Friday, October 9, 2009

Pancake style handvo

  • Handvo is one of the most popular recipes in Gujaratis.Traditionally In our home my mother used to Prepare it on sigdi .I love that.. Some people prepare it in special cooker for Handvo.some Bake it. One more style to cook it is in a nonstick pan.let me share this very tasty recipe to prepare Handvo.
    for batter:
    Handvo (ondhvo) flour 4 cups
    Dudhi(kadu) or bottle gaurd 1 cup( shredded)
    carrot 1/2 cup (shredded)
    cabbage 1/4 cup (shredded)
    green peas or mutter 1/4 cup
    spinach 1/2 bunch (optional)
    Green chili, Ginger and garlic paste according to taste
    Pinch of turmeric
    For seasoning:
    oil 2 tbsp
    mustard seeds
    cumin seeds( jeera)
    Asofeteda (hing)
    sesame seeds(Til)
    2 dry whole red chili

  • Add curd to the Handvo flour , make the batter smooth with hot water .
  • It should not be as loose as Idly batter.Keep aside and let it ferment for about 7-8 hours.
  • When Batter is fermented and we r ready to make handvo, add all the vegetables, green chili, ginger, garlic paste , salt and turmeric.
  • Heat oil in a flat nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds, when it starts crackling add jeera,hing, clove, til and dry red chili. Soon Pour 1/4 of the batter..
  • cover the lead of pan.Let it cook for 5-7 mins with heat on medium .
  • check if it's golden brown in colour, And turn the side up. again cover the top .
    let it cook for another 5-7 mins. Repeat the procedure for other batter and make Pancakes from that..


  1. Love this.. the most of my favourite..since I was a kid !!

  2. Hey Mita,
    I Love Handvo,but for me it never turned out good.Will try this recipe and let you know.Looking forward to see more gujrati recipes from you.

  3. Hey Deepti, try it and tell me how u liked