Pressure Cooker Rava Cake

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Feb. 13, 2019

Here is a spongy rava based cake with the crunch of nuts and an aesthetic touch of cardamom.
The best part about the cake is that it is made easily in a pressure cooker, and does not require an oven.


Semolina 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (rava / Sooji)
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon (elaichi)
Powdered sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Thick curd 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (dahi)
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped mixed nuts 2 Tablespoon
Baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1 Pinch



1. To make pressure cooker rava cake, combine the semolina, cardamom powder and powdered sugar in a deep bowl and mix well using a spoon.

2. Add the oil, curds, ¼ cup of milk and mixed nuts and mix gently using a spatula.

3. Cover the batter with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.

4. Add the baking powder, baking soda and the remaining ¼ cup of milk and mix well.

5. Pour the batter into a greased aluminum 150 mm. (6”) diameter cake tin.

6. Heat 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and keep a stand in it.

7. Slowly place the cake tin on the stand in the pressure cooker.

8. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook on a slow flame for 20 minutes, without using the ring and whistle.

9. Open the lid and check the cake with help of a knife. If it comes out clean, then the cake is done.

10. Remove the cake tin and keep aside to cool slightly.

11. Once cooled, loosen the edges using a knife.

12. Invert the cake tin over a plate and tap sharply to unmould the cake.


13. Invert the cake, cut into pieces and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 3