Dal and Vegetable Handwo ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

Dal and Vegetable Handwo ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

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This high protein variation of the traditional gujarati savory cake uses moong dal and semolina. Rich in folic acid and iron, this is a tasty way to speed up red blood cell development to make up for blood loss after delivery. I’ve cooked this in a non-stick pan to minimize oil usage.

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Dal and Vegetable Handwo ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) recipe - How to make Dal and Vegetable Handwo ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the moong dal paste, semolina, bottle gourd, carrots, coriander, garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder, sugar, lemon juice, ginger-green chilli paste and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the batter into 2 equal portions.
  3. Sprinkle the fruit salt on 1 portion of the batter and add 2 tsp of water over it.
  4. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  5. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp of oil in a non-stick kadhai and add ¼ tsp of mustard seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add ½ tsp of sesame seeds and ¼ tsp of asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Pour the batter and spread it evenly to make a thick batter.
  8. Cover and cook on a slow flame for 7 to 8 minutes or till the base turns golden 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 5 to 7 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour.
  11. Cool slightly and cut it into equal pieces.
  12. Repeat with the remaining portion to make 1 more handvo. Serve immediately.

Handy tip

    Handy tip
  1. To get 1 cup of yellow moong dal paste, clean, wash and soak ½ cup of yellow moong dal in enough water for 3 to 4 hours. Drain and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.

Nutrient values 
Energy 134 Calories
Protein 5.7 Gm
Carbohydrates 21.4 Gm
Fat 2.0 Gm
Iron 1.0 Gm
Zinc 0.6 Mg
Folic Acid 27.1 Mg

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Dal and Vegetable Handwo ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
 on 30 Jan 21 08:11 PM

I never thought of weight loss like this .specially handvo.
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Tarla Dalal    Dal being rich in protein helps boost metabolism and aid in weight loss. Further this recipe makes use of very little oil, hence recommended for weight loss.
01 Feb 21 10:40 AM