Gujarati Handvoh

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 cup - Toor dal
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup plain khatta yogurt or 2 cups buttermilk (Chaas)
  • 3 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, shredded
  • 1-2 hot peppers, chopped or minced
  • 1/2 cup mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp eno or 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp haldi
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2-3 dry red peppers
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 lb cabbage (optional)

How to Make Gujarati Handvoh

  • Mix rice and toor dal and soak them overnight in water in a large vessel. Drain and clean under running water the next morning and keep for 5 minutes.
  • Grind the drained rice and dal mixture in a grinder using yogurt and fresh water to make paste (not too thick or too thin) and pour it into another vessel.
  • Now, mix well the rice-dal paste with 2 tbsp mustard seeds, eno, chopped coriander, chopped hot peppers, salt, sugar, shredded ginger, haldi and 1 tbsp oil (optional). Shredded cabbage if used may be added at this time.
  • Pour in oven-proof deep container greased with oil.
  • Place in pre-heated oven at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  • The handvo is ready.
  • In a small container with handle, pour remaining oil, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, dry peppers and warm for 2 minutes.
  • Pour tempering over handvo for taste.