December 08, 2006


Since I started blogging,thanks to all the inspiration I got from friends in the blog world,my penchant for trying out new recipes is on the rise.So I fished out a recipe for an eggless sooji cake from Recipezaar.I was sceptical at first,but you can see the result for yourselves!

Ingredients:1/2 cup Sooji(Semolina)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup yogurt/curd

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp green cardamom/elaichi powder

6-8 pistachios,sliced(Other nuts like cashews,almonds,and even raisins can be used)

Method: Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Line a 7 inch sandwich tin with greaseproof paper.This is important as the cake tends to stick to the pan.

Now mix the semolina,sugar,yougurt and oil.Mix well so that the batter is lump-free.Now add in the elaichi/cardamom powder and the baking soda.Add in the sliced pistachios,reserving some for garnishing.It helps to toss the nuts in a little plain flour/maida before mixing into the batter:It prevents the nuts from sinking to the botton.Mix well,pour into the prepared tin and bake immediately for 35-40 mins.

My Notes:I took the cake out after 35 mins and it was done.It was more like a baked sooji halwa,Best eaten warm.I suppose you could even out saffron in this to jazz it up a bit.I will do that the next time.

Also,this cake does not rise really high as it uses semolina and semolina results in a denser structure than flour.As you can see from the picture,it is about 3/4 inch high.


USHA said...

Hi Vini,

This is something new dear, i never heard cake with semolina.

But it looks yummy, let me try sure,thanks for sharing the receipe.

Asha said...

Looks more like a delicious pie than a cake.The recipe probably said cake as Indians do.Looks crunchy and spicy,yummy.

Seema Bhat said...

vini i love eggless cake recipies and i always note them down. Thanks buddy

swapna said...

Hai vini

looking very nice.i am recollecting the taste of ur baking products...seeing this:-)

Lakshmi said...

Hi Vini, looks so nice, so many recipes are popping out, from where should I start?

HariPriya said...

Hi vini...first time in ur blog...and sooji cake attracted me lk anything...thnx for sharing...u have a nice blog!!!

Pooja said...

hey Vini,
such a neat idea to make cake of suji , that too without eggs. i love it.
rarely find this kind of recipe on blog around. as i prefert o do not use egg , this is suitable for my kind of cooking.
thanks for sharing the recipe here
i m goin to try it for sure.

shilpa said...

I had made eggless semolina with banana cake few months back. Your version is completely new for me. It looks very good :).

Vini K said...

Hi Usha,do try it and let me know how you like it.

Asha,it is not actully crunchy.As I said in my post,it is more like a baked halwa.The top is shiny(also a bit sticky) because of the sugar in the recipe.

Seema,do try this one.Different from regular cakes in texture.

Swapna,I do wish I was staying somewhere near you so we both could try out new recipes as now you too have started baking.

Lakshmi,you can try out as and when you have the ingredients ready(that is what I do:))but do try this one.

Hi Haripriya,welcome to my blog.Do give this a try.Thanks for the complement.

Hi Pooja,there are semolina cake recipes using eggs,originating in Europe..Greek cuisine has some good ones.I tasted one here in London soon after coming here.I will post those too(ofcourse,will try without the egg and see how it turns out first)Hope you try this tell me whether you like it or not.

Vini K said...

Hi Shilpa,I am so glad to have you as a friend.I have to check your blog for that cake recipe..will give that a try too.

Krithika said...

This is a very new recipe to me. Looks delicious ! Thanks for sharing

Sandeepa said...

very interesting recipe semolina with yogurt wow, should do this sometime
Also liked your tips about the nuts.
The cake looks great, not like halwa

indosungod said...

Vini, that is a new cake recipe, looks tasty, will give it a try soon.

Nidhi said...

What a brilliant idea, I m gonno try this too. Thanks a lot for sharing.

And ya, your best wishes are really working for me, keep on giving me more. :-)


Vini K said...

Hi Krithika,welcome to my blog.I hope you try this one.

Hi Sandeepa,indeed it is interesting with the use of yogurt and very little oil.heatlhy recipe here.

Hi ISG,do give it a try and let me know.

Hey Nidhi,give this a try ,I a msure you will like it.and my best wishes are always with you dear.:)

mandira said...

Vini - ur eggless semoline cake/pie looks delicious. Would love to try it sometine. THanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vini, great to see an eggless cake recipie, looks great. Never tried a sooji cake before, you have got me tempted...thanks for sharing...~smile~

Anjali said...

Hi Vini I had made one. Here is my version

mukta-vaibhav said...

My Granny used to make it on my B'days when I never loved store brought cakes with icing. She did not even have oven. I have also made it long back but now I dont remember the oven temperature.
Can you confirm the oven temperature?

You mention it to be 350 degree F while recipezaar mentions to be 300 F.

Vini K said...

Hi Mukta,

I felt that 300 F was too low,so I upped the temp to 350F and it came out good enough for me.You could try the 300 F and see how it tuns out though.

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Riya Singh said...

Looks amazing - love the simple eggless recipe., Thanks for sharing....!