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Nirjala Ekadasi-Festival of India-Ekadasi Recipe Farari Cakeks

Nirjala Ekadasi

Ekadasi Recipe Farari Cakeks


200 g (1½ cups) buckwheat flour

50 g (½ cup) potato flour

50 ml (¼ cup) sunflower seed oil 

150 g (¾ cup) caster sugar

the rind of one medium orange, finely grated

½ tsp sodium bicarbonate

1 tsp cream of tartar

The juice and rind of one orange

The juice of 1 lemon

200 ml (¾ cup) milk or apple juice

1 tsp ground ginger


Heat the oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4. Prepare 24 fairy cake cases or 10 muffin cases in a tin.

Sift the potato and buckwheat flours, ginger, cream of tartar and bicarbonate.

Mix in the sugar.

In a different bowl, mix together the milk and the lemon juice.

Add the oil, orange rind and juice.

Combine the two mixtures and stir for one minute.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins and bake for 10-15 minutes

Check if the centre is dry before removing from the oven.

Alternative serving: to make them a bit sweeter and moister, when cool, cut them in half and spread with jam.