How to make Gujarati special Handvo?

Gujarati special Handvo is a savory vegetable cake originating from Gujarat, India. It is a part of the gujrati cuisine. It is often made with jawar flour, wheat flour, sooji, and gram flour with a bottle gourd filling, though many other vegetables can be added. Sometimes crushed peanuts are also added.

This tasty savory dish has a crispy, golden brown crust on the exterior with a soft crumb inside. From a carb and protein-rich breakfast to a tasty meal, its versality makes this dish a wonderful addition to your food rotation.

Gujarati special Handvo is also a perfect snack dish for potlucks and picnics. Also, Handvo does not need some prepping, but the smile on your kids’ faces makes it worth the efforts. The dish stores well and is a tasty choice for your weekly make ahead dinners.

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Nutritive value of Handvo:

Value per serving (approx. 100gm 1-slice)

Energy: 190kcal

Protein: 8.5gm

Carbohydrate: 32.2gm

Fats: 3.1gm


Rawa (sooji) – 2 cups (approx. 30gm)

Curd – 1 cup (approx. 15gm)

Water – 2 cups (approx. 100ml)

Ginger – 1 tsp (approx. 5gm)

Chopped cabbage – 1/2 cup (approx. 10gm)

Chopped onion – 1/2 cup (approx. 10gm)

Chopped capsicum – 1/2 cup (approx. 10gm)

chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 cup (approx. 10gm)

chopped boiled potato – 1/2 cup (approx. 10gm)

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Eno – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp (approx. 5gm)

Mustered seeds – 1tsp (approx. 2gm)

Curry leaves – 4 – 5 leaves

Sesame seeds – 1 tsp (approx. 5gm)


Firstly, take 2 cups of rawa in a bowl. Then, add 1 cup of curd and add 2 cups of water. After that mix it properly. Make a smooth texture better. Then, keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Then, add all chopped vegetables such as cabbage, potato, onion, capsicum, and coriander. For taste add ginger and salt. Mix it well. At the time of making add a pinch of Eno to make soft handvo.

Take a pan, add oil, then add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, and curry leaves. After that add 2 spoons of handvo mixture. Then, sprinkle red chilly powder. Cover the pan with lid. Shallow fry it with a low flame. Flip the handvo shallow fry again on this side.

Handvo is ready to eat. Served it with green chutney. You can enjoy this recipe in your breakfast as well as in dinner.

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