Gujrati Daal Handvo
Mixed Daal Handvo is a traditional Gujarati savory cake, made from various dals/lentils and rice, sesame seeds and spices. Which is a nutritious meal in its own right. The batter is prepared from lentils and rice and is usually fermented overnight. The grated bottle gourd is one of the main ingredients as it imparts the required softness to the handvo – such that it is crisp on its outside but soft inside. Go ahead and follow my instructions and be sure to end up with a perfect handvo!
Servings Prep Time
4 PeopleServing 15Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 PeopleServing 15Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
For Handvo Fermantation
  • 1/2Cup Chana Daal
  • 1/2Cup Moong Daal
  • 1/2Cup Urad daal
  • 1/2Cup Idli Rice
For Handvo Batter
  • 2Tbsp Bottel Gourd (Grated)
  • 2Tbsp Carrot (Grated)
  • 1Tbsp Potato (Grated)
  • 1Small Onion chopped
  • 1Inch Ginger (Grated)
  • 3-4 Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1/2Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2Tsp Red chilli powder(Optional)
  • 1Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2Cup Butter Milk
  • 1-2Pinch Asafotedia
  • 1Tsp Sugar
  • 1Tsp Salt
For Tempering
  • 2-3Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 7-8 Curry leaves
  • 1/2Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2Tsp Sesame Seeds
  1. Take all the daals & rice in a bowl. Wash properly give enough water to soak for 3-4 Hours. Drain excess water and keep it aside.
  2. Blend all the daals & rice to a smooth paste in a mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add buttermilk & salt. Cover & keep overnight for fermentation.
  4. On the next day morning, add grated bottle gourd, carrot, potato, & rest all the veggies which are mentioned above. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, sesame seeds, & Salt. Mix properly.
  5. Heat a Pan, Pour 2-3 tbsp of oil. Add Mustard Seeds, Sesame Seeds, & Curry Leaves. Wait till the seeds crackle.
  6. Pour the Handvo Batter Mixture. Spread evenly & Cover the lid.
  7. Cook on a slow flame for 10 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in color and becomes crisp.
  8. Lift the handvo gently using 2 large flat spoons and turn it over to the other side.
  9. Cover & cook for more 5-6 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
  10. Cool Slightly & Cut in to Small Pieces.
  11. Serve Immedietly with your Favourite Chuttney.