Moong and Palak Handvo

Handvo is a traditional and very popular Gujarati snack that spells of good nutrition This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Moong and Palak Handvo

Main Ingredients Tata Sampann Moong Dal Chilka, Spinach
Cuisine Gujarati
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 3.30-4 hour
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Moong and Palak Handvo

  • 1 3/4 cups Tata Sampann Moong Dal Chilka
  • 1/2 medium bunches Spinach blanched
  • 12-15 Spinach leaves shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Oats flour
  • 1/2 cup Sweetcorn boiled
  • 1/2 cup Green peas boiled
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander-cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 2-3 Green chillies crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Fruit salt
  • 4 teaspoons Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seeds
  • 4 teaspoons White sesame seeds
  • to serve Tomato ketchup


  1. Take Tata Sampann Moong Dal Chilka in a bowl and add sufficient water. Soak for 2-3 hours.
  2. Drain and put the Moong Dal into a blender jar and add blanched spinach and oats flour. Add a little water and blend to a slightly coarse mixture. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl.
  3. Add sweetcorn, green peas, shredded spinach leaves, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander-cumin powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice, sugar and green chillies and mix well. Add 2-3 tbsps water and mix well.
  4. Heat a non-stick shallow pan. Add fruit salt to the mixture and mix well.
  5. For each portion, heat 1 tsp oil in the pan, add ½ tsp mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add 1 tsp sesame seeds and toast them lightly. Pour a ladle of the batter and spread it slightly. Cover and cook on low heat till the underside becomes crisp. Flip the handvo, cover and cook till the other side becomes crisp.
  6. Cut each handvo into 4 triangles and arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot with tomato ketchup.