How to make Khandvi -

A traditional Guajarati dish, Khandvi will make you relish it by simply looking at it. Its bright yellow appearance, smooth texture and delicious taste makes it a must-try

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Buttermilk (छास)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters


Khandvi

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Khandvi Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Buttermilk 3 cups

  • Refined flour (maida) tab 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tbsps + for greasing

  • Mustard sees 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies , slit 2

  • Fresh coconut , scraped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Take gram flour in a bowl, add refined flour, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt and mix. Add buttermilk gradually and whisk continuously to make a smooth batter.

Step 2

Heat a deep non-stick pan, pour the batter into it and cook, whisking continuously, till the mixture thickens.

Step 3

Grease the back side of two steel thalis with some oil.

Step 4

Spread equal portions of the cooked batter on each greased thali into a thin layer while still hot and set aside to cool.

Step 5

To prepare tempering, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them sputter. Add asafoetida and green chillies, mix and switch off heat.

Step 6

Pour some tempering on each thali and sprinkle coconut and coriander leaves.

Step 7

Cut the layer into 2 inch thick strips and roll them lightly. Pour remaining tempering over the prepared rolls.

Step 8

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve.

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