Spicy Semolina Cake
Healthy vegetable spicy semolina cake is a perfectly healthy way to treat your family and friends. As a matter of fact, this will surprise them with taste and uniqueness of this recipe. Sometimes we are not really hungry but at the same time want to munch something. This happens especially during the tea time and we generally end up eating junk. And in doing so, our calorie intake goes for a toss. Arguably we all want to replace the junk with something healthy, however we haven’t been largely successful. This spicy semolina cake is definitely an exception.
Kids love eating Spicy Savoury Semolina Cake
Do you find it extremely difficult to make your child eat vegetables? If yes, then you are no different. Especially to fussy eaters, it has always been challenge to make them eat different vegetables. My 9 year has a lot of tantrum when it comes to eating vegetables. Ironically, not any more. This savoury semolina cake is a perfect and delightful way to make your fussy eaters eat vegetables. Children tend to eat potatoes most of the time and they run away eating healthy vegetables. This is one best way I could find to make my 9-year-old son eat a variety of vegetables.
Focaccia bread is another healthy bread that I feel appropriate to make my child eat variety of vegetables. Once again the bread is a versatile bread and you can choose the vegetables you want to use as toppings. My semolina cake recipe is a savoury recipe, but if your family has a sweet tooth and you need some healthy snacking for them, try my carrot and date muffins.
The beauty of spicy savoury semolina recipe is that you can be creative in adding vegetables of your choice. When the cake goes into the oven, all the vegetables get cooked and enhances the flavor of the cake.
The choice is to convert the unhealthy snacking into a healthy snacking and semolina cake is a decent and a mouth-watering option.
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|Red Chilli Powder||½ tsp|
|Cumin Seeds||1 tsp|
|Mustard Seeds||1 tsp|
|Chilli Flakes||1 tbsp|
|Baking Soda||½ tsp|
|Chopped Onion||½ cup|
|Chopped Beans||¼ cup|
|Chopped Bell Pepper||¼ cup|
|Grated Carrot||¼ cup|
|Grated Ginger||1 tbsp|
|Green Chilli||1 tbsp|
|Olive Oil||1 tbsp|
Take a bowl and in the bowl, mix semolina with curd, water, and all the spices. Keep this batter aside for 10 minutes.
Heat a pan and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard and cumin seeds. Add chopped onion and sauté it for 5 min. Further, add chopped beans, chopped bell pepper, and peas to onions and continue to sauté these vegetables for another 5 minutes.
Add sautéed vegetables along with grated carrot, ginger and green chillis to the batter and make a smooth batter of medium consistency.
Now add baking soda and transfer the mixture into a greased mold (I used a silicon mold to avoid any greasing). Sprinkle chili flakes and oregano on top of it. Keep this mold in a preheated oven @180 C for 20-25 min or till it passes the toothpick test.
Slice it once it comes to room temperature and serve it with your choice of sauce.
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- 1 cup Semolina
- 1/2 cup Curd
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 tbsp Chilli Flakes
- 1 tbsp Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
- 1/4 cup Beans Chopped
- 1/4 cup Bell Pepper Chopped
- 1/4 cup Carrot Grated
- 1/4 cup Peas
- 1 tbsp Ginger Grated
- 1 tbsp Green Chilli
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Take a bowl and in the bowl, mix semolina with curd, water and all the spices. Keep this batter aside for 10 minutes.
- Heat a pan and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard and cumin seeds. Add chopped onion and saute it for 5 min. Add chopped beans, chopped bell pepper and peas to onions and continue to saute these vegetables for another 5 minute.
- Add sauted vegetables along with grated carrot, ginger and green chillis to the batter and make a smooth batter of medium consistency.
- Now add baking soda and transfer the mixture into a greased mould (I used a silicon mould to avoid any greasing). Sprinkle chilli flakes and oregano on top of it. Keep this mould in a preheated oven @180 C for 20-25 min or till it passes the toothpick test.
- Slice it once it comes to room temperature and serve it with your choice of sauce.
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