Savory Semolina Cake is an excellent option for a filling breakfast A slice or two of really sumptuous and fuel packed healthy way to keep you going without hunger pangs till noon.
The semolina cake usually stays good in the fridge upto a week . Just sprinkle some water and microwave for 30-60 secs and you can have it any time of the day. BEST Food on the go, pre- work out food or power snack.
I never approve of any food for the sake of posting that I am not fully convinced (that is a bad habit I know :)) . I tried it for 4 straight days with a cup of tea and till lunch I was full charged I should admit.
Recipe courtesy :Cook Like Priya
Savory Semolina Cake
Semolina / Sooji /Farina – 1 cup (I used coarse semolina u may use fine too)
Vegetables -1 cup ( carrot – grated, frozen peas thawed beans chopped)
Ginger – 1 heaped tbsp grated
Green chili chopped
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
Yogurt -3/4 cup (Keeps the cake moist)
Water -1/2 -3/4 th cup
Red chili flakes- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Cooking oil – 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Soda by carbonate/Baking soda -1/2 tsp or (11/2 tsp of baking powder mixed with lime juice 1 tbsp)
Sesame seed – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
1. Mix semolina and yogurt keep aside for a few minutes ,vegetables, ginger,green chili ,red chili powder,turmeric powder,red chili flakes,salt to taste.Add water just enough to make it into thick yet scoop able batter.
2.Heat cooking oil when almost hot add mustard seeds when it crackles add cumin seeds remove from flame add curry leaves. Add this to the semolina mix well.
Just before putting batter into the well oiled pan add soda by carbonate mix the batter quickly.(After adding the rising agent do not keep the batter outside for too long or the bubbling action will get over quickly and the cake won’t rise)
Level the top and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
Preheat oven to 400 F and bake 30-40 minutes.Until cake tester comes out clean.
Let it rest for five minutes then transfer on top a wire rack .
Cut the savory semolina cake and served immediately or at room temperature with mint chutney or ketchup
Goes well with Indian chai./Black tea / Black coffee.
Points to note while making savory semolina cake :
- Just before putting batter into the well oiled pan add soda by carbonate mix the batter quickly.
- After adding the rising agent do not keep the batter outside for too long or the bubbling action will get over quickly and the cake won’t rise. So work on as soon as u can
- Cake is crumbly when warm so let it cool off before slicing.
Use grated /finely chopped veggies like cabbage, beans etc.
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Hope you like this savory semolina cake and will reach for it when you need something or your rush hour.