Gujarati Handvo and Cornmeal Cake Recipe

Gujarati Handvo and Cornmeal Cake Recipe

Preparation Time : 10
Cooking Time : 15
Total Serving : 2
Ingredients For Gujarati Handvo and Cornmeal Cake Recipe :
  • handva flour :     2 cups
  • bottle gourd or zuc :     1/2 cup
  • shredded carrot :     3 tsp
  • fenugreek leaves :     1/4 cup
  • spinach leaves (opti :     1/4 cup
  • green chillies, fine :     2
  • garlic cloves, finel :     4 to 5
  • ginger paste :     1/2 tsp
  • buttermilk (or yogu :     3 cups
  • soda bi carb (fruit :     1 tsp (increase it b
  • each urad and channa :    
  • salt to taste :    
  • lemon juice :     1 tsp
  • sugar (optional) :     1/2 tsp
  • mustard seeds :     1 tsp
  • sesame seeds :     2 tsp
  • oil :     2 tsp

Preparation Method for Gujarati Handvo and Cornmeal Cake Recipe :

  • Take buttermilk in a large vessel.
  • Add salt, soda and flour and mix well.
  • As the mixture begins to froth, cover and set aside for 6-7 hours for fermentation.
  • Grate the bottle-gourd or zucchi and squeeze out all excess water.
  • Do this after the fermentation is done, as leaving bottle-gourd in air oxidizes it and makes it turn brown.
  • Now add all the vegetables, bottle-gourd, spices and green chillies to the flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add urad & channa dals, and the mustard seeds.
  • Allow to splutter, then pour half of it into the batter and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into a steel or aluminum container.
  • Place in a Steam Cooker and cook like idlis, for about 25-30 mins, then check to make sure it's cooked through.
  • Remove from flame and keep it covered for another 7-10 mins.
  • Once cooled, you can slice it into wedges.

 

FOR INDIVIDUAL PANCAKES

  • You can even drop pancake-sized portions in a greased covered cook-top sauce pan instead of the oven, and let it cook for 10 mins, or until done.
  • Its a little time-consuming, but works great when you want to dazzle your guests!