Rava Handvo


Handvo,is a very famous dish from state of Gujrat.It is a one pot meal which can be served  as breakfast,lunch or dinner.The recipe that I am sharing today is an instant version of Handvo, made using curd and rava,the other version is made up of rice flour and mixed lentils and requires fermentation.Any available vegetables like dudhi (bottle gourd),methi leaves (fenugreek ),Carrots,onions,tomatoes, peas or corns can be used.This is a very good dish for kids tiffin.traditionally it is cooked on a slow flame with little extra oil in a non stick pan but same can also be baked in oven to avoid the extra oil.This dish was on my mind for long,finally nailed it today !!

Ingredients : 

1 cup Rava.

1/4 cup Besan.

1/4 cup Curds.

1/2 cup grated Carrot.

1/2 cup chopped onion.

1 tbsp Green chilli,Ginger and Garlic paste.

1 tsp Dhana Jeera powder

1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder.

1 tsp Sugar.

1/2 tspn Baking Soda.

1 tbsp Lemon juice.

Salt to taste.

For tempering:

4 tspn Oil.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tspn Jeera.

2 tsp Sesame seeds.

Method : 

Take all the ingredients except baking soda in a pan.

20160726_191213Add little water and make a thick batter.

20160726_191807Let it stand for 15 to 20 minutes.

Now add baking soda and once again mix the batter well.

Divide batter in 2 portions.

Heat a non stick pan,add half the ingredients and make a tempering.

IMG_20200601_135812Now add one portion of the batter and spread well.

IMG_20200603_001124Cover with the lid and cook on slow flame for 8 minutes os till the sides turn brown.


Flip over and cook on other side for another 5 minutes.

IMG_20200603_001344Once crisp from both the sides,remove and cut into peices.


Make one more Handvo from the remaining batter.

Serve hot with green chutney.

Tip:Same can be made in oven,pour the batter in a greased plate and bake in preheated oven at 180 degreescelcius  for 20 minutes.Remove from the plate and add tempering on top.cut into pieces and serve.

Happy Cooking!!!



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