How to Make a Ripe Plantain Sandwich (Nendra Banana Sandwich)

Updated on July 29, 2020
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Ripe plantain (nendra banana) sandwich.
Ripe plantain (nendra banana) sandwich.

A Unique Sweet Sandwich

We often make spicy sandwiches, but sweet sandwiches are rare and unique. Ripe plantain has a distinct taste and flavor. It is a versatile fruit. You can make a wide variety of snacks using plantains. These snacks are healthy and filling. Plantains are rich sources of fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins. They are easily digestible.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 pieces of sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized bowl full of chopped ripe plantain (about 1 plantain), remove the skin
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or oil, for making the stuffing
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee or butter, for making the sandwich
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less salt
  • 1 tablespoon or more sugar, as per taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated coconut (optional, adds a nice flavor)

Instructions

  1. Remove the skin of the ripe plantain. Roughly chop it. I used one ripe plantain to make 2 sets of sandwiches (4 pieces).
  2. Grind the plantain in a blender/mixer to get a coarse or near-smooth paste. Place it in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil or ghee in a non-stick pan. Add plantain pulp. Give it a quick stir. Put the fire on low. Continuously stir it till plantain pulp turns from yellow to orange. This may take about 2 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and salt. Continue stir-cooking till the pulp forms a ball. Turn off the fire. Keep aside for cooling. This is the stuffing for making the sandwiches.
  5. Take a bread slice. Evenly spread 1/2 of the stuffing on it. Cover it with another slice. Make the other sandwich using the remaining stuffing.
  6. Heat a flat pan. Add a few drops of ghee or butter. Place the sandwiches on it. Toast till they turn golden brown. Flip them and add a few drops of ghee or butter. Toast until the other side is also golden brown.
  7. Remove the sandwiches and keep them on a plate. Cut them in two using a knife. Serve them hot. Relish the taste of these scrumptious plantain sandwiches!

Photo Tutorial

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Step one: Chop the ripe plantain after removing the skin.Step two: Make plantain pulp and keep it with the other ingredients.Step three: Heat ghee or oil in a pan. Pour in the pulp.Step four: Saute on low fire till it changes color from yellow to orange.Step five: Add sugar, grated coconut, cardamom powder, and salt. Mix well.Step six: Stir-cook till you get a thick paste.Step seven: Spread half of the paste on a bread slice. Place another slice on it to make a sandwich. Step eight: Sprinkle some ghee or butter on the pan. Toast the sandwich till golden brown on both sides.Step nine: Cut across the sandwich to get two pieces. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining paste.
Step one: Chop the ripe plantain after removing the skin.
Step one: Chop the ripe plantain after removing the skin.
Step two: Make plantain pulp and keep it with the other ingredients.
Step two: Make plantain pulp and keep it with the other ingredients.
Step three: Heat ghee or oil in a pan. Pour in the pulp.
Step three: Heat ghee or oil in a pan. Pour in the pulp.
Step four: Saute on low fire till it changes color from yellow to orange.
Step four: Saute on low fire till it changes color from yellow to orange.
Step five: Add sugar, grated coconut, cardamom powder, and salt. Mix well.
Step five: Add sugar, grated coconut, cardamom powder, and salt. Mix well.
Step six: Stir-cook till you get a thick paste.
Step six: Stir-cook till you get a thick paste.
Step seven: Spread half of the paste on a bread slice. Place another slice on it to make a sandwich.
Step seven: Spread half of the paste on a bread slice. Place another slice on it to make a sandwich.
Step eight: Sprinkle some ghee or butter on the pan. Toast the sandwich till golden brown on both sides.
Step eight: Sprinkle some ghee or butter on the pan. Toast the sandwich till golden brown on both sides.
Step nine: Cut across the sandwich to get two pieces. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining paste.
Step nine: Cut across the sandwich to get two pieces. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining paste.
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Important Tips

  1. Plantain pulp has a tendency to stick to the pan. Use a non-stick pan to avoid burning the bottom.
  2. Add a few drops of oil or ghee while sauteing.
  3. Eat these sandwiches hot.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 282
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 48 g16%
Sugar 15 g
Fiber 8 g32%
Protein 9 g18%
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.
Enjoy this sweet plantain sandwich!
Enjoy this sweet plantain sandwich!

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