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

This quintessential Gujrati snack is a reminder of my childhood.

Handvo, a deliciously amazing recipe to treat your family members. This recipe of Handvo by Chiquita Gulati will definitely help you in its preparation. Surprisingly the preparations for Handvo can be done within 20 minute. Isn't it interesting. Also, the time taken for cooking Handvo is not very much. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish is definitely going to come out superb! This recipe is almost perfect to serve 6 people.A lot of times making Handvo can be quite tricky, so the recipe in Better Butter can help you in making it. The aroma which arises while cooking Handvo is just too tempting. Cooking Handvoat home might be a little tedious but when your whole family would enjoy the meal, all your efforts would be totally worth it. The recipe can be turned and twisted in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. This recipe of Handvo is so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Handvo from Better Butter.


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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