Ganesh Chaturthi is right around the corner and honestly, it is getting tad difficult to contain our excitement for the same. The ten-day long festival would commence on 10th September. The festival celebrates the Lord Ganesha’s journey to earth. Lord Ganesha is the youngest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Also known as ‘Vighnaharta’, or the one who removes all obstacles, Lord Ganesha is the first God to be worshipped across all Hindu religious occasions. Lord Ganesha has many names, he is also known as the ‘Modakpriya’, in fact, in popular culture also he is always depicted with a modak in his hand and a weapon in another. Modak is a sweet treat akin to a sweet dumpling. It usually has a soft casing made of rice flour and is stuffed with a coconut and jaggery filling. While it is indeed a delicious festive treat, but making it can be quite a task, especially for those who are working. Well guess what, you need not lose heart, as we bring you another very popular Ganesh Chaturthi offering, the rava banana sheera. 

This soft dessert looks like halwa but is much softer due to the addition of ghee, and if that is not enough, the mushy bananas render an even more ‘melt-in-your-mouth quality’ to the dessert. The strong scent of banana intermixed with that of cardamon and saffron make it extra special.  

Making Banana Sheera

You do not need a bunch of ingredients to make this sheera, this popular dessert can be put together with a handful of ingredients in only a couple of minutes. The chief ingredients of the dessert are semolina, milk, sugar and banana. The sheera is very popular in parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra and is often made for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.  

Here’s a mouth-watering recipe you would love.