Bale Hannina Rasayana Recipe | Banana Pudding Recipe

Whole Food Plant Based Recipes

Sun Apr 19, 2020

Vegan Banana Pudding Recipe

This Rasayana has been given a healthy twist by using almond mylk as the base and date syrup for sweetness

Bale hannina rasayana recipe or banana pudding recipe is a dish for every sweet tooth out there. It is very famous around coastal Karnataka. It is popularly served as a drink or pudding to guests and visitors. Commonly, banana, cow’s milk, sugar and crushed cashews go into making it as these ingredients have dominated our kitchens for a few years now. We have given it a healthy twist by using almond mylk as the base and date syrup for sweetness. Almond mylk can be prepared same way as peanut mylk without heating.

Whole Food Plant Based Bale Hannina Rasayana Recipe

Course: Course 1: Raw, Salad, Snacks, Desserts
Cuisine: Coastal Karnataka Recipe from South India
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 people


1 cup Banana mashed
1 cup Almond Mylk
1/4 cup Cashew broken
1 tsp Fresh Coconut grated
1 tbsp Date Syrup
1 pinch Elaichi cardamom powder


  1. Mix all ingredients together. Top with bananas and serve immediately. 🙂

Plant Based Chef Pro Tips for Best Bale Hannina Rasayana Recipe

  1. Fully ripe bananas are best for this recipe.
  2. It should be eaten as soon as it prepared, otherwise it gets discolored and loses nutrition.
  3. Make Instant Almond Mylk by dissolving one tbsp almond butter in one glass of water!
  4. Instead of almond mylk, you can use any nut mylk to prepare this dish from the heart of coastal Karnataka.

Nutrition Science Highlights for WFPB Bale Hannina Rasayana Recipe

  1. Why not honey, sugar or jaggery? Sugar and Jaggery are processed foods. Although jaggery is healthier than brown sugar, which, in turn, is healthier than white sugar, all forms of processed foods are unhealthy when compared to whole plant foods. Honey is healthwise as good as jaggery, which isn't saying much. In addition to not being very healthy, honey production kills millions of bees every year, affecting our environment adversely. The best sweetener alternative is a whole fruit or dry fruit. The easiest method of using these is date syrup, as it does not involve peeling or chopping.
  2. Why raw dishes at meals? Every meal we consume has an immediate, measurable effect on the antioxidant capacity of our blood. Consuming raw fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices at every meal can help us always have a positive blood antioxidant response to our meals. This is perhaps why every traditional Indian meal began with fruits and salads (kosambari / kosumalli)
  3. Why not dairy? Dairy products have been found to be associated with increased risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, asthma, PCOS, and heart disease. We can still enjoy our milk, cream, and butter though - as long as they are made from whole plant foods!

Dr Achyuthan Eswar
Lifestyle Physician & Co-founder,, PHC Lifestyle Clinic & Plant-based Kitchen

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