About this recipe:Baking is my second love as my first love is my family and when i cook for them i want to see that spark in their eyes and smiles on their faces, that increase my confidence level and makes me happy. Cooking is fun and experimenting new dishes is very exiting . It gives a boost like meditation that's why whenever i feel low , i just cook something for my family and their smiling faces give me amazing strength . Today in the baking series i am sharing a Gujarati delight- 'A semolina cake' which they call HANDVO a very interesting savory semolina cake ...basically a mixture of vegetables with semolina and coconut. A very tasty snack for evening tea or breakfast.
Preheat the oven at 180 C and oil a medium loaf tin.
Mix together the semolina, yoghurt, water, salt to make a batter of a medium thick consistency. Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilies and cumin seeds and cook for about 20 seconds until the mustard seeds have popped and the cumin is aromatic. Add the veggies and spices and cook for 2-3 minutes Stir into batter.
Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and immediately pour the mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle over sesame seeds. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
The cake is ready when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and when the edges are crisp. Leave the cake to cool in the tin.
When cooled take it out of the tin, slice them. Serve them with the chutney of your choice