Monday, 27 August 2012

Instant Pan Handvo

Its a quick and easy to prepare crispy Gujarati snack...


  • Coarse Sooji : 1 cup
  • Besan: 1/4 cup
  • Oil: 1-2 tbsp
  • Salt: to taste
  • Yogurt: 1/2 cup
  • Ginger paste: 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli paste : to taste
  • Haldi: a pinch
  • Sugar: a pinch (optional)
  • Coriander powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice: 1/4 tsp- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Baking soda: a pinch
  • Eno: 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Nuts- almonds, roasted peanuts, cashews (you can chop them or coarsely grind them)
  • Vegetable: (You can use vegetables of your choice)
    • Bottle gourd/ Dudhi - 1/2 (grated)
    • Carrot: grated
    • Capsicum: finely chopped
  • For tempering:
    • Oil: 4 tbsp
    • Curry leaves
    • Sesame seeds: 1 tsp
    • Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Preparing the mixture:
    • In a bowl, add sooji, besan, oil (1-2 tbsp), salt, yogurt, ginger paste, green chilli paste, haldi, sugar, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, vegetables and nuts. Mix well. The consistency of the mixture should be thick. Add a very little water if needed. Keep aside for 5-7 mins.
    • Add lemon juice. Mix well. 
  • Tempering: Heat 4 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add curry leaves, mustard seeds, sesame seeds. Let them splutter.
  • Add baking soda and eno to the mixture. Mix well. (Remember, baking soda and eno is to be added just before pouring the mixture in non-stick pan)
  • Pour this mixture in non-stick pan (containing mustard seeds tempering). Spread mixture properly on the tempering. (If oil comes on top, it's good- see pic below) Cover and cook on low-flame for approx. 8-12 mins (or more).

  • Next step is to turn the side of handvo (Flipping the side of handvo):
    • For that, cover the non-stick pan with the plate.
    • Turn the pan upside down on the plate. Handvo will come out on the plate.
    • Now slide the  handvo again in the pan to cook the other side for 5-10 mins on low flame. (Here the side of handvo which was on the top earlier is now the bottom side, to get cooked. In short, the side gets flipped).
    • Cut with pizza cutter/ knife.

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