Monday, June 25, 2007


300gm rice flour,
100gm Bengal gram flour,
4-cup sour butter milk,
200gm grated white gourd,
1-tbsp turmeric powder,
1-tbsp soda-bi-Card,
1-tbsp jaggery,
2-tbsp red chilli powder,
3-tbsp green chilli and garlic paste,
Salt to taste,
Coriander leaves and sesame seeds for Garnish.

* Soak Fenurreek (methi) seeds for 3-hours.

Ingredients for tadaka:
3-tbsp oil,
2-tbsp mustard seeds,
2-tbsp cumin seeds,
2-tbsp sesame seeds,
1-tbsp asophotedia.
Step 1: Both rice and begal gram flour are little big thicker as compare to roti flour.
Step 2: Mix both flour and butter milk finely if material is thick then add warm water. Keep aside for 7-8 hours for fermentation.

Step 3: After fermentation, add grated white gourd, garlic paste, turmeric powder, jaggery, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds and salt.
Step 4: Mix well and add soda-bi-Carb.
Step 5: Heat the oil in pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, and asophotedia.
Step 6: Turn off the flame add this in to prepared material.
Step 7: Mix finely with flour material.
Step 8: Then take reti (like as mitti or clay) in lover part of handva cooker and heat for 2-minutes. Step 9: Take handva cooker and spread oil in cooker.
Step 10: Pure prepared material in handva cooker.
Step 11: Put this cooker over the heat bottom plate of reti.
Step 12: Garnish with coriander leaves, red chilli powder, cut green chillies and sesame seeds.
Step 13: Cover the cooker with his top.
Step 14: Cook for 30-minutes in low flame.
Step 15: Cook until- you touch the surface of the handvo with spoone if spoone should come away clean then turn off the flame.

Step 16: Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.


bee said...

kajal, i just love this dish. thanks for the recipe. i will use my bundt cake pan.

Kajal said...

Hi Bee,
Thanks for pleasant comment.
This is our Gujarati very famous dish......most of all people love it......You can also cook this in microwave..with your cake pan.
Have a great day to see your comment.:)

Urvish said...

did i miss it or did you mention the quantitiy of methi seeds? i am assuming to taste? please let me know how much you use.

Kajal said...

Hi Urvish,

You only take 15 to 20 no of seeds of Methi and soak it in water. It is not for taste but for health.:)

SHUBHA said...

can we bake this kajal.... instead of the handvo cooker.... please do reply back... will appreciate it :)

SHUBHA said...

i simply loved ur blog.... kajal.. its amazing iam a new blogger and blogs like urs inspire me a lot..:)

Kajal said...

Hello Shubha,

Definitely my dear you bake it. It is very easy when we bake. You are very charming person my dear. I Am visiting your blog....Here all blog friend is very nice so you are most well-come.

Good day.:)

Anu said...


I followed this recipe and it came out really good. Keep up the good work.


Kajal said...

Hi Anu,

Thanks for your nice comment and really I adore when some body try my recipe and comes out to be good. What a coincidence today I made hanvo and I read your comment.

Thanks a lot and have a cheerful day. :))

Anonymous said...

hi kajal

m i late to visit ur blog? i hav jst started visiting ur blog and i hav become big fan of urs, after readin i would say only three words WOW WOW n WOW.....

i tried ur fada lapsi and so many other recipes and su tasty bani chhe ke vaat j na thay!

handvo to bahu j saras dekhay chhe, india ni yaad avi gayi, my mom used to make handvo like this on sand dish,

could u plz tell me how to make this in oven? i tried it in d oven, it came out ok ok not so good.


Anonymous said...

Dear Kajal,
please let us know if we can use dhokla atta instead and what is the diff..

poonam said...

Hi Kajal.
Thanks for sharing recipes with photos it makes so easy to learn.
m fan of ur blog now.
Is it possible to follow through mail if you upload any new recipe.
i couldnt find that particular icon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kajal,

I do not have handava cooker here. Is there any other way i can cook it without handava cooker?


shaikh said...

can we steam this handvo in dhoklia or bake in case of handvo cooker is not available?

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Anonymous said...

Recipe is so good ..... But instead of using flour I used whole rice and mixed dal in 1:1 proportion and baked it at 200 C / 400 F. Was awesome

shivangi said...

hey kajal,
i'm still confused hw t use this cooker?
i bought it but nt getting idea how to use it..
so please help me.

shivangi said...

hey kajal,
i'm still confused how to use this cooker?
i bought it but not getting idea how to use it..
so please help me.

Arti said...

Hi kajal
I like your handva receipi