Handvo – A Savory Cake

 

Serves 4

Ingredients

Rice: 1 cup

Chana Dal: ½  Cup

Tur Dal: ½  cup

Dahi/Yogurt: 1 Tbsp

Jaggery: 1/4th  Cup

Salt, to taste

Red Chilly Powder, ½ Tbsp OR to taste

Coriande /Dhania Powder, 1 Tbsp OR to taste

Sesame Seeds/White Til: ½ Cup

Green Mirch + Garlic paste: 2 Tbsp

Mango Pickle Masala: 1 ½ Tbsp

Methi leaves , 1 ½ cup, washed and chopped

For the Tadka/Tempering:

Oil: 4 Tbsp

Hing/Asafoetida : A very generous pinch

Rye: ½ Tbsp

Method:

Wash, and soak the Rice + Lentils overnight.

Drain the water the next day and grind coarsely (adding very little water as we need a thick batter/consistency)

Add the Dahi and Jaggery in this ground mix and grind once more, keeping in mind that it should be a coarse paste and NOT be a smooth paste.

Cover this mixture and set aside to ferment for at least 6-8 hours (fermentation depends on the weather)

Once the mixture ferments, add the

dry spices,

salt to taste

the pickle masala

chopped  Green Chilly and Garlic mix

Chopped Methi Leaves

And mix well

 

Prepare the tadka/tempering by

Heating the Oil

Add the Hing and Rye to it

Once the Rye pops add this tadka to the batter

Mix thoroughly

Pour into a baking tin cover completely with sesame seeds and bake (at whatever temperature you bake your cake) in a pre-heated oven till done.

Serve hot, with Green Chutney or Ketchup

3 Comments

  1. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Amrita

    April 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    This one is perfect ,as I am a recovering sugar addict.The til is going to be interesting though.Planning the perfect tea cake just got easier.Thanks Mayuri.

  2. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Parul Thakur

    April 10, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Sounds doable. I am going to give this one a try for sure 🙂 Thanks Mayuri for sharing!

  3. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Tina Basu

    April 11, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Ok This is very new to me – I have never even heard of this savoury cake Handvo! You are picking up some rare food recipes and thats awesome.

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