Recipe of Handvo
A traditional Gujarati savoury cake. It is made with a combinations of lentils, rice and buttermilk.
- 1 medium bottle gourd
- 3 Tbsp coriander chopped
- 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
- 3 cups buttermilk
- 3 tsp soda bi-carb
- 1 tsp each urad and channa dal
- 1 tsp each cumin and mustard seeds
- 4-5 Tbsp oil
- salt to taste
For grinding together:
- 1 cup rice
- 1 cup yellow moong dal
How to Make Handvo
- Take butter milk in a large vessel.
- Add salt, soda and flour, mix well.
- Keep it aside for 6-7 hours.
- Grate bottle gourd and squeeze out excess water.
- Then add gourd, coriander and green chillies.
- Heat oil in a pan, add urad & channa dals, and seeds.
- Allow to splutter, pour half in the batter and mix it thoroughly.
- Put it in a greased oven proof deep container.
- Pour remaining seasoning on top.
- Place in a preheated oven at 280oC for 10 minutes.
- Reduce to 200 C or 180 C for 40 minutes or till done.
- Check by inserting a skewer, which should come out clean.
- Slice into wedges and serve hot.
Key Ingredients: Bottle Gourd
, Coriander Leaves
, Green Chillies
, Baking Soda
, Black Gram
, Bengal Gram (Split)
, Cumin Seeds
, Mustard Seeds
, Vegetable Oil
, Green Gram