Banana leaf kesari ??? I came across a banana
leaf halwa recipe from ‘ God’s own country
Kerala.I had not tasted anything made with
banana leaf extract,still ‘the curious me’
searched the Internet for its uses and health
benefits .I have made food wrapped in banana
leaf ,but not made with it’s extract .
After my search,I was amazed at the benefits
contained so here’s only a few benefits I would
like to point out.( Please do find the full
•It boosts the immune system.
•Made into a juice or tea and consumed helps
in the relief of sore throats.
•High antioxidant levels .
•Applied to skin,prevents cellulite and wrinkles
•Good for dandruff and hair growth .
• Good for skin irritation and application
regularly will make your skin glowing ..,,
( please continue hitting the google search button😀).
A line on the recipe- It’s the same kesari recipe ,
and the only difference is the addition of the
leaf extract . No colour was used .Nature shed
it’s own green glamour.
*Remove the mid stalk from the leaf .Wash and grind fine with a little water.
To the recipe
1 cup roasted rawa ( semolina,rulang)
1 cup sugar
1.5 cups of the juice extract ( banana leaf )*
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
A pinch of salt
3-4 tbsp ghee +1 tbsp groundnut oil
A pinch of edible camphor ( optional)
Few cashews and raisins
• Heat ghee and oil in a kadai or small wok.
•Add the cashew and raisins.
•Add the juice extract and allow to reach a boil.
•Add the roasted rawa,reduce the flame,cover
and cook till the semolina is cooked .
•Then add the sugar and mix well till it’s thick .
•Add a little ghee on the top and serve !