Handvo | How to make Handvo

By Chiquita Gulati  |  9th Mar 2016  |  
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About Handvo Recipe

This quintessential Gujrati snack is a reminder of my childhood.

Handvo is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Handvo has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Chiquita Gulati is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Handvo recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Handvo is 20 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Handvo is perfect to serve 6 people. Handvo is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Handvo. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Handvo by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Handvo

  • For Handva flour:
  • rice – 1 cup
  • Red split gram – ½ cup (masur dhuli)
  • Yellow split gram – ½ cup (chana dal)
  • wheat – 4 tbsp
  • Bengal Gram – 2 tbsp (chickpea)
  • White split gram – 2 tbsp (urad dhuli)
  • semolina – 2 tbsp
  • Sour yoghurt – 1 ½ cup
  • bottle gourd (grated) or Corn Kernels or Cabbage (chopped) – 2 cups
  • oil – as required
  • sugar – 1 tbsp
  • ginger Chilli Paste – 2 tsp
  • garlic Pods Whole – 4 to 5 (optimal)
  • Soda Bicarbonate – 2 tsp
  • peanuts – ½ cup
  • asafoetida – 2 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • For Tempering:
  • oil
  • mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Round Red chillies – 3 to 4
  • asafoetida – a pinch (hing)
  • curry leaves – 4 to 5

How to make Handvo

  1. Grind all the dals to make a flour. Soak handva flour mixture with sour yoghurt and soda overnight.
  2. Grease a medium sized baking dish with a little oil. Preheat the oven to 150ᵒC.
  3. When the batter is fermented, add choice of vegetable, salt, ginger-chilli paste, sugar, asafoetida, and two tbsp of oil and soda bicarbonate and mix it with little water.
  4. Mix the batter very lightly and pour it into a greased baking dish. Take a pan, heat 4 tbsp oil, add mustard, peanuts and sesame seeds. When they splutter, add asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Pour the tempering over the Handva batter and bake it in a preheated oven for 30 – 35 minutes until it forms a golden crust and knife comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool. Cut into squares and serve with green chutney or sweet-sour pickle.

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