1 April, 2018
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. 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!
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 …
- 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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- You can use butter in place of oil.