Red pumpkin & whole wheat flour cake

10:18 AM
We use to prepare sweet puris with red pumpkeen . we call these sweet puris as Gharge. I tried this   simple recipe in the form of cake using same ingredients  & it turned out soo yummy!! No frying, very delicious & healthy !!

Ingredients :
Wheat flour : 1 cup
Semolina ( fine Rava ): 1/4 cup
Red Pumpkin grated : 1 cup
Jaggery : 1/2 cup. If you have very sweet tooth then add more.
Poppy seeds (khaskhas):  2 tsp
Vegetable oil : 3 tb sp
Desi Ghee or unsalted Butter 2 tb sp
Warm Milk  : 3/4 cup or (as required)
Dry fruits as per individual taste. ( I used  Almonds, Walnut & seedless Black Raisins.)
Cashew nuts : 4-5 halves for decoration
Elaichi (Green Cardamom) or Jayphal (Nutmeg) flavor as per taste.
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder : 1/2 tsp
Small pinch of Salt.

Recipe :
  1. In a  heavy bottom vessel add 3-4 tb sp of water and jaggary  & mix well. Heat for 5 min. on medium flame till jaggery melts.
  2. Add grated pumpkin in that mixture. Keep on low flame with lid  for 5-10 min. or till pumpkin becomes little soft. Let it cool for some time .
  3. Add wheat flour , semolina , Vegetable oil, Elaichi or Jayphal (Nutmeg) powder & warm Milk till the consistency becomes little thicker than Idli batter. Set the mixture aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Add dry fruits. ( Almonds, Walnut & seedless Black Raisins.)
  5. Add baking soda & baking powder. 
  6. Grease the non-stick pan with ghee/unsalted butter. Keep the cashew halves in the pan & pour the mixture into the pan and spread it evenly. Add a few drops of Ghee on top so the cake won't stick to the Tava when you flip it. When you flip the cake the cashews will come on upper side.
  7. Keep the pan  on Tava (Griddle) & cover it with lid . Keep on low flame.
  8. Check on the cake with a knife or tooth pick after 10-15 min.  You should smell sweet goodness by this time! The cake should be golden brown by now. At that time flip it on the Tava (Griddle) which is kept below.
  9. Turn off the flame after 2 mins as the Tava (Griddle) is already hot. Keep it for a few minutes until the lower side of the cake becomes golden brown .
  10. Cut into pieces as you like & enjoy this yummy recipe !!!
   You can bake this cake in oven at 180 C for 40 minutes.

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March 24, 2015 at 4:04 PM delete

Can i use oven to bake it? What temp and how many minutes? Cake looks yumm. Any substitute to red pumpkin?

March 24, 2015 at 9:54 PM delete

You can bake in the oven. Preheat the Oven for 420 F or 215 C.
Bake at 420F for about 30 minutes. This cake especially I tried for substitute for Gharge which I tried. U can try my other healthy cake recipes.

September 23, 2015 at 4:48 AM delete

Hi! Lovely recipe, planning to try this. Can we replace jaggery with date syrup or sugar cane juice? How will the other measurements change if I do so?