Vikas Khanna Makes Lata Mangeshkar’s Favorite Dish
India-West News Desk
Chef Vikas Khanna recently shared the legendary vocalist Lata Mangeshkar’s favorite prasad which he had created for her. He wrote, “Many years ago, I think 2013 Lata ji invited me to Prabhu Kunj, and she asked me to cook prasad for the prayers. My heart’s wish was granted. I steamed baby bananas stuffed with jaggery-coconut-cardamom-sesame seeds. As we are celebrating her legacy in Ayodhya, I wanted to share the simple recipe that Didi loved.”
Here’s the recipe:
Ripe bananas (1 per serving)
2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup of chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or your preference)
1/4 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
Cut the ends of medium-sized bananas. Prick a hole in the middle of each.
In a pan, melt jaggery, and add desiccated coconut, cardamom powder, and ghee. Toast it with white and black sesame seeds. Once the mixture comes together, stuff in the banana and steam it whole. Serve.