Friday, 18 January 2013

Guest Post by Priya Ranjit: Savory Semolina Cake

Sharing is caring when it comes to blogging, sharing recipes and tips with fellow bloggers. I made a lot of friends ever since I started blogging, next to be the star of my guest post will be Priya Ranjit of Cook Like Priya her pictures show how tasty the dishes would be. Its true when people say pictures tell a thousand story, for those who have not visited Priya please don't waste anymore time rush to her space. Coming to her recipe today, the moment she sent me the picture I have decided that I would be making this soon, drool-worthy dish isn't it?

Now let us see what she have prepared for us and drool with me;



I am so happy and excited to do my 3'rd guest post for Suman Arthy who writes Sumanarthy's Kitchen. When Suman asked me to do a guest post I simply jumped to the idea, although the post was supposed to be for the end of 2012 I took my own sweet time to send my recipe, thanks to Suman for understanding and also sharing her blog for my recipe today.



I came to know Suman through her blog and I was really trilled to see lots of non-veg recipes which I would drool over ;-). I was actually surprised when she asked me for a guest post so I did this savory snack cake just for you Suman. Hope u like it



This Savory Semolina Cake is simple to put together with lots of vegetables and no butter or egg. The vibrant color comes from the spices used which can be adjusted according to taste. Topping of sesame seeds gives a great crunch. The cake remains moist for long, you can also warm it in a microwave before serving. I would recommend having it in the evening with a cup of coffee. This snack cake is great and healthy compared to most deep fried/ sugary cakes or cookies. 




Recipe Source ~ Anjum Anand cook book
Serves ~ 8 pieces and serves 3-4
Prep time ~ 10 mins
Bake time ~ 35-40 mins

Ingredients (read notes before baking)

1 cup semolina/Farina/Sooji
1 cup chopped vegetables, carrots, beans/ peas
1 heaped teaspoon grated ginger
½ - 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 – ½ teaspoon turmeric
1 green chilli chopped
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
¾ cup thick yogurt
½ - ¾ cup water
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon soda bicarbonate
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
Salt -to taste




Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 C and line a 1 kg loaf tin with parchment paper and grease well with oil
  • In a medium sized bowl - mix together sooji, cut vegetables, salt, green chilli, turmeric, red chilli powder and grated ginger.
  • Add curd and mix well with a wooden spoon, slowly add water and keep stirring. Make sure that the mixture is not too dry-thick or to runny
  • Keep aside and in a skillet add oil and once hot add the mustard seeds once they splutter add the cumin/jeera once they start to change color take off the flame and slowly add this to the semolina mixture
  • Mix well and now include the sodium bi carbonate and mix well.
  • Pour in the prepared tin and top with sesame seeds. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes. 
  • As with any cake, insert a tooth pick/skewer in the center of the cake. If the skewer comes out clean and the edges are crisp, the cake is ready. Let it cool in the tin, and then serve along with any sweet pickle and tea.

Cooks Wisdom

- I used ordinary roasted rawa/ sooji, fine variety is also fine
- You can add your favorite vegetables like carrots, beans, peas and so on
- Topping with sesame seeds does gives a good crunch and flavor
- Adjust spices according to your taste
- Use thick yogurt curd, since we are not using oil make sure that the curd is nice and thick this gives
   moisture to the cake
- While adding the tempering take care as it would be really hot so use a wooden spatula

62 comments:

  1. Thats a lovely post with beautiful pictures.. Nice and interesting cake recipe.. Great to have with tea.

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  2. healthy and delicious cake.thanks for sharing arthy sis and priya sis

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  3. Wow such an amazing cake..must try

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  4. wow, that's very nice, new recipe to me.

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  5. super savory cake for tea time.... perfect cake

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  6. wow lovely savory treat, wonderful guest post!!!

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  7. great post with yummy dish... Nice cake recipe it is in my to do list for long time
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  8. Thanks Arthy for the lovely and kind words :) really honored to do this guest post with you. I sure enjoyed cooking and clicking for you. Good luck to you in all that you do and awaiting our chit-chats :)

    Love
    Priya

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  9. aiiyo what a dish

    so easy to make and no butter or egg
    wow i wud make this oen for sure

    hv to save this link

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  10. Each pic is mesmerizing !! this must be very tasty to eat as well

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  11. Loving the savory take... bookmarking and will try soon

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  12. This looks Awesome... interestint recipe there :)

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  13. Just drooling over the pics ...looks yum

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  14. Delicious pictures and very well written post!!! bookmarking it!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Breakfast
    Ongoing Event - Tried and Tasted - Raks Kitchen

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  15. bookmarking done for this recipe :)

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  16. Loved the savory cake,yummy colorful one..Thanx Suman & priya for sharing this!!
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  17. Looks so good and healthy too...Loved the recipe

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  18. Wow....Priya your pics make me drool dear. Amazing semolina savory cake you made. Thanks Sumanarthy for sharing this scrumptious dish with us.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/sojne-phuler-torkari-drumstick-blossoms.html

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  19. Loved all the clicks and specially the recipe... Priya is suuch a nice and friendly blogger and a very good blogger too :) Good to see her post here, thanks for sharing Arthy!! :)

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  20. A very colorful cake! Thanks for sharing to both Priya and Arthy sis :)

    Psst...Sis, how are you????

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    1. Tq sis im fine....I thought you have been very busy since mams came bck....

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  21. WOW cake look yummy and love your clicks.

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  22. Loved the post and what a recipe. Gr8 looks too.

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  23. very interesting recipe....love this spicy semolina cake...

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  24. Delicious savory loaf with semonlina, great guest post Priya and Arthy.

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  25. I just made this today, tasted awesome. Thanks for posting.

    Aparna

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    1. Thanks for trying dear :) I am so happy that you like it yayyyy

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  26. Beautiful guest post by my Sis, indeed savoury cake are always my favourite, wish i get a slice of this prefectly baked cake..Kudos to both of u.

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  27. Lovely Arthy.. Really a nice one. Recipe never tried before... hope to try.

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  28. So trying to do this recipe... should I put this in a 1 KG loaf tin or 1 LB loaf tin?
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Breakfast
    Ongoing Event - Tried and Tasted - Raks Kitchen

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    1. Dear Priya have used 1Kg loaf tin...

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Arthy Suman