Handvo !! Gujrati snack !! Lentil bake !!

My Take.. On The Gujrati Delish Handvo...,,,  I've become a die heart fan of it from the day i ate it at our farewell party in USA,, made by my dear Aunt n friend Harsha ji...but  never took the initiative to attempt it...who says only pregnant woman crave, even we do... since yesterday started to crave for it n here it comes The Golden Baked Handvo!!!!!!!!! 
Easy to make no expertise required...

  • 1 cup : Long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup : Chana dal
  • 1/4 cup : Toor dal
  • 2 tbsp : urad dal
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 2 tsp : Ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies : finely chopped
  • 1 medium Bottle gourd / Lauki / zuchini peeled n grated
  • 1 medium carrot peeled n grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2  tsp carom seeds/ ajwain
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Eno fruit salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Hing /Asoefetida
  • 2 dry red chillies broken into pieces
  • Wash Rice and all Dals and soak them for at least 4-6 hours.
  • Drain water from Rice/Dal and coarsely grind them with Yogurt using Food processor or blender .
  • In a wide bowl add the dal batter, ginger garlic paste, green chillies,( i have ground them along with dal..so missing in pic ) salt , sugar, ajwain, turmeric powder, carrot and zuchini/ lauki grated..n mix well..

  • In a small pan heat 1 tsp of oil add the curry leaves ..once they splutter turn off the heat and add it to the batter...mix well..
  • Cover this batter n set at room temperature overnight....
  • Next morning add eno fruit salt n mix well ..
  • The batter will be foamy n bubbled up..
  • Grease a cake pan meanwhile..
  • Now add this batter to the greased pan n bake at 180°c / 350°f  for 40 mins or until golden and perfectly cooked...
  • In a skillet add the remaining oil ...once hot add the mustard seeds ,hing, sesame seeds allow them pop. .add broken dry red chilly pieces fry for a min and later add it to the baked handvo...
  • Once cooled to room temperature ..slice n serve...
The traditional goodness is ready to dig in...
Tastes way too good !!
A perfect breakfast, brunch or snack option...
Preferred ones during long journeys as well...All in all a wholesome dish !!!

Make n enjoy with your family n friends..
We love it hope  you will love it too !!!


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