Vettu cake – Kerala Teastall snack

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All purpose flour (Maida) : 2 cups
Semolina / Rava : 1/4 cup
Beaten eggs : 2 nos
Cardamom powder : 2 pinch
Sugar : 1/4 cup
Salt : a pinch
Milk : ½ cup
Baking soda: 1/4th tsp
Oil : 3 cups for deep frying
Water : as required
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Vettu cake aka Fried Sweetened Dough is a popular tea stall snack, available only in rural Kerala. Its hard to find this snack in the urban towns. But with this recipe you can prepare vettu cake in your kitchen easily.

Preparation of  Vettu cake

  1. In a bowl beat the eggs along with sugar until it dissolves and keep it aside.
  2. Sieve the flour, semolina and baking soda well into a pan, add beaten egg – sugar mix, milk and warm under very low flame.
  3. Mix well using a spoon and turn off the flame and allow it to cool.
  4. Add salt, cardamom powder to the pan and make the mixture to a smooth dough (consistency like that of chappathi).
  5. Keep the dough covered for around 45 minutes.
  6. Shape the dough into a log shape and then cut them into 2×2.5 inch square pieces.
  7. Make a “X” (cross) mark in the center using a sharp knife.
  8. Boil oil in a pan and turn the flame to minimum.
  9. Fry each piece in minimum heat for about 4-5 minutes flipping them in between to ensure uniform cooking.
  10. Once cooked transfer the vettu cakes to a plate with tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  11. Your vettu cake is ready and serve it with tea.


  • Lower the flame to minimum otherwise inner dough will not be cooked properly.
  • Dough should be made by adding milk(avoid using water)
  • Dough should not be too soft.

This entry was written on February 1st, 2018 by in Bakery and tagged with , , , , , , , . Last revised on February 15th, 2018.

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  • June 29, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Looked for this recipe for so long – and finally got it. Thank you!! I remember my grandma in Kerala always having these made and stored for us – I mean that was over 40yrs ago. I hope to make it this weekend to see if I can get the taste close enough to her cakes!

  • August 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Good. Thank You.

  • September 22, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Why do we need to keep the flour mix in the stove? won’t it get cooked even if you keep it in the low flame?

    • November 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      At which step you got confused Neela?

    • December 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      2.Sieve the flour, semolina and baking soda well into a pan, add beaten egg – sugar mix, milk and warm under very low flame.
      3.Mix well using a spoon and turn off the flame and allow it to cool – this is the step I got confused as you told to keep it under low flame.


    • January 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Not sure why the confusion happened Neela.
      In step 2, we have to sieve the flour, semolina and baking soda into a pan. Mix it well and then add beaten egg – sugar mix and milk.
      Then we will warm it under low flame with constant stirring (step 3) and later on we will allow it to cool.

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  • February 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Good one

  • April 11, 2014 at 7:46 am

    its another favorite …. u guys are rocking
    Will try it and let you know

    • April 12, 2014 at 12:46 am

      @Smokykitchen : thank you for stopping by and trying the recipe. Will wait for your feedback..

  • August 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    baking power or baking soda in vettu cake.. make it clear..! i am doubtful… 🙁

    • August 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      @Deepthi: Its baking soda 😉


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