Vettu cake is a tea time snack popular in Kerala. It is deep fried sweet dough made of eggs, flour and sugar and flavored with cardamon. The eggs used here is duck eggs, which is widely used to make vettu cake,but you can also use regular eggs,if duck eggs is not available.Vettu cake has a slightly crispy outside with a fluffy texture inside. This is a popular snack found in tea stalls and canteens all around Kerala. Try this,you will surely love it.
All purpose flour- 2 1/2 cup
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Duck eggs- 3
Powdered sugar- 1 1/2 cup
( adjust according to sweet preference)
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Yellow food color- 2 -3 drops (optional)
Oil for frying.
In a food processor, powder sugar along with cardamom powder ( if whole cardamom use 5-6) and keep aside.
Mix salt, flour and baking soda and keep aside.
Beat eggs lightly and then add the powdered sugar. Mix and beat nicely till the mixture turns light and fluffy.
Add the food color and the flour and mix to form a stiff dough ( like chapathi dough). Allow this to rest for half a hour.
Divide into three equal balls. Take each ball and roll on a floured work surface to make a cylinder. Flatten the top and cut this log into one and half inch thick pieces.You can cut into triangles or into a square. With the knife give a small cut half way through each triangle or square.Do the same with the rest of the dough portions.
Heat oil in a pan and fry these in low medium flame till both sides turn golden brown. This will take 3-4 minutes. Do not over crowd and fry in batches. Allow this to completely cool down before serving.
Hope you will all enjoy!