Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lentil Cake with Kiwis & a Strawberry Heart for Mothers Day.

"Mother's Day is a time for warm thoughts and fond memories, for expressing the feelings and words that often go unspoken, for letting those special people in our lives know that they are loved and appreciated - always". A Lentil Cake with Kiwis & a Strawberry Heart made with loads of luv especially for the Idol of love - A Mom. This is an ideal dessert for a mother who makes umpteen recipes to nurture her family with her deep reservoir of affection and love. Isn't it amazing to see how a mom juggles between different roles she plays. She swiftly goes from being an ideal mom to caring wife, from a perfect daughter to a loving sister, playing all these roles with an ease. Today is a special day to honor every Mom for being there for all of us, Always !!!

Featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 , 15th May 2012


This recipe is inspired by a very famous snack food from a state of Gujarat 'Dhokla'. I added hand full of more grain flours to the gram flour mix to make it more nutritive. Next I Topped it with garden fresh fruits (kiwi & strawberries) instead of coconut shreds. Can also top it with any of your favorites - blueberries or raspberries, all taste amazing and is an ultimate combo. Best of all An Instant Cake to Make & Gorgeous to Present to a 'mother - always on the go, who looks after her family 24/7 rain or shine.' 


Ingredients:
Gram flour: 1 cup
Oats: 1/2 cup
Semolina: 4 tsp
Rice Flour: 4 tsp
Lime Juice: 1/2 tsp
Lime zest: 1/4 tsp
Ginger Zest: 1/4 tsp
Sweet Bell Peppers: 4tsp (finely chopped)
Sugar: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Yogurt:  11/2 cup
Eno (fruit salt): 1 sachet/1 tsp


Seasoning & Topping:
Water:  1 cup
Kiwi glaze: Made by combining 4 tsp of sugar to 1sliced kiwi. (Cook for 8-10 mintes on a low heat and add 2 drops lime juice, let it cool down, filter & use) 
Fresh slices of kiwi
Strawberry for topping


Method:
In a pan slightly dry roast the oats. 
Let it cool and grind with a mortar and pestle, else electric mixture.
Give a quick toss (1/2 minute) to gram flour, semolina and rice flour in the pan. Let it cool down.
In a bowl mix with a spatula moving it in a circular motion couple of times to allow for air circulation.
Add salt, sugar, lime and ginger zest, lime juice and finely chopped bell peppers.
Whip the yogurt with little water. (To avoid lumps in the yogurt and batter).
Gradually add yogurt to the seasoned flour mix, till both are well blended.
Spray a micro wave safe baking dish with little oil.
Finally add 1 tsp of Eno to the batter, it will rise immediately and pour it to the baking dish.
Bake it in a Microwave for 6 minutes. Leave it there for another two minutes.


"A Lovely home grown Strawberry Heart"


Cake Topping:
In a pan, warm up some water on medium heat and gently pour it on the cake.
The cake will soak up the water and will rise a little bit making it soft and spongy.
Top  up the cake with fresh slices of kiwi, kiwi glaze and a garden fresh strawberry :)))


Nutritious cake for all the beautiful moms on the go after their kids :)))))
Share this instant and oil free cake enjoy with your family :) 


Hugs and kisses to all the Beautiful Mom's of the blogging world, XOXO !







 

15 comments:

Shobha said...

Interesting recipe !

notyet100 said...

Wish ya the same,,this looks so delicious,..

Sravs said...

Lovely and wonderful dish !! looks YUM !!

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Prathibha said...

Thats a very interesting recipe..looks perfect

Priya said...

Very unique topping and fantastic lentil cake.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh i love that you used kiwi with this! it looks delicious and beautiful! Hope you had a great weekend!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks so amazing and beautiful... awesome pictures too.. thanks for sharing dear.. First time here.. you have a wonderful blog.. Happy to follow your blog :)
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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

dhokla with fruit toppings...nice idea! looks so pretty too :)

D B said...

Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a fabulous recipe, this looks absolutely delicious!! :)

CJ - Food Stories said...

Congratulations on your foodbuzz top 9, today!

Amy said...

I love everything about this cake! You hae such a wonderful combination of ingredients here I never would have thought to add to a cake but it sounds amazing! Congrats on the Top 9 :)!

sonia said...

All the wonderful comments are appreciated ! Cheers. Sonia

Sihi said...

Hi Sonia,

Been following you for a while now. Awesome collection of creative fusion recipes! Have a little award for you over at my space. Please visit
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to view details/collect your award.

Congratulations!

Best,
Sihi

Hind said...

Wow! What a tempting dish!!!Fruit topping has added to its nutrition.Enjoying its freshness!Creating something different is the quality of your Blog.Congrats to be on Food Buzz!

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