Banana-Soji Bath/Balehannu Sajjige


Sajjige is very simple dish made with rave/soji, sugar and. I usually make this for my daughter with Bananas.

My entry for JFI-Bananas  hosted by Mandir of Aahar.


  • Banana – 1(Cut into small peices or mashed gently)

  • Rava/sooji- 1/2 cup

  • Sugar- 2 tbsp(i used raw sugar)

  • Ghee- 2tbsp( 1 tbsp for roasting rava and 1 tbsp to add later)

  • Honey-1 tbsp

  • Cardamom pods- 1 crushed

  • Raisins-2 tbsp

  • Water- 2 cups (for bit thin consistancy)


  1. In a thick base vessle, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and lightly fry  rava on medium heat untill the raw smell is gone.
  2. In another pot bring 2 cups of water to boil.
  3. When Rava is well roasted add sugar,bananas, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix well
  4. Now add boiling water to it. Stir well .
  5. Keep stiring inbetween to break any lumps cook untill everthing mixes well and swith off.
  6. Finally add 1 tbsp of honey and ghee mix well and serve warm.
  7. Garnish with few slices of bananas and sprinkle with raw sugar.

Above recipe is for medium sweetness, since bannans are also sweet I have used just 2 tbsp of sugar.


23 Responses to “Banana-Soji Bath/Balehannu Sajjige”

  1. Ashwini Says:

    wow..madhu…i remembered the sajjige they make for sathyanarayana pooje in bangalore….this is very much similar to that….

    Yes Ashwini it the same but with bananas and little less ghee :).

  2. Suganya Says:

    Can we caramelise the banana first and add cooked rava later?

    Carmalising Bananas ? that sounds yummy,I have just added like that. You can sure add later too. Either way taste good.

  3. Asha Says:

    Prasada Madhu! Looks great. Suma posted the same but without Balehannu!:))
    I bet your daughter loves it!

    I saw suma’s Post , she has made with banana too. My Daughter would eat this daily if I made it :).

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:

    Madhu, Sajjige looks yummy and moist.

    Thanks Suma.

  5. Namratha Says:

    I simply love this Madhu, y’day Suma and you today…gosh I’m really really craving for some right now!!!!!

    the best of making sajiige is it will be done is less than ten mins. so make yourself some and enjoy.

  6. Roopa (Kitchenaromas) Says:

    Yummy!! I add in half water, half milk. Bananas taste awesome in this dish. Nice entry. I missed the boat 😦

    Have to try with milk once.Bananas does add flavour and soft texture to dish. Well there is always a next time 🙂

  7. Lakshmi Says:

    Lovely Entry Madhu! That sajjige is mouthwatering!

    Thanks Lakshmi, Are you back from India already or still on vacation eating delicious foods.

  8. mandira Says:

    great entry Madhu 🙂 looks so good…I have to make it now!

  9. kumudha Says:

    I adore this sajjige. So simple to cook, but the taste is so delicious. I can eat this sweet almost daily!

  10. Sirisha Kilambi Says:

    Madhu….Nice one there dear…Looks very delicious 🙂

  11. seena Says:

    looks soooo good for kids..

  12. Jyothsna Says:

    Madhu, this is something everyone likes!! 🙂

  13. remyasash Says:

    looks lovely!!! perfect banana dessert..

  14. hima Says:

    Looks yummy. Great entry.

  15. TBC Says:

    Very nice! I had made soemthing similar but using pineapple. Gotta give this a shot now.

  16. Praveen Says:

    Bejaan bananas lying at home…evathu ee dish try madbahudu..Thanks 🙂

  17. mansi Says:

    Madhu, I ate this at a friend’s place 2 weeks ago, and that was my first time…tastes can rarely go wrong with cardamom and bananas though:)

    I’m hosting AFAM-Peach this month, so I’d be glad if you could send in an entry!!

    Thanks Manasi letting me know about AFAM, will try something with peaches which will be my first time trying any rcipes with this fruit.

  18. pushpa Says:

    Hi Madhu,

    Is this the same thing prepared for Satyanarayana Puje? Or can we try this for the same puje as “sajjige prasada”?

    This is the same sajjige Pushpa. But bannanna is added to it thats all.

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