Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fried Cake


Fried cake is inspired from Vettu cake which is a popular snack in certain parts of Kerala. I loved this snack while I was a kid,especially the one made by my grandmother.The original recipe has a beautiful golden yellow color which you get from egg yolks. It is deep fried sweet dough and has a crispy outer and a soft cake like texture in the inside.I had some leftover egg whites and had a strong inclination to try the recipe..so decided to sacrifice the bright yellow color. You can cut it into desired shapes either as a square with a cross mark on the center( as it is traditionally made and from which it got its name) or use cookie cutters to get your desired shape. I cut it into thin strips and tried knots.

Ingredients
All Purpose Flour- 2 cups
Egg-2
( I used three egg whites)
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter- 2 tsp
Cardamon-   6-7
Nutmeg -1/4 tsp
salt- a pinch
thick coconut milk 1/4 cup( optional you may also use water)
oil for frying

Combine well all the dry ingredients flour,salt,cardamon and nutmeg just like you do for making cake.
Beat egg yolk and white separately. Make sure the white are light and fluffy. Add butter and sugar and beat well. Mix in the flour little by little to form a thick dough just like you do for chapati. Mix coconut milk---spoon in little by little only if  you feel that the dough needs a little more moister. Set this aside for at least an hour. Roll the dough into desired shapes and deep fry in hot oil. It will double its size.Flip and fry till both sides are golden brown. You can sprinkle with sugar if you like while hot.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

42 comments:

  1. Fried cakes looks super delicious, feel like having some rite now..

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  2. Lovely authentic recipes! Gorgeous!

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  3. I too love this cake Suja, my grandmother used to buy these delights for me. It brings back my memory and tempts a lot. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  4. Quite a new kind of dish...fried cake is of course very creative...

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  5. this is easy to make and looks tasty

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  6. ah id like to have that for sure...just that the deep frying bit makes me think twice..

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  7. Gorgeous cakes,they look fabulous.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  8. I never tasted one before but have a heard a lot..Sounds yummy yummm

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  9. I don't think you can eat only one of these..they look really addictive :)

    US Masala

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  10. I always thought cakes are baked ..... until now :) This one looks super soft n cute.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  11. never heard of this before....looks delicious...

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  12. Fried cake??sounds very different, but it would have been really very tasty...

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  13. i like these cakes....and the vettu cakes also....

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  14. wow wow .....yithu undakkarundu..but coconut milk use chyaryilla...also shape in different way....u have done it perfectyily.

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  15. wow wow wow..looks simply irrestible and mouthwatering....absolutely tempting...

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  16. Sounds very nice and new to me! But sure I would love it,nice recipe!

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  17. thats interesting..i always made it baked..nice :)

    Cheers,
    Reshmi
    http://www.rookieqookie.com/

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  18. This cake looks like funnel cake to me ,it's so cute n inviting .

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  19. Love this..Got to try your version sometimes :-) Thanks Suja

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  20. Very nicely prepared cake uniquely prepared so simple.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. Looks beautiful and delicious dear...

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  22. new for me, but would love to have one piece of it right away!

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  23. Would like to have some... Love this..

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  24. looks soo yummy


    http://warmkitchen.blogspot.com/

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  25. I have never heard of it.. But looks damn tempting :) yummy. will try them soon :)

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  26. such a delicious cake..my fav too suja..am just drooling over click..awesome!!

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  27. Delicious vettu cake!! Kandal ariyam taste ethra adipoli annenne..

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  28. LOOKS SOO LUSCIOUS!!..CANT WAIT TO TRY IT OUT!!

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  29. Thank u very much for the recipe. My grandmother used to make it as a tea time snack but I never got the recipe from her. I tried it out this evening and it was awesome. Thank u once again.

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  30. Lovely recipe, good to be here. Best wishes.

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  31. Thanks all for stopping by and for the lovely comments:)

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  32. Thanks Xina for the lovely feedback..so happy that you tried and like it.

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