ContemporaryOne of the tastiest and classic Gujarati delicacies of all times is Handvo. Gujarati Handvo is a steamed savoury cake made using rice, lentils and vegetables, which is simple to make and tastes delicious. Like many Indian dishes, Handvo is also prepared using less oil, has high nutritional value and is tasteful.  

Do make this tasty snack either for breakfast or for the evening snack. The recipe is easy to make and requires a minimum of your efforts but definitely is a delight to devour. Here, below is easy and a tasty recipe of Handvo for you.  

Check out the step-by-step process to prepare Gujarati Handvo:  

  • Preparation time: 30 mins
  • Cook time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 60 mins
  • Cuisine: Gujarati
  • Category: Main Course
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 340 cal
  • Author: Vasant Masala


For Gujarati Handvo Batter: 

  • 1 cup of rice 
  • 1/2 cup of chana dal 
  • 2 tbsp. urad dal 
  • 1/4th cup of toor dal 
  • 1 cup of curd 
  • 1 cup grated bottle gourd ( Lauki ) 
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot 
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions 
  • A handful of chopped coriander leaves 
  • 1/4th cup of sweet corn 
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli 
  • 1/4th tsp. ginger paste 
  • 1/4th tsp. red chilli powder 
  • 1/4th tsp. turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 2 tsp. oil 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

For Gujarati Handvo Tempering: 

  • 1 tbsp. oil 
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds 
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds 
  • 4-5 curry leaves


For making the batter of Gujarati Handvo: 

  • Start by soaking in water 1 cup of rice in one container and 1/2 cup of chana dal, 2 tbsp urad dal, 1/4th cup of toor dal in the second container for around 4-5 hours.   
  • After they are soaked, drain the water and combine the rice and all the dals.  
  • Add 1 cup of curd into the above mixture and blend them, keep the paste smooth but a little grainy.  
  • Take the paste in a mixing bowl. Add bottle gourd, carrot, onion, coriander leaves, ginger paste, sweet corn and green chillies in it.  
  • Now add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix everything perfectly and stir it properly.  
  • Make sure that the batter is thick and consistent. Now at the time of making handvo add baking soda to it and mix it thoroughly.  
  • And finally, add oil to the batter. 
  • Your batter for handvo is ready.

For the making of Gujarati Handvo: 

  • Now take a deep non-stick pan and pour a spoon of oil in it.  
  • Now add curry leaves and Vasant Masala’s sesame seeds and mustard seeds in the pan.  
  • Let the seeds temper until they turn golden-brown.  
  • After the tempering, add the batter we have prepared. 
  • Slowly pour the batter into the pan by covering the whole bottom of the pan. Also pour some oil around the edges of the pan.  
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let the handvo cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.  
  • Keep a check on it so that it does not burn. Cook until the upper surface looks a little cooked and the bottom of handvo has turned dark brown. 
  • Now use a spatula and gently flip the side of the handvo in the pan and cook it for 4 minutes. Handvo should be fluffy, and its edges should be crunchy.  
  • And your handvo is ready now!!! 


How to serve Gujarati Handvo? 

Now transfer the handvo from the pan to plate and cut it into slices to serve it with tea. Also, you can serve the handvo with spicy green chutney, imli chutney or ketchup.  

Don't worry about what you will have for breakfast or as an evening snack. Try out this instant Gujarati handvo recipe and delight your taste buds. Make the handvo using pure and authentic spices from Vasant Masala; they will help make your dish full of flavours and aroma. Shop from our online store.