Ovenless Cakes ( Suji Caramel Pudding )

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You are in for a great treat.  Now you needn’t worry about not having an oven. Give this ovenless cake or ovenless pudding recipe a try and you will not be sorry. This recipe is a simple and elegant dessert that needs no oven to bake. I am sure you have heard of caramel custard. This dish is a slight twist on it as it uses semolina (suji) for a slightly earthy taste and texture. Even the famous “crème brulee” is a similar creation but this dish stand out on its own. You can serve this after a heavy dinner as a light dessert or perhaps choose to dive into this soulful pudding as a tea time accompaniment. The best thing about this pudding is that it is served cold.

This suji caramel pudding requires a few basic ingredients and nothing more. You must also have a few basic cooking equipments for this preparation. All you will need is a baking mould, a curry pan and a wire stand in which we shall bake this pudding. So let’s get started.

Please note that all the measures for this recipe have been given in cup size. Keep in mind that 1 cup size unit is 250ml.

Here’s the list of ingredients you shall require and their measurements for Suji Caramel Pudding:-


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Custard Powder
  • 2 cups Milk
  • ¼ cup Semolina
  • Water


  1. Firstly, on your frying pan, take ½ cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of water. Begin to caramelize it. Once it turns golden brown remove from heat. Be careful to keep this caramelized sugar from over cooking. Pour into baking mould.
  2. To make the custard pudding which we shall add to milk and semolina later. Take 2 tablespoons of custard powder and ½ cup of water. Stir it well in a bowl so that our custard mixture is ready.
  3. On the stove add 2 cups of milk, ½ cup of sugar and cook until it boils. Once it reached a boil add ¼ cup of semolina (suji)
  4. Cook this concoction for 1 minute on low heat, now you can go ahead and add the custard mixture. Cook for a few minutes while stirring until it thickens.
  5. Now we are ready to assemble our delectable pudding. Pour this mixture into the mould and give it a few jolts so that this custard semolina mixture settles well into the mould.
  6. Now you can begin the ovenless baking procedure, take a curry pan and add 2 cups of hot water to it, once the water is added, place your wire stand on it firmly, this will be the stand for our baking mould
  7. Place the baking mould with the gooey goodness of semolina and custard sitting atop the caramelized sugar. Cover this mould with aluminium foil so that it can cook evenly.
  8. After about 30 minutes our pudding is ready but cannot be served just yet. Cool the baking mould at room temperature for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove pudding from baking mould and refrigerate for a few hours.
  9. You are now ready to serve this simple yet elegant creation. Slice the caramel suji cake into 4 thick slices and garnish each slice with a few mint leaves. This will add a little freshness to the pudding and also break the sweetness from over powering your taste buds. Now you can go ahead and dig into this refreshing dessert.

Be sure to share this elegant creation with your friends and family. It is also a great evening snack which can be served with tea & coffee or perhaps be served after a meal. The choice is yours. No matter when you serve it, you are bound to get many compliments with this recipe. Another great thing with this recipe is that it gives a lot of ideas for creative innovation.  I would encourage you to play around with this rather simple recipe and mix & match some other ingredients as per your taste. For example those of you who like more spicier notes in their desserts can add some “elaichi”  or “cinnamon” extract to the pudding mixture before it bakes, giving it whole new twist. You will surely be delighted with this easy recipe and remember to keep it handy before an upcoming celebration or surprise in the family. Your friends will be surprised to know that you managed this Suji Caramel Pudding without an oven.

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