Banana Sheera Recipe : Beautiful Banana Semolina Pudding!

The Banana Sheera Recipe is a sweet dish for any auspicious function. It’s made from the amazing combination of Banana with semolina and sugar in the milk. It is served as Prasad during “Ganesh Chaturthi” in Maharashtra and other regions of India. It is considered sacred for the “Satyanarayan Puja”. This beautiful and highly aromatic banana Sheera is also known as “Banana Halwa”. Serving Sheera as a “Prasad” to guests for holy and auspicious functions is an experience in itself.

Banana Sheera

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  • Recipe Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description: The Banana Sheera Recipe is made from fresh bananas easily available in market. This high calorie sweet dish is simple to cook and gets prepared in minutes.

Banana Sheera Recipe

Banana Sheera Recipe Ingredients:

  • Roasted Semolina – 1 ½ cup
  • Banana – 2 cups (3 banana’s)
  • Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp. (2 to 3 cardamom seeds)
  • Almonds – 1 cup ( 8 to 10 almonds)
  • Cashews – 1 cup (8 to 10 cashews)
  • Raisins – 1 cup (10 to 12 pieces)
  • Saffron Strands – ¼ tsp.
  • Sugar – 6 tbsp.
  • Ghee – 3 tbsp.
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Warm Water – 1 cup

Note: You can use Jaggery in the place of sugar. You may use milk powder. You can try patanjali’s cow ghee. Also, you may use other dry fruits.

Banana Sheera Recipe Steps:


  • Using chopping board/chopper, chop Dry Fruits: Finely chop the cashew nuts, raisins, and almonds into fine pieces.
  • Roast Dry Fruits in ghee. Keep them aside in a bowl.
  • Roast the Semolina in ghee.
  • Stir and wait for Semolina to change color.
  • Let the semolina cook 15 minutes.
  • Wash and peel off the banana skin.
  • Chop them into small pieces.
  • Mash the banana properly with the back-end of the fork.

Note: You can also use leftover ripe bananas. Do not burn the semolina and allow it to cool down before mixing. Mashing the banana is not compulsory.


  • Take a large saucepan and place it over a medium flame. Heat the oil.
  • Wait till the oil gets heated, add the roasted semolina. Fry the semolina.
  • Stir for 5 minutes till it becomes golden in color.
  • Add the chopped bananas into the semolina mixture when it releases an aromatic fragrance.
  • During this time, add the roasted dry fruits with milk and water.
  • Stir well the mixture.
  • Simmer it for 5 minutes after adding two cups of sugar.
  • Once cooked, sprinkle the saffron strands over the ready Sheera.
  • Take from the pan and transfer to a plate.

And the eager wait for the banana Sheera ends! It can now be eaten.

Note: To avoid Sheera from being spoiled, it is preferred to use roasted semolina.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 1583 calories
  • Total Time: PT35M
  • Serves: 5
  • Date Published:

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The addition of banana to the semolina pudding makes it instantly inviting. The sweet taste of the banana Sheera is alluring to eyes and its smooth texture is tempting for taste buds. The light-colored pudding seasoned with saffron strands and chopped nuts looks amazing. You can have it alone or as a side accompaniment to the heavy meal. The tummy filling yummy sweet goes perfectly as a side-serve or even as an end dessert.

If you are captivated by its delicious flavors and wondering how difficult it would be to prepare it, then leave the anxiety aside. Because the interesting banana pudding is simple and quick to make. It can be tried often by the beginner as well and it would still taste delicious. The banana Sheera is made from semolina and fresh bananas which are easily available in the market. The sprinkling of raw cashews, raisins, and roasted almonds gives the all over dish an alluring and tempting look.

The traditional way of making this sweet dish at home is with the surplus amount of ghee and dry fruits. The nuts give a crunchy texture and a nutty aroma to the pudding. The spread their own fruitful flavor into the dish. But, you can tweak and use either oil, milk or low-fat cream to reduce the calories. The addition of milk, give the Sheera a rich texture with a creamy taste, whereas water makes it light to have for health. You can also mix water and skip adding the dry fruits in the Sheera.

For the folks, who refrain from eating sugar, I would suggest adding sweetener. What to choose, is your choice! The intake of this sweet dish is with an excess of ghee and oil extremely healthy due to the presence of banana. This high-calorie sweet dish is simple to cook and gets prepared in minutes. Prepare the sweet dessert yielding yummy tastes and aromatic fragrance in your kitchen. Let it liberate its sacred sweetness to sate your sweet suspire.

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  • The Banana Sheera Recipe takes 15 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook.
  • Bananas are the best buddy of health. It also helps in weight loss and heart regulation.
  • Roasting the semolina is one of the important steps. If you are using frozen semolina, then you have to fry for a longer time.
  • You can skip the addition of water. Increase the proportion of milk or fresh cream.
  • You can adjust with the proportion of sugar and ghee.
  • If you want the smoother texture, add more ghee.
  • Once the Sheera is cooled, you can keep it in the airtight container.
  • It stays edible for 3 days at room temperature and for a week if stored in the fridge.
  • It is one of the best sweet dishes which can be prepared for the fast.


Serve hot the sweet Banana Sheera alone in a bowl or on a plate with the full meal of any sabzi like Bhindi Do Pyaza, rice, Luchi/roti/paratha, pickle/ chutney, Kachumber salad, Raita, and masala Papad.

Garnish it with:

  • Chopped Circular Banana
  • Rose Petals
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Saffron Strands
  • Chopped Dry Fruit Topping

The other recipes from Banana are Banana Milkshake, Eggless Banana Cake, Eggless Banana Bread, etc.

You can use banana if the place of potatoes and make the Jain food like Jain Samosa with Banana filing, Banana Patties, Banana Roll, etc.

If you are looking for more Sheera or Halwa recipes, then you may like to try Apple Halwa, Almond Halwa, Beetroot Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Cashew Halwa, Sooji Halwa, Kaddu Ka Halwa, Lauki Ka Halwa, Mango Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, Pineapple Halwa, Kesar Halwa, etc. All these different types of Halwa are easy to make at home and tastes delicious.