Saturday, April 17, 2010

Savoury Semolina Cake

I tried this recipe from Anjum Anand's Book, Indian Food Made Easy. I had picked this book from my local library and had bookmarked this recipe. This savoury cake is a baked version of Gujarati Handvo. A very healthy option for breakfast - I just love it! I have made a few variation in the recipe.
Sending this to Champa's Event, Baking from Book- Breakfast and Bake-Off.

Savory Semolina Cake:
2 tsp vegetable oil, plus extra for oiling.
1 cup semolina.
1 cup plain low fat yoghurt.
3 tbsp water.
¼ cup frozen peas.
¼ cup chopped onions.
¼ thinly sliced carrot.
¼ chopped bell pepper.
1 tsp grated.
1 green chilli chopped finely.
Few curry leaves.
1 tsp red chilli powder.
¼ tsp turmeric powder.
1 tsp mustard seeds.
½ tsp cumin seeds.
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
1 tsp sesame seeds.

Serves 8.


1.Preheat the oven at 180 C and oil a medium loaf tin.

2. Mix together the semolina, yoghurt, water, salt to make a batter of a medium thick consistency. Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilies and cumin seeds and cook for about 20 seconds until the mustard seeds have popped and the cumin is aromatic. Add the veggies and spices and cook for 2-3 minutes Stir into batter.

3. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and immediately pour the mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle over sesame seeds. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

4. The cake is ready when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and when the edges are crisp. Leave the cake to cool in the tin.

5.When cooled take it out of the tin, slice them. Serve them with the chutney of your choice.



  1. This looks like something I would make. Wonderful. I have baked little 'patties' like this but to make a 'loaf'....a great idea indeed!

  2. Totally different from the usual sweet ones,looks so yummy, beautiful click and thanks for sharing dear..

  3. Wow, semolina cake looks so good. Thanks for the entry.

  4. The Cake looks so rich and tasty. Can I cove over to have a couple of slices? :)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Looks yummy, interesting semolina cake.

  6. very unique sooji cake, j! love the ingredients...looks perfect!

  7. Cake looks perfect and very tempting dear :-)

  8. Yours look beautiful than the one in the book, superb one...

  9. Savory cake is something unusual nah! Looks good, must be good with ginger chai.

  10. J, something new, never heard of semolina cake, good one.

  11. Cake looks this savoury version..

  12. Savoury cake looks yummy... love it this way.

  13. savoury semolina cakes looks delicious..perfect cake ..

  14. Cake looks so rich and lovely!! Nice pics

  15. wow lovely cake jyoti..loved the way its made with less oil and no sugar...savory cakes r always nice...looks very tempting dear

  16. hi J, thanks for the lovely comments!!, you have a lovely blog space here, and savoury semolina cake is cool!!, I would like to try this...

  17. Sorry I missed it. I have added it now. Thanks for letting me know.

  18. A very healthy handvo.Looks delicious.

  19. Hi,is semolina the vermicelli? or is it the "rava" used to make "rava ladoo.."...sorry for the seemingly stupid question.


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