Banana Rasayana is a simple sweet recipe ,which I usually prepare for Naivedyam (offerings to God), easy recipe with only 5 basic ingredients like ripe robusta banana , powdered jaggery ,fresh coconut ,honey and cardamom powder.Its believed that we need to add at least 5 ingredients ,while preparing any kind of offerings to God.So, I add honey to this while preparing Banana Rasayana , we also do Jackfruit Rasayana .
One more method is used in preparing rasayana ,where we make use of Thick Coconut Milk ,instead of Fresh grated Coconut similar to maharashtrian Banana Shikran.This is one of the most easiest Naivedyam recipe prepared in 5 minutes and after performing pooja,its distributed among everyone as prasadam/prashad.
Apart from eating it as Prashad ,it’s very healthy too.Can be a good energising mid day meal snack. It’s a common practice that many of Hindu’s doesn’t eat morning breakfast , until they perform pooja/prayer ,offer Naivedyam to God and then eat it as a Prasadam , this is the reason why our old grandparents have cultivated habit of eating Prasadam on empty stomach in the morning, as eating fruit on empty stomach is good. Now a days ,Nutritionist ,Dietitians , Fitness Freaks , Gym Instructors ,everyone says ,eat fruit as your first meal of the day to get energised. But it was practiced by our grandma’s ,centuries before ,so no one are better than our grandparents to guide us on what to eat, how to eat and when to eat. Respect elders,respect the knowledge they share ,accept it and live healthy.
Recipe Card for Banana Rasayana
A simple sweet made with banana ,jaggery and fresh coconut.
- 2 Long Banana
- 1 Tbsp Jaggery Powder
- 1/4 cup Fresh coconut grated
- 1/2 Tbsp Honey
- 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder
Peel and cut the bananas into small chunks
In a bowl , add Banana , powdered Jaggery ,fresh coconut ,honey and cardamom powder
Mix well,set aside for 5-10 minutes so that jaggery blends well with juices ,serve it.
Step By Step Directions on making of Banana Rasayana:
Peel banana and cut into chunks.
In a bowl mix banana ,jaggery powder,honey ,cardamom powder and fresh coconut. I have used organic black palm jaggery powder
Mix well everything and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Pic Below shows ,the way we get rasayana as prashad from temples .