This was my childhood favorite.Now fancy items have replaced this old traditional tea time snack.I am so glad to share it with you guys:)
I prepared this cake on last weekend.My hubby likes it and took the pics with his favorite camera.So I got some good pics.
Here is the recipe.
- All purpose flour/maida-2cups
- Rava-1/4 cup
- Eggs -2,big(duck eggs are using in kerala)
- Baking soda -1tsp
- Sugar-1/4 cup
- Salt-a pinch
- Water-as required
- cardamom-1tsp,crushed with half tsp sugar
- Oil-for deep frying
- Sieve the flour,rava and baking soda well.
- Beat eggs well with powdered sugar with a hand blender till the sugar completely melts.
- Make a well in the center of the flour and pour the egg mixture.Add salt and cardamom powder.Mix it and knead well by adding water little by little.Make a tight dough.Cover and keep it aside for 1 hour.
- Divide the dough into equal sized strips by rolling.I used aluminum foil to roll out.It helps me to roll it out smoothly.You need not take the entire dough for rolling,you can take part by part.
- Gently press the rolled out dough,so that it forms a rectangular shape strips. Cut them into 1.5 inch piece squares.
- Make a deep cut in the centre using a knife and again one opposite to the first cut.Make one deep cut in the centre for triangular shapes.
- Heat oil in a frying pan deep fry it till golden brown on medium heat.
- Make sure not to over fry this cake as it will become very hard to eat.
- Make sure that oil is not too hot.When the oil is very hot,outside of the cake gets burns earlier and the inside part won't cook properly.
- Once they are cooked,remove it from the oil and transfer to a kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil.
- Allow to cool and store in air tight containers for up to 2-3 weeks.