Semolina Sprouts Handvo

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Handvo is a traditional Gujarati savory cake and nutritious with loads of lentils and sprouts. The typical handvo is made of only vegetables but in my recipe have used sprouts to make it healthier. I have baked it in pressure cooker. It is served usually with green chutney and sweet chutney.

Here is the simple recipe to prepare a healthy tea time Handvo baked in pressure cooker.

Course: Snacks

Cuisine: Gujarat

Preparation Time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 25 mins

Serves: 5 Nos


Fine semolina -1 cup

Rice -1 tbsp

Moong dal-1 tbsp

Channa dal-1 tbsp

Toor dal -1 tbsp

Urd dal -1 tbsp

Half Cooked Sprouts -1/2 cup (green gram, mung beans, cowpeas)

Peanut roasted -2 tbsp

Curd -1 cup

Baking soda -1 tsp

Turmeric powder -1 tsp

Red chilli powder -2 tsp

Hing -1 tsp

Grated ginger -1 tsp

Cinnamon powder -1 tsp

Lemon juice -1/2 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

Grated carrot-1/2 cup

Cabbage grated -1/2 cup

Sugar -1 tbsp

Roasted sesame seeds -1 tbsp

Water if required

For Seasoning :

Coconut Oil-2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves -10-12 nos


  1. Soak rice, channa dal, moong dal, toor dal, urd dal in water for 1 hour.  Remove water and make a coarse paste.
  2. Now mix fine semolina, curd, dal paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder. Keep aside for 5 mins.
  3. Now add ginger, salt, sprouts, peanuts, cinnamon powder, sugar, cabbage, carrot, little water if required. Whisk well.
  4. Now add lemon juice, baking soda. Mix well once. Pour the batter into greased tin and sprinkle roasted sesame seeds.
  5. Bake in preheated cooker with sand at bottom for 25 mins or in preheated oven at 180°C for 20 mins. After 25 mins, cool and cut into pieces. Do the seasoning with oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves.  Serve hot with Pudina chutney and sweet chutney.


My Notes:

Baking soda can be replaced with Eno fruit salt.

Any veggies and sprouts of choice can be used to prepare handvo.

Handvo can be baked in oven or steam cooked in pressure cooker or cooked on non-stick tawa.

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