Handvo

  • on June 13, 2022
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Handvo is a vegetable cake originating from Gujarat, India. It is a part of the Gujarati cuisine. It is often made with a bottle gourd filling, though many other vegetables can be added. Sometimes crushed peanuts are also added.

Vegetable Handva is a variety of Handvo which is based on gram flour and contains vegetables like peas, cabbage, and also includes garam masala. It is often eaten along with pickle or tea.

Handvo

Sukaina Nasser Mamado
Handvo is a vegetable cake originating from Gujarat, India. It is a part of the Gujarati cuisine. It is often made with a bottle gourd filling, though many other vegetables can be added. Sometimes crushed peanuts are also added.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Savoury Starters
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Handvo flour OR 1 cup rice flour and 1/2 cup gram flour and 1/2 cup semolina
  • 250 grams yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 6 curry leaves (limbdo)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small potato, grated (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon peas
  • 1-2 tablespoon shredded white cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons Eno Fruit Salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Mix together hondwo flour (or rice flour, gram flour and semolina) and salt in a large bowl
  • Add the yoghurt and some hot water to form a thick paste and leave to stand for about 2 hours (or overnight if possible)
  • Now add all the remaining ingredients except Eno, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and oil. Mix thoroughly
  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and curry leaves
  • As they pop remove from heat and pour over the hondwo mixture
  • Add the Eno and mix thoroughly
  • Pour the mixture into a well-greased tin and bake in an oven at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 or 375°F) for about half an hour
  • After 10 minutes of baking sprinkle sesame seeds on top and return to oven
  • Check with a cocktail stick to see if the hondwo is cooked
  • Serve with red garlic chutney
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