Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Savory Semolina Cake

Semolina/Rava - 1 cup
Curd - 1 cup(not sour)
Carrots - 1/4 cup, grated
Peas - 1/4 cup
Green Beans - 6, chopped 
Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
Green Chili - 1, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

To Temper:
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbspns
White Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp

Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a loaf tin with a non stick spray.
Mix rava and curd in a mixing bowl. Add grated ginger, grated carrot, beans, salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder and mix it well. The mixture will be very thick.
Heat a pan and add 2 tbspns of oil. Add the mustard seeds and when they pop, add cumin seeds and let it sizzle. Pour the tempering over the mixture and mix it well.
Finally add the baking soda to the batter and mix well. Immediately pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the white sesame seeds on the top. Bake for 30 minutes or a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Remove the loaf from the pan and let it cool for 5 minutes. Serve hot with ketchup.