Wednesday, May 22, 2013

வாழைப்பழ இட்லி / Banana Wheat Pudding

I got this recipe from a Cookery Show in Jaya TV  6 months ago.
"Steamed Banana Pudding" is the original name but I renamed it as "Banana Idly" since I used "Idly Cooker" for steaming it.So no need to hunt for an oven.
Also plain flour/maida was shown in the original version but I replaced it with wheat hence another name "Banana Wheat Pudding" which makes it an absolutely healthy tiffin / snack for kids

Ingredients
Part 1- Mashing Items
  • Ripe banana - 1 (big size)
  • Banana essence or Vanilla essence - 2 teaspoons 
(alternatively you can add 1 teaspoon of banana essence and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence as shown in the original recipe)

Part 2 - Beating
  • Condensed milk - 1 tin
  • Butter (unsalted) - 100 g
  • Powdered sugar - 60 g
Part 3 - Sieving / Sifting
  • Wheat - 250 g
  • Baking powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Cooking soda - 1 teaspoon
Part 4 - Others
  • Warm milk - 1/2 cup or as required


Method
Step 1 - Mashing
  • In a mixing bowl mash banana using a masher.Add banana essence and mash it once again.Keep it aside


Step 2 - Beating
  • In a another wide bowl take the items given under "Part 2"
  • Beat well with a spatula or an electric / manual beater
  • Add the mashed banana and blend them well using a beater again
Step 3 - "Sifting and mixing"
  • Take wheat, baking powder and cooking soda together
  • Sift them using a sieve
  • Now add these sifted/ sieved items to the blended items in "Step 2" and beat it once again with the beater
  • Pour warm milk gradually and mix well with your hands
  • The consistency should be of thick dosa batter / dropping consistency
Step 4 - Steaming / Baking
  • Grease and dust idly mold / baking tray with butter and wheat flour respectively
  • Pour the  batter carefully into the dusted molds / baking tray.Make sure it is half filled only to give some space for raising

  • Place it in a idly cooker / steamer.Steam it for 20 minutes and switch off the stove
  • Open the lid only after 5 minutes.Insert a tooth pick / knife into the steamed pudding and check whether it comes out clean.If the pudding sticks on to the toothpick / knife steam it for some more time

  • Once done take out the tray and invert it on a clean plate / dish.If you are using idly mold take it out using a spoon
  • Cut it into small pieces and serve
"Banana Idly / Banana Wheat Pudding" is ready.You can serve it hot / cold
Top it with "Hot Chocolate Sauce" / "Vanilla Custard" if desired