Friday, 3 May 2013

Nendram Pazham Nurukku / Ripe Plantains in Jaggery Syrup

We had been to a relatives house some time back in Kerala and they served us a fantastic breakfast. The breakfast was fantastic because we gave them just 1.5 hours notice :-). Well the list was idli, medhu vadai or ulundu vadai, coconut chutney, coriander chutney, sambar and the sweet was this nendram pazham nurukku. That was the first time I tasted this sweet and immediately became a fan of it. I immediately noted down the recipe and got to know that it hardly takes 10 minutes to prepare it. Isn't that WOW!!

I have been introduced to nendram pazham in my childhood days but way back then I used to hate this.  Offlate I have been introduced to a variety of recipes using this plantain and I have started liking almost all of them like unnakaya, pazham porichadhu etc... Malayali's make yummy recipes out of Nendram pazham and I would say one of the simplest and tasty recipe is given below.


Nendram Pazham (ripe) - 2 (big ones)
Grated jaggery - 20 grams (3 tbsp)
Ghee - 5 grams (1 tbsp)
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp


  • Remove the banana skin and slice the banana into smaller pieces.
  • Microwave the banana pieces for about 3 minutes. Check if the banana is cooked well.
  • Alternatively, heat a pan with one cup of water. Add the sliced bananas and allow them to cook in the simmer for about 5 mins. 
  • Now in a pan add the cooked banana pieces and the grated jaggery. Sprinkle a handful of water and mix well. Keep the flame in simmer.
  • In 2-3 minutes the jaggery will be dissolved and get mixed with the banana pieces.
  • Add a teaspoon of ghee and the cardamom powder.
  • Mix well and serve. 

Nendram Pazham Nurukku is ready!!! The beauty of this sweet is that it is delicious both hot or cold.

Linking this to nivedhanams walk-through-memory-lane who is guest hosting for gayathris


  1. Nice recipe... For my son Achu I make thin slices and put it on tawa sprinkle sugar and add ghee roast till both sides r crisp.. My achu loves that.. will try this soon

    1. Yes that is also one quickie snack. Hmmm, You reminded me... need to post that also...

  2. Mmmm...Looks delicious...Love this one Indhu

  3. Wow.........what a lovely dessert. A must try recipe. Yummilicious!

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  4. I have had this once, and didn't know it was so easy. Great recipe!

  5. Delicious nedram pazham nurukku my grandma used to make it. Your version looks delicious.

  6. OMG!!! That should be so heavenly.. so drooling here!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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