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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Vettu Cake Recipe / Fried Tea Cake Recipe - A Kerala Tea Stall Snack

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Vettu Cake
Ingredients
Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup
Egg - 1
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom -3
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Nutmeg - 2 pinch
Oil to deep fry
Method
Sieve maida,salt & baking soda,keep it aside.
Powder sugar along with cardamom to a fine powder.
Take a bowl add the egg,nutmeg & powdered sugar beat it with a fork.
Now add the maida mixture & knead it to a soft non sticky dough.
( If your dough is sticky then add 1 or 2 tsps of maida to get the right texture )
Cover & rest the dough for 5 minutes.
Dust your kitchen counter with little flour,roll out the dough into a rectangle log.
Cut the log into 1" thick piece, on each piece make a cross ( x ) mark on top.
Heat oil in a pan deep fry these pieces in batches till light brown.
Remove them onto a kitchen paper.
Enjoy this snack with tea.
Note:
a) To get a non sticky dough add 1 or 2 tsp of flour if needed.
b) Temperature of the oil is very important while frying.If fried in too hot oil then the inside will be uncooked & the outer will become brown fast.So each time fry in medium hot oil.
c) Some add a pinch of turmeric powder for colour.

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