Vettu Cake / Eggless Vettu Cake

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Proofing time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes per batch

Yield: 12 large cakes or 24 medium size cakes


1 3/4 cups all purpose flour/ Maida

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water or as needed

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Oil as required for frying


1. In a mixing bowl, take sugar and water. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.

2. Sift Maida, baking soda and salt together in another bowl.

3. Add sifted flour to sugar water along with cardamom powder. 

4. Mix and make it in to smooth dough as we do for chapathi dough using your hand or spatula.

5. Cover the dough and rest it for 30 minutes.

6. After 30 minutes, Knead the dough and make it to log. Cut the log in to equal number of pieces and rest it for few second before frying.

7. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the cake in batches for few minutes in low-medium heat. When oil stops the bubbles and the cake is done, remove and drain it on paper towel. Cool completely and  store it in air tight container for 3~4 days or serve hot with cup of tea or coffee.   Adapted from KurunjiKathambham