Friday, March 18, 2016

Vettu Cake / Vetti Cake / Tea stall Fried Cake / Chai Kada Cake / Eggless Vetti cake

ettu Cake / Vetti Cake / Tea stall Fried Cake /  Chai Kada Cake / Eggless Vetti cake

             Vettu cake / Vetti cake is a popular street food in South India especially in Kerala and Tamilnadu Tea stalls.  Though the name represent cake, it doesn't look and taste like cake.  It has super crunchy texture outside and soft sponge kinda of texture outside like fried donuts.  Usually accompanied by cup of chai or coffee. Try this and you will be amazed, how easy and yummy it is. Stay tune for two more popular street food dishes in coming days.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Proofing time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes per batch
Yield: 12 large cakes or 24 medium size cakes
Adapted from here

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour/ Maida
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar for mild sweetness or you can add more to taste
1/2 cup water or as needed
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Oil as required for frying

Method:
1. In a mixing bowl, take sugar and water. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.


2. Sift Maida, baking soda and salt together in another bowl.
3. Add sifted flour to sugar water along with cardamom powder.

4. Mix and make it in to smooth dough as we do for chapathi dough using your hand or spatula.
5. Cover the dough and rest it for 30 minutes.
6. After 30 minutes, Knead the dough and make it to log. Cut the log in to equal number of pieces and rest it for few second before frying.

7. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the cake in batches for few minutes in low-medium heat. When oil stops the bubbles and the cake is done, remove and drain it on paper towel. Cool completely and  store it in air tight container for 3~4 days or serve hot with cup of tea or coffee.



Vettu Cake/ Eggless Vettu Cake


Preparation time: 20 minutes 
Proofing time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes per batch
Yield: 12 large cakes or 24 medium size cakes
Adapted from here

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour/ Maida
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water or as needed
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Oil as required for frying

Method:
1. In a mixing bowl, take sugar and water. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.
2. Sift Maida, baking soda and salt together in another bowl.
3. Add sifted flour to sugar water along with cardamom powder. 
4. Mix and make it in to smooth dough as we do for chapathi dough using your hand or spatula.
5. Cover the dough and rest it for 30 minutes.
6. After 30 minutes, Knead the dough and make it to log. Cut the log in to equal number of pieces and rest it for few second before frying.
7. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the cake in batches for few minutes in low-medium heat. When oil stops the bubbles and the cake is done, remove and drain it on paper towel. Cool completely and  store it in air tight container for 3~4 days or serve hot with cup of tea or coffee.


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Vettu Cake / Vetti Cake / Tea stall Fried Cake /  Chai Kada Cake / Eggless Vetti cake

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