How to make Steamed Semolina Cake with Lemon Syrup -

Semolina-refined flour cake served with lemon syrup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Semolina (suji) (सूजी), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

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Steamed Semolina Cake with Lemon Syrup

Steamed Semolina Cake with Lemon Syrup Recipe Card


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Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Steamed Semolina Cake with Lemon Syrup Recipe

  • Semolina (suji) ¾ cup

  • Refined flour (maida) ½ cup + for dusting

  • Butter 1 cup + for greasing

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 cup

  • Eggs 2

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1 teaspoon

  • Lemons 2

  • Milk 50 millilitres

  • Granulated sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon syrup -

  • Lemon juice ¼ cup

  • Granulated sugar ½ cup


Step 1

Grease a round baking tin with butter and dust with some flour.

Step 2

Heat sufficient water in a steamer.

Step 3

Cream together butter and castor sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy. Add eggs and cream further. Add vanilla essence and blend well.

Step 4

Sift refined flour, baking powder and baking soda into the bowl and fold lightly. Add semolina and fold lightly till well blended.

Step 5

Grate a lemon into it to get the zest and mix well. Add milk and blend well into a smooth batter.

Step 6

Pour the batter in the prepared tin, level it out and tap the tin. Put the tin in the steamer, cover and steam for 20-25 minutes or till fully done.

Step 7

Slice remaining lemon and remove seeds. Place the slices onto a hot non-stick pan. Add granulated sugar and let it caramelize. Switch off heat and transfer the caramelized lemon slices on a plate.

Step 8

To make lemon syrup, heat granulated sugar and lemon juice in a non-stick pan. Mix well till the sugar dissolves and the syrup thickens.

Step 9

Demould the cake onto a serving plate. Drizzle lemon syrup on top, garnish with caramelized lemon slices and serve immediately.

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