Cucumber Cake By Chef Kunal Kapur
Cucumber Cake is a unique dessert popular in Goa. Chef Kunal Kapur shares the recipe in detail.Read More
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
- 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.
- Transfer the prepared batter into a non-stick baking pan and put it into a steamer for 15-20 mins.
- Once set, cut the cake into the desired shape.
- 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.