Plantain leaf halwa

Plantain leaf halwa

During the lockdown, home cooks were busy experimenting with unique ingredients creating some interesting and mouth-watering dishes. Here is a unique recipe of plantain leaf halwa that tastes amazing and stands out for its bright green colour.

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1 cup plantain juice (remove the fibres of half of a tender plantain leaf, cut it into small pieces and blend them with 1 cup water; pass the juice through a sieve)

6 -7 tbsp ghee

2 tbsp corn flour

1½ - 2 cups milk

Cashews and raisins as required

2 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp dried ginger powder


Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan

Roast the cashews and raisins; keep them aside to be used later

Now pour in the plantain leaf juice

Boil for 2 minutes

Mix milk and corn flour and add it into the plantain juice

Stir continuously

Meanwhile, add 1 tsp ghee

Add more ghee as it dissolves in the plantain juice mix

Add cardamom powder and dried ginger powder

Stir until the mix thickens up and begins to separate from the sides of the pan

Garnish with roasted cashews and raisins

Transfer the halwa mix into a dish

Allow it to set

Cut the plantain juice halwa into desired shapes.  

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