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10 October, 2018

Kelyacho Halwo|Mandoli Keyacho Halvo| Banana Preserve

Comments : 40 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Breakfast, Brunch, Condiments, Festive Cooking, For the Tiffin Box, Fruit, Goan, Indian Cuisine, Jam, Kid Friendly, Ocassions, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Kelyacho Halwo” is a Goan delicacy that is made for Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi.  The bananas used in making this delicious delicacy are also called Nendra/Mandoli/ Kerala bananas/Moira bananas. Kelyacho Halwo is also a preserve made and enjoyed with chapatti, traditionally. 

Kelyacho Halwo,Mandoli Keyacho Halvo, Banana Preserve

Kelyacho Halwo

Moira is a small village close to Mapusa, Goa. Moira has like the rest of Goa a unique history and their claim to fame is the long tusk-like banana planted by the Franciscan Fathers from Kerala and eaten boiled, baked or fried. Moira is also known for the crazy people who reside here.

“Moidekars “ or “moiddekar” as the resident of Moira is called very intelligent and hard working. But we mere mortals cannot understand them so it seems like crazy erratic behaviour and is beautifully described in Wikipedia as,”  This is how the people of Bardez describe the indefinite trait. To moiddekar num re, he is a guy from Moira, sar-koch moiddekar, every inch like a guy from Moira; taka matxem moiddechem assa, he’s got a bit of it from Moira.”

Jokes apart let’s see how to make Halwa with the Mainoli Keli for this Diwali.   If you are planning a Goan Diwali you can also make for Diwali Celebration the following items commonly made for Diwali in Goa, my BM theme is Diwali Savories and Sweets.

The other things that attract me to Diwali are

Before you start making the “halvo”  a few pointers,

  • Use the moira bananas are ripe only when the skin is black but the fruit is firm.
  • In case you cut the banana after it is overripe, do not cook them for long 10-15 minutes maximum.
  • If you lose patience and make the halvo before the fruit is ripe cook longer about 30 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container after it cools completely.
Kelyacho Halwo,Mandoli Keyacho Halvo, Banana Preserve

Mandoli Keyacho Halvo,

Kelyacho Halwo|Mandoli Keyacho Halvo| Banana Preserve

  • Serves:  4 people
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 moira bananas, ripe
  • 4 laung/cloves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp elichi/cardamom powder

Method:

  • Slice the bananas and set aside.
  • In a kadhai/wok, add a little less than 1/4 cups water, cloves, sugar and boil on medium flame until the sugar dissolves and you have a syrup.
  • Add banana slices and stir.
  • Boil for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the ghee and elaichi powder.
  • Mix and switch off the gas.
  • Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Kelyacho Halwo,Mandoli Keyacho Halvo, Banana Preserve

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Kelyacho Halwo|Mandoli Keyacho Halvo| Banana Preserve
Kelyacho Halwo is a preserve made and enjoyed with chapatti, traditionally.  Try it with vanilla ice cream, Peppered cashew nuts!
Instructions
  1. Slice the bananas and set aside.
  2. In a kadhai/wok, add a little less than 1/4 cups water, cloves, sugar and boil on medium flame until the sugar dissolves and you have a syrup.
  3. Add banana slices and stir.
  4. Boil for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the ghee and elaichi powder.
  6. Mix and switch off the gas.
  7. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
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40 thoughts on : Kelyacho Halwo|Mandoli Keyacho Halvo| Banana Preserve

  • October 10, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Archana, This is such a healthy substitute for Jam. My Son loves anything made from Banana.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 10, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks, Sharmila.

       
  • October 10, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Absolutely delicious, i would like to have this Banana preserve with some icecream and peppered cashew, already mouthwatering here.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Wow! you and I certainly share the same tastes. Even I prefer it with peppered cashew nuts.:D

       
  • October 11, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I was assuming that it would be a mushy preparation until I saw the pictures. Can’t wait to try this. Seems like it would make a great topping for pancakes as well.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Suma you will need the correct bananas else it gets mushy. Too ripe or too raw also gives incorrect result.

       
  • M.Gayathri Raani
    October 12, 2018 at 7:31 am

    This halvo looks so yum Arch. Welcome back. We missed you. I guess we need to source this type of banana because normal one would go mushy.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      Aww! Gayatri so sweet of you! Thanks dear. Yes you will need the Moira banans only to make this sweet. The others will not do.

       
  • Piyali Mutha
    October 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Unique recipe with a fascinating story woven around it. I am totally loving this dish.

     
  • October 13, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Such a simple and delicious sweet.. perfect to make for prashad.

     
  • October 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I have had this when i was a small girl from a neighbour. Your post so brought back her memories.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 11:40 am

      😀

       
  • October 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    This looks so yummy. I have never heard of this dish before. Would love to eat it with something like custard or ice cream.
    Lovely share.

     
  • October 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    This guess this is a good substitute for jam. It seems so simple to make yet tasty and flavourful. Wish I could get these bananas here to make this delicious preserve.

     
  • October 13, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Wow this is something new never thought we can preserve bananas like this , the recipe sound so interesting have to try soon.

     
  • October 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    This is a new recipe to me di..but it sounds so flavorful. Would certainly love to try it out for my son who has a sweet tooth. Thanks for the share.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 11:38 am

      😀

       
  • October 13, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    What a great dessert! I thought it would be mushy like regular halwa and was delighted to see whole slices of bananas! Such a lovely share dear; a great way to use up those leftover bananas!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 11:34 am

      Please do not use the leftover bananas Vanitha. You will have a mush.

       
  • October 14, 2018 at 3:53 am

    This is a good recipe to use up excess bananas, so easy and delicious! Thanks for the lovely share 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 11:33 am

      😀

       
  • October 14, 2018 at 7:13 am

    OH! this look stunning, Archana. So the kerala small bananas would be ideal, right? Lots of ideas on how to use this preserve 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 11:32 am

      No Harini use the big ones. Will Update the images next week when I go to market.

       
  • October 14, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    This one looks so delish and easy to make. I need to try sometime. Thanks for sharing.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Welcome

       
  • October 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Totally new for me !! Such a simple and delicious sweet….. Thank you sharing with us 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Welcome, Sasmita.

       
  • Praneetha
    October 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Your recipes are always very new to me. How easy and interesting is this recipe of kelyacho halwo!
    A wonderful way to use excess bananas.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      October 14, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • October 14, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Really enjoyed reading the post. Never heard about this recipe before. But looks very healthy and delicious. Bookmarked it.

     
  • October 15, 2018 at 6:43 am

    I love this banana jam and shall be making by following your recipe the next as my baby loves banana. Thanks for sharing!

     
  • code2cook
    October 18, 2018 at 9:23 am

    This is actually a very unique recipe to try out. I have never used ripe banana this way except making cakes.

     
  • October 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I love bananas. Will surely try your recipe.

     
  • October 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Wow this is surely such a simple and delicious preserve with banana..nice to know the history of this..good share!

     
  • October 22, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Such a simple, flavorful and delicious looking dessert. Thanks for sharing a traditional dish Archana.

     
  • October 24, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    That is such a unique dish Arch! Looks so tempting…wish I could grab some. The only dish I think of with the kerala bananas are the chips…this looks so good. Must try!!

     
  • October 24, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Oh Archana! This looks so good. On first look, I thought you have made some cute face shapes with bananas.

     
  • October 31, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I love how the bananas have retained their shape even after 20 minutes of cooking. I am so tempted to taste some now. Lovely recipe Archana!

     
  • November 2, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    As vaishali said, i was looking for a mish mashed halwa, those cooked banana slices look very pretty, can imagine the flavor of all the spices with ghee, must be lip smacking good!!!

     
  • November 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Wow.. looks so delicious.. even you can use further on the top of icecream.

     

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