Monday, September 26, 2011

Besan Cake

Besan cake (Bengal gram flour cake):
One day I was browsing the Internet to find a recipe for cake which I could bake in microwave oven. I found numerous recipes and methods of cakes which could be baked in microwave oven. Anyway, after trying hand in baking cake in microwave, I was thinking to bake something else apart from cake in microwave. One fine morning suddenly it came into my mind to bake a cake with besan. With besan I wanted to bake something spicy. I added chili-powder, cumin-powder and salt in the beasn- batter. After baking it in the microwave, when I tasted the cake, it was really tasty. Then only I decided to bake the same thing with little extra things for my hubby. That day we went to market after his office and we came back home after 8 in the evening. Though he was extremely hungry, he insisted me not cook anything. I asked him to wait and watch. Then I baked this cake with many more ingredients. I liked that taste, but he wanted something extra. So, he cut the cake into pieces and fried the pieces a little. Then the taste of the cake became really yummy.

Now I want to share the recipe with you.
3 tbsp. besan of Bengal gram flour
1 egg
1 tbsp. shopped onion
I tsp. chopped coriander leaves
Pinch of chili powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp. oil divided
½ tsp. nigella seeds
Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a pan. When the oil becomes hot, add nigella seeds into it. Fry chopped onion for few minutes. Then mix everything except the one tbsp. oil. Whip all ingredients to make a fine batter. Add water as required. Then oil a microwave oven proof bowl and add the batter, cook for 2 minutes. Then check whether the cake in ready or not. If require cook for few more seconds. If you want, then cut the cake into pieces and fry for 1-2 minutes in 1 tbsp. oil. Otherwise, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and tomato slices.


  1. bah darun to. anjum anand ke dekhechilam suji die amon banate. tomar idea ta sotti bhalo.

  2. too good...keep trying more like this dear...-Archu

  3. obhinobo idea.. khete ki khanikta dhokla'r moto hoyechhilo??----------debjani