Wednesday, May 2, 2012



1 cup Semolina(Roasted/unroasted)
1 cup Yoghurt
1/2 -3/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Peas
1 Carrot grated
1 tsp crushed/grated ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric powder(optional)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder(optional)
1 tsp Red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp baking soda(Soda bicarbonate)
Sesame seeds-a handful(Optional)
Salt to taste


1.Grease and flour a loaf tin,preheat your oven to 200 degree C/395 degree F.

2.Mix semolina, carrots, peas, ginger, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt in a bowl. Add water and yoghurt,mix well with a wooden spoon(If your yoghurt is really thick, add 3/4 cup of water,if not 1/2 cup of water would be enough).

3.Heat oil in a pan and pop mustard seeds in it, once the mustard seeds have popped add in cumin seeds immediately. Once the cumin starts giving out its aroma,remove pan from heat and stir it into the batter prepared in step-2. 

4.Stir in baking soda and immediately pour into your greased loaf tin and smooth out the batter. Sprinkle sesame seeds generously on top of the smoothed out batter.

5.Pop it into your oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top turns golden brown. 


Recipe Source : Anjum Anand's Indian Cooking Made Easy Video-Savoury Semolina Cake

* I baked this cake twice and I added the turmeric & red chilli powder the second time just to add more colour as my first cake appeared quite pale.

*Use a smaller loaf tin and maybe 1/2 tsp of baking powder as well for a taller loaf.

This cake is not just a healthy tea time snack, its the easiest way to sneak in vegetables for your kids and family. It's a highly adaptive recipe as well, you could add in onions or other veggies of your choice. This cake is best served warm along with pickle/chutney of your choice.

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