Ethakka Halwa (Plantain Halwa)
2 large plantains
½ cup roasted semolina (optional)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp ghee
½ – ¾ cup sugar
½ tsp cardamom powder
Few pieces of cashewnuts to garnish
Cook the plantains covered in a microwave for 4 mins.
Let it cool and remove the string and seeds.
Blend the plantain, milk, sugar to a smooth paste.
Pour into a non stick pan and mix semolina.
Cook till the mixture starts to become thick (which will happen pretty soon).
Add the ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.
Keep stirring till the mixture becomes a ball and not too much sticky.
Transfer to a greased plate and press down nicely. Decorate with cashewnuts.
Slice and serve once it is cool.
This can be made without adding semolina as well.
Plantains can be cooked in microwave to get the steamed effect. Cooke covered -2 mins for each plantain.