Thursday, December 23, 2010

Semolina Banana Cake (eggless)

This is one of the most easiest eggless cake to make. Ideally, it should be called "No fuss  No Mess" Cake !. Its very simple to make as all the ingredients are almost always available in all homes and according to me a healthy one too, as it contains no maida, no baking powder and no butter !! This cake will not rise so there is no anxiety at all and this is best suited for a small oven as it will take only 15-20 mins to bake. The taste is simply delicious. However if baked in a loaf tin which I did this time, it takes a longer time to bake.

Semolina Banana Cake
Just removed from the oven

Semolina Banana Cake 3
Sliced cake

Semolina (Fine sooji)
1 cup
¾ cup
1 cup
Bananas (Robusta or Chiquita)
Cardamom  powder
½ tsp
Mixed chopped nuts
2 tbsps
1 tbsp
A few strands
Ghee (clarified butter)
About 2tsps


  1. Roast semolina in 1tsp of ghee till light brown.
  2. Crush the saffron in a tsp of warm milk and keep aside.
  3. Peel the bananas and puree it in the blender. Then add to it sugar, milk and the roasted and cooled semolina and run the blender for a few seconds.
  4. Mix in the nuts, raisins, cardamom powder and the saffron into it.
  5. Pour this batter into a greased (with 1 tsp of ghee) loaf tin.
  6. Bake in the (preheated) oven at 170 degrees centigrade for 35-40 mins.
  7. Cool it on a wire rack and cut into slices.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Baking time  :      40mins
Makes : 20 slices

Note :

If the cake is baked in a square or round cake tin instead of a loaf tin, then the baking time will be reduced to 15 to 20 mins only.


  1. i was looking fr methi crispies recipie and happen to coem over to ur site ...and its wonderfrul i must say ..just a sugestion ur baking section if u can also mention the pan size it will be grt ...readers can then increase or decrease the amnt as per their size of pans!!im also a home baker and beleive it helps a lot!!!

  2. Thanks for your visit and valuable suggestion Sudha.
    I shall keep this in mind for my future posts in baking section. Just for your info, I baked this cake in a standard loaf tin measuring 81/2" x 41/2 ".