Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake)
Vettu cake is a famous tea shop snack in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is called vettu cake as it forms cracks (vettu in tamil) while frying. This a heirloom recipe that my mother taught me. It is usually prepared adding eggs and using maida. I wanted to make it more healthy and hence tried the same with wheat flour and used no eggs, creating Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake). It came out too good with crispy outside and soft inside. The taste did not differ any, either. Serve Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake) during tea time with Coconut Kewra Drink or Ginger Cardamom Chai.
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- Always fry in medium to low flame to ensure even cooking
- The cake will be soft and becomes crispy as it cools
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Cooking soda
- 1 teaspoon Butter
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 1/2 cup Milk
- Water , as required
- Cooking oil , to deep fry
How to make Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake)
To prepare Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake), sift in wheat flour into a mixing bowl. Add salt, cooking soda, sugar, cardamom powder and butter to the flour.
Mix everything well and add milk to it. Mix to form crumbs. You can also powder sugar before adding.
Then add water little by little and knead into smooth dough. The dough has to be non sticky. Add little flour if needed.
Keep the dough covered for 45 minutes. After resting time, roll the dough into a log and cut into 2 inch square pieces.
Make a small cut in "X" or "+" mark in the center with a knife. See the picture for reference.
Heat oil for deep frying, check the temperature by dropping a small piece of dough. It has to rise to top immediately.
Reduce the flame and drop the pieces slowly and fry for 4-5 minutes in batches keeping in low flame. It has to turn golden brown on all sides.
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I am Swathy Nandhini, author and food photographer of shravskitchen.com and currently residing in Dubai. I am newbie to the world of blogging and learning lots of new things through this virtual world. Though I had passion for cooking from school days, I took it seriously as a way of life only after I became mother for Shravanthi. I have named the blog after her. I love to try different cuisines and I got many interesting recipes over my blog. My love towards blogging grows each and every day.