recipe to me... Awesome clicks

Event: Dish name starts with P

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking rasayam.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking rasayam.

sowmya(creative saga) said...

Thanks for posting this..gives me an idea of making this during my next religious get together...

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

A new recipe to me..though I am not a fan of bananas..this one looks good

Veena Theagarajan said...

so easy and healthy one.

Santosh Bangar said...

nice twist easy &quick

Hari Chandana P said...

Very simple and delicious naivedhyam.. looks yummy :)
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Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious and pretty clicks :)

divya said...

Yummy and looks so tempting...l

Krithi Karthi said...

I love the elakki variety of banana.. they are so good..
Serve It Boiled

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow very tempting recipe,luks YUM..

Veganosaurus said...

Yummy! Even I really enjoy eating Rasayana. Normally I like Pachhbale more but in Rasayana I have to agree with you that Yelakki Balehannu tastes yummier. :)

Nagashree said...

Rasayana - baayalli neeru barta ide. I use jaggery in mine.

Rajee said...

Love it! Thanks for posting the recipe...I too love rasayana ...very well presented..simple yet elegant...thanks! Love your website...

Shilpa Shetty said...

Nice recipe ,thanks for sharing

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