Savory Semolina cake { A very healthy breakfast option }

Baking has taken all over me…I am just in love with it and is a real stress buster for me….I am always on a lookout for  healthy yet delicious recipe ……This cake is one of my mother’s signature recipe which she has been making for years….She made it on the Sunday mornings for the breakfast and sometimes when we had guests for evening teas…..And it has always been the shining star of the table….This is easy to make and the ingredients are not hard to find in your pantry……

All you need is

Semolina-1 cup
Yogurt- 1 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Peas- 3/4 cup
Carrot-3 {grated }
Onion- 1 {chopped }
Ginger-1 inch piece {chopped }
Green chilli-1 {chopped }
Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Oil- 2tbsp
Curry leaves-1 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Baking soda-1/2 tsp
Baking powder-1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds- 2 tbsp

Method of preparation

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Oil and line a bread pan
In a bowl, mix together semolina, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt ,veggies and yogurt
Add water to make a batter
In a pan, add oil
When the oil is hot , add mustard seeds
When the seeds starts crackling, add cumin seeds and curry leaves
Add this oil in the batter
Add baking soda and baking powder and pour the batter in the prepared pan
Sprinkle sesame seeds on top
Bake for 35-40 minutes
Serve hot with coriander chutney and tomato ketchup

This is a very healthy lunchbox option for kids…..You can add the veggies of your choice and can make the batter before hand …Just add the baking powder and baking soda at the time of baking and you are good to go…….

PS.-Always use parchment paper to line the pan…..I lined it with butter paper and the sides got stuck to it….

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  1. says

    Hi Neha, Nice recipe. I have bookmarked this from other co-blogger’s site. but yet to do. Thanks for sharing. I am going to try your version also soon.

  2. Anonymous says

    Really wonderful flavor, Mine came out a little too wet. I would use a little less water next time. It is very close to a Upama except baked rather then the traditional fry-steam. Very nice.

  3. says

    Thanks Neha for the quick response. I tried it out today and I liked it very much, loved the recipe. Thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe. I will post this recipe in my space tomorrow, will definitely link to your recipe :)

  4. Dp says

    Hi Neha,

    I made this last night, the taste was very nice. I’m just wondering how is the texture suppose to be like? Mine was quite damp and i baked it for more than an hour @ 180 degrees Celsius. It still tasted very nice, and we enjoyed it with raita.

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