Banana leaf halwa: A feast or a failure?

Banana leaf halwa: A feast or a failure?
Photo: Instagram @great_indian_asmr

The iconic Kozhikode halwa that melts in your mouth, the quintessential carrot halwa in North India and the Thirunelveli halwa are some of the best halwa varieties in the countries. It's a dessert that's a must-have for festivals or special occasions. Moreover, you make it a point to gift some sweet halwa whenever you visit your friends or relatives.

However, the latest addition to the halwa lineup is the banana leaf halwa, making waves across social media platforms. The buzz began with a video posted on the Instagram page 'Great Indian ASMR,' where the chef meticulously prepares the dish. The process involves cleaning and rolling banana leaves into thin ribbons, blending them into a green liquid, and straining it. Ghee, sugar, and cornflour slurry are then heated in a pan with the banana puree until thickened. Cashews can be added for extra flavour.

While this halwa promises a soft and gooey texture, the vlogger shared the video with a comment expressing difficulty in achieving the perfect result. They admit that recipe ended up being a failure. Meanwhile, netizens have coined creative names for this viral halwa, with some dubbing it "chlorophyll halwa," "Hulk halwa," or even "food of aliens."

Do you want to be adventurous and try out some novel halwa variants like this vlogger? What's the weirdest ingredient you'd like to turn into halwa? Let us know in the comments.

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