Kluai Nam Wa ~ Bananas in Coconut Milk

The first International Food Challenge that I had participated was in April and I had tried the Bavarian Dampfnudel. For the month of June, Sangeetha had challenged us to some delicious Northern Thai cuisine. There is no doubt that Thailand is one place that is blessed with abundance of nature and definitely a place on my radar to be visited – hopefully when my HD gets time in hand enough for some travel! The staple food is rice, soups and noodles, flavored with their variety of condiments, and desserts are usually fresh fruit or cooked in coconut milk.


I decided to choose the easiest sweet dish that I have ever tried in ages now, I guess!!! Kluai Nam Wa is basically a banana dessert, where a particular type of banana, known as kluai nam wa is cooked in a concoction of coconut milk and palm jaggery till soft. By just reading that, you can imagine the flavors. I go all flat for anything with coconut milk and if it has bananas in it, then I am game for it! I replaced the palm jaggery with brown sugar, just to make it slightly healthy – yeah, just to make myself feel good about it! Thank you so much Sangeetha, for this awesome suggestion. Everybody in the family really loved it!Β Recipe adapted from here



Kluai Nam Wa ~ Bananas in Coconut Milk

Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 heaped tbsp brown sugar
  • A pinch salt
  • 2 large bananas peeled and chopped


  • Combine the coconut milk, vanilla, brown sugar and salt in a saucepan and keep on simmer till it gets hot.
  • Add the chopped bananas and cook for around 5 minutes until just soft.
  • Serve warm and relish!!!

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  1. Nice n simple, but I don't have any ingredients with me now, will try it later….

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  2. yummy… I have tasted once loved it

    1. Thank you so much Jeya…

  3. Banana and coconut milk sounds interesting:) must be yummy

    1. Thank you so much Vandana… πŸ™‚

  4. Easy to make tasty dessert. Sure kids will like it.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

    1. Thank you so much Veena….

  5. love such simple & easy recipes…looks very yummy..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  6. Looks very yum and delicious

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

    1. Thank you so much Shobana…

  7. bananas are not my fav,but this looks good and yummy for banana lovers….

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha….

  8. A quick healthy desert, Love it!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  9. Interesting recipe,looks great

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  10. yummy.. in karnataka we came something similar to this.. known as rasayana. i ve posted it.

    1. Even we have something similar where we smash the banana than cook called paal pizhinjathu, I have shared it here… so many variations, right?? Thanks a lot dear…

  11. I have had a Srilankan version of this with ethapazham it tastes really delicious.

    1. I guess many areas around South Asia have similar desserts with some variations and exotic names! Hehe… Thanks a lot Meena…

  12. very interesting one,too tempting dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  13. Very fruity,different and definitely a delicious dish..

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  14. haii….kollam…vaayil kappal odunnu…looks so good dear

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  15. simple yet yummy dessert!!

    1. Thank you so much Niloufer…

  16. very easy n healthy too…lovely dessert..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  17. I love Thai but I have never tried this one though πŸ™‚ sounds delicious

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

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