Instant Handva

Instant Handva

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What a yummy breakfast this is! a variant of the traditional handva, this savoury cake uses idli batter to reduce the preparation time. Cooking it using the microwave shrinks the cooking time further, in all making this a super-quick delicacy.

Instant Handva recipe - How to make Instant Handva

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20Makes 20 pieces
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1/2 tsp oil for greasing
3/4 cup idli batter , readily available in the market
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp fruit salt

  1. Grease a 175 mm. (7”) dish with oil and keep aside.
  2. Combine the idli batter, coriander, curds and salt in a bowl, mix gently and keep aside.
  3. Put the oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and microwave on high for 1 minute. Keep aside.
  5. Add the fruit salt to the prepared batter and mix gently.
  6. Pour the tempering on top and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  7. Cut into 20 equal-sized pieces and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy12 cal
Protein0.2 g
Carbohydrates0.7 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat0.9 g
Cholesterol0.1 mg
Sodium0.5 mg
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Instant Handva
 on 21 Sep 18 04:01 PM

What is the purpose of greasing the 7 inch dish with oil as mentioned in step 1?
Tarla Dalal
22 Sep 18 08:45 AM
   Hi Nirali, The greasing of the dish with oil helps in easy removal of Handvo after microwaving.
Instant Handva
 on 03 Sep 14 05:07 PM

A quick handva recipe which hardly takes any time. Such a quick tasty recipe. Loved it!
Instant Handva
 on 23 Feb 13 12:55 PM

This is such an easy breakfast recipe...It hardly takes any time and something very different...thank you tarlaji for this quick and easy recipe...