Nov 11, 2009

Revani



The term "semolina" is derived from the Italian word "semola" which is from the ancient Latin word "simila", meaning flour, itself a borrowing from Greek σεμῖδαλις "groats". Semolina, made from durum wheat, is known in North India as Sooji; in South India, Ravey in Kannada, Rava / Ravam / Ravai (ரவை) in Telugu/Tamil, in Tamilnadu, semolina is also made of rice. In Turkey, semolina is known as irmik.

I had this delicious dessert at Greek festival, from then this has become one of my favorite desserts. It is easy to make and delicious to eat. I will share the recipe for an egg-less sibling of Revani soon.

Ingredients:

Semolina - 1 cup
All-purpose flour - 10 Tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - One stick+2Tbsp (10 Tbsp)
Egg - 6
Backing powder - 2 tsp
Salt a pinch
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Almond - ¼ cup, blanched and chopped

For Sugar syrup:

Sugar - 1 ½ cup
Water - 3 cups
Cinnamon - ½" stick
Cloves - 4
Lemon juice - few drops


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Directions:

In a medium pan boil water and add the (1½ cups) sugar for the syrup, cinnamon, cloves and lemon juice, boil until the sugar dissolves in high heat and then for 15 minutes in low heat. Strain the cinnamon and cloves and cool down the syrup.

Pre-heat the oven for 350˚F. Grease the 9 X 12 baking tray, in a separate bowl mix semolina, all-purpose flour, chopped almond and baking powder , set aside. In another (large mixing) bowl add the softened butter and vanilla extract then add the sugar slowly a little at a time and beat well. Add the eggs one by one and beat well, then slowly add the semolina mixture and beat continuously. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Remove from the oven and make few pokes about 2mm using the knife-edge then pour the sugar syrup all over the cake. Cut into squares and garnish with almonds.

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74 comments:

  1. Looks so moist and yummy! Excellent recipe!

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  2. Wow.. kalai this one looks so tempting..!;)

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  3. Wow mouthwatering kalai.. yummy and delicious...

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  4. The revani looks moist and deliciously flavoured with spices.

    I have never known this recipe, but the method seems to be similar to the semolina cake ( Egyptian speciality), I'd love it!!!!

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  5. nice click and looks perfect!

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  6. nice click and looks perfect!

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  7. Wow sooooo tempting and soft....Send one parcel adipoli....

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  8. sounds interesting... have to try now:)

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  9. WOW..i am drooling here,u know how much i lov cakes..awesome recipe dear and tempting clicks,juicy and spongy...

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  10. WOW Kalai... they look so soft and fluffy... really yummy... feel like having some from that plate :)

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  11. Looks so yummy!Its something new to me.Will give it a try soon.Nice click too.

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  12. Looks so delicious, looking forward for the eggless recipe soon.

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  13. Super moist semolina cake!

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  14. Beautiful cake and the photos are awesome making me crave for some cake. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Super click and looks wonderful.

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  16. Wow.... its an yummy recipe, looks delicious.

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  17. Very interesting recipe....nice pictures :)

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  18. Wow.. this looks really interesting. Yummy recipe and amazing clicks. You have a lovely blog.

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  19. Delicious and mouthwatering cake.

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  21. I have heard a lot about this cake but never tried, surely will try someday as it looks very delicious :-)

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  22. This looks great. A must try to surprise my husband. Thanks for the meaning of the word.

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  23. Nice to know the etymology of semolina...this picture is too good, awesome...bet it tasted great:)

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  24. Lovely moist cake. We call it as rava cake , I guess. Nice recipe. Bookmarked it.

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  25. wow, thats something new to me..right from the name to the recipe..

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  26. never heard the name before nor have I tasted it - looks delicious and easy to make .I am going to try making it .

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  27. I had this at a greek restaurant and loved it and I when down to the chef there and asked him whether its made of semolina.I am so grateful to u that u posted the recipe.

    Do post the eggless recipe soon thats what I can try.

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  28. Very yum looking prep.... Never heard of this name before.... But I must say that makes ur yummy blog so desserted.....!!!!! LOL

    Happy Celebrations!!!!

    Ash....
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  29. wow!!!mouth watering recipe!!!

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  30. Never heard of this before. Looks moist, fresh and tempting. You have a nice blogsite and good recipes too. Am following you.

    Chitchat
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  31. Looking for this recipe for a long time. Thanks dear. I will try this for a weekend. Revani has turned perfect for you.

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  33. Never heard this before. Will try soon. Lovely dish.

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  34. Looks great dear nice click

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  40. Looks simply delicious!

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  42. ur blog is too good and awesome pics

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  43. that looks so yummy... moist 'n spongy!

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  44. What a moist and beautiful cake. I really like all the recipes I've found on your blog today. I'll be back often to see what you've been cooking. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  47. Hi There,

    I bumped into your blog by accident and I'm glad for that :)I loved the recipe of revani. Can't wait for the eggless version.

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  48. I''l try to do it, let's see how it taste.

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  49. yum yum. love the pics. keep it up!

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  51. looks superb... must be real yummy!

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  52. wonderful snaps... mouth watery..

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  58. so appetizing .. yummy !!

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  60. very moist and flavourful dessert right?

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