Savoury Semolina Cake


This is such an easy recipe to enjoy anytime and full of veggies and most importantly no soaking or grinding required.Use any vegetables you have at home, such as courgettes, cabbage, spinach and even fresh fenugreek leaves. It keeps well in the fridge for 4-5 days

Recipe Courtsey:-Anjum Anand(from Indian Food Made Easy)

Ingredients:-

Semolina/Sooji:- 1 cup
Yogurt:- 1/2 cup
Water:- 1/2 cup
Two handfuls frozen peas, defrosted
Onion - 2 tbsp (Chopped)
Carrot:- 1 (Peeled & Grated)
Handful fresh or frozen (defrosted) green beans, roughly chopped
Fresh ginger:- 1in piece , peeled and crushed
Red chilli powder:- 1 tsp
Turmeric:- 1/2 tsp
salt, to taste (season well)
3 tbsp oil, plus extra for greasing
Mustard seeds:- 1tsp
Cumin seeds:- 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds:- 1tsp
Bicarbonate of soda:- ½ tsp

Procedure:-

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and oil a loaf tin.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the semolina, yoghurt, water, vegetables, ginger, chilli powder, turmeric and salt to make a fairly thick batter. Taste and adjust with more salt or spices if necessary.
3. Heat the oil in a small pan. Add the mustard, cumin and sesame seeds and cook, stirring frequently, for 20 seconds, or until the mustard seeds have popped and the cumin and sesame seeds are aromatic. Stir the seeds and oil into the batter. If the batter is too thick, add a splash of water.
4. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and immediately pour the mixture into the tin. Transfer to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden-brown. It's ready when a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and become crisp in the tin.
5. Serve in wedges, either on its own or with chutney









36 comments:

Sathya Sankar said...

wow a great cake preety.This would be a great dish for kids, with loads of veggies !

sowmya said...

this isa superb recipe,..bookmarked..

Trupti said...

what a wonderful recipe. healthy too. bookmarked it.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very different try. Ur cake looks so good and colorful. YUM!.

Belated Valentine's Day!!!!!

Dershana said...

I too watched this on Indian food made easy, wanted to try, and then forgot all about what all went in! Thank you so much for the recipe.

Vibaas said...

that's a nice recipe. Looks yum.

sriharivatsan said...

Nice and nutritious recipie Preety..Looks yummy..

vidhas said...

I love Kadhi. Making pakodas in paniyaram pan is nice idea. kadi looks delicious. Collect your award from my blog.

Sanghi said...

New recipe for me Preety! Good try! Pic up ur award from my blog dear!:)

Poonam said...

Yea I had tried this recipe and it was really good...anjum anand is too good...nice shots...

aquadaze said...

wow, this is such lovely and very different recipe!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy, soft and gr8. Nice header.

Asha said...

Slurp! Looks delicious with all the spices and colors! :)

Deepa Hari said...

Cake looks great Preety....recipe sounds interesting and new to me...Will give it a shot.

Archy said...

Superb way of making use of veggy in cake, yummy and healthy snack !!

Swapna Pravin said...

Wow! very creative. Will try soon....

Superchef said...

wow..this really looks great!! especially with all the veggies in it!

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Varsha Vipins said...

Such a healthy cake Preeti..yum..:)

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow...great idea.Amazing thot.Looks colorful and neat too:)

Priya said...

Looks very great Preety...completely new to me..healthy cak!!!

VIDYA VENKY said...

hi preety,
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Yasmeen said...

Nice savory bread with sooji,like all the spices used:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is interesting.. bookmarked to try :)

LG said...

I had tried to make this once. LIked it, I would say a baked version of rava idli! have to make it again :)

Sharmila said...

Wanted to post a comment earlier but could not ... just wanted to say this is very unique and easy too. Liked the idea.

Cham said...

I tried to comment before but was not working. Hope this one reach u. Very different semolina bread !

Renu said...

Wow!! looks great...will give it a try just now :))

Padhu said...

Cake looks soft and lovely!
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az said...

Just made Anand's semolina cake.. OMG.. cant believe how yummy it is!!! Then I found the recipe that quotes the spices- I made exactly the one she made on BBC Food Made Easy....without the spices and it still tastes yummy! Thank you!!!!

sharada said...

love such healthy stuff...nice way to have veggies.
thanks for visiting my space...will come again.

Rebecca said...

Had this for dinner tonight, was so delicious and very easy as well. Kids loved it!!! Great, thanks

Preety said...

i am glad rebecca that you liked it..thanks for leaving your comment

TipsNDeals said...

wo great idea...will sure try this...thanks for ur lovely comment on "Khurma"..and folloing you..

Rageshri said...

Made your chivda and it rocked

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Super yummy ! Bookmarked !

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