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Nov 15, 2008

Rice and lentil cake - savoury cake

poda pitta I have always admired the beautiful baking recipes by pearls of east. This idea of savory cake using rice and lentil sounded really interesting. I wanted to make it as soon as I saw it. So I made this for a sunday brunch. Its actually a traditional oriya recipe called poda pitta. Hers has come totally brown while mine is white in the inside. The probable reason must be because I used light brown sugar. So the batter was creamish in colour. You can try adding jaggery. But anyway, it is the taste that matters. We enjoyed it. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

Ingredients
Raw rice- 1 cup
Whole udid dal- 1/2 cup
Light brown sugar- 1 cup
Grated coconut- 1cup
Black pepper powder- 2tsp
Cardamom powder- 1tsp
Ginger chopped to small pieces- 1"
Salt- to taste
Ghee - 1tsp
Baking powder- 1tsp
Raisins- 8 to 10
Dates- 3-4 chopped
Cashews and almond- few- chopped fine

Method-
Soak the rice and udid dal overnight. Grind them to a coarse paste next day. Keep aside for 2 hours.Put together sugar, baking powder, cardamom powder, pepper, ginger and salt. Add them to above mix. Then add grated coconut, raisins, date, and nuts and mix well. Grease a baking pan with ghee and pour the batter. Preheat the oven at 180c and bake for 30 to 40 minutes till the knife comes out clean.
rice and lentil cake
oriya dish
Cool for sometime. Slice and serve.

22 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice creative idea... thxs for sharing.. looks yummy..

LG said...

woow, rice and lentils in a cake!!! great idea :) cake looks so yumm

jayasree said...

Thanks for reminding me of this. Even I had bookmarked then.
Yours have come out nice.

SMN said...

sowmya looks so nice

Kitchen Flavours said...

Suprise Weekend Bonanza waiting for you.

vidhas said...

Cake looks yummy. I am drooling on that sowmya. Thanks for sharing

Laavanya said...

How unique!

Vaishali said...

Sowmya, this looks delicious. Pearls does have some really creative recipes on her site. I love how unusual this one is.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi Sowmya,

Been very busy and I posted very little the last few months. I am visiting your blog after a very long time. Nice to see the rice cake. IT is very good for kids who have gluten problem. thanks for the recipe.

Cham said...

Her site is adorable for all tempting and creative ideas.... What a combo for a cake! Beautiful Sowmya

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow Sowmya,I am glad that u liked the traditional cake.We all like and infact easy to make for brunch.Thanks for trying out and the sweet notes.These notes are very precious.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very creative recipe. Looks so good. Awesome job....

Uma said...

that looks so delicious Sowmya! I also bookmarked it from Shibani's place.

Divya Vikram said...

I admire her recipe and pics too..This cake loks moist n scrumptious.

M's kitchen said...

very interesting. would love to taste some...

Usha said...

This looks delicious...what an unique and creative idea...I agree with Vaishali pearls does have some really creative ideas on her site...

LG said...

Few awards for you on my blog and a cake too :)

Jayashree said...

A cake with rice and urad dal??? Interesting!!!

Aparna said...

I've seen this at Shibani's blog and its nice to see it here too.
For me, a savoury cake is always welcome.

Joie de vivre said...

This looks beautiful! I've never thought of adding lentils to a cake before!

Sukanya said...

Interesting recipe Sowmi

Shifa Firoz said...

wow!!!! lots and lots of breads n cakes in ur blog... my kiddos would surely love this! :)

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