March 8, 2010

Eggless Cardamom Raisin Quick Bun ~ SpotLightBlog #2 Recipe

Its been hectic for the past 1 week. It continues to this week also. A demo should be ready by next Monday and host of family/friends functions to attend. In the last 10 days, I have attended more than 5 functions which includes Upanayanams,Sadabhishekam (80th b'day) and AanduNiraivu (First b'day).  I have never attended these many in a short period. And should I say anything about the diet I was following. Indeed I followed it religiously for less than two weeks. I hope to resume my diet soon. So naturally, blogging took backseat.Unread posts count in my reader is in 3 digits. I know I have lot to catch up with. Just realised that its Mondaya and time for my spotlight blog recipe. I didnot want to miss posting it since the pics are ready. So here comes the recipe from Asha's Aroma Hope - Cardamom Raisin Quick Bun. 

As the name suggests, there is no yeast in this , hence no resting time. With 10 minutes preparation and 15 minutes baking time, you have delicious buns ready to be had with tea. Loved the cardamom flavor in the bun. Its hard to stop with one. It tastes absolutely delicious while warm. The orginal recipe had one egg and I replaced it with flaxseed meal. Here is the recipe which I followed.


All purpose flour / Maida - 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 2 tspn
Salt - 1/2 tspn
Cardamom powder -1 tspn
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Ghee /Melted butter - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup
Flax seed meal - 1 tspn mixed in 1/4 cup water
Raisins - 2 tblspn


Mix the dry ingredients - All purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom powder in a bowl. Mix well and add raisins to it. Beat sugar and ghee well. Add milk and flaxseed meal mixed with water to the sugar mixture. Make a well in the dry mixture. Pour the wet mix and fold so that its just brought together. Drop spoonfuls of mixture on to a greased tray. I got 8 pieces. Bake in a preaheated oven at 200 C for 15 minutes. Mine didnot brown even after 15 minutes. So I just grilled it for 5 more minutes.

Serve warm. Else MW for 20 seconds before serving. It stays good for 2 days kept outside.


  1. With the cardamom it sure must be giving a delcious aroma while baking.

  2. They're eggless, have cardamom and quick to make. Of course, they're winners.

  3. they look great and with cardamom it's awesome!!

  4. Awesome buns, sounds really healthy and fantastic..

  5. hey these look great, must taste heavenly with the cardamom!

  6. That's a quick fix snack....did u make it in the m/w? Btw, in the pic, the bun looks like it has a crisp outer that how it is?

  7. should be delicious with the raisins..and eggless too..lovely..

  8. Great choice and full of flavor bun!

  9. Jaya, thank you so much for trying these and posting. It made my day today to see this post since I am going thru' lot of blogger problems since March 5th including commenting in other blogs, have to copy first and then try to post the same comment several times!

    Hope you liked it. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend. I will see you regularly as soon as they fix it!:)


Thank you for your interest on my blog.Appreciate your feedback. Leave your suggestions/comments which will help me improve my blog.