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Feb 3, 2014

Savory Semolina Cake / Savory Semolina Carrot Cake

From this Month, For Love2Bake event you have an option to post any 3 Mondays in a Month but the event runs every Monday. And also no linky tool and the participants don't need to link to my post rather just link back to My Event Page. And if you are interested can share your Love2Bake recipes on our Facebook Group. And today Monday am here with a Savory Bake for Love2Bake event, Savory Semolina Cake. I bookmarked this cake from Neha's blog long back and finally baked it today. This is a spicy flavorful soft savory cake loaded with carrot & peas. Delicious filling cake that can be served as snack or a meal for Breakfast along with some fruits & milk. The cake tasted so good and we had it with Chaat Chutneys. A must try for all who love savory bakes. This is an egg free, butter free, gluten free cake.

By that time the cake is done, it was 4.30 but still it was little bright so i arranged the table quickly to take pictures but unfortunately no battery in the camera I managed to click few pictures but it went off within few minutes. Then i let it charge but all of a sudden it went complete dark so i couldn't take pictures in day light and instead I clicked under day light bulb ;) As everyone at home loved this cake will be making it soon and update the post with much better pictures.
Recipe Source : Whisk Affair Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 35-40 minutes
Makes 10 slices serves 3-4
  1. Semolina,white or yellow   1 cup ( i used regular rava/sooji..pulsed it in blender for few seconds)
  2. Red chili powder  1/2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  4. Salt
  5. Peas    1/4  cup
  6. Carrot   2 (grated)
  7. Onion   1/2 medium (chopped)
  8. Ginger    1 inch piece (finely chopped)
  9. Green chilli   1 (finely chopped)
  10. Yogurt  1 cup
  11. Water  1/2 cup
To Temper
  1. Oil- 2 tbsp
  2. Curry leaves  1 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
  4. Mustard seeds  1/2 tsp
  5. Other Ingredients
  6. Baking soda    1/2 tsp(i used Eno Fruit Salt)
  7. Baking powder  1/2 tsp
  8. Sesame seeds   1 tbsp (for topping)
  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Oil and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix together semolina, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt ,veggies and yogurt
  • Add water to make a batter. The batter should be thick.
  • Then heat a pan, add oil When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and when the seeds starts crackling, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • After that add this tempering to the batter.
  • Finally Add baking soda and baking powder and pour the batter in the prepared pan
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Serve hot with Chaat chutneys or tomato ketchup.

Baking soda & baking powder should be added in the last, as soon as you added it with the batter, pour to the pan and bake it right away.
Baking soda can be replaced with Eno Fruit Salt.
Use fresh and thick yogurt.


  1. We too do something similar to this. . but cooking method is steaming..
    This savoury baked cake looks yum

  2. Lovely semolina cake. Love this healthy version. Bookmarking it.

  3. Cake has come out beautiful and looks really delicious..

  4. Sounds delicious, loved that veggies piping up the top.

  5. i loved the pan ... and loved the recipe too

  6. wow it looks so so soft and interesting cake aks... Superb... will try once... Lovely clicks...

  7. Awesome cake dear ..perfectly done :)

  8. O My! savory semolina carrot cake looks fantabulous! :) such beautiful clicks n well explained recipe!

  9. woww savoury cake came out super it sangee!!

  10. yeah sometimes cake baking can be savoury too ...r u not satisfied with clicks me the clicks are awesome ...opinion differs ..

  11. wow looks super spicy and i love the color sagee..wl try out soon

  12. wow Sangee, such a beautiful and flavorful cake...

  13. savory cake with semolina is one in my to do list sangee, love this egg less version and tempting cake!!!

  14. Hey Sangeetha. Thnx for trying my recipe. If you don't mind can I use your pic for My tried and tested album.

    1. Of can use it or if you want will mail you. Thanks again :)

  15. once in a while cakes have to be savory... yummy version..l.

  16. Cake looks awesome Sangee, loving this savory bake..

  17. Beautifully done savory cake :) love your captures truly inviting with a hot cup of chai


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