Jain Vegetable Handvo

A popular snack item from Gujarat – superbly tasty. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Jain Vegetable Handvo

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Main Ingredients Green peas, Yogurt
Cuisine Gujarati
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Jain Vegetable Handvo

  • ½ cup Green peas boiled
  • ½ cup Yogurt warm
  • 1 small Green capsicum finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Corn boiled
  • 1½ cups handvo flour
  • ½ small Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) peeled and grated
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • to taste Salt
  • for cooking Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Fruit salt
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seeds
  • 4 teaspoons White sesame seeds


  1. Combine handvo flour and yogurt in a bowl. Add water as required and whisk well into a thick smooth batter.
  2. Add green peas, bottle gourd, capsicum, corn and green chillies and mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sugar and salt and mix well. Add little water and mix well.
  3. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan.
  4. Add fruit salt to the batter and mix well.
  5. Add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds in the pan and when the seeds start to splutter, pour a ladleful of batter on it and spread into a 1 inch thick large disc. Cover and cook on the underside for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Flip, drizzle some more oil all around, cover and cook on the other side for 3-4 minutes. Similarly prepare the rest of the handvos.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1304
Carbohydrates 188.9
Protein 43.4
Fat 41.8
Other Fiber Iron- 15.6mg