First of all wishing all of you a very Happy Ugadi... dont know much whats done on this day but a sewwt is good on any festival..
Some ripe bananas.. a 3 4 day old packet of bread.. and i just dont want to consume them in their original forms.. coz the bananas have become all black and sticky and the half packet of bread has beome hard as it was in the fridge for 3 4 days.. this made me running to prepare this dish - Bread banana halwa, as garg is a bread halwa fan and a banana fanatic at the same time. I was sceptical about trying this out but it turned out really really well, it was heavy but it was so tempting that none of us could resist it. Try this and believe me its going to be a hit.
1. Make small pieces of the bread slices, fry them in a non stick pan with ghee sufficient to fry them(i have seen it all depends on what qty of ghee you want to use, you can lways do with less ghee). Take care they jsut become brown, the right indication is that they become crispy.
2. Mash bananas maybe using a wide spoon and keep aside.
3. Take a deep pan and add the milk to it, now to this add the sugar, and cardomom powder and let it come to a boil.
4. Once it boils, bring the flame to medium and add the mashed bananas, and let it cook till it dissolves completely in the milk without leaving any lumps and the milk has reducesd subsequently, maybe to a 3/4th, this takes approx 15 minutes. (Grind some soaked almonds and cashews to a paste and add at this stage, it gives a very rich taste.)
5. Now add the bread pieces to this and allow to boil. You would notice that the bread absorbs the milk very quickly, keep stirring it and you may add some ghee if it start sticknig.
6. Now, cover the pan and allow to cook on medium flame for 5-10 mins.
Enjoy this lip smacking halwa it was a hit in my house, hope its a hit with you too.