Organic Mixed Dal Handvo - Authentic Gujarati Recipe

Organic Mixed Dal Handvo - Authentic Gujarati Recipe

Organic Handvo - Authentic Gujrathi Recipe
Prep Time: 8.30 hours | Cook Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 9.30 hour


For the Rice and Dal batter

  • Organic Rice - 1 cup
  • Organic Yellow Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Tuvar Dal - 1 tablespoon
  • Urad Dal - 1 tablespoon
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/4th teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

For the Masala

  • ginger - 1-inch 
  • garlic cloves - 4 medium
  • 1 to 2 green chilies 

For the tadka/ tempering

  • Oil - 1 tablespoon 
  • mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Methi seeds - 4 to 5
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Curry leaves - 6-7 chopped
  • Organic Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lauki (Bottle gourd) - 1 cup heaped
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander - 3 to 4 tablespoon finely chopped
  • Sesame seeds - 2 to 3 teaspoons (You can increase the quantity if you like)

How to make Authentic Gujrati Handvo?

Step 1 - Soak the Dal and Rice

  1. In a bowl, mix the rice, moong dal, urad dal and tuvar dal. 
  2. Wash and drain this mixture twice
  3. Soak in water with at least 3 times more water than the dal and rice.
  4. Let the rice and dal soak for 4 to 6 hours

How to make Handvo - Step 1

Step 2 - Grinding the batter

  1. Drain water from the mixture
  2. Add the rice and dal in a mixer blender
  3. Grind this mixture. Use a little amount of water as needed
  4. The final consistency should be rava like 

Step 3 - Fermenting the Batter

  1. Remove the batter in a big bowl
  2. Add baking soda
  3. Add curd
  4. mix well and let it rest overnight. It needs 8 to 9 hours for the batter to ferment properly.
  5. After 9 hours, the batter will be fermented. You will notice that there are small bubbles in the batter.

How to make Handvo - Step 2

Step 4 - Prepare the handvo batter

  1. Crush the ginger and chilies in a mortar and pestle. You can use a mixer for this as well
  2. Wash the Lauki. Peel it and grate it. We need 1 heaped cup of Lauki.
  3. Add the Lauki and Ginger chilly to the batter

How to make Handvo - Step 3

Step 5 - Season the Batter

  1. Add Salt, Red Chilly Powder, Turmeric and Cumin Seed powder to the batter
  2. Mix it together

How to make Handvo - Step 4


Step 6 - Final Batter

  1. Add some oil and coriander leaves
  2. Mix all the ingredients well

How to make Handvo - Step 5

    Step 6 - Making the Handvo

    1. Heat a flat bottomed pan and spread oil in it
    2. Add some sesame seeds and curry leaves in the oil
    3. Add the handvo batter in the pan. The height of the batter in the pan must be 1 to 1.5 inch
    4. Use a spoon to level the batter
    5. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on the handvo
    6. Cook the handvo on low flame by covering it.

    How to make Handvo - Step 6

    Step 7 - Flip the Handvo

    1. You will notice that the sides of the handvo start becoming golden. This is the stage when you have to flip the handvo.
    2. Add some oil from the sides of the handvo so that the other side gets crispy too
    3. No need to cover the pan when you cook the other side
    4. You will again see the sides turning gold. Once they look nice golden, your handvo is ready.

    How to make Handvo - Step 7

    Step 8 - Cut and Serve

    1. Remove from the pan and serve it with coriander chutney.
    2. It tastes great even with Meetha Achaar or Chunda.

    How to make Handvo - Step 8

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