handvo recipe | how to make gujarati handvo recipe | mixed dal handvo

handvo recipe | how to make gujarati handvo recipe | mixed dal handvo with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy and tasty mixed lentil vegetable cake recipe from the popular gujarati cuisine. it is generally prepared from lauki or bottle gourd combined with mixed lentil dough and baked till it attains cake-like texture. it is generally served with spicy green chutney for breakfast and snacks.
handvo recipehandvo recipe | how to make gujarati handvo recipe | mixed dal handvo with step by step photo and video recipe. gujarati cuisine has to offer myriad colourful recipes which can be easily relished for breakfast and dinner. generally, it is either prepared with besan or perhaps with a combination of lentils. one such healthy and a popular baked recipe similar to the cake recipe is vegetable based handvo recipe.

i have posted quite a few gujarati cuisine recipes till now in my blog, but personally, i feel handvo recipe is the most healthy recipe. basically, the recipe is full of nutrients particularly a protein-packed filling spicy bread. the texture and appearance is very similar to any popular cake recipe, but has to offer a lot more benefits compared to it. i personally prepare it breakfast and i prepare it well ahead in advance like the previous day. it makes my life easier early morning and i just heat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave before serving. the savory handvo cake can be served as it is, but i personally recommend to serve it with spicy green chutney. in addition you can also serve it with a combination of green chutney and imli chutney too.

how to make gujarati handvo recipe

the gujarati handvo recipe can be overwhelming especially for the beginners hence, sharing some tips and suggestions for it. firstly, lauki or bottle gourd is generally added to this vegetable and lentil based cake. but that is optional and can use any choice of veggies like pumpkin, sweet potato etc. secondly, i have used eno fruit salt for hastening the fermentation but as an alternative, you can use baking soda too. also, ensure to ground the lentil to a thick batter with less water while grounding. finally, the recipe is generally served for breakfast but can also be easily adapted for evening tea time snacks. serve it with green chutney, tomato ketchup and/or imli chutney.

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handvo recipe
handvo recipe | how to make gujarati handvo recipe | mixed dal handvo
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Soaking Time
4 hrs
Total Time
45 mins
 

easy handvo recipe | how to make gujarati handvo recipe | mixed dal handvo

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: gujarati
Servings: 1 cake
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for handvo batter:
  • 1 cup rice
  • ½ cup chana dal
  • ¼ cup toor dal
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • ½ cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 cup bottle gourd / lauki grated
  • ½ cup cabbage grated
  • ¼ cup carrot grated
  • 3 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp eno / fruit salt
for tempering:
  • 3 tsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp sesame / til
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
Instructions
  1. firstly, soak 1 cup rice, ½ cup chana dal, ¼ cup toor dal, 2 tbsp urad dal for 3-4 hours.
  2. add ½ cup curd and blend to a smooth but slightly coarse paste.
  3. further add 1 cup grated bottle gourd, ½ cup grated cabbage, ¼ cup grated carrot and 3 tbsp coriander.
  4. also add ½ tsp ginger paste, 1 green chilli, ½ tsp sugar, ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, 2 tsp oil and ¾ tsp salt.
  5. mix well making sure the batter is slightly thick like idli batter consistency.
  6. now add 1 tsp eno / fruit salt and mix gently.
  7. bake the handvo in over or cook on tawa

how to make handvo recipe with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup rice, ½ cup chana dal, ¼ cup toor dal, 2 tbsp urad dal for 3-4 hours.
    handvo recipe
  2. drain off the water and transfer to a blender.
    handvo recipe
  3. add ½ cup curd and blend to a smooth but slightly coarse paste.
    handvo recipe
  4. transfer the batter to mixing bowl. cover and allow to ferment overnight if you do not prefer to use eno fruit salt.
    handvo recipe
  5. further add 1 cup grated bottle gourd, ½ cup grated cabbage, ¼ cup grated carrot and 3 tbsp coriander. you can add vegetables of your choice.
    handvo recipe
  6. also add ½ tsp ginger paste, 1 green chilli, ½ tsp sugar, ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, 2 tsp oil and ¾ tsp salt.
    handvo recipe
  7. mix well making sure the batter is slightly thick like idli batter consistency.
    handvo recipe
  8. now add 1 tsp eno / fruit salt and mix gently. alternatively use ¼ tsp baking soda or ferment overnight if you do not prefer to use eno fruit salt / soda.
    how to make gujarati handvo recipe

baking handvo in the oven:

  1. transfer the batter into the round cake mould (dia: 7 inch, height: 4 inch). make sure to grease the mould with oil to avoid sticking and line butter paper at bottom of the tray.
    how to make gujarati handvo recipe
  2. now prepare the tempering by heating 3 tsp oil.
    how to make gujarati handvo recipe
  3. once the oil is hot add ¾ tsp mustard, ½ tsp cumin, 1 tsp sesame, few curry leaves and pinch hing.
    how to make gujarati handvo recipe
  4. allow to splutter and pour the tempering over handvo batter.
    how to make gujarati handvo recipe
  5. place the handvo tin into the preheated oven and bake at 180 degree celsius for 30 minutes.
    how to make gujarati handvo recipe
  6. bake till the toothpick inserted comes out clean and crisp top layer is formed.
    mixed dal handvo
  7. finally, serve gujarati handvo / vegetable lentil cake with green chutney.

handvo on tawa:

  1. firstly, heat a pan with 3 tsp oil.
    mixed dal handvo
  2. once the oil is hot add ½ tsp mustard, ½ tsp cumin, 1 tsp sesame, few curry leaves and pinch hing.
    mixed dal handvo
  3. saute and splutter the tempering. also spread the tempering uniformly over tawa.
    mixed dal handvo
  4. pour 1½ cup of handvo batter spreading uniformly.
    mixed dal handvo
  5. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the top layer are dried.
    mixed dal handvo
  6. flip over gently making sure the bottom layer has turned crisp.
    mixed dal handvo
  7. cover and simmer for another 5 minutes or till the handvo are cooked completely.
    mixed dal handvo
  8. finally, serve gujarati handvo / vegetable lentil cake with green chutney.

notes:

  • firstly, prepare thick batter as the batter turns watery when vegetables are added.
  • also, add fenugreek leaves more rich flavour in handvo.
  • additionally, ferment the batter overnight after grinding to avoid adding eno / baking soda.
  • furthermore, add eno / baking soda just before baking. else the handvo will not be spongy.
  • finally, prepare slightly thin gujarati handvo when preparing on tawa as compared to baking in the oven.
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