Hi everyone! Our first recipe is going to be – Banana Kesari (Sajjige)
This is my mother’s specialty.
This is a traditional sweet made primarily in Karnataka, especially during occasions or festivals. Of course you can make it and eat it whenever you feel like it. We fondly call it ‘sajjige’.
Now, below I will be giving the steps to make this simple yet amazing yummy sweet dish.
Sooji rava 1 cup
sugar 2 cups
water 3 cups
powdered cardamom 1/2 teaspoon
1 ripe big chukke banana(dotted)
ghee 1 cup
few cashews and raisins fried in ghee for garnishing
Take a thick pan roast the sooji rava in 2-3 tablespoons of ghee until its color changes and we get a nice aroma and keep aside in a plate. Pour 3 cups of water into the pan and heat it, when it starts to boil add 2 cups of sugar and the ripe banana after mashing it and the powdered cardamom and add 3 more spoons of ghee. After the banana is cooked completely add the sooji rava slowly while stirring to ensure that lumps are not formed and mix it well then simmer it for 5 minutes after closing the pan with the lid. Then add the rest of the ghee that is left and mix well. Finally garnish it with the cashews and raisins fried in ghee.
Lo and Behold ! Lip-smacking yummy tasty banana sajjige ready. Offer it to the Almighty with gratitude and savor it with your loved ones.
Just remember the ratio of sooji rava : sugar : water is 1:2:3
You can vary the taste by adding ripe pineapple pieces instead of banana.
or you can make the sajjige without adding any fruit at all.