Sweet / Dessert


Today im sharing with you all a quick ,simple and homely dessert which you won’t find in any restaurant menus ,but savored regularly in costal Karnataka.“Banana Rasayana” is very easy ,no cook & easy to whip Vegan banana dessert… there is nothing that can go wrong here even when you are the newbie into the kitchen.

Banana Rasayana is basically a sweetened flavored coconut milk mixed with chopped bananas.Wondering thats all??!! Yes , its just that .Publishing simple,easy,home cooked vegetarian dishes serves the sole purpose of this blog.You can make it in minutes if coconut milk is ready.Besides being tasty and simple it is one of those super quick dessert to entertain unexpected guests in a jiffy.This requires very little effort and you will be thrilled with the welcome your payasam gets.Its also a savior when u have those ripen bananas lying in the pantry calling your attention immediately.There are two versions of banana rasayana,1 is the payasam form which im sharing today and other is the dry version which ill share soon.

If you have not tasted this humble dish, i suggest you to try this recipe once coz if a person like me ( who doesn’t have a sweet tooth ) can relish this,im sure anyone can !! Off i go with the recipe :


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Dessert
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • 8 Bananas, Ripe ( I normally use 2 Cavendish banana n rest elaichi banana ; U can use whichever available)
  • 2 Cup coconut, Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar jaggery, / - ( as per your taste)
  • 2 Nos cardamom elaichi, /
  • A pinch Salt, of


  • Remove the outer cover of each banana and chop them to small pieces.
  • Put this chopped bananas into vessel. Add sugar /jaggery ,a pinch of salt and mix them well. Keep them aside for about 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile prepare coconut milk. Grind grated coconut along with elaichi adding half a cup of water.Do superfine paste.Once it is ground finely,pour it on a strainer and squeeze it to get thick coconut milk.
  • Add this coconut milk to the banana mixture and mix well.
  • Again add little water to the grinded coconut and squeeze the milk.This will be thinner in consistency.Slowly add this thin coconut milk to the banana mix till the consistency of payasam is attained.
  • Delicious banana rasayana is ready to serve.Serve as it is / serve chilled / serve as an accompaniment with neeru dosa,chapathi or shavige (string hoppers).


Make this easy-peasy ,ghee less dessert and be prepared to gain praises ...
  1. Since coconut milk is used, it tastes best when consumed fresh.
  2. You can replace banana with ripe mangoes or apple or musk melon.
  3. For a quick version, you can replace coconut milk with normal milk .And this dish becomes "Shikran" a Maharashtrian dessert.
  4. You can also used store brought coconut milk for this dish. However they taste best when prepared fresh.

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    Maha Gadde
    December 3, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Beautiful clicks n lovely banana innovative dessert..

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    Meena Kumar
    December 3, 2013 at 2:42 am

    The dessert looks so yumm..banana and coconut milk got to try that…

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    Bhawna Bagri
    December 3, 2013 at 4:59 am

    whats better than no cooking…new dish for me..will try …

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    December 3, 2013 at 6:48 am

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    Laxmi Priya
    December 3, 2013 at 6:55 am

    this is something very new to me.. must be yummy and delicious cos of banana and coconut milk.. Eat Vegetables Stay Healthy event w Giveaway

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    Benella Cox
    December 3, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Very very testy, I will try

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    December 3, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Sounds heavenly!

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    Subha Bose
    December 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

    My mom use yo make it, I just love it. I ask her to make it when ever I come home. It is very easy to make and super yummy. Awesome clicks.

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    December 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Yummm — so many delightful pictures and such a beautiful presentation, Smitha – I feel like taking a dig in that bowl right away! 🙂

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    December 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    wow…this sounds so so delicious, very new recipe to me..can’t wait to try it! neatly presented!

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    December 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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    Swathi Iyer
    December 4, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I will try to make them as it has coconut milk and banana .Looks delicious Smitha.

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    Manjula Bharath
    December 4, 2013 at 5:56 am

    wow thats an very very delicious no cook dessert 🙂 looks yumm!!

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    December 4, 2013 at 6:16 am

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    Radhika Subramanian
    December 5, 2013 at 6:25 am

    This is very new to me. Thanks for the recipe Smitha.

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    Vidya Chandrahas
    December 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Yummy and creamy rasayana.. my favourite.

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    Sangeetha Priya
    December 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    new and interesting combo, neatly presented!!!

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    December 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    How lovely!!! This takes me back to my childhood. When we did Satyanaran Katha, we used to make something very similar, and it tasted so good. Thank you for posting this.

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    December 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    First time to know about this delicious shikranThank you for linking it to my event

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