Monday, October 31, 2011

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....


  1. Thanks Neha for sharing this wonderful recipe. I'm quite sure that my children would love this for Breakfast.

  2. That's indeed a wonderful breakfast.. Yummy!!!

  3. Wat a real feast to eyes, fantastic savoury cake..

  4. Wow...never heard something like this. Looks very delicious.

  5. Wow wht a visual treat neha...lovely props n presentation....
    Cake looks healthy n so so tempting...

  6. This looks beautiful and quite easy too. I'm going to try it for dinner tonight.:)

  7. wow, cake looks so beautiful dear, very healthy one and I am sure I will try this out soon..

  8. 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.

  9. Very innovative n inviting recipe...
    thanks for sharing dear.....
    It can be a good brkfst n snack too...

  10. Savory cakes are a real treat..... Lovely pics
    Glad I have blog hopped here.....

  11. savory cakes really a innovative recipe...thanx dear for sharing such wonderful recipe...looks so yummy and loved your pictures, a real treat to eyes !!!

  12. yummy looking flavourful cake looks wonderful

  13. looks so yummy and healthy.

  14. hai neha,,,
    That's a gr8 recipe...loved it so much... we r having it for dinner tonight.....can't wait to taste it...

  15. wow... cake looks fabulous... very healthy and so colourful... bookmarked..

  16. This dish looks mouthwatering..Totally Yumm..

  17. Fantastic savoury cake and love the dippings that you have served it together.

  18. That's a very interesting recipe...sounds and looks very tasty

  19. very flavorful n yummmy cake...your cliks are excellent..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  20. जरुर बनवा कर देखेंगे, तभी तो पता चलेगा।

  21. once saw a similar recipe on Anjum anand's show. yours look much better than hers and am gonna try it real soon.

  22. I am surely baking it...Thanks for the recipe!

  23. I tried it out last night and it was AMAZING!!!! Another idea that occured to me is making these in mini muffin tins!

  24. Thnx a lot everyone for your lovely comments

    @Deepa- that sounds like a good idea...Will try it in muffin pan next time....

  25. Will try this for sure soon, nicely done and clicked.Perfect tea time snack

  26. 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.

  27. hey Neha, I have a packet of roasted semolina with it ok to use roasted semolina for this recipe..?thanks in advance.

  28. Hey Sobha...It's absolutely perfect...

  29. 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 :)

  30. Innovative recipe... Will definetly try this.

  31. Nice recipe. I think people should go through it. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Mine came out very very wet despite baking it for almost an hour..will try again soon..

  33. If your yogurt is very thin then use a little less water....It should be fine...

  34. Sue,
    Looks delicious

  35. Hi Neha,Tried this semolina savory cake, it turned out good..Thanks for the recipe Neha! we all loved it...shared it on my blog too :) Thanks again!


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