Savory Semolina Cake is full of health and makes an amazing breakfast or snack option!
Everyone here knows how much I love baking and everyone here also knows how calorie rich baking is.. And here I am trying to desperately lose some weight!! As a result, I am always on the lookout for some healthy baking recipes. So when I stumbled upon this Savory Semolina Cake recipe I knew I had to try it out and I am so glad I did!
It was so nice, a little nutty and crispy from the outside and soft from inside. The taste was like a mix of dhokla and upma. Both are dishes I love so much! Totally yummy and definitely guilt free!
This simple savory semolina cake is so basic that you can just add some vegetables to it to make it more nutritious! Like you can add some carrots or shredded cabbage to it! Try some green leaves or just simply make it with loads of coriander in it!
I have always loved baking savory dishes as much as the sweet ones. I think savory baking is very under-rated. So many different savory recipes are possible and yet most of us just keep baking sweet dishes. Savory baking has its advantages, you know. Apart from the fact that you can control the calories, they make an amazing evening snack, breakfast or lunchbox option. Like these whole wheat and veggies savory muffins! Honestly, who can resist them? Serve them with some salsa sauce or just plain tomato ketchup and your after-school snack is done! You can bake them and store them for a week or so in the fridge. So just take them out, warm them in the microwave and it is all done!
Try out this savory semolina cake and trust me, you will fall in love with savory baking!
Savory Semolina Cake
- 1 cup semolina/ rava/ sooji /cream of wheat I used the fine variety, a little roasted
- 1 cup yogurt (I used the proboitic low fat one) plain
- Salt sugar (I skipped the sugar)
- A pinch turmeric
- 1 tsp baking soda (I used baking powder)
- 1/4 cup water
- Sesame seeds for topping
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped (I added a handful of curry leaves too)
- 1/3 cup cabbage shredded
- 1 green chillies finely chopped ( I put 2 chillies after taking out little batter out for ojas)
- 1/2 tsp ginger grated
- 1/2 cup Carrots shredded (you can use whatever veggies you like or are available)
- Preheat the oven to 375 F and grease a baking pan (I used a loaf pan).
- Take a large bowl and mix together the semolina, yogurt, salt, sugar until incorporated. Let it sit aside.
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, onions, green chillies, ginger until the onions have sauteed. Add the carrot, coriander leaves, and cabbage and cook for a minute or two.
- Add this to semolina mixture and mix well. Add little water if the mixture is thick.
- Add in the baking soda; mix in pour the batter into the greased pan.
- Garnish the top with sesame seeds and place it in the oven.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a knife/toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Life Begins says
OMG – this is awesome… i am going to try it tomorrow 🙂
sounds and looks absolutely delicious
This sounds fantastic, Monika! I am so going to try this out.
Yum yum yum. I am trying it on monday for dinner!
Sounds good – looks delicious to eat !!! It goes into my must bake list !!! 🙂
Looks yummy…did remind me of Dhokla 🙂 Do you have a proper convection oven, Mon? Or can one use the microwave as well?
do let me know if u like it
Bhavesh Chhatbar says
This is going to be breakfast on Sunday!
Goofy Mumma says
These days I am hogging any which way, and then you bring this to my attention, and make me drool. So not done Monu!!
PS – YUmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyy!!
let me know if u like it smitha 🙂
all the best let me know if u like it
yeah its taken a place my always ready to be baked list 😀
i have a proper oven… but if u have a convection microwave i think that shld work too
try and let me know if u like it
thanks bhavesh and welcome here
all the best and let me know if u liked it 🙂
ha ha ha but this is healthy stuff gm go make it
OMG!!this looks Delish!!I am sooo gonna try this..yumm
let me know if u liked it trish
Wow! Cn I drop in home nw 😛
Oh! It must already be over no 😉
come darling i will make again 🙂
interesting! that reminds me to get that oven repair guy here pronto 🙂
I cannot not check on your recipies. Sounds delicious and looks delicious!
Will try a GF version with cornmeal
yeah go call him now 😀 BTW suma is that oven from sears because i got a comment saying hi suma… i understand u are having problem …. 😉
thanks…. u might like to check the friday feast section PG 🙂
Made this on Sunday Monika – and since electricity was acting up, I steamed the batter in a double boiler for 45 minutes. Turned out good.