Sunday, January 3, 2010

Rava Cake (Semolina Cake)

Finally I start my own food blog..have been planning it from quite sometime..but something or the other just kept coming up...and on quite a few occassions I was just a bit worried about how this would all turn out..Then I just decided one day that I am going to just go for it..and heres my first post for all of you..:)

Was suggested by my husband to start with this Rava Cake/Semolina Cake..which is his favorite..:)

So heres a sweet start to my blog.

This is a great option when you arnt in the mood for those lovely iced cake..great for grandmoms and granddads who dont eat cakes with eggs on their birthdays..:)

Level: Easy
Serves: 6 -8 people
Source: My Mahim chi Ajji (Vasanti Parulekar)

1.5 cups semolina/rava
1.5 cups sugar
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup plain milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp soda-bi-carbonate
1 tsp vanilla essence
a pinch of salt
a pinch of saffron (optional)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
Nuts for decoration (optional)

Step 1 - Mix the sugar and yogurt thoroughly, preferably with an electric whisk till the sugar has completely dissolved.

Step 2 - Then add all the other ingredients and whisk again till its mixed well.

Step 3 - Let the batter stand covered for an hour. This softens the semolina.

Step 4 - Smear the cake tin with some ghee/clarified butter and sprinkle some maida/all purpose flour on it, so that the cake comes out of the cake tin smoothly.

Step 5 - Preheat the oven at 200 deg C. When the oven is ready, bake for around 25-30 mins. The top of the cake must be golden brown.

Let it rest till the base of the tin cools down and then invert it on a serving plate.

You can have this cake plain (room temperature) sprinkled with some powdered sugar or warm it and have it with some vanilla ice cream.

Heaven !

Hope you try this one..and do let me know how it turned out.


  1. A great blog with great exotic recipes :)
    Thank you for sharing them!

  2. Great recipe Shalmali :)...enjoyed it very much

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