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Friday, May 25, 2012

Vettu Cake / Fried Sweet Cake

Vettu cake,How many Keralites remember this chaya kada palharam(tea shop snack)? Back as a kid,our vacation used to be in Kerala for one or two months and that's the time I first tasted this snack from our near by tea shop when dad used to bring this(vettu cake /parippu vada/pazham pori) home.This was the prominent & famous snack in tea shops those days displayed in their glass cabinets.Gradually,mom learnt this recipe and then it became a regular affair at home munching these.I was preparing this snack for the first time for my kids and they liked it too.Usually tea shops use baking soda, but I have added baking powder to these.They are mildly sweet cardamom flavored cake like snack,delicious & addictive with a cup of tea.Hope u will all try & enjoy at home:-)


Ingredients
all purpose flour/maida 2 1/4 cup
sugar 1/2 cup
baking powder 1/2 tsp
eggs 2
salt a pinch
cardamom powder 2 pods powdered
turmeric powder a pinch (for color,I haven't used that)
oil 2-2 1/2 cup (for deep frying)


Method
-Beat the egg slightly with the sugar till its creamy.
-Sift the flour with baking powder,salt,turmeric powder(if using).
-Add the beaten egg and make a smooth dough like for chapathis.(Add 1 or 2 tsp of milk if required.)
-Rest the dough in a covered bowl for 30-45 minutes.
-Divide the dough in 2 parts.Make a thick log of 2" wide and then cut square pieces of 2- 2.5"(as shown)


-Then,make a 'X' or a '+' cut on the top of the dough sharply.(The cut should just be deep but don't cut through)
-Heat oil in a kadai/wok on medium heat and put each of these into the hot oil.Deep fry these and flip to the other side every 4 minutes.Fry till golden brown.
-Remove and drain on a paper towel.
-Serve with tea.

NOTES
* Please keep a check on the baking powder and flour.Don't increase or decrease else you will not get the proper shapes.
* Always use medium heat to fry the vettu cake.If you increase the heat then the inside may not cook properly and the outside may turn brown fast.



Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen Event hosted by Jehanne @ The Cooking Doctor, Guest Quest,



44 comments:

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..that looks yummy! You got perfect golden colour! :P

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!that looks so tempting,perfect with a cup of hot tea...

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

I remember having eaten this in my childhood at my friend Annie's place... these traditional preparations are really awesome.

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

These look yummy. Never heard of them before though. Guess I haven't spent too much time in Kerala. Next time I am there, I will look for these :-)

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

looks awesome. Nice dish. Yum!!

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks lovely... golden and crunchy!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of this before Julie, looks delicious.

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

cakes looking different....will try this cake....looking very crispy too :)

Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes I remember this. My mom used to make it with and without eggs. Love it.

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

i havent tasted these.. but they sure look delicious.brings back memories huh?

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow you are a great cook dear... It was so yummy...

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

looks wonderful

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

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jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice traditional recipe. U have done it well too

Recipe World said... Best Blogger Tips

looks great & yummy...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super good !! Surely a kid friendly recipe !!

Quay Po Cooks said... Best Blogger Tips

I like this recipe, easy enough for me to handle and I think it will be flavorful with the cardamom.:D

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very Yum...Nice recipe.

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...love this...long time since I made this

Hooney Macarooney said... Best Blogger Tips

My malloo husband will love these, got to make them soon :)

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy :)

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Jillu said... Best Blogger Tips

Super Cake....

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Cindyrina (The Princess) said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie! look great for teatime or breakfast! Have a good weekend ahead!

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, they look nice!

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Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this snack look so good, enjoy with a cup of tea must be nice too.

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely fried cake...looks yummy..wondering how i missed it here..will try it soon :)

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good. yearning for something sweet right now.

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey I too made this and is in draft.. will post next week.. ur cakes look superb and delicious.. this is one of family favs
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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very good, I think I have tasted this sometime but I didn't know this name then..

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Saw this vettu cake at Tina's space last week, those sweet cake makes me drool,feel like munching some.

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

That's my favorite Julie :)

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious!!!!!!!!!bookmarked..this looks so yummy.

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and perfect for teatime!

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Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...Julie u got the perfect shape,texture n color like in the tea shops...great work...this is my fav childhood snack,feeling nostalgic...wish to be your neighbor :)
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hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yummy n crispy.

Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

wow its raining vettu cake....3rd time this week...never had it but now i can cos i know how to make it and have a couple of designs

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super yummy!!

deep krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me,Juls...Seems interesting..must try.

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli..suoer perfect vettu cake....

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

came out perfectly golden..love to have it as a snack with coffee.

ohmycake cochin said... Best Blogger Tips

Very inspiring. I really like this.You tried something new.it is fantastic to see a useful blog.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@ohmycake cochin Thanx for visiting n for the encouraging words :)