Banana

Banana is taken both as a vegetable as well as a fruit. Rich in carbohydrate and Vitamins A and B, it also contains protein besides traces of iron and salt. Medicinal value is attributed to it as well. Taken as a fruit, it is good for the prevention of constipation.A number of food preparations are made using raw bananas specially in the southern regions. The flowers of the banana plant as well as its tender stem are also used in the cooking. Both the stem and flowers have very high medicinal properties and figures in home remedies.Banana (fruit) with milk, honey and dates every day is a good tonic, providing energy and nourishment to the body.

Vazhaipoo Vadai
Banana, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Vazhaipoo Vadai

The banana plant is maybe the only one where all of its parts are put to use. Apart from the common fruit, the raw version, stem, leaves and even the flower is used in Indian cooking. Banana flower or Vazhaipoo (as it is known in Tamil) is extremely nutritious. Cleaning […]

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman
Banana, Kheer, Onam

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman (Nendram Pazham Payasam) is a popular dessert made for special occasions and festivals in Kerala. Onam Sadya is incomplete without this dish. This delicious and easy to make payasam is made using ripe bananas (nendram pazham), coconut milk and jaggery. Ingredients: Nendram Pazham (Banana) – 4 Saboodana […]

Strawberry Banana Lassi
Banana, Lassi, Strawberry

Strawberry Banana Lassi

Lassi is a popular beverage across India. Traditionally consumed during summer time, lassi has numerous health benefits – keeps your body cool from the heat, provides you with protein and calcium, reduces acidity, improves immunity and more. This variation of the lassi uses strawberries and bananas. Ingredients: Strawberries – 5 […]

Cocoa Banana Smoothie
Banana, Smoothies

Cocoa Banana Smoothie

A delicious and fat-free smoothie made with cocoa powder and bananas. Packed with nourishment, this is a perfect breakfast smoothie or a post-workout smoothie. Ingredients: Ripe Bananas – 2 Skimmed Milk – 2 cups, boiled, cooled Cocoa Powder – 2 tblsp Vanilla Essence – 1 tblsp (optional) Plain Chocolate – […]

Thayir Vadai / Curd Vadai
Banana, Vada

Vazhakkai Thayir Vadai (Raw Banana Curd Vadai)

Curd Vadai (or Thayir Vadai) is a very popular dish across South India. Typically served as a snack, they are also served as part of a meal especially during weddings or special occasions. This variation uses raw banana and is equally delicious as the original. Ingredients: Plain Curd – 1/2 […]

Banana Coffee Cake
Banana, Cakes

Banana Coffee Cake

A delicious and easy to make breakfast or tea time cake. Can also be served as a dessert. Ingredients: Eggs – 2 Butter – 1 cup, softened Sugar – 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk – 5 to 6 tblsp Ripe Bananas – 2 1/2 to 3 cups, mashed Plain Flour – […]

Banana Cake
Banana, Cakes, Christmas

Banana Cake

A moist and delicious afternoon tea cake, this banana cake is a easy to make. Popular with kids, it is also a great dessert for special occasions. Ingredients: Plain Flour (Maida) – 2 cups Caster Sugar – 2 cups Eggs – 2 Butter – 100 gms, melted Vanilla Essence – […]

Carrot Orange Banana Smoothie
Banana, Carrot, Orange, Smoothies

Carrot Orange Banana Smoothie

Start your day with this deliciously healthy and wonderful breakfast smoothie loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants. Ingredients: Carrots – 4 Bananas – 2 Orange Juice – 2 cups Basil Leaves – 5 to 6 leaves Honey – 1/4 cup Vanilla Essence – few drops Ice Cubes – few Method: […]

Banana Muffins
Banana, Muffins

Banana Muffins

These delicious muffins are a perfect way to use up any ripe bananas and they make a great teatime/breakfast snack too. Ingredients: Maida (Plain Flour) – 1 cup Baking Soda – 1/3 tsp Sea Salt – 1/3 tsp Butter – 1/3 cup, unsalted Sugar – 1/3 cup Egg – 1 […]