Vettu Cake | Fried Cut Cakes

The weekend was very lonely. My parents and my elder one have gone to India to attend a relative’s marriage. It’s just me and the younger one most of the time. My B is locked himself up in the room, completing his assignments and my HD is as usual packed with his work. So both of us have been staring at each other’s face and blabbering sweet nothings!!! She kind of feels bored with me sometimes, so she goes into her deep thoughts. So much so for today’s kids!!!


While publishing the guest post of yesterday, I suddenlyΒ realizedΒ that it was post #49. Goosebumps!!! My little blog baby is growing at a pace that I had never imagined when I started. I am just 2 months and a week into this, taking things at my own pace and I am already on post #50!!! Wow!!! Not only that, in the past couple of days, my page has had 10K hits!!! This wouldn’t have been possible if you all beautiful people out there wouldn’t have supported wholeheartedly with those lovely comments that keep pouring post after post. This is my promise – for all the wonderful support you guys have provided, there is something coming up for you all. I am in the final stages of the planning, and hopefully should be ready very very soon. I hope you all will be with me to make this little event of mine a great success!!!


For today’s special post, I am going to share a recipe which is so full of my umma. She makes this when she is in a good mood to make something! πŸ™‚ My umma is not somebody who cooks more than what is in her schedule for cooking. We used to crave for her cakes and savories and pray for her good mood to come! A couple of weeks ago, when I entered home after work, the smell of her cakes were wafting all over the house. YES, umma’s vettu cakes!!! Immediately, I caught hold of the cakes, clicked it, and tried to get the recipe in her “approximate” terms. Why do moms have approximates and never exact? As I type this, there’s just a couple left at our house now and I guess I should make some!


Linking it to theΒ Mummy Ka MagicΒ event on Kachu’s Delights and Favorite Recipes – Mela Food by Merry Tummy… πŸ™‚

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Vettu Cakes/ Cut Cakes

Course Snacks
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Sieve the dry ingredients together and keep aside.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar till the sugar dissolves and the eggs become fluffy.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients in batches of 2-3 and keep beating, till it forms the shape of a dough. If it gets too hard, add very little water. The consistency will be similar to that of a chapathi dough.
  • Spread it out on a flat bowl, round shaped and at thickness of 2 inches. Cover and leave the dough to rest for an hour.
  • Cut the dough diagnally both ways to form diamond shapes.
  • Take each diamond shape and make a cut in the centre.
  • Heat oil in a deep kadai. Once the oil has reached high heat point, lower the flame to medium low and fry the cakes till brown on the outside.
  • Drain on kitchen towel and cool. Serve with a hot cup of chai or coffee!!!


1. The proportion of all purpose flour and semolina is 2:1.
2. The number of eggs is dependent on the number of cups of flour + semolina
3. Sugar is as per taste.
4. Do not fry on high flame!!! The outer may brown but the inner portion will remain uncooked.
5. This cake keeps well in an airtight container for upto 6 weeks. But it normally does not stay that much!! πŸ™‚

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  1. No one can beat Moms recipes πŸ™‚ they not only hold a special place in our hearts but is loaded with memories too ..nice post dear !

    1. thank u so much vidhya… πŸ™‚

  2. Nice post Rafee. And the cakes too.

    1. thank u so much humi…

  3. we use to make fried cakes as well… the diff is we don't add semolina (the healthy touch)and the color is little brownish!! u r right rafee .. i've a picture of this clicked long ago nd my mom did never give me an exact recipe.. its kurachu ithu kurachu athu.. and that post is still n drafts… i think i shall try it once , sometime n the future

    1. semolina gives a nice "tharippu" to the cake… n yes, my mom's was also just like how u said, then literally eating her head, she started thinking and said, yeah i used this much and this much!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Wow!! I have never tried vettu cakes!! Looks so yummy!!

    1. thank u so much rita… πŸ™‚

  5. Yet another new one for me.. Nice post Rafee.. Yes.. Ur very correct… With mom's it's always lil of that and a handful of that.. They never have the exacts πŸ˜€
    Visit my space too when u have time dear..

    1. thank you so much chitra for your lovely comments… already on ur page, i mistook u for somebody else… i'l be over it from now on… πŸ™‚

  6. I am so happy for you that your blog is moving on very great with the increase of hits. This is something new for me though I do use semolina, for uppamma and kaseri. Something unique and I am gonna try. I still have the balance of the semolina, sitting in my fridge and now I have a valid reason to use it.

    1. thank u so much navaneetham for your kind words… these keep me going… πŸ™‚

  7. Rafeeda, umma's vettu cakes are superb.

    1. Thank u so much dear..

  8. You are doing a great job with blogging and have come a long way already. Lots of best wishes for much more success!

    The cakes look interesting and are new to me:)

    Parents are a blessing and so is their food:)

    1. thank u so much dear for your kind comments… πŸ™‚

  9. my mom also used to make this at home many years ago, i think she didn't add semolina, it was a favourite for our chai time..memories! I must tell her to bring out a tray of her magic once again, I miss these palaharam!

    1. jehanne, we have to wait for umma's good mood so that she would make this, otherwise she just wouldn't!! i think u should tell ur mom to bring some, our cooking is never close to what they can do… πŸ™‚

  10. Rafeeda,the cake looks yummy.Congrats on ur baby blog reaching mile stones !
    Approximate terms he hee…I think moms bookmark recipes in their heads visually so they always say it in pinches and fistfuls happens here too:))

    1. thank u meena dear… i guess all moms operate the same way… our kids should not talk like dat about us in the future… blogging is a good way in dat sense!!! πŸ˜‰

  11. Happy 50th post dear and congrats on hitting the 10K hits!! πŸ˜‰

    Vettu cake is very new to me, but I bet it tastes delish!!! I'm wondering what could be your suspense for the readers ;))))

    1. thanks a lot sri… you've been very supportive!!! πŸ™‚ do wait, i dun want to leave the cat out of the bag!!! πŸ˜›

  12. I am not sure of the recipe but i use to see this vettu cake in brown colour – i tell you they are little sweet and really yummy to snack on

    1. yes it is sweet, divya… the thing with my mom is that she fries in very low flame so it hardly turns brown… πŸ™‚

  13. Congratulations. I have chosen you for the Liebster Award. Please check out my post about it:

    1. thank u so much, dia… will check out… πŸ™‚

  14. I dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this delicious vettu cake,mom's recipes always rocks.

    1. unfortunately, there's just one left… hehe… thank u so much for your lovely comments…

  15. Thanks for sharing this original recipe and congratulations on the milestone. Wishing you many many more years of blogging. Bon appetite!!! Hugs

    1. thank u so much radhika… πŸ™‚

  16. Wow ! Congo !! Keep rocking… Love the recipe too…

    1. thank u so much sangee… πŸ™‚

  17. awesome recipe…very inviting …love it
    Tasty Appetite

    1. thank u so much jai…

  18. awesome sweet little cakes …

    1. thank u so much preeti… πŸ™‚

  19. Wow. ..50 post s in less than 3 month s!!!! Way to gooooo…. drooling over the cut cakes . I luv them as snacks. Happy to follow you dear.

    1. thank u so much sona for coming by… πŸ™‚

  20. I love this recipe, Rafeeda. Have never attempted them, maybe your Umma's recipe will be my first :))

    1. hope u'l like it on ur trial, tisa… πŸ™‚

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