Balehannu or banana halwa recipe explained with step by step pictures. Balehannu or banana halwa is a very easy and tasty dessert. Banana, sugar and ghee are the three main ingredients in banana halwa or balehannu halwa. This halwa is very popular in the Karavali region of Karnataka.
The authentic banana halwa is prepared using a particular type of banana called "Nendra" or "Nendran" banana. But preparing halwa using another type of banana, which is familiar by name "putta bale" or "yelakki bale" is also well in practice. The halwa tastes great and yummy, irrespective of the type of banana used. But compare to nendra banana halwa, yelakki bale (putta bale) halwa will be little dark in colour.
Here I have used "putta bale" or yelakki bale", which is small in size and is very sweet. This banana is also familiar by name elakki bale, Njalipoovan or ney poovan. I have used 12 of these small bananas. If you want you can replace it by 3 big bananas (nendra banana). Making banana halwa is easy but its little time consuming like any other halwas. Also it requires continuous stirring, which is a bit tiresome.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
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