Gujarati Tava Handvo

I come from a Gujarati Family and this dish has been my favorite gujarati breakfast dish, so I tried it one day for my husband who is a bengoli and he loved it, so I thought of sharing it so may be even non – gujratis and try this yummy recipe


Handvo Batter

Flour of chana dal, urud dal & rice – 2 cup (1:1:1 ratio)
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 2 cups

Veggies in the Batter

Bottle gourd (lauki/dudhi) – 1 cup (grated)
Green peas (optional) – 1/2 cup
Garlic – 2 cloves, smashed
Green chilli – 1 tsp smashed
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Ginger – 1 tsp smashed
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp 
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Lime juice – 1 lemmon

Tadka / Tempering

Mustard seeds (rai)
Curry leaves
Sesame seeds
Asafoetida (hing)


  1. Mix all the flour and add around 4 tbsp of curd and water. Mix it well.
  2. Keep aside the batter for fermentation for overnight ( 8 to 9 hrs)
  3. Add all the veggies in the batter, mix it well and add water if necessary.
  4. Take tablespoon of oil and add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Add a full  curry leaves stick in the middle of the pan and a pinch of asafoetida.
  5. Before pouring the handvo batter in the pan mix it with baking soda and lemon juice to make the batter fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter in the pan / handvo cooker.
  7. If you are cooking in a pan, cook on both the side till it becomes nice and crispy on the top.


Serve it hot with tomato ketchup.


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  1. yugoja says:

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