Savoury bread – Semolina with chives and parsley

Savoury cake2


It is a light tasting savory cake; the inside tastes like vegetable Upma/Rava Idli but with lightly crusted outside. As an added bonus, it is healthy, low fat and guilt free snack too. Good one to snack on as is or as an accompaniment with afternoon tea/coffee.

The process of making this is simple and straight forward. It is versatile too and you can substitute any vegetable or herbs of choice instead of the ones that I have listed like bell peppers, onion, parsley, chives etc.

Health Benefits:

Parsley promotes optimal health, good source of folic acid, good source of Vitamin A & C.
Chives helps to fight against Cancer, They enable good sleep, Increases memory .

Preparation time-10 minutes
Baking time-30-35 minutes


  • Fine semolina-1cup
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Chopped bell peppers-1medium (I used red colour)
  • Chopped parsley-a handful
  • Chopped chilli-1
  • Turmeric- 1/4tsp
  • Baking soda-1/2tsp
  • Yogurt-1cup
  • Water-1/2-3/4 (as required for the batter)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tbsp+ for greasing


  • Chives-3-4
  • Parsley-3-4strings


  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg C and oil a medium loaf tin.
  • In a bowl combine Semolina, baking soda, turmeric, salt stir in chopped bell peppers, onion, parsley, chilli.
  • Add yogurt,oil, water and mix to make a thick cake batter consistency (adjust the seasoning as per the taste)
  • Pour the batter to the prepared tin and bake in the pre-heated oven for 30-35minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clear. Let it cool in the tin.

Serve warm or cold with coffee or chilli sauce/ketchup


  • Spices and vegetables can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Baking time may vary from oven to oven so keep an eye and bake until the tooth pick inserted comes out clear.

I am bringing this recipe to Angies FF#43


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 21, 2014, in Breakfast, Breakfast, Indian, International, Main Course, Main dish. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. looks beautiful with the herbs on top!

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  2. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegroβ„’.


  3. What a great idea, Chitra! I l can imagine those warm, crusty edges with afternoon tea!

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  4. Chitra, you come up with the most inspired recipes!!


  5. Chitra, your recipes leave my mouth watering. Thanks for sharing!


  6. Delicious…!


  7. That is some beautiful bread, Chitra! Perfect for the upcoming holidays.

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  8. I love how you painted a picture with herbs! You have inspired me!

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  9. Hi Chitra… The Savoury bread looks yummy…can please let me know what’s best to use instead of semolina as by husband is allergic to gluten:(
    Thanks in advance

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  10. Wow, it looks so perfect Chitra, love the herbs!!!

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  11. Mmm looks delicious! πŸ™‚

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  12. I love your presentation with the herbs Chitra – it looks delicious too πŸ™‚

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  13. Super like the recipe…….. πŸ™‚

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  14. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  15. I have never tried eating savoury cake in my entire life, Chitra. I hope you could send me a slice of this so it will be the first. πŸ˜€


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