Rice and lentil cake – savoury cake

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.

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Rice and lentil cake - savoury cake Yum
Course breakfast

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course breakfast
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
  1. 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.
Recipe Notes

Cool for sometime. Slice and serve.

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  1. srikars kitchen

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

  2. Taste of Mysore

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

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

  4. sowmya looks so nice

  5. Suprise Weekend Bonanza waiting for you.

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

  7. How unique!

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. Pearlsofeast

    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.

  12. Sukanya Ramkumar

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

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

  14. Divya Vikram

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

  15. Mahimaa's kitchen

    very interesting. would love to taste some…

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

  17. Taste of Mysore

    Few awards for you on my blog and a cake too 🙂

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

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

  20. Joie de vivre

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

  21. Interesting recipe Sowmi

  22. wow!!!! lots and lots of breads n cakes in ur blog… my kiddos would surely love this! 🙂


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