Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gujrati handvo recipe baked in pressure cooker

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp chana dal (Bengal gram)
  • 2 tbsp tuvar dal ( 
  • 2 tbsp urad dal 
  • 1/2 cup grated bottle gourd (louki, doodhi)
  • 1 grated carrot 
  • 1/4 cup curd (Dahi)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste 
  • 2 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1tbsp red chilli and garlic paste 
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • salt to taste 
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
For seasoning, 
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • a pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • few curry leaves

Method :
In a big bowl take rice, urad dal, chana dal, tuvar dal and wash them. Soak for 6-7 hours or overnight in sufficient water. Now drain the water and blend soaked rice and all lentils (dal) into a fine paste. Now transfer the paste into a big bowl, add in grated bottle gourd, carrot, salt, green chilli, ginger paste, red chilli-garlic paste, sugar, asafoetida, curd and mix well. Let the mixture ferment for about  3-4 hours. After 3-4 hours, add in oil, baking powder and mix well. Now grease the baking pan and pour the handvo mixture into the greased baking pan.

Now, prepare the pressure cooker for baking by add 2-3 cups sand (you can also use salt) and putting a round stand on the sand or salt and preheat the pressure cooker for 10 minutes on the high flame. Remove the whistle and rubber and gasket of the lead before covering the pressure cooker with the lid!

Carefully open the pressure cooker and place the baking pan and cover the cooker and bake for about 30 minutes on the medium heat. After about 30 minutes, check if the handvo is done- it will be lightly golden brown in colour and will smell of a perfect baked handvo. Once ready remove it from the pressure cooker.

For the seasoning, heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, hing and curry leaves and crackle them, turn off the flame. Sprinkle over the baked handvo. Cut them in square pieces and serve it with chutney.

Soak rice and lentils 

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Serving plate 

1 comment:

  1. i liked the above recipes and i need to try them once by purchasing one new pressure cooker
    pressure cooker price