Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker
Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

Yes you heard it right. When i was looking for some savory and healthy cakes, i found this recipe here. I gave it a immediate try by adjusting few ingredients of my choice. Instead of baking in an oven, i tried to cook in pressure cooker.
If we bake in an oven, the outer part will be crispy but since i used pressure cooker, the outer part was soft. If you want the outer part to be brown and little crispy, then you can fry the cake in a frying pan for few mins.

Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup roasted rava (semolina / sooji)
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped carrot
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (optional)
Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker
Method :
  • Mix semolina, onion, carrot, turmeric powder, red chili powder and garam masala in a bowl.
  • Add curd and water to it and mix well. Heat 1-2 tsp oil in a pan or kadhai and tamper mustard seeds. 
  • Add this tempering to cake batter. Add salt to taste and chopped coriander. Mix well everything and keep aside for 20 mins.
  • If water is completely absorbed then add little water to prepare batter of pouring consistency.
  • Remove the weight from pressure cooker lid. Now fill the cooker with sand till 2 inches. Now keep the plate(which comes along with pressure cooker) above the sand and close the lid without weight.
  • Heat the cooker on low heat for 10 mins. Take the round cake pan and grease with little oil. Add baking powder to the cake batter. 
  • Mix well and pour the cake batter in the pan. Sprinkle sunflower seeds to get crunchy taste.
  • Open the lid of cooker and place the cake pan inside the cooker carefully. Close the lid and cook on medium flame for 20 mins. Open the lid and insert toothpick to check whether cake is cooked. It should come out clean.
  • Switch off the flame and remove the cake pan from the cooker and keep it aside for 5 mins. Remove from the pan and Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

Savory Semolina Cake using Pressure Cooker

34 comments:

  1. A superb Savory cake...looks awesome ..great clicks as usual

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  2. delicious cake akka super clicks and adding seeds on top is flavorful one

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  3. Very lovely interesting cake Preethi, love it very healthy and yummy...

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  4. Innovative idea...bookmarked

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  5. that's a superb savory bake... would be really nice with the cup of chai there... :)

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  6. Very nice baking da.. love the clicks too...

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  7. awesome composition PT, too good, just admiring your clicks :) love love love the bake and the clicks

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  8. loved the texture of cake...yum!


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  9. super combination,love to bake savory one,as usual great clicks

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  10. PT super clicks ! wanted to try for long time !

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  11. Its lovely but can I find out if the cake can be without the pressure cooker? I would love to try but I don't know why, just not comfortable with pressure cooking. Only use it when I have to soften meat.

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  12. Delicious and lovely looking cake.
    Deepa

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  13. Very interesting savoury cake..

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  14. This is really nice, the color is great , I wonder how it tastes mm:)

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  15. Delicious savory semolina cake love it preeti

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  16. Your clicks are just fantabulous, love the way u prepares them through pressure cooker..Stunning.

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  17. colour and texture is great..super good evening snack

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  18. Delicious savory cake, looks inviting.

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  19. delicious n perfect treat for savory lovers :-)

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  20. Oh, I love this version. Healthy and perfect for boxed lunches..

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  21. perfect !! bookmarked it straight away !!!

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  22. Lovely cake.. Perfect with tea

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  23. ooh, a Handhwo version in a pressure cooker.. I like it!

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  24. I have never tried savory semolina cake...i am bookmarking this. I love the angles in which you click - very cool!
    Shema | Lifescoops

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  25. very delicious savoury semolina cake and looks inviting !!:) Love the clicks :)

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  26. lovely cake dear. nice clicks as always

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  27. You have a lovely blog Preeti & the pictures are gorgeous!

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  28. Easy and instant snack recipe...very innovative..tried the recipe and it turned out to be yummilicious!!!
    Thanks for the recipe...

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    1. thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback :) good to know you liked it..

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