Savory carrot and peas cake…

by Sunita on March 14, 2007

Although I have admitted to being a lover of baking, I’ve never attempted savory cakes before. So when I heard that savory cakes were to be contributed to Meeta’s monthly mingle, I was delighted- although I came to know about it a bit late…today to be precise( the last date!! phew!!) – I had been thinking about making one for some time now.

Carrot is one vegetable that no one complains about in our household. Whether raw or cooked, this vegetable has always been given the thumbs up. Rummaging through the fridge, the dear old carrot was chosen, then my eyes fell upon the green peas, which I thought would go well with the former. Finally, eggs, flour, cheese(our favourite cheddar),raisins, cashews, seeds, yogurt were taken out of their dens to the mixing bowl,whisked and then baked.

The result- well, the warm cheesy and hearty smell drifting through the house did seem appetising enough. The cake was nice and soft with a great crust, given a soft crunch by the seeds. The carrots gave a natural yellowish hue to the loaf. The kids took seconds (hurray!!). Dinesh, who usually likes cakes, but then tries to restrain himself because of the sugar was delighted(hurray again!!!). Not to say the least, your’s truly was ecstatic!!! Nothing tastes as sweet( or should it be savory!!!) as success.

Well, you might say, that’s all fair and good, but where’s the recipe…..relax!! It’s on its way…

What’s needed-

3 eggs
1C plain flour
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 carrot, grated
2 handfuls of peas
a handful of raisins
a few cashewnuts, finely chopped
50 gms of cheddar cheese, grated
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tblsp plain yogurt
2 tsp mixed seeds-pumpkin,sunflower and sesame
1/4C olive oil
salt to taste

How to-

Beat the eggs. Add the flour and baking powder and blend well.

Add the carrots, peas and garlic and mix well.

Add the cheese, olive oil, raisins and cashews and the yogurt and blend in. Add the salt. Need not be too generous with that, because of the cheese.

Take a greased loaf pan and pour the mixture.

Sprinkle the assortment of seeds on the top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for approximately 50 minutes, or when a knife inserted comes out clean. It may be a bit bubbly, but it gets better when it cools down.

Serve hot or cold!!!
I was quite surprised as to how well it turned out-not bad for a first time. Was excited enough to share it with anyone who cared… decided to send it away to grace Meeta’s blog as an entry for her event at
http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com/2007/02/sweet-love-round-up-and-mm-8-theme.html

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sandeepa March 15, 2007 at 1:25 pm

Looks so good, yummylicious !!! Very nice entry. Haven’t made savory cakes yet, but this looks so good that it makes me hungry :) So now with A in school you have a lot of time :)

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2 sunita's world March 15, 2007 at 2:23 pm

Thanks Sandeepa…this was my first as well…hence definitely on top of the moon.You know how it is…venturing into unfamiliar territory…well A is still going to the nursery and will be starting full term only after Easter…probably then…

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3 Meeta March 15, 2007 at 5:14 pm

You did well Sunita! It sounds wonderful and the colors look great too. Thank you for bringing it along to the MM.

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4 sunita's world March 15, 2007 at 5:49 pm

You’re welcome,Meeta…must thank you for choosing the theme…felt very creative

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5 Sig March 15, 2007 at 6:19 pm

yummmy..the nutty crust looks great… can just imagine the taste…mmmm…

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6 Asha March 15, 2007 at 8:12 pm

It’s perfectly baked and great colors Sunita.Thanks for the recipe.Looks good for a breakfast!

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7 sunita's world March 15, 2007 at 9:09 pm

Sig,now you’ve got the recipe,you too can have a taste!!!

You’re welcome Asha…I get soooo excited when something turns out well…

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8 Creativecook March 16, 2007 at 3:29 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I stop by and I am greeted by this beautiful and very unusual recipe. I get excited when something different turns out well too.

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9 Cynthia March 16, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Wow, I’ve never thought about making savoury cakes before but now that I’ve seen yours, I’ll defintely try it.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

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10 Vcuisine March 17, 2007 at 5:16 am

This is very nice Sunita. A change to our routine cakes. Will try this in future. Viji

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11 sunita's world March 17, 2007 at 10:52 am

Hi Rinku, welcome and thanks for dropping by!!!

Cynthia, even I’ve never tried savory cakes before this…but now i thunk I’m going to be hooked… thanks for visiting…

Hi Viji,thanks…it was definitely a nice healthy break from the routine sugary ones.

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12 Jyothsna March 17, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Wow! Fabulous entry!!

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13 sunita's world March 18, 2007 at 2:37 pm

Hi Jyothsna, welcome to my world…was nice of you to drop by…

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