1/4 cup toovar dal
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp green moong dal
1 tbsp chana dal
1/2 cup rice
1/4 cup sour curd
3 tsp oil
a pinch of soda
1/2 tsp sugar – optional
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
How to make handvo
. Clean, wash and soak the dals, rice together in enough water for atleast 4 to 5 hours. Drain and keep aside.
. Blend the dals, rice in a mixer to a smooth mixture.
. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the curds and mix well. Cover and keep aside to ferment overnight.
. Add the 1 tsp oil, soda,sugar, chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chilli paste and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
. Pour half the batter evenly to make a thick layer.
. Cover and cook on a slow flame 10 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
. Lift the handvo gently using large flat spoon and turn it over to the other side.
. Cover and cook on a slow flame for another 8 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour.
. Cool slightly and cut into pieces.
. Serve immediately.