I am back and this is my first post from Coimbatore.... Kind of settling in new home and am sure it will take time to settle down fully. Never even thought I will be connected to net so soon.....Sometimes its hard to believe things that happens unexpectedly even if its favorable to us. Have just started cooking for the past 2 days....still havent got into the clicking mode/mood also the location for photo shoot is still not yet finalised ;) So all the posts from now on till a month will be from my drafts :)
The source for this is from Red Chillies. I made a few variation and used dates instead of banana and the result was absolutely delicious. A cake without maida and that was the first reason that made me glance at this recipe.......Am glad I tried this, sure a keeper recipe!
- Rava/Sooji - 1 cup (120 gms)
- Seedless Dates - 3/4 cup chopped or blended (100 gms)
- Milk - 1 cup (250 ml)
- Oil - 2 tbsp
- Ghee - 2 tbsp
- Granulated Sugar - 1/4 cup (55 gms)
- Baking powder - 1 tsp
- Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
- Cashews - 3 to 4 broken into small pieces
- Roast the rava on medium flame for 3-4 mins or till nice aroma comes and keep aside.
- Mix the sugar, cardamom powder, cashews and baking powder well and add it to rava.
- Next add milk,oil ,ghee to the rava mixture and mix well. Finally add the chopped/blended dates and mix till all ingredients are mixed well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C and bake it for 30-35 minutes. Check it after 25mins, check with a fork if it comes out clean ur cake is done
- Allow it to cool completely before cutting.I was not patient enough and so the pieces werent shaped perfectly :)
My Notes :
- The orginal recipe didnt call for roasting the rava but I tried it and the cake did turn out super good.
- If it is baked for a longer time, the cake becomes hard as the first time I did that mistake and the cake turned out a little harder.
- You can also soak the dates in 1/4 cup milk and blend it to form a paste then add it to rava for uniform mixing.
- If you are using banana then add 1/2 cup sugar instead of 1/4 cup. Mine was fine as dates had the natural sweetness.
- Dont expect the cake to raise, it will not raise much....may be just a thin unnoticeable layer but the cake will turn out light and fluffy.
Labels: Baked Goodies, Cakes and Cookies, Eggless Baking, Eggless Cakes