Pazham nurukku – the goodness of ghee-roasted bananas for Vishu

Ghee roasted bananas
Ghee roasted bananas. Photo: iStock/Jogy Abraham

Pazham nurukku is a delightful traditional dessert cherished during the auspicious Vishu festival. Celebrated for its simplicity and rich flavours, it holds a beloved place in Vishu celebrations, symbolizing abundance and joy. This yummy treat strikes a perfect balance between sweetness and the natural flavour of ripe bananas. Here's how to prepare this simple yet indulgent dish.

½ cup ghee
2 big bananas (cut into six pieces)
½ cup melted jaggery
1 tsp cardamom powder
Heat ghee in a pan and roast the banana pieces
When the bananas turn golden brown, add the melted jaggery and mix well
Cook for three minutes before adding cardamom powder
Give it a good mix before serving in plantain leaves.

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