Traditional Gujarati Dudhi Handvo – A Savoury cake with Bottle Gourd

by Priya
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For this round of cooking as part of   Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge, i was paired with Avin S Kohli. Avin gave me Dudhi / bottle gourd and ginger as my secret ingredients. The only thing that came to my mind was my favourite savoury recipe from the land of Gujarat: Traditional Gujarati Dudhi Handvo – A savoury cake with bottle gourd. The handvo can either be made in a traditional handvo vessel or can be made in a pan…one can also bake it. For this recipe i am using a traditional handvo vessel.

The handvo vessel is made up of two parts, the bigger vessel in which the batter is poured and the smaller portion in which the sand is added. The hole through middle of the vessel lets the heat from the gas to the batter and lets the batter cook and the sand indirectly heats the batter.

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Gujarati Doodhi Handvo - A savoury cake with bottle gourd
traditional dudhi handvo
Cuisine Indian
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Servings
Ingredients
traditional dudhi handvo
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients (include 50 gms til and 1 tbsp of oil) and soak for 4 -5 hours.
  2. Grease the handva vessel with oil from the inside and pour the batter into it. Add the remaining til and oil on top of the batter...
  3. Pour dry sand in the smaller/lower part of the vessel and keep aside...
  4. Keep the the vessel with sand on low flame and then put the bigger vessel on top of the smaller vessel and close the lid and let it cook for a couple of hours or till the batter is cooked.
  5. To check whether the handwa is cooked or not, take a clean knife and dip into the handwa...if the batter does not stick to the knife then it means that the handwa is cooked and ready...
  6. To remove the handwa, slowly slice it into big pieces (after it cools a little bit) and lay it on a plate and serve with chutney...
  7. Serve with green chutney or have it as it is...
Recipe Notes

It might sound a bit complicated but the end product is really delicious to eat...

Happy Deepawali to everbody...Hope everybody has a a happy and safe diwali..

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21 comments

The Girl Next Door April 2, 2018 - 6:16 am

That looks absolutely delish!   I am a big fan of handvo, and this looks just perfect.

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:41 am

apologise for the delayed response…thank you Priya

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Vidya Narayan April 2, 2018 - 2:15 pm

Delicious steamed beauties. Great use of rice and lentils along with doodhi. Healthy and tasty.

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priya April 4, 2018 - 6:01 am

yup healthy and tasty..and best of all they are steamed… 🙂

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priya April 4, 2018 - 6:00 am

Thank you Priya 🙂

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Aruna April 8, 2018 - 2:32 pm

I make Handvo often and have even made it in an appam pan. I am lusting after your Handvo cooker. 🙂

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:42 am

never made it an an aapam pan ..should try that out

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Batter Up With Sujata April 9, 2018 - 11:29 am

Dudhi handvo looks tempting. Loved it. Superb share.

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:42 am

thank you 🙂

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Seema Doraiswamy Sriram April 10, 2018 - 2:02 am

Oh wow, Handvo in the traditional pan. Super cool.

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:43 am

Thank you Seema 🙂

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Nisa @ FlavourDiary April 11, 2018 - 10:41 am

lovely healthy handvo recipe… my mom is having similar vessel you used for making handvo…she used to bake cakes for us when we were little…

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theyellowdaal April 13, 2018 - 7:56 am

Handvo looks amazing. Hope to try it soon?

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:43 am

Thank you..do let me know once you make it 🙂

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Amrita April 13, 2018 - 6:30 pm

I love the steamer,recipe and pics!Yummy looking Handvo!

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:34 am

thank you 🙂

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:39 am

thank you..traditional recipe with a very traditional steamer 🙂

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Priya Suresh April 15, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Ultimate handvo, how delicious its looks and that steamer rocks..Drooling over those handvo rite now here.

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:32 am

hei…apologise for the delayed response..the steamer is so traditionally Gujarati…and the taste is so good 🙂

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poonampagar April 17, 2018 - 11:20 am

The dudhi handvo sounds so so healthy..rice lentils and bottle gourd..this is no less that a complete meal and that too a steamed one ! Loved the traditional steamer too !

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priya June 4, 2018 - 6:31 am

apologise for the delayed response…yes it is a complete meal.. 🙂

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