Gujarati Handvo Recipe | How to make handvo at home
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Gujarati
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Serves: 2
Gujarati Handvo Recipe - Traditional Gujarati pan cake with gram and rice flour. Handvo is famous snack dish of Gujarat.
For handwa batter
  • Flour of chana dal, urud dal & rice : 2 cups
  • Curd : 4 tbsp
  • Water : 2 cups
For vegetables in batter
  • Potato : 1/2 cup, grated
  • Bottle gourd (lauki/dudhi) : 1/2 cup, grated
  • Green peas : 1/2 cup
  • Onion : 1/3 cup, grated
  • Garlic : 2 clove, grated
  • Green chilli : 1 piece, finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger : 1 tsp, grated
  • Sesame seeds : 1 tbsp
  • Soda bi-carbonate (baking soda): 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
For Tempering
  • Mustard seeds (rai) : 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves : 5 pieces
  • Sesame seeds : 1 tsp
  • Dry red chili : 1/2 piece
  • Asafoetida (hing): 1/4 tsp
To make Handva batter
  1. In a bowl take lentils & rice flour and add around 4 tbsp of curd and water. Mix it well.
  2. Cover the handva batter with lid and keep it aside to get fermented over night or 10-12 hours in a warm place.
To make Handva mix
  1. Once the handva batter is fermented, add grated vegetables: bottle gourd (lauki/dudhi), potato, green peas, grated cabbage (optional), onion (optional), carrot (optional) and mix it well.
  2. Also add chopped garlic and ginger, green chilies, turmeric powder, sesame seeds and salt to taste.
  3. Mix the batter well and check the consistency. Add a little water if required to adjust the consistency.
For tempering
  1. In a pan take a tablespoon of oil and temper the mustard seeds (rai). Add 4-5 curry leaves, dry red chili, a pinch of asafoetida and sesame seeds.
  2. Take 1/2 cup of handvo batter into a separate bowl and add 1/4 tsp of soda bicarbonate. Now pour 2-3 drops of lemon juice on soda bicarbonate and mix it well with the batter. This way the handvo will become nice & fluffy.
  3. Pour the handva mixture on top of tempered seeds/curry leaves. Cook on each side for around 5 minutes with lid-on on low flame. Handva should get nice golden brown color on each side and properly cooked inside.
  4. Repeat above steps for each of Handva cake.
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