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.



Ingredients:

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

Method:

  • 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



15 comments:

  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

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

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

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

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/05/grilled-scrambled-cottage-cheese.html

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

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

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  6. OMG!!! That should be so heavenly.. so drooling here!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Sowmya
    Event - WTML w giveaway

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