2 Ingredient Roasted Ghee Banana – Ghee Roast Banana

post modified on March 10

Written by Puja

Roasted ghee banana combines only two things – nendran bananas and ghee (pure ghee). This delicious South Indian instant sweet makes the banana taste very good with the nice flavor of ghee. (step-by-step-recipe)

Roasted Ghee Banana

About Roasted Ghee Banana:

Roasted Ghee Banana is made of Plantains which is also called Nenthra Pazham or Ethakkai in South India. This banana tastes great when it is overripe.

This Nendran ghee roast banana is an easy sweet snack recipe that comes together in just a few minutes.

It is used as a vegetable and a fruit as well. Some of the recipes using raw plantain taste extremely good.

Plantains can be used for cooking at any stage of ripeness, and ripe plantains can be eaten raw. As the plantain ripens, it becomes sweeter, and its color changes from green to yellow to black, just like bananas.

Green plantains are firm and starchy and resemble potatoes in flavor. Yellow plantains are softer and starchy, but sweet. Extremely ripe plantains have softer, deep yellow pulp that is much sweeter than the earlier stages of ripeness.

Plantains in the yellow to black stages can be used in sweet dishes. Steam-cooked plantains are considered a nutritious food for infants and the elderly.

A ripe plantain is used as food for infants at weaning; it is mashed with a pinch of salt. The sap from the fruit peel and the entire plant can stain clothing and hands and be very difficult to remove. As per Wikipedia.

Ghee Roast Banana

Serving Suggestion:

Ghee roast bananas are best served warm or at room temperature. They are already sweet on their own, so there is no need for any additional sweetener. However, if you prefer, you can drizzle some honey or maple syrup over the top before serving to add an extra touch of sweetness.

You can also serve this roasted ghee banana with an ice cream or as a dessert.

Storage Suggestion:

I would suggest serving ghee roast banana fresh and not storing it for long as the ghee and banana mixture can spoil quickly. And most importantly, since these are instant recipes, there’s no need to store them – it’s better to enjoy them fresh.”

Pro Tips for Ghee Roast Banana:

Use ripe but firm bananas

Make sure to roast bananas on low to high flame

Why You Should Make this Recipe:

Sometimes when I don’t know what to pack for my daughter’s snack box, this Nendrapazham roast recipe is a lifesaver.

My daughter doesn’t like eating plain bananas, but I want her to have them daily. So, to feed her bananas, I get creative. Sometimes I make pazham pori (banana fritters) or pazham pori with aata (banana fritters with wheat flour).

On other days, I add banana to whole wheat flour and make pancakes, or I make paniyaram (banana dumpling balls). And yes, when I’m too lazy to make any recipe, I cut up bananas and drizzle some honey, and she loves having that.

So I think, just like my daughter, if your kid doesn’t like to eat plain bananas, you have even more reason to make banana ghee roast. What do you say?”

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Ghee Roast Banana

Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

Nendran Pazham: To make this recipe, go for Nendran pazham if available. But if not then you can use other varieties of bananas. However, I never got a chance to try this recipe with different bananas. Since nendran bananas are easily available, where I stay.

Ghee: As the name suggests, ghee is an important ingredient in this recipe. It brings a nice flavor and aroma to the recipe.

ghee roast banana

Ghee Roast Banana

Roasted banana with ghee has only two things – nendran bananas and ghee (pure butter). This delicious South Indian sweet makes banana taste very good with the nice flavor of ghee.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: ghee roast banana
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Puja


  • 1 Nendran Ripe Plantains, or (as many as you want to roast)
  • Ghee for roasting as required


  • Cut each plantain into halves and then cut each piece into thin slices.
    ghee roast banana
  • Now heat a pan over low heat and grease it with sufficient ghee.
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  • Place the banana slices onto the tava and roast until that side of banana slices turns golden brown and then flip it over. (you can roast as many slices as required depending on the size of your tava)
  • Now roast the other side of the banana also till golden brown. (If required you can add more ghee or butter once you turn the banana slices)
  • Remove the roasted ghee banana from the tava.
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  • Serve hot or cold.
  • You can also serve this roasted ghee banana along with an ice cream or as a dessert.


Nutrition Facts
Ghee Roast Banana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.4g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 76IU2%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about this Recipe:

What type of bananas work best for this recipe?

Ripe but firm bananas work best, as they hold their shape during roasting. Avoid overripe or mushy bananas.

Can I use any other fat instead of ghee?

While ghee adds a unique flavor, you can use coconut oil as a substitute.

What is the best way to serve ghee roast bananas?

Ghee roast bananas are delicious on their own as a dessert or can be served over ice cream, pancakes, or yogurt.

Can I reheat the leftovers or are they best eaten fresh?

While roasted bananas are best enjoyed fresh, you can reheat them gently in the oven or microwave, but they may not retain the same texture and taste.

What are some tips for getting the perfect caramelization on the bananas?

Apply melted ghee on the banana well and sprinkle with a touch of brown sugar or honey before roasting for optimal caramelization. However, I never add sugar or honey to this recipe because these bananas taste sugary on their own.

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This post was last published on November 9, 2014, has been updated now on March 10 2024, and has been republished.

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