Rava cake in pressure cooker recipe

rava cake

Preparation time for rava cake-45 minutes

Ingredients for rava cake

  • Super fine semolina (suji/rava): 1.5 cup
  • Ghee/Butter/oil : 1/3 cup
  • Curd/yogurt : 1/2 cup (whisked)
  • Milk :3/4 cup
  • Sugar (normal/grounded) : 1 cup
  • Baking powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda : 1/3 tsp
  • Cardamom powder : 1/3 tsp
  • Mixed dry fruits: 1/3 cup
  • Tutti frutti : 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt : 2 pinch


  • Add salt, cardamom powder and sugar in the semolina, mix it properly.
  • If you are not using grounded sugar then whisk it with yoghurt before adding it to the semolina.
  • Add ghee, yoghurt and  milk, mix it well and make a thick batter (Make sure there are no lumps in the batter).
  • Cover the batter and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Heat 2 glass of water in a pressure cooker pan(bottom), let it come to boil.
  • In the meanwhile, grease the aluminium cake tin with ghee/butter.
  • After 15 minutes, add 1/2 of the dry fruits and tutti frutti to the batter and whisk it.
  • Add baking powder and baking soda in the batter,  whisk it for 1/2 minute.
  • Sprinkle some dry fruits and tutti frutti on the base of cake tin.
  • Gently pour the batter into the cake tin and shake the cake tin to make the batter level even.
  • Sprinkle remaining dry fruit and tutti frutti on the top of cake.
  • Put a stand in the pressure cooker, make sure that water level is below top of the stand.
  • Gently place the cake tin on the stand inside the pressure cooker.
  • Close the lid (without whistle and rubber) and cook it for 20 minutes on low flame.
  • After 20 minutes, open the lid and check the cake with toothpick/fork/knife.
  • Increase the flame to medium and cook it for 5 minute (close the lid).
  • After 5 minutes, open the lid and check the dryness of cake.
  • Increase the flame to medium-high and cook it for a minute without putting the lid.
  • Turn off the flame and allow the cake tin to cool down.
  • Take out the cake tin from the pressure cooker carefully.
  • Gently cut the edges of the cake with knife, place a plate on top of the cake and flip it.
  • Decorate with almonds, rava cake is ready to serve.

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