Baking · Breakfast · Curds · Roti/Paratha/thepla · Spinach

Savoury N Nutty Semolina Cake

Cooking is always therapeutic and when you try some new recipe and it comes out good…it makes you very happy. This week we are here back with Blog Hopping and it has been so much fun till now,  I am paired with Jyothi of  Pages and i am glad that i discovered her blog. She not only tries to post recipes but has posted many book reviews as well. I am a huge reader and love reading books so it was great to read some reviews on her blog.

This is a very healthy recipe and loved the taste of it. The taste is very similar to Haandvo and is best eaten  when fresh out of the oven. I had seen this recipe some months back on Anjum Anand Tv show and wanted to prepare it from that time but had forgotten to make a note of the recipe. These Savoury Semolina Slices taste great and with the addition of ground almonds it imparts a very nutty flavor as well. A great snack option which is packed with veggies. 

Ready to go into the oven.

This Post will fulfill two ongoing events, one is Blog Hopping and the 2nd is for Magic Mingle where this months magic  ingredients are “Ginger And Almonds” So i tweaked the recipe to a bit so that i can add Almonds and ginger to it as well.

Savoury Semolina Cakes

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Semolina 3/4 cup

Almonds 1/4 cup + 5

Curd 1 cup


Oil 3 tsp

Mustard Seeds 1 tsp

Jeera 1 tsp

Sesame Seeds 2 tbsp

Asafoetida Pinch

Grated Ginger 2 tsp

G.chilli 2 Finely Chopped

Curry leaves 5

Haldi 1/4 tsp

R.chilli Powder 1 tsp


Carrot 2 finely chopped

10 beans Finely Chopped

Frozen Peas 1/4 cup

Cooking Soda 1 tsp

Freshly baked 


Preheat oven for 10 mins at 170c

Grease a loaf pan and keep aside.

Ground Almonds to a fine powder.

Mix with Semolina , Curds And water if required to make a thick batter.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard jeera and 1 tbsp sesame seeds when it splutters add ginger, curry leaves and G. Chilli.

Saute for a min and add all the veggies and cook for 2 mins by adding along salt, haldi and r.chilli.

Add this mixture to the Semolina mixture and mix nicely.

Add Cooking soda to the mixture, give a nice mix and pourt into the greased loaf pan.

Sprinkle the sesame seeds and the remaining 5 chopped almonds and bake at 170c for 25 mins.

Insert a toothpick at the centre to check whether it is done.

Let cool for sometime and cut into slices and serve immediately.

Best Served with chutney Creamy Curd Dip and Tamarind Chutney.

The option of veggies is totally open, you can add as many as you can like bottlegourd or zuchinni will be a good option.

This recipe is off to the following events.

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Lastly this is off to Jyothis event Healthy and Hearty

Babycorn · soup · Spinach

Spinach and Baby Corn Soup And Tarla Dalal’s Food Demo

In Mysore we don’t have many celebrity food shows organised so when Tarla Dalal visited Mysore for a Food Charity show, I jumped in to get the tickets and attend it. I remember ages ago she used to host a cookery show on a TV Channel and i used to follow it very regularly, then after the internet came i became a regular visitor of her site.

The Show was organised here last Monday and it was nice to finally see her in person. As i have not attended any food shows earlier, i had gone with a lot of expectation, I thought it will be a very interactive session where in we can ask her some of our questions…….but it was nothing like that. She cooked some of her signature recipes and the recipes were good. I was not able sit through the whole show as I had to come home early.

The same evening I did try 2 of her recipes one was the Spinach and Baby corn Soup and the second was a stuffed enchiladas . The soup was nice and good for a cold day. Overall it was a good experience and hope that many such demo’s happen in Mysore as well.

(I know Soup are supposed to be served in a bowl but i always have soup in a  cup)

Now coming to the recipe below

Spinach and baby Corn Soup

Recipe From Tarla Dalal


Butter tbsp

1/4 Finely Chopped Onions

12 Small babycorns thinly sliced

3 Cup Finely Chopped Spinach

1 1/2 Cup Milk mixed with 1 1/2 cup of water

1 1/2 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 2 tbsp water

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

1 Slice Cheese (Optional)


Heat Butter in a pan and add onions , saute till it translucent

Add the bay corn and spinach and saute on a medium flame for 2-3 mins

Add the milk + water mix and bring to a boil.

Add the cornflour mix , salt, pepper and cook again for 3-4 mins while stirring continuously.

Remove from flame and blend using a hand blender till smooth.

Bring to boil again and if u want to add cheese u can add at it at this stage, give a boil and serve hot.


I followed the same recipe but halved the ingredients and added a cheese slice which was not mentioned in the original recipe.

I also added a Tbsp of Italian seasoning to the soup.

We had the soup with a Sandwich which i will be sharing with u all in a  future post