Water chestnut and coconut cake.
A cake made with shredded coconut, water chestnut flour or singhara atta , dried milk or khoya/mawa, malai or milk topping and clarified butter or ghee. I have made this cake during Navratri fasting days.
We usually used to make laddu and different types of sweets these days. Next time make this cake during your fasting days for a change. I am sure you will love the taste.
This week our #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #Navrari special. My contribution is this super soft and yummy water chestnut flour or singhara atta and coconut cake .
Water chestnut flour or singhara flour/atta is normally consumed during fasting. It is a good source of energy. This flour/atta is gluten free and very good for overall health.
It is rich in protein, carbohydrate, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It provides many essential nutrients too.
According to Ayurveda it contains more mineral compared to buffalo milk. It is used in Ayurveda to cure various diseases.
And its helps to prevent sugar, ulcer, gout and heart diseases. Water chestnut is dense with potassium and fiber.
Water chestnut flour or singhara atta – 1 & 1/2 cup
Shredded coconut – 3/4 cup tightly packed
Powered sugar – 1 cup
Mawa/khoya or reduced milk – 1/2 cup
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Curd – 1/2 cup
Ghee or clarified butter – 1/4 cup
Malai/milk topping or cream – 1/4 cup
Tutti fruity – 1/2 cup
Preheat the oven at 180°. Grease a cake tin and dust little water chestnut flour or singhara atta.
Sieve water chestnut flour or singhara atta, baking powder, soda, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder.
In a large bowl mix powered sugar, curd and ghee or clarified butter. Beat well. Add Malai/milk topping or cream. I have used Malai/milk topping but if you don’t have milk topping you can use cream.
Add mawa/khoya or dried milk. Mix well now add the dried ingredients gradually. Mix and add the shredded coconut and tutti fruity. You can use dry fruits too. Mix well. Don’t overheat. Make a lump free batter.
Pour the mixture in greased and flour dusted cake tin. Tap gently. Sprinkle some tutti fruity over it. Bake at 180° for 35 – 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Every oven take different time so check after 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean its ready.
Let it cool down.
Slice and enjoy the healthy and yummy cake with your family and friends.
Happy Navratri. Happy baking.