Sunday, 15 January 2017


Spinach Handvo


Handvo Batter:

Rice                                   - 1 cup
Lentil Mix                                 - 1/2 cup each ( arhar,chana daal )
Fenugreek Seeds           - 1 tspoon
Yogurt                                       - 2 tblspoon
Baking Soda                             - 1 tspoon
Green Chili Paste                     - 1 tspoon
Ginger  Paste                          - 1 tspoon
Garlic  Paste                            - 1 tspoon
Turmeric Powder                     - 1 tspoon
Red Chilli                  - 1/2 tspoon
Lemon Juice/Pickle Gravy      - 1 tspoon  (Optional)
Citric Acid                               - 1/4 tspoon
Baking Soda                            - 1 tspoon
Jaggery                                    - 1/2 cup
Salt                                          - 2 tspoon
Oil                         - 2 tspoon
Spinach                 - 1 cup finely cut and blanched

For Tempering / Sprinkle :
Oil                                           - 2 tblspoon
Red Chilli                                - 2-3 whole
Hing                                         - a pinch
Mustard Seed                           - 2 tspoon
Sesame Seeds/Til                     - 2 tblspoon + 1 tblspoon for sprinkle
Peanuts                                     - 1/4 cup
Fried Onions                             - 2 tblspoon


Making The batter:
Wash and Soak Rice and both lentils along with fenugreek seeds for overnight.
Now grind soaked rice, lentil and fenugreek seeds with the help of water.
Make a thick smooth paste, sprinkle water while grinding.
Do not mix a lot of water to make it a runny batter.

Making Handvo Mixture to Bake:
Mix the batter well.
Now add 2 tblspoon yogurt, 1 tspoon salt and mix well.

Keep it to ferment. If the weather at your place is hot or warm keep the batter for 4-5 hours and if it cold and chilli ferment it for 7-8 hours.

Once fermented add jaggery and mix well to get the jaggery melted very well.
Now we will add the spinach in the batter and mix well to avoid any lumps.
Now its time add the spices.
Add in the green chili, ginger, garlic, red chili, turmeric, salt, citric acid, baking soda, oil and also the pickle gravy or lemon juice.

Mix the batter very well to form lump free batter.
Taste it and adjust the Spices accordingly.

Pre-heat the oven to 190c and grease a 8"-10" pyrex tray.
Now we will prepare the tempering.

Warm the oil in a pan, add in the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, red chilli, hing, Peanuts and let them pop.
Now add the tempering to Handvo Batter and mix well.

Pour the batter into the greased tray.
Sprinkle some more sesame seeds and fried onions over it.

Now bake the Handvo for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool the handvo and cut into desired sized pieces.

Serve with assorted chutney or pickles.
This is a very good option as a breakfast, brunch or starter in a party.

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