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Make your snack time interesting with this easy handvo recipe

Say goodbye to hunger pangs with this filling, easy snack recipe

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | August 31, 2020 2:10:38 pm
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We all have those evening cravings, and the best way to satiate them is by opting for a filling yet healthy snack. If you have run out of options and ideas, it is time you make the sumptuous Gujarati speciality, handvo. Traditionally made with rice, handvo is a great snack, but the recipe we have for you today has a slight twist. However, do note that the consistency of the batter is the key to a good handvo.

Chef Meghna Kamdar from Meghna’s Food Magic fame shared the recipe of Crispy Suji Handvo recently.

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Recognized & Popular Gujarati snack – Handvo in different version using Rava or Suji. Super light, soft yet crispy – you can make this world famous Handvao with Suji twist at home. Ingredients: 1 cup semolina (Rava or Suji) 1/2 cup curd Chopped vegetables – French Beans, Tomatoes, Onions, Green chillies Green Peas Grated Carrots Salt per taste Coriander leaves finely chopped 1/2 tsp fruit salt 3-4 tbs oil Rai ke daane (Mustard Seeds) Jeera (Cumin Seeds) A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing powder) Green curry leaves Method: In a bowl, take 1 cup suji/semolina / Rava This is a quick recipe Add 1/2 cup curd Mix nicely Add 2 spoon water, as semolina (Rava / Suji) as semolina absorbs water Mix well Give it 15 minutes of rest Now add some vegetables of your choice Am adding french beans, green peas, tomatoes, grated carrots, finely chopped onion and finely chopped green chillies Add some salt and water Add finely chopped coriander leaves Add half a spoon of water and immediately add some fruit salt You will see fruit salt releasing bubbles when mixed with water immediately mix the mixture Fruit salt will make your Handvo soft Now in a large pan, take 3-4 tbsp oil, some mustard seeds (rai ke daane), cumin seeds (jeera), a pinch of asafoetida (hing powder), and curry leaves. Now spread Handvo mix in the pan. Cook on both sides by covering the lead and cooking for 10 minutes. Follow the instructions per video when you flip handvo using a plate. Crispy from outside and soft from inside- Suji Handvo is ready; enjoy warm with a cup of tea or just as a side dish with your main course. Love M #Handvo #GujaratiFood #indianFood #Recipe #RecipeShare #Cooking #IndianFoodBloggers #FoodBlog #IndianFoodies #tasty #yum #newidea #indianfoodblogger #indianfoodies #foods #kids #lovefood #ifoundawesome #mumbaieats #whatmumbaieats #tasty #yum #yummy #mumbaifoodies #mumbaifoods #delhifoods #delhifoodies #goodfoodindia #WalkWithIndia #SujiHandvoRecipe #chefmeghna

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This is what she had to say: “Recognised and popular Gujarati snack – Handvo in (a) different version using rava or suji. Super light, soft yet crispy – you can make this world-famous handvo with suji twist at home.”

The savoury cake is known for its distinct flavours and can be eaten as a dish by itself or enjoyed with a side pickle or chutney.

Here’s how it is made.

Ingredients

1 cup – Semolina (Rava or Suji)
½ cup – Curd
Chopped vegetables – French beans, tomatoes, onions, green chillies, green peas, grated carrots
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
½ tsp – Fruit salt
3-4 tbsp – Oil
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
Green curry leaves

Method

*In a bowl, take suji. Add curd. Mix nicely. Add two spoons water, as semolina absorbs water. Mix well.
*Let it rest for 15 minutes.
*Now add some vegetables of your choice along with and finely chopped green chillies.
*Add some salt and water. Add finely chopped coriander leaves.
*Add half a spoon of water and immediately add some fruit salt.
*As the fruit salt releases bubbles, mix the batter.
*Now in a large pan, take three-four tablespoons oil, some mustard seeds, cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, and curry leaves.
*Now spread handvo batter and mix in the pan.
*Cook on both sides by covering the lid and cooking for 10 minutes.
*Crispy from outside and soft from inside – Suji Handvo is ready.

Pro tips

*Enjoy warm with a cup of tea or just as a side dish with your main course.
*Fruit salt will make your handvo soft
*Flip handvo using a plate.

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