This is a traditional Goan cake made with semolina,cashewnuts and coconut.

The ingredients have to be soaked for 5-6 hours,and then baked in a slow oven.

This cake tastes better,and tastier as it becomes stale.

Do, try this recipe and post in your comments

and suggestions.

For the recipe now


1 cup rawa/ semolina/ sooji

2 cups grated coconut

1/4 cup coarsely ground cashewnuts

3 egg yolks

3 egg whites

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

50 gm butter

1/2 tsp. nutmeg powder

1/2 tsp. cardamom powder

1/2 tsp rose essence

1/4 cup raisins

1 tsp.baking powder


Heat the water and sugar till sugar melts.

Next add the butter , rawa and all the ingredients except the egg whites.

Mix well,cover and allow to rest for 5-6 hours.

After the resting time , beat egg whites till stiff and fold in to the rawa mixture .

Pour the mixture into a well greased or lined tray. Bake in a 170C oven till done ( 35-40


My suggestions :Raisins soaked in sherry,rum,/brandy will add flavor to the cake


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