Banana Sheera Recipe - Sweet Banana Halwa/ Pudding

Here is a delicious, halwa which makes a great breakfast dish - which you can serve for breakfast along with a sooji upma and hot cup of filter coffee. This halwa is also a perfect healthy dessert for the cold winter evenings when you feel like eating something sweet and hot.

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Banana Sheera Recipe - Sweet Banana Halwa/ Pudding
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Banana Sheera Recipe (Sweet Banana Pudding Recipe) is a rich sweet pudding made with semolina and chopped banana. The pudding is then enriched roasted cashew nuts and raisins in ghee. In Maharashtra it is usually called as “Sheera” but in various other languages it is referred to as “sajjige”, “sooji halwa”, etc., The common ingredients in most of their dish is semolina, sugar, ghee and milk while the flavor changes accordingly.

Serve the Banana Sheera Recipe along with a spicy upma and a hot cup of filter coffee for breakfast.

If you are looking for more semolina recipes here are some: 

  1. Rava Kesari Bhath/Sooji Halwa Recipe
  2. Semolina French Toast Recipe
  3. Mango Kesari Recipe (Mango Semolina Pudding/Halwa/Sheera)

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Ripe Bananas , chopped
  • 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Hot water
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup Ghee , for toasting
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 10 Sultana Raisins
  • 4 Saffron strands

How to make Banana Sheera Recipe - Sweet Banana Halwa/ Pudding

  1. To begin making the Banana Sheera Recipe toast the semolina on a flat tawa over a medium heat. Toast till it becomes light brown.

  2. Heat a sauce pan with milk, jaggery, water, cardamom, chopped bananas. Allow it boil and add the toasted semolina and keep mixing to create no lumps. Switch off the heat and keep it covered.

  3. In another pan add the ghee and once it heated add the cashew nuts and raisins and roast them till the raisins bulge.

  4. Add this hot ghee with nuts and raisins into the semolina mixture and mix well.

  5. Serve the Banana Sheera Recipe can be serve along with a spicy upma which goes as a great combination for your morning breakfast.