Moong Dal Handvo is a healthy instant recipe made by making a batter of moong dal and medley of Indian spices. Handvo is a savoury cake recipe native to Gujarat. Usually, handvo is made of rice but to make it healthy and protein-rich we have used moong dal which is high in its protein content This easy to make recipe can be your perfect satiating snack whenever hunger strikes in. The added vegetables further increase the nutrition quotient of the recipe. Serve this recipe with a steaming cup of tea and we bet you will be tempted for a second serving.

Moong Dal Handvo


  • 1 cup moong dal soaked in hot water for 2 hours and drained
  • 1/4 cup french beans chopped and boiled
  • 1/4 carrot chopped and boiled
  • 1/4 cup green peas chopped and boiled
  • 1/4 cup corn boiled
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  • 2 tbsp besan
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp fruit salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 whole Kashmiri red chillies broken into pieces
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida


  1. Blend the moong dal to a coarse paste using ½ cup of water.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add semolina, besan, coriander, chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, salt and ¼ cup of water and mix well.
  3. Just before making the handvo, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water evenly over it and mix gently.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a 5” non-stick pan and add 1 tsp mustard seeds, ¼ tsp carom seeds, 1 Kashmiri red chilli, 1/2 sprig curry leaves, 1 tsp sesame seeds, ¼ tsp asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Pour ½ the batter over it and spread it evenly.
  6. Cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
  7. Lift the handvo gently using 2 large flat spoons and turn it over to the other side.
  8. Cover and cook on a medium flame for another 7 to 8 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour.
  9. Cool slightly and cut into equal pieces.
  10. Repeat the steps for the remaining half of the mixture to make 1 more handvo.
  11. Serve immediately with green chutney.

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