Kelichi shikran  - Balehannu shikarni - Banana recipe

Kelichi shikran balehannu shikarni banana recipe. Keli (Marathi), balehannu(Kannada) means banana. It is a no cooking fruit dessert recipe.


It can be served as a quick dessert, as a snack or as an accompaniment to poli(chapati), roti or bread. Anytime you want to have something sweet, you can make it in a minute.

Kelichi shikran-poli(chapati) is a popular quick meal for kids back home from school. Mothers love it because it is healthy and very convenient too.

The chapatis are already made in the mornings or at lunch time and the shikran is made of keli/banana, a good for health fruit.
Only a few ingredients are used and the making of kelichi shikran is done in a couple of minutes.

How to make Kelichi Shikran a Banana Recipe

List of ingredients and the quantity for kelichi shikran for two servings

  • Ripe bananas – 2
  • Gud(jaggary)/brown sugar/white sugar – 1 tea spoon – more or less according to taste
  • Milk – 1/4 cup – more or less according to preference
  • Cardamom powder(optional) – a pinch
  • Step by step instructions - Making kelichi shikran

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    • Chop or mash bananas lightly.
    • Mix together the chopped bananas, sugar and milk.
    • Mix till sugar dissolves which may take about a minute.
    • Add cardamom powder if you wish.

     Tips and variations - Serving suggestions?

    Tips – for kelichi shikran recipe:

    • The chopping of and mixing of banana should be done at the time of serving. The banana changes color quickly. Or you may keep it in the fridge for a few minutes.
    • It should be eaten within a couple of hours after making.
    • You may mash bananas lightly with your fingers instead of chopping with a knife.
    • You may add honey instead of sugar or jaggery.
    • Serve it as a snack or dessert.
    • Serve it as an accompaniment to chapati - poli.

    My family loves this recipe because. It is yummy, quick and healthy.

    I love it because it is very easy and quick to make.

    Question 1: How long can we keep this kelichi shikran?

    Answer: It is better if you consume it immediately. Bananas tend to change color if you keep it longer. You may keep this in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool. Or if you use cold milk from the fridge, or keep bananas in the fridge before peeling and cutting, you will have cold shikran.

    Question 2: What are the flavors we can use in kelichi shikran?

    Answer: Cardamom powder is most commonly used in shikran. You may also use a tiny pinch of nutmeg powder or a few drops of vanilla essence.

    Question 3 : If we keep this in fridge and it has changed color, has it gone bad?

    Answer : No, you may have it within a day or two. The changed color does not mean that it has gone bad.

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