Jackfruit and Banana Halwa

When I saw them at Rasagavala I had decided to make them. The combination of Jackfruit and Banana was interesting and it turned out exactly the way I imagined it to be. Thanks Alamelu for sharing your recipe. I went upon making some flowers from Jackfruit and it reminded me of a melodious Kannada duet..

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Dundu mallige maatadeya..kenda sampige neenadeya
kenne kempagagi santosha tumbi hogi naachi neenu moggadeya .......

I don't remeber the movie name but those flowers just reminded me of sampige hoovu (not sure what they are called in English)

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We get fresh jackfruit through out the year in Singapore. I used fresh jackfruit and ripe bananas for making halwa. Both the fruits were very sweet so I added only 3 tbsp or less sugar to make halwa. I like my sweet dishes with less sweet. You can visit Rasagavala to take a look at the recipe.A simple and tasty recipe to have in your recipe book if you are a jackfruit lover!

It looked like this when I made them in my kitchen...

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Jackfruit : 1/2 kg (very sweet), chopped into fine pieces
Banana : 3 (very sweet), mashed
Ghee: 1 tbsp
Sugar 3 tbsp (add more sugar if fruits are bland)
Coat the pan with a tsp of ghee. heat the pan and add jackfruit pieces. sautee till they are little mushy and nice aroma wafts the air. Add mashed banana and continue to sautee on low flame till both fruits are mixed and banana gets cooked. Add sugar and rest of the ghee and let the mixture thicken. Grease a plate and transfer the halwa to the plate. Spred it on the plate into a thin/thick layer. Let it cool down. Enjoii..
Optional: Put inside the refrigerator for 3-4 hours before you cut them into squares.
Easy right? ...

I am sending these flowers and halwa to Kitchen Masterpiece Event at Chitra Amma's Kitchen and Create With Luv for Luv event at Asan Khana. The reason is simple, my hubby,myself and Akash all are crazy fans of these two fruits. I created them with love for all of us!

Not to forget AFAM-Jackfruit....this is for that event also. Last date to send in your entries for AFAM-Jackfruit is 3 March 09























29 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wowo you are torturing me with those picture of the fruit.
I have never had halwa from jackfruit.

Asha said...

Cute Halasinahannu flowers! Halwa, I can smell the aroma. Mmmm...!!!

UjjU said...

what a combination! Thumba chenaagidhe! Illi Jack fruit sikkidhare, try maadthini.

notyet100 said...

thnks a ton FOR THIS DELICIOUS ENTRY,,.I GUESS U CAN SEND TIS FOR FIC ORANGE TOO,..NICE COLOUR,.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks mouthwatering dear... thxs for sharing...looks yummy...& colourful.......

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! lakshmi ..chennagide :)i have never had this halva :) halasina hannu banana nana fav .tumba chennagirbeku alva? 2 kalasi ee kade :)
time iddaga nana blog gu beeti needi :)

Ashwini said...

It looks ditto like sampige..Cant make out..Halwa looks yummy.Hmmm

Poonam said...

really tempting..jackfruits are my fav...I am literally drooling seeing those jackfruit flowers u have arranged

rekhas kitchen said...

wow lakshmi those flowers looks like sampige huvu illva so beautiful and halwa is very new to me looks so yummy

Madhu said...

Flowers with jackfruit looks so cool, Like the halwa recipe.. drool..

Cham said...

Oh my U made halwa looks delicous and very cute flower

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Halwa looks perfect and yummy! Nice color! cute flower!

Uma said...

Pretty flowers Lakshmi! Great job on that! Halwa looks so mouthwatering. Jackfruit banana combo sounds interesting.

Namratha said...

Oh my! This post made me soo nostalgic...I love this halwa, wish I could make it! We don't get fresh jackfruit here... :(

Priti said...

Lovely pics...looks so gud..halwa is very tempting..

sowmya said...

jackfruit flowers look beautiful..very creative..
nice halwa..I have something similar in my ind..hope i get to go to mustafa soon..

Sanghi said...

What a lovely post?! Simply great to send to 3 events at a time. Good idea.. I'm drooling over the halwa.. Will have the whole plate..!!;)

Priya said...

Very cute flour, halwa looks gorgeous..yummy dessert:)

AnuSriram said...

Thats wonderful! What a creativity!

DEESHA said...

lovely flowers .. & this halwa is quite new to me LG .. looks great

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh..My most fav fruit n what i am missing the most now..Torture for me..:(..They looks so delish..Such a nice pic too..:)

Indrani said...

i personally don't like raw jackfruit, but halwa sound gr8...grab an award from this link..http://indranid.blogspot.com/2009/02/dimer-jhol-bengali-egg-curry.html

Premyscakes said...

Soo...... tempting.

YOSEE said...

Interesting combination, Jackfruit and banana. The Halwa in the picture looks heavenly, can imagine the texture and heady flavour ! The fruit-flower looks v.pretty .can make great table decoration. ( sampige is called michaelia champaka )

Padma Gopinath said...

Awwww.. yummy... looks gr8 mouthwatering !!

Gayathri said...

I am really happy to invite you to participate in the contest that is getting launced on Feb 20 2009 - check out this link for details - http://justurs.blogspot.com/2009/02/magnificent-click-contest-2009.html contest.

LG said...

Thanks for the invitation Gayatri. I tried to post comment in your blog but the word verification list is not appearing so could not submit the comment :( Good Luck to your event.

Aparna said...

Your jackfruit flowers look just great, Lakshmi.
We have to wait till April for jackfruit here.
Thanks for participating in FIC Orange.

Shruthi Hebbur said...

Simply superb sweet lakshmi.

It came out awesome..
i loved it