Thursday, July 10, 2008

Savory Semolina Cake

I just discovered Anjum Anand's Indian Food Made Easy on BBC. She has a really cool presentation technique and her recipes are easy and delicious.

I made this in half an hour and it was a delicious, healthy meal.


Savory Semolina Cake
(original recipe here)

1 cup semolina
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup water
1/2 cup peas, cooked
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 tsp each chilli powder, turmeric powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

For tempering:
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds

Preheat oven to 200 deg C.

Mix together all the ingredients except the baking soda and the tempering.

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the tempering ingredients turn off when the mustard seeds begin to pop. Add the tempering to the semolina mixture. Now add the baking soda. Pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes.

Remove from oven and let it cool completely. Anjum suggests serving this with a green chutney but I enjoyed it just as it was - the vegetables and the spices were wonderful flavors for the semolina.

45 comments:

gocbep said...

Ummmm! Looks yummy! healthy food and easy to make always attract me :)

Jamie said...

This looks great! It reminds me of a souffle that my mom used to make for Thanksgiving, but it was mainly corn. I will definitely give this a try!

Cham said...

Savory cake sounds great and very tempting pieces

Arundathi said...

gocbep - thanks - yes it is very easy and delicious!! :) i'm still dreaming of your cinnamon squares! mmm

jamie - would love to make a corn souffle - must've been delicious!

cham - thanks!

Bharti said...

How cool. I usually steam this kind of a recipe. It's similar to the instant dhokla recipe, but baking it something so new. I think my mom would be interested in this too, she's a very innovative cook.

Sujatha said...

This is so different! I like the baking part. Looks so fluffy and soft!

Peter M said...

Thanks for a enlightening post.I've been very interested in savory semolina dishes as us Greeks use it alot for sweets.

farida said...

This looks so delicious and healthy too. I should give it a try one day. Yummy yum!

Raaga said...

My mom was telling me about this show... cake looks lovely :-)

homecooked said...

These look yummy!They seem easy to make and healthy too.Thanks for sharing.

Jayashree said...

Read about this show on the Metro Plus but missed it. Love the idea of a savoury cake....

Sunshinemom said...

I loved this idea - Must taste some what like veg upma with a crust - right? Very pretty colour and pic:)

bee said...

looks delicious. i'm guessing it'd taste even better with coarse wholegrain cornmeal.

Pearlsofeast said...

Excellent recipe.Bookmarked.I loved it

ranji said...

semolina cake!!!awesome yaar..simialr to dhokla!!..very healthy too...
I have posted baked somaosa today..chk it out :)..thank u so much for the recipe..

Kate / Kajal said...

Looks delicious and fairly easy to make.
Wanted to thank you for your comment on my aloe post ... !

A&N said...

Very nice recipe! I also read the baked samosas and its a fantastic idea!! These semolina bakes look very tasty too :)

Ranjani said...

This looks really interesting! I'm trying this over the weekend, I hae some semolina sitting at home, and this is a great new way to use it:)
As usual your pictures are fabulous!

Jude said...

A tarka for a cake? Is that what tempering is? Sounds like an interesting idea.

Siri said...

Wow, 'Semolina Cake'..it sounds so yummy and the ingredients are so simple.. same as our veg upma.. but this has some 'ishtyle!'.. will try this out when I get 'my kitchen'..:)

Hugs,
Siri

delhibelle said...

looks so delicious, a bit like gujarati 'handvoh'.
Nice pick!

Bharti said...

hey I tried this out the other day right after I read the recipe. It was pretty good! A change from the usual dhoklas. Thanks for posting!

Sunshinemom said...

Not used to you being silent this long! What's up? Break time?

Dragon said...

I'll take two giant pieces to go, please. :D

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

looks very tempting.. such a healthy dish

mitr_bayarea said...

Arundathi-

the semolina cake recipe is so unique, will try sometime. Thanks for sharing.

Ranjani said...

Made it, and LOVED it!
Thanks for sharing:)

Jeena said...

This is fantastic and it looks so healthy too. Great post it looks wonderful!

Madhavi said...

This looks great, tempting pic too, similar to Gujarati Handvo!!!

Divya Vikram said...

looks delicious and simple too..nice pic

Cooking Station said...

I made those baked samosas and they turned out wonderful. Will try these savory semolina cake too..

Mallika said...

I remember seeing her make this on the TV but yours looks much more appetising.

Andhra Flavors said...

Savory cake looks great and tempting.

Sia said...

arundati, gosh i missed so many delicious posts of urs... loved this semolina cake, baked samosa and that zebra cake just took my breath away... i can't wait to try them all

Aparna said...

This is great, a sort of baked vegetable uppuma?
A satisfying one dish meal.

Siri said...

Anu - am missing you :(

Hugs,
Siri

Arundathi said...

Thanks everyone - yes, it was delicious - I love most of her recipes.
It does taste a lot like baked upma with a crust but coarser.
Ranjani, so so glad you tried it and liked it!! :)

Medhaa said...

Love such recipes Have bookmarked it will surely give it a try. Best part we always have these ingredients at home.

Madhuram said...

It's like baked rava upma. But it looks so appealing and good than our regular upma. I'm going to try this very soon. Thank you so much for such and interesting and easy recipe.

Arundathi said...

Medhaa - Yes I liked the fact that the ingredients were easily available, and very forgiving too.

Madhuram - Yes its just liked baked upma with a nice crispy crust. quite delicious and a nice change from the usual upma.

Srivalli said...

that looks great, it must've tasted really yummy...caught up on the 3 missed posts now..great going man!!

Lore said...

I just know this was incredibly delish and my savoury tooth approves :)

Arundathi said...

Valli - thanks!

Lore - Yes, it was delish! Thanks for stopping by!

Raw_Girl said...

hey, thanks so much for this recipe. I have been meaning to make a vegetable savory cake for ages! I modified the recipe to exclude the yoghurt, added zucchini and have no baking powder/soda available. The cake's baking as we speak...fingers crossed it turns into something edible! :)

deepthi said...

wow awesome