Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Stuffed Bananas

Ok, so we haven't done sweet in a while and so today I thought we would make something yummy, sweet! Wanted something exotic and not the everyday cookie, so I ended up making these flavoursome, most definitely sweet stuffed bananas.  I admit its not an everyday treat, but on those days when you feel particularly exotic or wanna surprise your guests with a luxuriant dessert, this is the way to go. Very few ingredients required but the product is particularly lovely.

Here are the things you need,

Medium ripe bananas - 3-4
Grated coconut - 1 cup ( I prefer freshly grated coconut to the desiccatied variety because the juices from the freshly grated ones impart such a different flavour to the dish)
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Granulated Sugar - 3 tbsp
Broken Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
Raisins - a handful
Butter - 2 tbsp
Oil - For frying

Steam the bananas until tender, but not overtly tender and then mash it.

Divide the mashed bananas into fist size balls and keep aside.

Heat the butter and toss in the nuts and raisins and roast them.

Then add the cardamom powder and the coconut and fry it until the coconut loses more than half of its juices.

Turn off the heat and then add the sugar. Combine it well.

Now, take a banana ball and flatten it using your palm, scoop in some of the coconut mixture to the center and seal off the edges.

Then fry it in oil until lightly brown

I've chosen to do a missile like style while shaping the banana balls, though you may chose the style you like.


  1. that sounds yummy...I'm gonna give it a shot :)

  2. Wow! I'm just loving this recipe, looks very delicious.

  3. Yum in my tum!!! Keep the posts coming!!!

  4. @ Cardamom Junkie

    Oh yes, you should and for you nothing short of double helpings of Cardamom will do..:)

    @Umm Mymoonah

    Thank you. It tasted delicious too. :)


    Thanks for the support babe!

  5. These look quite delicious and the flavors wonderful!

    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. Thanks Lisa, It most definitely was. You should try it too.


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