Some interesting recipes to go bananas for!
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Some interesting recipes to go bananas for!

Bananas are rich in antioxidants which means it helps to keep your skin healthy

Some interesting recipes to go bananas for!

Bananas are the most easily accessible food one can enjoy anywhere, anytime and definitely in many forms. The best part is it is not only healthy but also does not cost you much. According to Healthline, bananas are rich in antioxidants which means they help to keep your skin healthy and shiny. Carbohydrates, protein, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and copper are its other nutrients. Today on the occasion of celebrating the national banana day in the UK, we present you some of the best recipes you can easily try at home.

Banana bread

Banana bread is one of the best things to boost your energy. It is soft, light and tastes wonderful. To blend the taste of softness and crunch you can also add some walnuts to it and bake. You  require the following written ingredients to make the same food.
4 ripe bananas.

  • ½ cup raw sugar or brown sugar or honey.
  • any neutral-flavored oil, according to your choice.
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder.
  • 2 to 3 pinches grated nutmeg.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder.
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour – 180 grams
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt – optional.
  • You need to follow the below mentioned points to prepare banana bread.
  • Slice the banana and some sugar in a bowl.
  • Mash them properly.
  • Now add the ingredients like oil, vanilla, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder to the mashed banana.
  • Now turn all of them in a thick mixture with a whisker and make sure the oil is mixed properly.
  • Now sieve the whole wheat flour with baking soda, baking powder, and salt directly in the bowl containing the mashed bananas.
  • Now mix all the ingredients properly. Work on the batter properly so that it won't look flat.
  • If the batter looks thick you can add some milk or water to it.
  • Now pour the mixture in the baking utensil.
  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 30 to 40 minutes.

Also read | 5 health benefits of banana

Mangalore buns

It is the special dish from karnataka that is prepared  with mashed banana. These round poori or buns are best to enjoy in the evening. You need the following ingredients to prepare the dish.

  • 1 medium-sized banana.
  • 3 tablespoons raw sugar or jaggery powder or honey.
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 pinch salt – optional
  • 2 pinches baking soda
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of yoghurt.
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour.
  • 1 teaspoon oil of your choice or ghee.
  • Any flavoured oil for deep frying.

Here is step wise guidance for preparation.
Chop the banana and add some sugar in a mixing bowl.
Mash the mixture well and add the whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon  yoghurt, salt, ghee, baking soda and cumin powder to the mashed banana.
Knead the mixture into a smooth dough. You can add some yoghurt if the  dough is very thick.
Now keep the dough on rest covered in a bowl for 3 to 4 hours at room  temperature.
After you have kept it for 3 to 4 hours knead the dough once again and  place some oil on it.
Now heat any neutral flavoured oil for deep frying on medium flame.  When oil becomes hot, carefully slide the poori in it and enjoy it  with tea.

Banana mousse

It is one of the wonderful and healthy dessert choices that are also eggless. You need to collect the following ingredients to make a banana mouse.

  • 3 large bananas.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • one cup fresh cream.
  • 3 to 4 drops of lime juice

Here is step to step guidance on preparation of banana mousse.

Peel the banana and blend it in a blender. Add a few drops of lemon in it.

Blend the bananas and check if any lymph is left there.

Now add the fresh cream to the pureed bananas.

Now mix the cream properly with banana puree.

Now pour the mousse mixture in small glasses.

Cover them and place them in the refrigerator.

You can serve the chilled egg free banana mousse with some whipped cream.

Garnish with some slices of banana and chocolate.

Phazam poori

Phazam poori is the popular street snack of kerala that  is vegan and can be enjoyed anytime. These are basically banana  fritters. You require the following ingredients to prepare pazham pori.

  • 2 to 3 large bananas.
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour - optional
  • 1 tablespoon sugar - optional
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • ⅓ cup water or add as required
  • oil as required, for deep frying.

Follow the following written steps to prepare pazham pori.
Add ½ cup maida, 1 tablespoon sugar (optional), a pinch of turmeric  powder and a pinch of baking soda in a bowl and mix them well.
Now add water slowly.
Mix them properly and check if no lum is left over.
Remember to keep the batter consistency thick so that it coats the  banana slices very well.
Peel two large bananas and slice them in small sizes, similar  to  potato fritters.
Now heat some oil for deep frying. Dip each slice in the batter and  coat it well with the batter.
Now fry them carefully and keep them on tissue.