Nendra Jamoon | Banana Jamoon


How about some Banana Jamoon for festivities? Yes, jamoon from banana. Nendra bale / banana is the sole ingredient used to make delicious jamoon.

Nendra Bale has its origin from Kerala. Kerala banana chips, of which we all are fond of, are made from these variants. South Canara folks have lovingly embraced this fruit for its unique flavour. A dark brown, almost black in colour- flavourful Halwa is made from the banana.

Another sweet is the jamoon I made. it is so simple that you immediately want to try it.Get some Nendra banana, slice it, fry it, soak it in sugar syrup. See, S-I-M-P-L-E. You need to find a ripe banana. Ripe does not mean its all soft, it still needs to be slightly firm; else the slices wont be able to hold its shape while frying. If you ask me why only nendra banana I dont have an answer. I tasted the jamoon from this variant and never seen anybody make it with other variant,neither have I tried. But if you dare make an attempt, let me know in comment how did it turn out.

So, on this Sankrathi/Pongal/Lohri/Bihu day try this simple recipe. Let this harvest season fill your life with happiness and prosperity.
Happy feasting!!

Nendra Jamoon | Banana Jamoon
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. Nendra bale/ Banana - 1
  2. Sugar 1 cup
  3. Water 1 cup
  4. Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  5. Ghee for frying 2 tbsp
  6. Honey 1 tsp
  7. A pinch of pepper powder
  1. In a saucepan, add sugar and water. Let it boil and become thick. Add cardamom powder and switch of the flame.
  2. Heat ghee in a deep frying pan on medium heat
  3. Peal the banana and slice it to desired thickness
  4. When ghee is hot, gently fry the banana slices in small batches
  5. Let them get a nice brown colour.
  6. Remove them from ghee and drain on tissue paper.
  7. Soak fried banana in sugar syrup.
  8. Add honey and a pinch of pepper powder and let it rest to absorb the syrup for 2-3 hours. Serve warm.


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