Vettu Cake / Fried Cake

Fried Cake

It is a popular tea time snack in Kerala, especially in small tea shops. It is a deep fried sweetened dough made of egg,flour and sugar.This is a perfect snack to serve with tea or black coffee.These local food items, greenery,water falls are always a nostalgia for me. I think it is not only for me, for all those who are away from these treasures of god’s own paradise.


  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon


  1. Grind sugar and cardamom to fine powder in a mixer.
  2. Beat egg in a bowl till it becomes frothy. Add sugar and cardamom mixture in it and mix well.
  3. Add all purpose flour, baking soda and knead as a soft dough. Add extra flour if needed, the dough should not be sticky.
  4. Take a small portion and form into a log and cut into equal sections. Make deep cuts on four sides without fully cutting the cake. Do the same for remaining dough.
  5. Heat  oil in a pan, fry both sides till golden color in medium flame.

Fried Cake

12 Comments Add yours

  1. My childhood favourite😊… I used to add one or two spoons of Sooji..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rarelicious says:

    Wow…very simple ingredients , must try recipe…..home made cake looks so yummy and healthy! please check for more South Indian, millets, kids friendly recipes!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thanks…will check out your space for sure


  3. Piyali says:

    A delightful and tasty snack. Loved it’s simplicity. Looks so yum.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thank you Piyali…


  4. beena.stephy says:

    Perfect tea time snack

    Liked by 1 person

  5. navane64 says:

    Tasted in Kerala, yet after looking at this version, I am yearning for it now.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Hema says:

    They look delicious, would love to try it soon..

    Liked by 1 person

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