February 24, 2009

Rasayana - Banana & Almonds with Jaggery

We all love fruit salads don't we? Ever since I remember, I have always loved fruits. As a kid, I gorged on them like there is no tommorow.

Today I have for you a super easy fruit salad, made with banana chunks, coconut & jaggery. This is more of a traditional salad made during the olden days mainly as an offering to God, I made this today for Maha Shivratri ...


You Will Need:
  • 3 Bananas ( any variety ) - cut into round chunks
  • 2 tbsp grated jaggery
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp almonds - chopped

Method:

  • Mix in banana chunks, grated jaggery, grated coconut in a large bowl
  • Garnish with chopped almonds
  • Chill for 30 minutes before serving

Enjoi !!!

If you want to cut down on custard & sugar in fruit salads, then this is for you ..

This one does taste different from the regular fruit salads. The slight sweetness from jaggery & creamy coconut coats well with banana & chopped almonds add a nice cruch. I sometimes have this as an evening snack too ..

NOTE:

  • Serve as a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream.
  • Though, traditional Rasayana calls for bananas, you could add other fruits like apple, pineapple, orange, grapes etc. to this

55 comments:

Asha said...

Reminds me of temple prasada! So yummy and the aroma of this Rasayana is unbelievable. Good one Deesha! :)

Mangala Bhat said...

Hi Deesha ..love the rasayana recipe ...looks soo tasty ...Happy Shivratri :)

Dershana said...

Nice one! Shivratri greetings to you.

Ashwini said...

Today I was doing rasayanam for shivarathri fasting:-)
When eve i have the left over ripe bananas, I do this..yum..Happy Shivarathri..

Sophie said...

I like your version of fruit salad. The flavors complement each other, they sound warm and delicious.

Cham said...

Looks so good the prasadam, Happy Sivarathri

rekhas kitchen said...

wow perfect prasada looks yum Happy sivarathri

Deepa Hari said...

Rasayana looks simple and great Deesha...Happy Shivarathri!

Preety said...

hey this is nice ans different salad recipe..we use to just cut up all the food we have on hand and sprinkle some salt and just dig in :)

Indhu said...

yummy prasaadham :)

Indhu said...

yummy prasaadham :)

Madhumathi said...

Happy Shiratri..The rasayana looks so good :)

Maya said...

Ya, looks just like the temple prasad. Nice click and happy shivratri to you.

AnuSriram said...

Yes, i agree with asha.. It is just like temple prasad.. Pour a cup of custard over it.. Hmmmmm... yummy!

Bharti said...

Happy Shivratri! The salad looks yum.

Priya said...

Happy shivarathiri, salad looks delicious, can guess how they would have tasted..

Archy said...

Love rasayana any time.. This looks nice an yum !! We add a bit of milk, yummy !!

jeyashrisuresh said...

wont the banana turn black if we cut that and keep in the fridge.looks yummy.

Laavanya said...

How perfectly delicious...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice... we also make it.. but with sugar. next time will try with jaggery..

LG said...

I had this for breakfast few minutes ago and glad to see it back :)

aquadaze said...

Nice one...I make mine with sugar and a bit of chat masala.

n33ma said...

Looks delicious,perfect for Shivrathri

Smitha said...

Happy Shivratri to you Deesha! With this good a Rasayana obviously the festival should have been good!

Varsha Vipins said...

Such an apt dish for the festival..As Asha said reminds me of Prasad..:)
First time here..What a lovely space u got..:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Me and my brother used to make this in afternoon when my mom takes a nap....really yummy combo!

Sushma said...

wow!!, tempting rasayana. It is really long that I prepared rasayana, seems like it is the right time now :)

jayasree said...

Yummy prasad. Liked the addition of jaggery in place of sugar which makes it more healthy.

sowmya said...

looks good..and healthy salad/rasayana

Vidhya said...

that sounds really refreshing Deesha.. Never tried this way..

Jaishree said...

Hi deesha love this healthy & tasty recepie.pic looks nice:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow superb....Simple and awesome.

sriharivatsan said...

Yummy prasaadham..We make it with sugar..Looks divine..

notyet100 said...

thnks for this one ,..will prepare this durin nvratri d=fast,...

Paru ... said...

Love rasayana:)..especially love to eat with huliavalakki..

PG said...

looks lovely! Never tried banana lke this. Is the word rasayana used only for this banana 'salad' or does it mean something else? thanks!

veggie belly said...

very nice! pieces of reeses peanut butter cups will be great in this!

A_and_N said...

I love this :D Gorged on it as a child.

@PG: Rasayana: More of something that contains juice - 'rasa' I think. Usually served as Prashaad in temples in Karnataka and made with slightly ripe bananas :)

Usha said...

This looks yum and inviting and it is so healthy too, love it !

meeso said...

Wow, looks so good... I love how it looks!

Ramya Bala said...

i have not tasted it..but cud eel it now..delicious deepthi :)

Daily Meals said...

That looks simple and awesome...

Priti said...

Looks delicious...nice one...and dear whtever the fuss abt SM....just ignore and lets enjoy our own thing :)..hehehe...as long as ARR got the award is gud...it takes more intelligent to know he has composed some better and gr8 music other than SM

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy dear

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks perfect & sounds delicious..

Premyscakes said...

looks delicious dear.

Bhawna said...

I love banana and so do my son. This is a perfect recipe for lovers like us. THanks

prajusha said...

first time to ur blog.
this dessert looks yummy

Purva Desai said...

Simple yet delicious recipe

Priya Sriram said...

Its so simple and looks completely delicious! Good one Deesha...

Sia said...

how wonderful... we make rasayana using coconut milk.

Anisheetu said...

wonderful snap.. lovely recipie

Divya Vikram said...

Great combo of fruits and nuts.

Dazy said...

This recipe is really going to keep me busy in the kitchen with all its glamor. This is another must for the weekend! My kids would just hug me for this.

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