Tawa Handvo is a Gujarati Special Dish made with rice and lentils. It can be referred to as Savory Rice Lentil Cake, made healthy by including vegetables in it.
This handvo can be cooked in different ways, like tawa, baked and latest would be the Insta Pot methods. I will be sharing how I made Tawa Handvo with mixed vegetables in the cake.
We are doing our day 2 of Mandatory week in BM#104 Sweets & Snacks, with Gujarati Special Handvo and all the members participating will be sharing their own take on this recipe. Since I am doing both, I had to come up with different recipes and different cooking methods.
For this recipe, I managed to make two different recipes in two different cooking methods. If you are interested to know how I made this in a different method, check out Spice your Life!
Week 1 – Sweets (Indian Halwas)
Week 2 – Snack from the same State (Rajasthan)
Week 3 – Snack of our choice (Rice based Traditional Snacks)
Week 4 – Mandatory Week
Day 1 is Andhra – Pudina Pappu Chekkalu
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Tawa Handvo | How to make Mixed Vegetable Tawa Handvo
1 cup Rice
1/2 cup Toor Dal
1/4 cup Split Yellow Moong Dal
2 tbsp Chana Dal
2 tbsp Urad Dal
1/2 cup Curds / Sour Yogurt
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Ginger Paste
2 cup Carrot grated
1 cup Cabbage
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tbsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
A Pinch Asafoetida / Hing
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
Handful Curry Leaves
3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds
How to make Handvo
Wash and soak the rice with all the dals in enough water for 2 hours.
When ready to grind, drain the water and grind to a coarse paste by adding enough water to make a batter of medium thick consistency.
Transfer to a bowl, add curds, and mix well. Let it ferment for at least 5 to 6 hrs or overnight.
When ready to make, add in all the spices, pastes and grated carrot, cabbage and baking soda. Mix well.
In a nonstick pan, heat oil, temper with mustard seeds, ajwain, hing, curry leaves, and sesame seeds.
Pour the batter into the pan and spread well. Cover and cook on a slow flame 9 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
Lift the handvo gently using 2 large flat spoons and turn it over to the other side. Or you can flip it over a flat plate and reserve again.
Cover and cook again on a slow flame for another 7 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour.
Cool slightly and cut into square pieces.
Serve with green chutney.