Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)

Mixed Dal Handvo is a traditional Gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk.

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Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true flavour. The grated bottle gourd is a very critical ingredient in this recipe as it imparts the required softness to the handvo – such that it is crisp outside but soft inside. Go ahead and follow these instructions meticulously—you are sure to end up with perfect handvo!

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Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe - How to make Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)

Soaking Time:  5 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  8 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings (4 serving )
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the dals, rice and whole wheat together in enough water for atleast 4 to 5 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Blend the dals, rice and whole wheat in a mixer to a smooth mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the curds and mix well. Cover and keep aside to ferment overnight.
  4. Add the bottle gourd, 1 tsp oil, lemon juice, soda bi-carb, sugar, chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger-green chilli paste and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds, carom seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Pour half the batter evenly to make a thick layer.
  8. Cover and cook on a slow flame 9 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
  9. Lift the handvo gently using 2 large flat spoons and turn it over to the other side.
  10. Cover and cook on a slow flame for another 7 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour.
  11. Cool slightly and cut into square pieces.
  12. Repeat the steps 7 to 11 to make one more handvo.
  13. Serve immediately.

Mini handvo:

  1. For making mini handvos, divide the same mixture into 4 equal portions and pour each portion into a small non-stick kadhai or a pan and spread it evenly to make a thin layer. Cover and cook on a slow flame till both sides turn golden brown in colour and crisp. This allows more uniform and much quick

For baked handvo:

  1. You can also cook the handvo in an oven. Simply pour the batter into a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 30 to 35 minutes or till the crust is golden brown in colour.

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Nutrient values per serving
Energy216 cal
Protein7.1 g
Carbohydrates34 g
Fiber3.5 g
Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A77.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.2 mg
Vitamin C2.1 mg
Folic Acid28.6 mcg
Calcium57.4 mg
Iron1.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium11.2 mg
Potassium255.9 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

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Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 02 Feb 18 10:12 AM

I just love handvo and I tried it it turned out just amazing....I was never onto cooking before then too it becomes very tasty...Thanks for your recipe and guidance
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 01 Aug 17 06:36 AM

Thank you so much Tarla ji I had tried handvo before for some time but failed but because of your recipe I got amazing results both the time I made following it thanks again love you
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
01 Aug 17 09:03 AM
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 04 Sep 16 05:24 PM

I have been trying different recipes from this site since long. Its just wonderful.! With the simplest ways & easy recipes..Earlier i used to be a dumbo in cookin as i am just 19 years old..but once i started refering from this site..i have become the official cook of my home.! Thank you so much to Tarla Dalal for posting this recipes.! All which I have tried till today have been the bestes of best.! Special thanks from my Mom who usually has become a great fan of yours after I took over the cooking work from her.! Keep posting recipes.! Thank you :-)
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vidhya, 19 and a super cook. Well done and we are proud of you. Thanks for your feedback and please keep letting us know which recipes you loved. Keep in touch. Happy cooking.
06 Sep 16 09:36 AM
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 28 Aug 16 11:32 PM

Absolutely loved it. I have made it multiple times and it has been liked by everyone. I made a few alterations, I added coriander, cumin powder and hing and it enhanced the taste.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anu , we are delighted you loved the Mixed Dal Handvo recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
29 Aug 16 10:05 AM
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 19 Jul 16 07:25 PM

Can we make handvo in microwave.. If so please share the recipe... Thank you..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bharat, We are very sorry but we do not have handvo recipe in microwave.
20 Jul 16 08:33 AM
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 01 Jul 15 08:39 PM

Love this recipe. Very easy n tasty.
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 08 Sep 14 04:32 PM

Have this delicious gujarati recipe with green chutney. It tastes super! It is crispy from outside and soft from inside. I loved the crispy part!
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 02 Apr 12 03:08 AM

great recepie, most helpful to give it as lunch in tiffin to kids, complete food.--- dhsachdev
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 02 Jan 12 10:14 AM

 on 25 Aug 11 04:06 PM

I tried with methi leaves, it also tastes well. among all the other Handvo recipes I tried this is one of the best recipe and after trying this I started preparing a lot of recpes from this site
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