Monday, April 15, 2013

Healthy Palm jaggery (panai vellam or karupatti) cake

Palm jaggery is a great alternative to refined sugar and has lots of nutrients. This recipe is an healthy alternative to regular cake and tastes good too!!!

Pre preparation:

Dissolve 250 gms of Palm jaggery in 1 cup of warm water and filter the impurities with a cheese cloth.


Concentrated Palm Jaggery syrup - 1 cup
Wheat flour -1 cup
Butter - 3 Tbsp
Egg -2
Baking powder -1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
salt - 1/4 tsp
Chopped Walnut - 1/4 cup (optional)
Pumpkin pie spice - 1 tsp (optional)
olive oil - to grease pan

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree Farenheit.
2. Mix wheat flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, Baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
3. Bring the butter to room temperature and beat them with the eggs.
4. Pour the egg mixture and palm jaggery syrup in the bowl and gently mix the flour and liquids.
5. Finally add the chopped walnuts to the batter and fold it gently.
6. Grease the cake pan with olive oil, and pour the batter into the pan.
7. Bake this for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
8. Cool the cake for about 10 minutes and serve.

If the cake is refrigerated, slightly warm it in microwave oven before serving.

1 comment:

  1. A very innovative recipe! Is pumpkin pie spice like allspice? The photos look great!