Recipes - Sooji Coconut Cake

200 Gms bombay sooji
200 Gms sugar
1 Freshly plucked tender coconut (not bondo but adsaar)
4 Eggs
100 Gms almonds, ground
A few whole almonds
¼ Tsp nutmeg powder
¼ Tsp cardamom powder
A few raisins
100 ml rose water
A pinch of salt
½ Tsp baking powder

Grind coconut and cook it with sugar and a little water for about 15 minutes.Keep on stirring while cooking and allow it to cool completely. Add sieved sooji to this mixture with well-beaten yolks of eggs, almond paste, nutmeg and cardamom powders, raisins, rose water, baking powder and salt and mix thoroughly. Lastly, add the well-beaten egg whites and mix well.Then pour the mixture in a greased oven-proof dish and top it with halved almonds and bake in a moderately hot oven for about 50-60 minutes.

Useful Hint:
It is better to grind the coconut and cook it with sugar in the morning and to mix the rest of the ingredients in the evening and keep it covered, overnight and bake the next morning.

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