How to make Handvo -

A popular Gujarati snack made with fermented dal and rice,tempered and steamed.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Green gram

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Handvo Recipe Card


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 : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Handvo Recipe

  • Rice 2 cups

  • Green gram 1/2 cup

  • Bengal gram (chana) 1/2 cup

  • Black gram sattu 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cabbage shredded 2 tablespoons

  • Onion sliced thinly 1 small

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) grated 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves chopped 5-6

  • Sesame seeds (black) 1 teaspoon

  • Red chillies broken 2


Step 1

Coarsely grind rice and the dals.

Step 2

Take two cups of this powdered mixture in a bowl. Add one cup of yogurt, two tablespoons oil and enough lukewarm water to make a thick batter. Cover and let it ferment overnight.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Add ginger-green chilli paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix. Add onion, bottle gourd and cabbage and mix.

Step 4

Heat the remaining oil in a small pan. Add asafetida and mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter add curry leaves, dried red chillies and sesame seeds. Add this tempering to the batter and mix well.

Step 5

Pour batter into the mould. Put some water in a baking tray and place the mould on it.

Step 6

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

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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