Handvo by Ashish Biswas


  • Rice – 1 Cup
  • Moong Dal – ½ Cup & Tuvar Dal ¼ Cup
  • Udad Dal – 1 tbs
  • Curd – ½ Cup
  • Bottle Guard Grated – 1 Cup (can add more vegetables like Peas, Carrot & Cabbage)
  • Ginger 1 Inch
  • Green Chilli 1 or 2
  • Coriander & Curry Leaves finally chopped
  • Mustard, Fenugreek & Sesame Seeds – ½ tsp each
  • Baking Soda – ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing 2 pinches
  • Sesame Seeds 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder, Salt & Oil
  • Lemon 1 Nos


Step 1:

  • Wash and soak the rice and all the dals together in enough water for 3-4 hours
  • Drain the extra water and add the rice and dals to a mixer grinder/ blender for fine smooth paste
  • Add Curd & Salt and blend again then keep the batter to ferment for 4-6 hours. (Add water if required)

Step 2:

  • Add Grated Bottle Guard, turmeric powder, ginger & chilli paste into the fermented batter.
  • Add other vegetables (if want) & Mix well to maintain thick consistency. (Add Sooji if batter is watery)
  • Add baking soda along with lemon juice in it. Mix vigorously and keep aside

Step 3:

Handvo in PAN Baked Handvo
  •  Heat oil in Small Pan
  •  Add Asafoetida, Mustard Seeds, Curry Leaves and at the end Sesame Seeds and sauté for few seconds
  • Pour batter and spread uniformly over Pan
  • Cover and simmer for 5 mins till top layer dry
  • Flip over gently and cook till brown both sides
  • Heat oil in Small Pan
  • Add Asafoetida, Mustard Seeds, Curry Leaves and at the end Sesame Seeds and sauté for few seconds
  • Pour into the batter and mix it well. Also keep little aside for seasoning.
  •  Preheat the Oven at 180 Degree and bake for 30 Mins



  • Prepare thick batter as post adding vegetables it will be watery
  • Ferment batter overnight for better result or add baking soda / Eno
  • Fenugreek leaves will add more flavour
  • Prepare slightly thin Handvo if making in Pan


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