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Cucumber Cake By Chef Kunal Kapur

Cucumber Cake

Cucumber Cake is a unique dessert popular in Goa. Chef Kunal Kapur shares the recipe in detail.
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Cooking Time

15-20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10 Min



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  • For Cucumber Cake

    • 1 cup roasted semolina

    • 1 cup desiccated coconut

    • 1 tsp cardamom powder

    • ½ cup mixed dry fruits

    • 1/2 tsp cumin powder

    • 1 cup grated cucumber

    • rock salt to taste

    • ½ cup jaggery powder

    • cucumber juice as required

    • mixed dry fruits for garnish

    • jaggery powder for garnish


  1. 1

    In a bowl, add 1 cup roasted semolina, 1 cup desiccated coconut, 1 tsp cardamom powder, 1/2 cup mixed dry fruits, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1 cup grated cucumber, rock salt to taste, 1/2 cup jaggery powder, cucumber juice and mix it well.
  2. 2

    Transfer the prepared batter into a non-stick baking pan and put it into a steamer for 15-20 mins.
  3. 3

    Once set, cut the cake into the desired shape.
  4. 4

    Garnish it with mixed dry fruits and jaggery powder. Cucumber cake is now ready to serve.

Cucumber Cake is a popular Goan dessert. It is made from a batter of grated cucumber, roasted sooji (semolina), desiccated coconut cumin powder, grated jaggery, cardamom powder, a pinch of cumin powder and a bit of rock salt. 

The addition of salt gives this cake a tangy flavour and accentuates the sweetness of cucumber. This cake is not baked but steamed in a steamer.

Cucumber comprises about 96% water; hence it keeps the body hydrated for a long time during the hot summer months. Sooji gives energy as it is a rich source of carbohydrates, protein and minerals.

This healthy cake is delicious too.

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