Green Moong Dal Handvo

Green Moong Dal Handvo

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Handvo is a traditional Gujarati dish made with different kinds of batters. In this mouth-watering version, we use a batter of green moong dal perked up with mixed veggies. Small amounts of semolina and besan provide the perfect texture to the handvo while ingredients like green chillies, ginger and coriander along with an aromatic tempering provide its irresistible flavour. Cooked simply in a covered pan, the Green Moong Dal Handvo gets a rustic and homely flavour and texture, which you will just love to bite into. Take care when turning over the handvo in the pan, so as not to break it.

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Green Moong Dal Handvo recipe - How to make Green Moong Dal Handvo

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1 cup green moong dal (split green gram) , soaked in hot water for 2 hours and drained
1 cup chopped and boiled mixed vegetables ( french beans , carrot and green peas)
2 tbsp semolina (rava/sooji)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp fruit salt
3 tbsp oil
2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
2 whole Kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)

For Serving
green chutney
  1. Combine the drained green moong dal and ½ cup of water in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste using ½ cup of water.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the semolina, besan, coriander, green chilli paste, garlic paste, ginger paste, salt and ¼ cup of water and mix well.
  3. Just before making the handvo, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water evenly over it and mix gently.
  4. Heat 1½ tbsp of oil in a 125 mm. (5”) non-stick pan and add 1 tsp mustard seeds, ¼ tsp carom seeds, 1 kashmiri red chilli, 1 tsp sesame seeds, ¼ tsp asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Pour ½ the batter over it and spread it evenly.
  6. Cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
  7. Lift the handvo gently using 2 large flat spoons and turn it over to the other side.
  8. Cover and cook on a medium flame for another 7 to 8 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour.
  9. Cool slightly and cut into equal pieces.
  10. Repeat steps 4 to 9 to make 1 more handvo.
  11. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy346 cal
Protein15.9 g
Carbohydrates42.2 g
Fiber6.7 g
Fat12.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium27.3 mg

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Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 07 Feb 21 09:25 AM

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08 Feb 21 01:28 PM
Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 28 Dec 20 10:29 PM

I made this for my Gujarati boyfriend and his roommate and it was delicious! I was not sure how long to cook it and he said that back home his mom makes it very crispy, so we did that and it was very yummy!! I also made a homemade green chutney and it was perfect! Thank you Tarla ji for such a good recipe!!!
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29 Dec 20 08:08 PM
Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 09 Mar 16 10:49 AM

when to add the vegetables. .??
Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 16 Jan 16 11:05 AM

Can we make this in Oven?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shruti Yes you can bake it in an oven, it will take time for sure. Do let us know how it turned out..Happy Cooking...
16 Jan 16 11:50 AM
Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 08 Nov 15 12:33 AM

Just made this for lunch it was easy yet tasty healthy lunch and served it with chaas ( buttermilk ) yummm thanks for the idea
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Tarla Dalal    We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
09 Nov 15 03:49 PM
Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 11 May 15 04:47 AM

I tried it. It was soft and yummy. Extremely tasty Handvo. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 04 May 15 04:32 PM

Green moong handvo, a protein packed recipe with loads of vegetable, and perfect spices added to it. The nutty flavour of the sesame, makes the handvo very tasty. I loved the recipe.
Green Moong Dal Handvo
 on 04 May 15 12:01 PM

Extremely tasty handvo.