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Rita Arora
30 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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It's a traditional Gujrati recipe.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Gujarat
  • Baking
  • Snacks
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. rice 1/2 cup
  2. Chana dal 1/4 cup
  3. Mung dhuli dal 1/4 cup
  4. Urad dhuli dal 1/4 cup
  5. Grated bottle gourd 1/2 cup
  6. Grated carrot 1/2 cup
  7. Chopped cabbage 1/2 cup
  8. Chopped beans 1 tbsp
  9. Chopped coriander 2 tbsp
  10. salt as per taste
  11. chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  12. A pinch of turmeric powder
  13. Chopped green chilli 1
  14. ginger paste 1 tsp
  15. lemon juice 2 tsp
  16. sugar 1 tsp
  17. curd 1/2 cup
  18. Baking soda 3/4 tsp
  19. For tempering:
  20. oil 3 tbsp
  21. Curry leaves 10-15
  22. A pinch of asafoetida
  23. cumin seeds 1 tsp
  24. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  25. Sesame seeds 2 tsp


  1. Soak the dal and rice for 4-5 hours. Start by grinding the rice coarsely, then add the dal and grind it coarsely as well.
  2. Heat a pan, add oil, hing, jeera, rai, til, curry leaves, once it splutters turn off the gas.
  3. In the dal and rice batter, add the chopped vegetables, lemon juice, sugar, curd, salt, red chilli, turmeric powder, ginger and mix well.
  4. Add half the amount of tempering into the batter. Then add baking soda in the end and mix well.
  5. Pour this batter into a greased cake tin. Pour rest of the tadka on top of the handvo and sprinkle some red chilli powder as well.
  6. Bake it in a preheated oven at 200 degrees celsius for 15-20 mins.
  7. Serve it warm.

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Rewa Chadha
Rewa Chadha   Mar-31-2016

is it necessary to bake it ? can't it be made by steaming just like Dhokla ?

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