Two Delectable After-School Snacks for Children (Nendra Banana Snacks)

Updated on February 3, 2018
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Caramelized Nendra Banana

Steamed Nendra Banana
Steamed Nendra Banana

Yummy After-School Snacks

Nendra banana (plantain) is a very delicious veggie that you can use raw and fruit as well. People make chips, snacks, and curry with raw bananas. Ripe bananas are sweet. Steamed nendra banana is very tasty. It is a filling snack for children.

Banana is a good source of calcium, iron, fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Eating a steamed ripe banana gives you good calories and nutrients.

Serve caramelized nendra banana slices to children as after-school snack. This will surely be a hit among children, as this snack is savory and very delicious. You will also be satisfied that you have fed a healthy snack for children.

Let me now show you how to steam nendra banana and also caramelizing banana slices.

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Cook Time

Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 1 nendra banana, ripe

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Steamed Nendra Banana

  1. Take a medium ripe nendra banana(plantain). Wash it.
  2. Put it inside a steamer or pressure cooker. If you are using pressure cooker, don't place the cooker weight.
  3. Place the banana on a porous plate through which the steam passes in the steamer/cooker.
  4. Steam cook for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  5. Open the lid. Take out the banana. Banana peel opens up due to steaming. Remove it completely.
  6. Slice the banana. Serve as is. This mild-sweet snack is very delicious and filling. Children love to eat this finger food.
  7. You can serve a banana for two children.

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Ripe Nendra BananaStep one: Steam cook the banana for 12 minutes as per instructions. The banana opens up a little.Step two: Peel it completely. Slice it . Serve as is. It is very delicious and flavorful.
Ripe Nendra Banana
Ripe Nendra Banana
Step one: Steam cook the banana for 12 minutes as per instructions. The banana opens up a little.
Step one: Steam cook the banana for 12 minutes as per instructions. The banana opens up a little.
Step two: Peel it completely. Slice it . Serve as is. It is very delicious and flavorful.
Step two: Peel it completely. Slice it . Serve as is. It is very delicious and flavorful.

Caramelized Nendra Banana Slices

Making Caramelized Nendra Banana

This is one more easy snack that you can make with nendra banana(plantain). Here, you have to caramelize ripe banana slices with sugar and butter. This will take not more than 6 minutes.

Caramelized banana slices are very flavorful and delicious. They are smooth, soft, and tempting. Children love to eat them as these slices are bite-sized, sweet, and savory.

Let's learn how to caramelize ripe nendra banana.

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Caramelizing Nendra Banana

  1. Wash a medium ripe nendra banana. Peel it. Make 1/2 inch thick slices.
  2. Heat 1/2 tsp butter in a non-stick pan. Let it heat up a little.
  3. Add a teaspoon sugar. Saute on a low heat till it melts and becomes golden.
  4. Sprinkle two pinches of salt. Mix well. If you are using salted butter, no need to add salt.
  5. Now, place the slices in the pan.
  6. Keep the heat medium-low. Flip the slices once the bottom side gets caramelized.
  7. Let the other side also caramelize. You can cover the pan for a while for speeding up the process. See that the slices don't burn.
  8. Caramelizing may take about 6 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  9. Remove them. Place on a serving plate.
  10. Your favorite caramelized nendra banana is ready to eat. These slices are enough for two children.
  11. This snack is very delicious, filling, and has good calorie.

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Ripe nendra banana. I used one banana for caramelizing. I served it for two children.Step one: Heat butter. Let it become liquid. Keep the heat low.Step two: Add sugar. Stir well. Let it melt and become golden brown.Step three: Place banana slices one near the other.Let they get golden brown color in the bottom.Step four: Flip them now. Cover the pan for a while to speed up cooking process. Continuously, keep the heat low.Step five: Turn off the heat. Remove, place the caramelized slices on a serving plate. These slices are mouth-watering. They are mild-sweet, savory, and delicious.
Ripe nendra banana. I used one banana for caramelizing. I served it for two children.
Ripe nendra banana. I used one banana for caramelizing. I served it for two children.
Step one: Heat butter. Let it become liquid. Keep the heat low.
Step one: Heat butter. Let it become liquid. Keep the heat low.
Step two: Add sugar. Stir well. Let it melt and become golden brown.
Step two: Add sugar. Stir well. Let it melt and become golden brown.
Step three: Place banana slices one near the other.
Step three: Place banana slices one near the other.
Let they get golden brown color in the bottom.
Let they get golden brown color in the bottom.
Step four: Flip them now. Cover the pan for a while to speed up cooking process. Continuously, keep the heat low.
Step four: Flip them now. Cover the pan for a while to speed up cooking process. Continuously, keep the heat low.
Step five: Turn off the heat. Remove, place the caramelized slices on a serving plate. These slices are mouth-watering. They are mild-sweet, savory, and delicious.
Step five: Turn off the heat. Remove, place the caramelized slices on a serving plate. These slices are mouth-watering. They are mild-sweet, savory, and delicious.

Nutritional Information of Steamed Nendra Banana

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 78
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Questions & Answers

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      7 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks. These are quick and easy recipes. They are healthy and delicious as well. Try them!

    • Lauren Flauding profile image

      Lauren Flauding 

      7 months ago from Sahuarita, AZ

      These bananas look fantastic and very doable. Can’t wait to try them!

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      7 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks Mary. Steamed banana is very tasty. I ate it yesterday morning. I don't know whether you get this nendra banana(plantain), the one I showed in the pic. in your place. If you get, steam a medium ripe banana and indulge eating.

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      Mary Wickison 

      7 months ago from Brazil

      I have never steamed bananas but I have made caramelized bananas. Also, I have put them in the ashes of the barbecue.

      They are so tasty and so versatile.

      Great ideas.

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