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Baked Handvo

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Baked savoury cake of rice and mixed dals.

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Preparation Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cooking time : 51-60 minutes

Servings : 4

Baked Handvo

Main Ingredients

Rice, Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal)





Level Of Cooking



  • Rice
    1 cup
  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal)
    1/2 cup
  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal)
    1/4 cup
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
    2 tablespoons
  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
    2 tablespoons
  • Sour yogurt
    1/2 cup
  • Soda bicarbonate
    2 teaspoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Sugar
    4 teaspoons
  • Red chilli powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil
    4 tablespoons
  • Whole dry red chillies
  • Bay leaf
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Mustard seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice
    1 tablespoon


Step 1

Soak rice with all dals in five cups of water for two hours. Drain. Grind to a coarse paste and add water to make a batter of medium thick consistency. Mix in yogurt and a teaspoon of soda bicarbonate.

Step 2

Cover batter and keep in a dark place for two to three hours so that it ferments. Add salt, sugar, red chilli powder, turmeric powder to the batter and mix.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a pan, add whole red chillies, bay leaf, asafoetida and mustard seeds. Sprinkle remaining soda bicarbonate on batter and pour lemon juice on it. Immediately pour hot tempering on this and whisk briskly.

Step 4

Grease small moulds. Pour batter in each till half full. Put some water in a baking tray and place the moulds on it.

Step 5

Cook in the preheated oven at 200°C for twenty to twenty five minutes. Demould the handvo. Serve with green chutney.

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