Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Banana Kesari–Navarathri Recipes(Day 5)

Fifth day of Navarathi –Banana Kesari

Kesari is one of the yummiest dessert in South India. My kids will never say “NO” to this particular Dessert. As far as I have come across in many functions, first preference in the banana leaf they keep kesari bhath.It’s very easy to prepare and for festive seasons, it’s a yummy dessert to eat which melts in your mouth.I love sweets because it’s loaded with sugar and ghee, but even for my taste ghee used in the kesari was little too much. You can easily reduce the ghee quantity by half and still have equally tasty kesari.


Prep time

Cook time


10 mins

15 mins

3 persons


Cuisine:  Kerala (Festive Sweet)





1. Mash the banana and keep t aside in abowl.Boil the milk in a pan. Keep everything ready before you start doing Banana kesari.Heat the ghee in another pan over medium flame. Add raisins and cashew pieces. Fry for a minute or two.


2. Next add the rava and fry till it turns light brown. Add the boiled milk, food color along with the water and mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.Add the sugar, cardamom powder mix together, and cook for few minutes. Now add banana, all the remaining ghee and mix together.

Kesari is now ready to be served.


Grease a plate and pour 'kesari' into it. Let it cool and get set. Cut it into smaller pieces and garnish it with an almond.


  1. Looks Inviting...yummy banana kesari

  2. such a beautiful delight with banana

  3. While writing the text fast,I missed out where to add the banana.Thanks for remainding.
    Its actually added at last just for the flavor and the taste.

  4. Superb! Tempting and drooling in here! Wil try..


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