Friday, 26 September 2014

Banana-Papaya Twosome


Banana is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins C & B6 among others, anti-oxidants, minerals especially potassium and soluble dietary fiber. Banana is a popular home remedy for constipation, while it can also relieve hyper acidity or 'heart burn'.

Both banana and papaya are easily available fruits. Papaya, though a low-calorie fruit, is not quite popular owing to its underlying musky taste. Banana on the other hand is a high-calorie fruit and has a sweeter taste. Combining papaya with a sweeter fruit like banana makes it more acceptable. ‘Banana-papaya twosome’ is a delicious dessert that can be served after a wholesome meal. Try this recipe.

Ingredients: (serves two)
Papaya – peeled, cut into small cubes, 1 teacup or 200ml measure (பப்பாளிப் பழம்)
Banana – 1no, peeled, sliced (வாழைப்பழம்)
Honey – 2 tablespoons
White sesame seeds – 1 teaspoon

Banana-Papaya Twosome
Method: Roast sesame seeds in a kadai till they start to crackle. Switch off the fire and allow the seeds to cool.

Wash, peel, deseed and cut papaya into small cubes. Peel and slice the banana. Mix the fruits in a bowl. Add honey on top to cover the fruits. Now sprinkle the roasted sesame seeds over the dessert. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Mix the dessert well before serving. Serve chilled. 

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