What would you all take for iftar? I am always trying to follow a simple menu, but some times I had to break my pledge to have 'little' for iftar! Spicy snacks are my weakness, if I see them I forget all other - whatever - healthy things around! So we planned our daily iftar without snacks, but prepared in 3 or 4 days only.. Lemon juice, which I love much than other juices, few water melon pieces, a glass of kheer / tharikkanji (if it is there), thats all, I finish in that, and wouldn't touch other fruits.. :)
I hope you all may love these golden beauties, which is a gift from a lovely friend Mansiya! She is a hard working girl who gave us a wonderful feast during our last vacation in Dubai. She cooked about 15 or more Kerala sadya dishes for the lunch! More over she prepared this banana cake , which is totally delicious! This was cooked in a presssure cooker, and don't know about cooking this in an oven, so any one know about it , please leave your remarks.. :)
cardamom powder 2 pinches or 3 cardomams
sugar as per taste
How she prepared it
Peel and chop banana into long or round thin pieces.
Heat little ghee in a frying pan.
Fry the banana pieces in that.
See the procedure for making 'pazham vaattiyathu'.
When it is done allow to cool.
Break and keep the eggs in a bowl.
Blend it together with cardomam ,sugar and roasted banana.
Heat a pressure cooker.
Grease the bottom and sides (use little ghee).
Pour the blended solution into this.
Sprinkle cashews and raisins over this.
Close the lid.
Do not put the weight.
Cook on a low flame for few minutes.
You have to take extra care at this time, excess heat may burn the mixture.
After few minutes (I think less than 10) if you notice a nice smell, switch off the fire.
Allow to cool.
Ask me before going to make this, if you have any doubts, hope, I can clear it with M.. :)