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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eggless Dates Rava(Sooji) Cake


I am back and this is my first post from Coimbatore.... Kind of settling in new home and am sure it will take time to settle down fully. Never even thought I will be connected to net so soon.....Sometimes its hard to believe things that happens unexpectedly even if its favorable to us. Have just started cooking for the past 2 days....still havent got into the clicking mode/mood also the location for photo shoot is still not yet finalised ;) So all the posts from now on till a month will be from my drafts :)
Dates Sooji(Rava) Cake Recipe
The source for this is from Red Chillies. I made a few variation and used dates instead of banana and the result was absolutely delicious. A cake without maida and that was the first reason that made me glance at this recipe.......Am glad I tried this, sure a keeper recipe!
Ingredients:
  • Rava/Sooji - 1 cup (120 gms)
  • Seedless Dates - 3/4 cup chopped or blended (100 gms)
  • Milk - 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Granulated Sugar - 1/4 cup (55 gms)
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashews - 3 to 4 broken into small pieces
Method:
  1. Roast the rava on medium flame for 3-4 mins or till nice aroma comes and keep aside.
  2. Mix the sugar, cardamom powder, cashews and baking powder well and add it to rava.
  3. Next add milk,oil ,ghee to the rava mixture and mix well. Finally add the chopped/blended dates and mix till all ingredients are mixed well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C and bake it for 30-35 minutes. Check it after 25mins, check with a fork if it comes out clean ur cake is done
  5. Allow it to cool completely before cutting.I was not patient enough and so the pieces werent shaped perfectly :)

Dates Sooji(Rava) Cake Recipe
My Notes :
  • The orginal recipe didnt call for roasting the rava but I tried it and the cake did turn out super good.
  • If it is baked for a longer time, the cake becomes hard as the first time I did that mistake and the cake turned out a little harder.
  • You can also soak the dates in 1/4 cup milk and blend it to form a paste then add it to rava for uniform mixing.
  • If you are using banana then add 1/2 cup sugar instead of 1/4 cup. Mine was fine as dates had the natural sweetness.
  • Dont expect the cake to raise, it will not raise much....may be just a thin unnoticeable layer but the cake will turn out light and fluffy.
Written by: SHARMILEE J

46 comments:

  1. I thought you had cooked it on the stove top, baked it and egg free too. Nice! How is cbe? What do you mean not found location for photo shoot.

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  2. Moving to a new place is always hectic..glad to know you are settling down !
    Cake looks great..lovely texture!

    US Masala

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  3. yes shifting and then rearranging things at a new place is very hectic. take care and go slow. love this semolina cake. I have one version too. will try to post soon.

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  4. Wow, I have seen so many dates recipes in last few days in the blog world and all soooooooooooo delicious. Lovely cake, sounds yummy !!!

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  5. Wow.. lovely!And anything with dates is my fav..this one looks so yummy!
    Sinfully Spicy

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  6. Glad to know you are settling down in Cbe...mum mentioned that it getting bit cold too enjoy dear, fantastically very new recipe to know they looks super delicious...TC :)

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  7. Glad to know that you are settling well in the new place. The Cake looks just perfect. Yumm!

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  8. Dates cake with sooji sounds good and sure the sooji texture will be nice if we roast! Soon find a hot spot for clicking and start you clicking adventure ;)

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  9. Hope u ve settled down in Kovai! Eggless rava cake that is something to try soon!

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  10. wow,this looks gorgeous and delicious..lovely clicks !

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  11. that really looks yummy Sharmila. good luck with your new kitchen:)

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  12. Eggless Rava Cake looks irresistible, hope u have settled down, hope to see many droolworthy dishes from ur new kitchen Sharmi..

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  13. Hey Sharmi, this is totally tempting cake and looks so nice. Wish I could grab all of them. Hope the new move of your life may bring all the happiness and joys! Take care. :)

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  14. Very nice cake dear and perfect for every one.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  15. nice recipe..awesome cake..looks so mouthwatering

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  16. wonderful cakes ...looks so mouthwatering ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  17. Could almost taste the cake by seeing your lovely click.. super.

    http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

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  18. nice cake sharmi!
    enjoy kovai. :)

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  19. Good to hear that you are settled in new place..this is a wonderful dessert...

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  20. it will be really hectic when we shift to new place that too with small kids.The dates sooji cake is very new to me and explore more recipes in the new kitchen and share with us.nice click

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  21. it looks delicious...enjoy at new home!!

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  22. One more kind of sweets that I did not know! It looks delicious! Dates are also very healthy, so we could say it is a guilt-free sweet? ;-)

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  23. Its just recently that i discovered dates and cake combo and love it:)

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  24. oh my lordy...these look rather delicious! i make sooji cake too...but yours look bettr for sure

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  25. hope ur all settled now,this is a great recipe!

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  26. this neatly laid out recipe prompted me to try this out on a cold wintery nite .and yay! loved the sooji cake . easy ,healthy recipe. great as a snack for kids tifins.

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  27. Hi this is padma
    Your recipe is very interesting to try.Definitely i will try soon.If you have free time visit my blog theindirecipes.blogspot.com.

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  28. THE CAKE LOOKS YUMMY WANT TO GRAB IT RIGHT AWAY

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  29. Just thought of telling you that a friend tried this cake, liked it, and suggested me the link to try it too. When I read the address I was like, "oh, i know her!"

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  30. @Nisha : Aww thats so nice to hear :)

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  31. hey thanks a lot i tried almost all cake recipes u have given .some came out superb some little problematic.i have become your great fan. u have given in a easy way ....
    can u pls give recipe for black forest cake?
    thanks

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  32. For how long will this cake stay fine at room temperature ? Was planning to bake this to take along while travelling..

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  33. Great recipe...how about making it in microwave? and what kind of sooji to be used..it looks like you have used moti sooji

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    1. You can use fine white rava which we use for upma

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  34. Thxs fr sharing so healthy cake receipe...

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  35. Sharmi, it is a nice and healthy cake recipe I have ever tried. I have a query, My cake taste was good, but it did not stick together from inside. What is the reason?

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    1. Not sure what you mean...you mean it crumbles?

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  36. tried it.. came out perfect.. i added one egg

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  37. yummy and healthy cake... just tried and definitely gng to make again :)

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