How to make Handvo - Mixed dals and rice ground, mixed with yogurt and masalas, fermented and baked.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Split Pigeon Pea

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Handvo Recipe

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Split Pigeon Pea 1/2 cup

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1/4 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Whole black gram (sabut urad) 2 tablespoons

  • Sour yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Oil 5 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons

  • Carrot grated 1 medium

  • Cabbage shredded 1/4 small

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cloves 2

  • Mustard seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Soda bicarbonate 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak the rice with all the dals in 5 cups of water for 2 hours. Drain. Grind the rice to a coarse paste and add enough water to make a batter of medium thick consistency.

Step 2

Mix in the yogurt. Cover the batter and leave to stand in a dark place for 2-3 hours to ferment.

Step 3

Preheat oven at 180° C. For the tempering heat oil in a non stick pan.

Step 4

Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, carrot, cabbage to the batter and mix well. Add bay leaves to the oil.

Step 5

Chop red chillies and add to the pan along with asafoetida, red chillies, cloves, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add soda, lemon juice and the tempering to the batter and mix well.

Step 6

Pour the batter into greased spring form cake tin, sprinkle sesame seeds on top and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or till the crust is deep golden. Cut into wedges and serve.