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1 April, 2018

Bajra Carrot Cake| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special

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Bajra Carrot Cake also Pearl Millet Carrot Cake is a dessert that is healthy and full of fibre for a healthier lifestyle.  Since this cake is simple and healthy it can be made by Bachelors, it can make a great option for breakfast or brunch, not just dessert.

Make and share this cake for Easter which is being celebrated today!

| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special

Bajra Carrot Cake

There are many types of millet available to us and used as foods by us humans. A good source of gluten-free nutrients, vitamins, minerals millet provides energy and can boost health.

One of the millets is Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is known as bajra in India. The other names are Kambu in Tamil, Kambam in Malayalam, Bajri in  Rajasthani, Gujarati and Marathi, Sajje/ kambu in Kannada, Bajra in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi and sajjalu in Telugu.

Pearl Millet can be used to make Khichidi, bhakri also known as roti. This is where the usage of pearl millet stopped for me. But with hubby having health issues we (read me) have taken a decision to include millets for a healthier lifestyle.

I asked my blogging buddies at Desi Bloggers Connect and I had an avalanche of recipes. Here are some of them for the time being. WIll share more as I go down my list …

We have

  • Jagruti describing her mothers Rajasthani Bajra Raabdi just what we need for the summer that promises to be just HOT!
  • Sharmila shares her Bajra Dosa that is so healthy and easily doable.
  • Padmajha shares Sajja Boorelu a traditional rural sweet from Andhra Pradesh .
  • Seema shares one ladoo, I dare not make for myself, not at this stage when I weigh more than hubby maybe when I am slim and trim as I was at 25 yes. Anyway jokes apart make Winter Perfert Bajra Laddo.
  • Sasmita shares her delicious Veggie Pearl Millet Tart an idea that will be much appreciated by hubby.

These are a few that I am sharing this post. Like I said I will be sharing more later in the month.

Being diabetic does not mean that you have to stop enjoying food or sweets. Include them in your food but in moderation.

I have adapted the recipe from here.

| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special

Bajra Carrot Cake

I made this Bajra Carrot Cake and since hubby was to be admitted to hospital I put this cake in the fridge and forgot about it. Even the girls were not too interested in anything in the fridge so this cake lived in the fridge for about 6-7 days before I rescued it, clicked it and served it.

It was a bit dry but then that must be because it was not covered in the fridge.  The amount of sugar is okay if you are going to frost the cake since I did not frost it I thought a little more sugar about 1/4 cup more is acceptable.

Also thought I have included the cinnamon powder and ginger in the recipe I have not used them.

| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special

Pearl Millet Carrot Cake

Bajra Carrot Cake| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special| How to Make Bajra Carrot Cake

  • Serves: 1 Loaf
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup bajra flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp  ginger grated
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 150 °C.
  • Grease a 6-inch baking tray with a little oil and line with a butter paper. Set aside. I used an 8 inch by a 3.5-inch tray.
  • Sift together the bajra flour, wheat flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl place the oil, add sugar a little at a time whisk.
  • Add the eggs and whisk well.
  • Fold carefully the sifted flour one teaspoon at a time, to the egg mixture the batter should be without any lumps.
  • Add the milk to make a smooth batter not be too thick or too runny.
  • Add the carrots, ginger and walnuts, and fold again.
  • Bake in the oven at 150 degrees C for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  • Remove from the mould and cool before slicing.

Notes:

  • You can use butter in place of oil.
| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special

Carrot Cake (Bajra)

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Bajra Carrot Cake| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special
Bajra Carrot Cake also Pearl Millet Carrot Cake is a dessert that is healthy and full of fibre for a healthier lifestyle.  
| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 °C.
  2. Grease a 6-inch baking tray with a little oil and line with a butter paper. Set aside. I used an 8 inch by a 3.5-inch tray.
  3. Sift together the bajra flour, wheat flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl place the oil, add sugar a little at a time whisk.
  5. Add the eggs and whisk well.
  6. Fold carefully the sifted flour one teaspoon at a time, to the egg mixture the batter should be without any lumps.
  7. Add the milk to make a smooth batter not be too thick or too runny.
  8. Add the carrots, ginger and walnuts, and fold again.
  9. Bake in the oven at 150 degrees C for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  11. Remove from the mould and cool before slicing.
Recipe Notes
  • You can use butter in place of oil.
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40 thoughts on : Bajra Carrot Cake| Pearl Millet Recipes| Millets Special

  • April 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Ultimate cake, wish i get few slices of this cake. Lovely bake Archana, cake came out extremely moist and super.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Come over Priya and I will give you the entire cake Priya.:D

       
  • April 3, 2018 at 11:17 am

    The cake looks so delicious and spongy.. Must try this healthy cake.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      Do try and let me know.

       
  • April 3, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    That’s a delicious cake Archana.Am bookmarking this to try an eggless version. And thanks for including my dish in your post :). Hope your hubby is back to normal now…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks, PJ! Not include your post? Is it possible PJ?
      Hubby is back to his normal self, thanks.

       
  • April 3, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Bajra carrot cake sounds healthy and yummy. Your cake looks super tempting. Loved this flavourful cake.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks, Sujata.

       
  • April 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Such a yummy way to enjoy the healthy millets and carrots, bookmarking the recipe lovely share.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks, dear.

       
  • April 4, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Awesome cake using millet. Love the crumb and it looks very tempting. Have bookmarked the recipe. Hope your hubby is much better now.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks, Mayuri hubby is good now. As for the cake its delicious.

       
  • April 4, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I use Bajra flour regularly but have never considered baking with it. You are inspiring me. 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      So sweet of you to say I am inspiring you. Thanks.

       
  • April 4, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Those walnuts are looking and smiling at me! Hehe… anything with carrot is welcome for me… the cake looks amazing. I too have the same problem with nobody being interested if the cake is in the fridge… 🙁 Despite it being that long, it still looks really moist…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Rafeeda lol yes they are the walnuts are calling you to come and taste them. Actually, the cake was delicious and I generally served it warm with a dash of water sprinkled before MW.

       
  • April 4, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Wow! So innovative! Love the idea of using bajra & wheat flours in cake. Cake looks so delish. 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks, Jolly.

       
  • April 4, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Hope your husband is better now. I have never baked with bajra flour. This cook looks really look.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      He is good now Jyoti. Thanks.

       
  • April 4, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Hats off, girl! Your posts are always so creative and inspiring. You are both a scientist and an artist in the kitchen. 😊 I love how amazing the cake texture turned out with bajra. A MUST try!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Blush, blush, blush. ;D Thanks do try and share the results.

       
  • April 4, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    perfect baked and such a guilt free cake ! Lovely share !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you, Priya.

       
  • April 5, 2018 at 3:15 am

    cake with Pearl millet flour sounds interesting..though I have not tried for myself this looks delicious..the texture is great

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks, Lathiya.

       
  • April 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Wow what healthy and tasty bake. Cake looks so soft and moist..

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • April 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I hope your husband is doing fine now. I am yet to bake with Bajra flour as I don’t bake very often. Your carrot bajra cake looks moist and fluffy. Looks so delicious too.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      He is good now Jagruti when he escapes my death grip :D! Thanks.

       
  • April 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you for including my recipe 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      My pleasure!

       
  • April 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Such a healthy cake it is. I have never made with bajra flour, do need to try sometime Archana. Lovely share.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks, Jayashree do share your pics when you make it.

       
  • sapana
    April 5, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Such a healthy and nutritious cake and I love the use of bajra flour. I too try to sneak in bajra and rye flour in my bakes to get the family eats it.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Birds of the same feather,Sapana.;D

       
  • April 8, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    A bundle of healthy recipes with a wonderful Bajra recipe post.. Cake looks very soft and moist..

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks, Sujitha.

       
  • April 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Including Bajra in diet like this would be so yum. I am going to bookmark this for later👍

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks, Avin! Please share your pics.

       

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