By Urvi Zaveri  |  4th Nov 2016  |  
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About Handvo Recipe

Handvo is a vegetable cake. It is a part of the Gujarati cuisine. It is often made with a bottle gourd filling, though many other vegetables can be added. Sometimes crushed peanuts are also added

The delicious and mouthwatering Handvo is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Handvo is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Handvo. Urvi Zaveri shared Handvo recipe which can serve 10 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Handvo. Try this delicious Handvo recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Urvi Zaveri of Handvo by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Handvo can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Handvo with other users


Ingredients to make Handvo

  • 3 cups rice
  • 1 cup split Bengal gram
  • 1/2 cup split red gram
  • 1/2 cup split black gram
  • 3 cups butter milk
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 250g bottle gourd grated
  • 1 med sized potato cut to cubes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds 1tsp for garnish
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1tsp turmeric powder

How to make Handvo

  1. Wash and soak rice, Bengal gram,black gram,red gram, overnight.
  2. In morning remove water and grind with butter milk to a nice paste .
  3. The mixture shouldn't be very watery .
  4. Add salt and mix well keep the mixture in a container in a dark place and leave to ferment.
  5. Now add the vegetables to this mixture.
  6. In a bowl mix water 1tbsp oil and soda and add to the mix.
  7. Add ginger paste.
  8. Add salt if required . Add turmeric ,red chilli powder ,sugar
  9. In a pan heat oil to this add mustard seeds once it sputters add sesame seeds and garlic . Cook till the garlic turns pinkish.
  10. Add this to the handva mixture
  11. Grease a handva pan and sprinkle Bengal gram flour . Pour the mixture and garnish with sesame seeds.
  12. In the handva pan small dish heat sand and put the main pan on top of it at a very low flame . Cook for 45 min and check inserting a toothpick. .if it comes out clean it's ready . Orelse cook for another 10 15 min.
  13. Let it cool for 20min . Run a knife along the edges and invert in a dish . Yummy Gujarati handva is ready to relish.

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