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Kela Sheera (Banana Halwa)


Kela Sheera (Banana Halwa)

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 2-4 people
  • Spice Level: Zero

Authenticity Slice

Roast the shoji on a low flame and remove just before it turns brown.

Trivia Tadka

Sheera is the Marathi term for halwa. In Maharashtra, Sheera is a must-have for festive occasions, especially on Ganesh Puja or Satyanarayan Puja. It is part of the prasad offered to the deity and then served to people.  


  • Semolina (suji), roasted (1 cup)
  • Ripe banana (kela), chopped (1)
  • Raisins (kismish) (5-8)
  • Cardamom powder (elaichi) (2)
  • Almonds (badam) (5-6)
  • Desi ghee (2 tbsp)
  • Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Saffron(kesar) (a pinch)
  • Hot milk (1 cup)


  • Heat some ghee in a kadhai. Add the pre-roasted sooji into it and fry till it starts letting off a heady fragrance.
  • Now, add the chopped bananas into it and stir. Add hot water or milk and the dry fruits and continue stirring.
  • Next, mix the sugar and stir. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Finish off by adding a pinch of kesar. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Serve banana sheera hot.

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