Gujarati Handvo in Pan/Without Oven Recipe

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Gujarati Handvo in Pan/Without Oven Recipe - गुजराती हांडवो पैन मैं / बिना ओवन रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Gujarati Handvo is a delicious Indian savoury cake recipe made using rice, lentils & vegetables. The batter is fermented overnight or 8 hours before cooking. Handvo is a recipe from Gujarat where it is consumed the most as a snack or main meal. In this recipe learn how to bake it in Pan without traditional sand oven or OTG. Vegetables are added to batter before cooking - you may add bottle gourd, corn, peas, etc. Do try this recipe.

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1/2 cup short grain rice
1/4 cup toor/tuvar/arhar dal/pigeon pea
2 tbsp chana dal/Bengal gram
2 tbsp urad dal/split dehusked black gram
1/4 cup dahi/curd/yoghurt
1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
1/4 cup water or as required
1 cup grated dudhi/lauki/bottle gourd
1/4 cup corn/maize/makai (optional)
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp ginger-chillies/adrak-mirchi paste
1 tsp garlic/lasun paste
1/2 tbsp salt/namak or to taste
1/2 tsp Eno fruit salt


4 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds/rai
1 dried red chilli/sukhi lal mirchi
1/8 tsp asafoetida/hing
1/2 tsp sesame seeds/til

SERVES: 2-3 people
OTHER TIME: 14 hours (Soaking 5 hours, Fermenting 9 hours)
* 1 CUP = 237 ML


Making batter:

1. Soak rice, pigeon pea, Bengal gram & split black gram together for 4-5 hours.
2. Drain water & grind along with curd, turmeric powder & water to slightly coarse consistency.
3. Transfer batter to big bowl. 
4. Cover & allow it ferment in a dark place for 8-9 hours.
5. Mix well.
6. Add grated bottle gourd & corn (optional) & mix.
7. Add oil, ginger-chillies paste, garlic paste, salt & mix. 
8. Add Eno fruit salt & pour little water over it.
9. Mix in one direction till Eno white disappears.

Making tempering & cooking handvo:

1. Take 3 tbsp oil in a pan.
2. Add mustard seeds & allow it to crackle.
3. Add dried red chilli, asafoetida, sesame seeds & mix.
4. Pour batter in pan. 
5. Level the batter with spoon.
6. Cover & cook handvo for 20-25 min on low flame.
7. After 20 min check & if it has not turned brown at base cook for 5 min more.
8. Switch off flame & place a large plate over pan & turn it upside down.
9. Place pan on cook top & start flame on low.
10. Pour 1 tbsp oil in pan.
11. Gently slide handvo in to pan to cook on other side.
12. Cover & cook for 15-20 min on low flame.
13. Switch off flame.
14. Take handvo out in plate & cut to pieces
15. Gujarati handvo in pan is ready! Serve hot with green chutney.


1. While grinding add more water if required. Consistency of batter should be slightly coarse.
2. Add Eno fruit salt just before cooking handvo. Eno makes handvo fluffy & soft.

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