Mix together the rava and yogurt until combined. Let this sit on the countertop for at least 10 mins.
Meanwhile, chop all the veggies, grate the ginger, chop the green chillies and keep it ready.
After 10 mins, add the veggies into your rava batter. Give it a mix.
In goes the salt, green chilli, ginger. Mix everything and add little water around 2-3 tbsp to get it into a batter like consistency.
Prepare the tadka. For which heat up the oil and once hot add in the mustard seeds and urad dal. Let it crackle. And then transfer to the rava batter.
Add in the baking soda also. Give everything a final mix and quickly without wasting any time transfer it to the prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle the top with some sesame seeds.
Bake in a preheated oven of 180°C for 45-50 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Absolutely any veggies of your choice can be used. No hard and fast rule there.. :)
But there is a rule for the usage of water.. hehe.. I would recommend you guys to not use more than 5 tbsp of water for this recipe. Now I cannot give you an exact measurement of water here because it all depends upon the consistency of curd and the quality of rava that you are using. Add 1 tbsp at a time. I have used 3 tbsp in total. Remember the batter will get a runny consistency upon addition of baking soda so add water carefully.
Too much water in the batter would make the cake wet and would also take longer to bake in the oven. Even after baked it would still feel wet.
You can skip the green chillies if you are making it for your little ones. The spiciness from the ginger would be enough for them but definitely add finely chopped chillies if you are making it for the entire family.
If you are planning to make it for breakfast the next morning or for packing it into their lunch boxes then I would highly recommend you guys to chop the veggies the previous night to make your work lot easier and smoother in the morning.
Do let the rava and curd batter let sit for 10 mins so that the rava can absorb the liquid.
One more point to note is that once you add the baking soda, act quickly do not let it stand for a longer time on your kitchen counter. Working quickly, get it into the oven at the earliest.
My honest opinion for you guys: I baked this cake twice in the past week but I felt that this cake remains dense even after the baking time. It feels like it is underbaked whereas it is not.Then why am I still sharing it with you guys? Well, it tastes delicious. And even though I agree with the fact that we eat with our eyes first but let's be honest at the end of the day my taste buds wins over my eyes. An absolute must try recipe in terms of taste and health :D