Carrot Pola – Malabar Carrot Egg Cake

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For the past couple of days, it has been a disturbing time for a lot of bloggers. It was noticed that a very popular food blogger, who got her popularity in just around a year, was copying content from many successful bloggers, who have worked hard for the popularity they have now. None of us are walking encyclopedias – we all learn from each other and from many people around who influence us in many ways. Always give credit and never copy what belongs to somebody else… It hurts when your effort is taken and used by somebody else for their own benefits. Definitely, these incidents are not going to go down much, but hopefully bloggers will be more careful on what they do… Hopefully… πŸ™


Coming to today’s post… A pola is, I feel, the easiest Malabari treat. All you need is loads of eggs and any ingredient that will carry those eggs and you are good to go. πŸ˜‰ Pola is also called as Kums or Kumsi. Last year, when I was on my vacation, I found this recipe in a Vanitha magazine – which is a very famous Malayalam publicationΒ – that was languishing in the shelf at my parent’s place. It had a feature with 10 Malabar recipes and this recipe was one of it. I clicked all the recipes on my mobile, unfortunately my phone once crashed and I lost it all. πŸ™ I hope umma still has that magazine in the same corner so that I click the recipes again this time while I go. πŸ˜‰Β Carrot is a very versatile vegetable and it’s use in this pola is very interesting. It gives a beautiful color to the pola and the flavor is very subtle. As soon as I saw the recipe, I made it from umma’s kitchen. I normally don’t cook anything from home, since I am more in comfort within my own zone here. It is something that my cousins always complain about – that I tempt them with all my pictures on Instagram and do nothing once I am home. πŸ˜€ Vacations are meant for lazying, right? πŸ˜‰ OK, so after I made it there and we all enjoyed it, I came back here and made it again for the blog, since it was good enough to share. πŸ™‚ Before going off to the recipe, some interesting Malabar polas that I would like to share…


Erachi Pola

Podi Pola/ Kumsi


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4.34 from 3 votes

Carrot Pola - Malabar Carrot Egg Cake

Course Tea Time Snacks
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 meduim carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • A fat pinch cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk powder
  • Cashewnuts and raisins
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  • Boil carrots till done and drain.
  • Blend cooked carrots with eggs, sugar, milk powder and cardamom powder till smooth.
  • In a deep saucepan, heat ghee. Spread across the pan.
  • Pour in the blended mixture and keep on very low flame.
  • Sprinkle the cashew nuts and raisins over the mixture. Keep on closed lid till the top is done - when touched, it doesn't stick to your finger.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes, then flip onto a plate. Cut and serve!

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  1. I am just wondering how on earth people have the guts to copy? Seriously, I will panic shit because somehow or rather, it will be known to other. Sad indeed but guess for the sake of popularity, mmm, ethics has been thrashed. This is a lovable cake though I have never heard of pola. Nice.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      There is no ethics or conscience remaining it looks like… Thank you so much Nava… Pola is so much synonymous to our cooking…

  2. I wish to taste it dear,will try and let you know

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Babitha…

  3. Nowadays people are becoming more inhuman and assume that everything on internet is their property and are least bothered about giving credit to the people from where they copied.Interesting and easy recipe…one simple doubt does the bottom turns dark Brown .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, exactly… nobody wants to respect somebody else’s property… Always cook on very low flame so that the bottom does not burn… Thanks a lot Nisa…

  4. Ohh well, this is something totally new! Never heard of such dessert but it looks so good… Bookmarked it and hopefully would try it this weekend.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nupur…

  5. I love this pola. Carrot pola is one of my favorite. btw lovely plate.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Febi…

  6. Hi,
    I wasn’t aware of the incident πŸ™ could you msg me offline the name of the blog in question so i can be careful. Its a saddening thought and very discouraging.

    Loved the colour of the pola. Can you please describe the texture ? Is it fluffy or like vatteappam or pesaha appam ?

    Thanks for replying

    1. You blogged it! Back home this is made quiet often at my cousins place. I was so attracted to its color! And I couldn’t believe when my cousin said its made with carrot. πŸ˜› So yeah I made her recipe which is little different from yours. Vanitha magazine – all my school and college life I used to tear and keep the middle page that showcased fashion cloths and stitching ideas! that was my interest. its my mom’s only timepass after us! πŸ˜› About that blogger who copied, well we should be careful and ensure our rights and copyrights are explicitly stated on our blog. It is an offence and she can be sued for it.

    2. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hi Yeleena, she is not known in the blogger circles, but unfortunately she has a lot of following… let’s hope that better sense prevails… The pola is more like a thickened omelette, so it is soft and not like the vattyappam… Fami, I had to blog it, why would I ignore it? πŸ˜› Thanks a lot both of you…

  7. Hi rafee, this is my favorite pola, I’ll post my version soon πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Hiba… πŸ™‚

  8. Yummy pola and lovely clicks Rafee

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Faseela…

  9. Yes that lady is just cheat to get fame. It is always a hard work put on to the blogging. By the way carrot pola looks really yum.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Swathi…

  10. This is new to me…. A simple and easy recipe….!!!Love to try this…. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Remya…

  11. Is this a type of pudding?? I bowled over by the vibrant color of it…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, it is a type of egg pudding cake… Thanks a lot Amrita…

  12. 3 stars
    These days we get to see people talking lot about plagiarism, especially food bloggers.!! How on earth they can do it? Shameless people.. Simply taking the benefit of somebody else’s work!!

    Your carrot pola looks so smooth and minimal ingredients too.. All Malabar dishes I like Rafeeda, especially desserts and swets..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am saddened more than angry as to how people can really stoop so low… Thank you so much Seena…

  13. love its color …..just like sunrise….. now I know what to do when I have carrots left in my fridge

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nilou…

  14. 5 stars
    Pola is new to me. I love that technique of stove top and not baking. Yummy !
    We bloggers should not allow anyone to steal our hard works for their fame and money. Good message to thieves !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Viki…

  15. People want to get famous in a short span that too without any hard work…This carrot pola looks super yumm seems easy too…loved the colour

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  16. This is new to me…I love the smooth creamy texture. Wish I could have a bite!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  17. I have never tried Pola…But I have been noticing a lot of pola recipe shared recently…I guess thats a sign that I should try it …Carrot pola sounds amazing and yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Before pola would be only eggs, now there are so many varieties available, that you can’t ignore it for long… hehe… thanks a lot Anupa…

  18. Biny Anoop says:

    5 stars
    I know kaya pola…never head of the one with carrot…nice colour

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Biny…

  19. Looks so smooth and yummy,lovely texture.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

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