Today we are on day 10 of this precious month. That is the first part getting over by today evening. The Prophet PBUH has said, “It (Ramadhan) is the month, whose beginning is mercy, its middle, forgiveness and its end, emancipation from the fire (Hell)” The days of mercy are coming to an end and we move into the days of forgiveness. He is always ready to accept us, as long as our intentions are clean. May Allah have mercy on us and make us among those who receive His forgiveness… Aameen…
This is the fourth time I am being featured on Lubna’s Ramadan event, which is entering into its ninth edition this year, MaShaAllah… I cannot express how happy I feel each time she invites me over this lovely space of hers. I still remember how much I couldn’t believe myself when she invited me the first time around and that excitement still remain. Through the years, our friendship and respect has blossomed and Alhamdulillah, I have no doubt that hers is one of the most cherished friendships that blogging has given me. Over the past few years, I have given really lengthy posts to her, however, this time I really don’t know why that I am so time pressed. Either my responsibilities are increasing or my time management skills are getting worse. J I am just relieved that I am able to do a post for her and nothing matters more than that…
While trying to figure out what to give Lubna, I ended up with a sweet dish. I am surprised that it happened very coincidentally – first was Masala Aleesa, a savory, then Kadala Pidi, a sweet, then the Jeera Kanji, a savory and this time a sweet! Hehe… It was definitely not intentional, I assure you… 😀 What I decided to share is a very light snack that you can have for Suhoor or after Iftar. Podi pola or Kumsi is a typical Malabar sponge cake flavored with cardamom. To read more of the post and the recipe, do hop onto Lubna’s recently refurbished space. Hope you enjoy the post as much as I enjoyed doing it! 🙂
Podipola/ Kumsi ~ Malabar Plain Cake
- 2 eggs
- 50 gm sugar
- 50 gm flour
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 8 cashewnuts crushed
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1 tsp ghee
- Beat egg and sugar till creamy and fluffy. Fold in the flour and cardamom.
- Heat a small saucepan or frying pan, add the ghee. Spread around the saucepan.
- Take out of the flame and pour the batter in. Sprinkle the cashew-nuts and raisins.
- Keep on low flame till the top is non-sticky while touched.
- Flip onto a plate, cut and serve!