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Tawa Handvo | How to make Mixed Vegetable Tawa Handvo

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.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Gujarat
Keyword Handvo Recipe, Savory Rice Lentil Cake
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Evening Snack, Everyday Meal, Weekend Special
By Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Dish Type Baked Snacks
Author Srivalli


For the Batter

  • 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
  • A Pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 cup Carrot grated
  • 1 cup Cabbage shredded
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • A Pinch Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Handful Curry Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds


  • 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.
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