September 23, 2018 Recipe Contest Winner: Ravo Cake

Recipe Contest Winner: Ravo Cake

WINNER: Ravo Cake

Congratulations to our member Shikha Sepai.

This recipe and fantastic idea is truly a genius one. Cake looks divine!

A special cake for a special man ..on his special day .. a traditional dish Ravo made into a cake for my husband on his Zoroastrian calendar birthday.


Fry 1.5 cup sooji or rava in a pan with 4 tbsp ghee.

Fry well till the rawness of the sooji has gone.

Then add 1/2 cup sugar followed by 2 cups of milk.

Mix well till the milk is all gone and the sooji thickens.

Add 2 tsp vanilla essence, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, 2 tsp rose water.

Mix it all well.

Grease a glass bowl or cake pan and then lay a layer of fried nuts(cashews, blanched almonds, golden raisins).

Then gradually press the ravo on top of the nuts & turn it upside down before serving.


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