Snack Time: Handvo
Nearly everyday in the evening (precisely between 4 and 5 pm) everyone feels a a bit peckish and our hand reaches out to those convenient bag of chips or biscuits. Here's something healthy to try instead- bottle gourd and mixed dal handvo. It is a Gujarati speciality often served as a side dish, but often as a meal itself. Try it.
- 2 large tbsp of wheat flour
- 5 tbsp of rice flour
- 4 tbsp of split bengal gram flour (chane ka atta)
- 4 tbsp of white urad dal flour (white gram flour)
- A small piece of bottle gourd or lauki grated
- 1/2 cup sour curd
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 inch piece ginger
- 3 green chilies
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 tsp carom seedsSalt to taste
- juice of one lime
- Coarse grind mustard seeds, carom seed, ginger, sesame seeds, chilies with the lemon juice.
- In a large bowl mix all the flours, grated lauki curd, water the ground spices and mix well.
- Let the mixture stay out for 2-3 hours. Add salt to the mixture before you steam it because salt may cause lauki to leave water and make the mixture watery.
- Pour the mixture into a shallow dish as shown in the picture, place it in an idli cooker and steam for 30 minutes on low heat.
- Cut it into pieces when it is cooled and serve with mint and coriander chutney.
Are there any variations to the handvo you make? Leave a comment and let me know.