opt.; subs with 1 pinch salt
Begin by preheating the cooker, add in 1 1/2 cups of salt, a wire stand and a plate. Cover and heat for 10 mins in medium flame.
Grease a 18cm cake tin with butter.
For the batter, begin by adding 325g of dates to a food processor/blender and pulse to chop and keep aside. Alternatively you can finely chop them with a knife
Take 1 1/3 cup of atta, 1 tsp each of baking soda & baking powder in this, and also add in 1/4 cup of butter. Blitz to resemble bread crumbs. Alternatively, you can rub butter into flour with hands.
Add in 2tbsp stevia, 2tbsp cocoa powder and mix all together. While mixing, pour in 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence.
Once the batter is smooth, add in the chopped dates and mix well.
Pour the batter into the cake tin, top well with chopped pistachios. And transfer the cake tin to the hot cooker and let this bake inside for 40 minutes in low-medium flame.
Since this batter has a lot of dates, it might take 5-10 minutes more or less for baking. Check at 35 minutes, and increase thereafter.
Once baked, take out and let cool completely. Slice up & serve!