Handvo Recipe

Gujarati Hando

Handvo is the most famous Gujarati delicacy, traditional made with rice and combination of Indian lentils, and the best ingredient is grated white pumpkin, that brings a huge taste in this Festival Recipe. Make it in your own kitchen and enjoy on this Ganesh Chaturthi.Gujarati Hando Recipe

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Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients :

  • 4 cups Rice (long grained)
  • 1/2 cup Split Green Gram (Green Moong Dal)
  • 1/2 cup Toovar Dal (Arhar)
  • 1/2 cup Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)
  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal
  • 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups grated pumpkin (lauki, bittergourd)
  • 2 cups sour curd
  • 1 tsp Soda-bi-carb
  • 2 tbsp oil

For Tempering you will require:

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • A pinch of asofoetida
  • 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (white til)

How to make Handvo:

  1. Wash the lentils and rice separately in 3-4 changing of water.
  2. Soak them for about 2 hours.
  3. Drain the water and keep aside.
  4. Now combine all the lentils and rice into a grinder, make a fine paste by grinding well.
  5. Pour sour curd in ground mixture and mix well.
  6. Cover the mixture and keep for overnight for fermentation.
  7. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add ginger – garlic paste.
  8. Saute for few seconds and add green chillies.
  9. Mix the remaining ingredients and saute on medium high flame.
  10. Grease a big round shaped baking dish with some oil and pour batter all over in it.
  11. Heat a saucepan and add 2 tbsp of oil.
  12. Put mustard seeds and let them crackle well.
  13. Add remaining tempering ingredients and fry them for a few seconds.
  14. pour the tempering over the prepared batter.
  15. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and bake the dish for about 30 minutes.
  16. When the crust seems brown, take it out from the oven.
  17. Allow to cool for few minutes at a wire rack.
  18. Cut into desired pieces and your handvo is ready to eat.


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