Proso millet steam cake

By Author   |   Published: 25th Dec 2016   1:04 am Updated: 24th Dec 2016   9:44 pm
Steam Cake

Calorie counting inevitably goes for a toss during year end, what with gorging on luscious Christmas goodies and New Year parties. Rather than skimping on bingeing, balance out the calories with a nutritious millet cake from food expert Rambabu.



  • Grated coconut                   : 1 cup
  • Coconut pieces                   : fistful
  • Jaggery                                 : ¾ cup
  • Rock candy (misri) powder : 1 tsp
  • Yeast                                      : ½ tsp
  • Cashews and raisins          : a few
  • Ghee                                      : 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder            : ½ tsp



  • Roast the proso millet flour till golden yellow.
  • Mix yeast and rock candy powder in a cup of hot water and keep it aside.
  • Add a little water to the jaggery and heat on a low flame for five min and remove.
  • Add proso millet flour and yeast mixture to the jaggery water and set aside the mixture for two hours.
  • After two hours, add cardamom powder and grated coconut to the flour mixture and prepare a thick batter.
  • Apply ghee to a deep plate and pour the mixture in the plate till it is half-full.
  • Add cashews, raisins and coconut pieces and steam the mixture for 12-15 min.
  • Cut it into small pieces and serve.


  • People suffering with asthma should avoid coconut pieces.
  • All kinds of millets may be used to prepare this recipe.