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How long it takes: 30-45 mins

Number of servings: 3-4

Khandvi, a gujarati dish is a popular street food in the Gujrat/Maharashtra area. If you like it, it is hard to conceal your liking for it. The flip side though is that one needs a lot of patience to get this dish right especially since the dough needs to be cooked on low flame slowly till it turns thick. So take care to follow the instructions precisely.

What you need to have:

1. Besan Atta/Chickpea Atta – 1 Cup

2. Sweet curds  – 1 Cup

3. Water – 1 and 1/2 cup

4. Asafoetida powder – 1/4 Teaspoon

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 Teaspoon

6. Green chilli & Ginger paste – 1/2 Teaspoon

7. Salt – As per taste

8. Sugar – A pinch

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve Besan atta, salt and Turmeric powder in the atta siever and keep aside.

2. Run curds and water in the mixer/blender – mix fine so it is free of lumps. Add the sieved Besan atta mix, sugar, green chilli-ginger mix, asafoetida powder and run the blender again so that all ingredients are mixed well.

3. Place a thick bottomed skillet on sim/medium flame (depending upon one’s burner) with the mixture from step 2 to it. Keep stiring adjusting the flame in such a way that it is cooked well till the raw smell disappears and the mixture stops sticking to the sides of the skillet.

4. Immediately pour a laddle of the cooked mix on the backside of a steel plate (see image below) and move in a circular mode like you spread dosa and as thin as possible on the whole plate. Since you want a thin spread, the steel plate has to be a big one. Cut it into 2″ wide and lengthwise and role it immediately with your fingers delicately.                                                  

Khandvi dough being rolled

5. Arrange it in a plate so that it is easy to garnish and season it as well.

Khandvi rolls being placed in a plate

Ingredients of Garnishing & seasoning

1. Fresh grated Coconut – 2 Tablespoons

2. Chopped Cilantro -2 Tablespoons

3. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

4, Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoons

5. Asafoetida powder – 1/2 Teaspoons

6. Sesame seeds -1 Teaspoon

7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

8. Red chilli pieces – A few

9. Curry leaves – 1 Sprig

10. Cookin oil – 2 Teaspoons


Ingredients of Garnishing and Seasoning

6. Garnish it with fresh grated coconut and chopped Cilantro.


Fresh grated coconut & Cilantro being garnished

7. Place a spatula with 2 Teaspoons of cooking oil in it on low flame. When heated add mustard seeds, cumin  seeds, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, sesame seeds,  red chilli pieces ans finally curry leaves to it. Season it to the garnished  Khandvi from step 6 to it.

Enjoy with either Tomato sauce or garlic chutney.

Seasoning in progress

                                      Ready to serve seasoned Khandvi

Khandvi with Garlic chutney & sauce

Good to remember:

1. Besan should be mixed properly without lumps to cook it right.

2. Cooking on low/medium flame till the raw smell is gone is important. So also is ensuring that the dough is thickened slowly and low flame.


6 thoughts on “Khandvi

    Priya said:
    September 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Love this yummy khandvis anytime;

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Priya,

      I love “Khanvi” any time.

    chitra said:
    September 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Never tried or had so far. wish to taste some 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Hi Chitra,

      Okay do give a try and send me da feedback!!!!

    Yogesh said:
    September 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Not heard or eaten this! Looks similar to Khamaan Dhokla the besan stuff with coriander.mustard.redchilly ‘phann’ topping !

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Yogesh,

      This is a very popular Gujju street food of Maharashtra and is a very tasty dish man!!!!!!!!!!!!

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