6 Banana Desserts That You Can Easily Make At Home
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There are two types of people: one who is in absolute love with bananas and the other group who can’t even stand the sight of bananas. If you’re in one of the former categories, then you might be open to trying a whole lot of dishes made of bananas. 

Bananas are a nutritious and delicious fruit that has been made to be used in a variety of desserts. In the Indian culinary world, you can experiment with bananas and make desserts out of them that are sure to win the hearts of adults and kids alike, even those who are not much fond of bananas. Bananas are known for their vibrant yellow colour and creamy flesh. They are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, and B6. Moreover, they are an efficient way to fuel your body with energy and nourishment.    

This article will provide you with some Indian banana desserts that have been ruling the Indian palate since time immemorial. Take a look here:   

  • Banana Sheera  

Banana sheera, also known as banana kesari, is a popular Indian dessert that has made its place in the dessert palate. To make this, all you need is ripe bananas, semolina or sooji, ghee, and sugar. Cook all together and flavour with cardamom and nuts. In this dessert, bananas impart a natural sweetness and a soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture. This banana sheera is comforting and satisfying and is especially enjoyed during festivals and special occasions.   

  • Kela Malpua   

As you are aware, malpua is a traditional Indian pancake-like dessert that is particularly enjoyed during festivals like Holi and Diwali. Kela malpua is a delicious twist to the classic one where bananas are incorporated in the batter. The mashed bananas add moisture and sweetness to the malpua. This results in a soft and fluffy pancake that is fried till golden brown and served with a drizzle of sugar syrup or rabri.   

  • Banana Kheer  

Kheer or payasam, is a quintessential Indian dessert that is made by simmering rice vermicelli or lentils in milk and sweetening with sugar or jaggery. This banana kheer is a twist on the traditional kheer where ripe bananas are added, which lends a creamy texture and natural sweetness to the dish. The dessert is garnished with toasted nuts and flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg.    

  • Banana Coconut Ladoo  

Laddoos are consumed by Indians on special occasions or festivals. These bite-sized banana coconut laddoos are made with mashed ripe bananas, which are combined with desiccated coconut, jaggery, or sugar and a hint of cardamom. This wholesome treat can often be consumed as snacks or as desserts that will satisfy your sweet cravings guilt-free.   

  • Banana Halwa  

There is so much more than gajar ka halwa and banana halwa is the proof. This rich dessert is made by cooking ripe bananas with sugar and aromatic spices until thick and fudgy. To prepare this dessert, first mash the bananas and cook until they tenderise, resulting in a deep, caramel-like flavour. To it, add chopped nuts and dried fruits, making the treat perfect for in-house gatherings.  


  • Kele Ki Barfi    

Kele ki barfi is mainly a North Indian sweet that is achieved by cooking ripe bananas with sugar, sugar, and ghee. They are cooked until they thicken and then shaped into squares. Note that the addition of khoya adds richness and creaminess, while the bananas lend a fruity flavour. Garnish with chopped nuts and edible silver foil.