April 4, 2007

KHANDVI

Khandvi, a Gujarati dish is my contribution to Nupur from 'One Hot Stove" blog's "A to Z Indian Vegetables"'s event.This week's letter is "K", thanks Nupur,love the cute A to Z button!:)

This week's K dishes were easy.I could find so many dishes starts with K,it was hard to choose for a change!:)
I decided to make Tarla Dalal's Gujarati Khandvi. Now, I have eaten this dish many time in the restaurants but never made it at home.Even Tarla Dalal says it's a hard dish to make!
Well ...I dared to make it anyway and I didn't find it hard at all expect when spreading the batter,you should do it quickly before batter gets cold and lumpy.If you have somebody to help you,that would be great.I cook alone,so such luck for me.I had to discard the last two spoonfuls.The rest came well as you can see and tasted so good almost like spicy Pasta!!They make a wonderful snack.It's definitely worth the effort I say!:)


Khandvi:





You need:

3/4 cup Chickpea flour(besan), 3/4 cup Yogurt,1 tsp green chilli-ginger paste, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder , a pinch asafoetida (hing), salt to taste.
For the tempering:1 tsp mustard seed, 1 tsp sesame seeds(til), 1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing), 3 to 4 curry leaves,2 dry red chillies. 2 tbsp oil.
For the garnish:2 tbsp grated coconuts, 2 tbsp chopped Cilantro and half a lemon.



How to make Khandvi:


Whisk the Yogurt with 1 cup water,the Chickpea flour, curds, green chilli ginger paste, turmeric powder,asafoetida and salt and make a smooth paste.Transfer into a non-stick pan and heat on a low flame, stirring constantly so that you don't get lumps.Keep stirring until the batter becomes thick.


Taste the batter to see if the gram flour is cooked. This will take about 7-10 minutes.Spread the mixture by spoonfuls, as thinly as possible on the reverse side of a baking sheet with a rubber spatula while the batter is still hot.Let it cool and roll up carefully like a swiss roll. Repeat with others.Cut 1" pieces of each roll to get bite sized khandvis.Place these on a serving dish.


To assemble the dish:
Prepare the tempering: Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and red chillies and stir for 30 seconds.Pour over the khandvis.
Serve ; garnished with the Cilantro and coconut.Squeeze some Lemon juice on top.Wasn't that easy? I think so,turned out great for a first try!

Enjoy a nutritious and very tasty snack!:)

65 comments:

Richa said...

asha,
i love khandvi and make it in a similar way. i spread the batter on a thali and then reverse it to spread on the other side as well, do try it. will try adding red chili next time.
thanks

Freya and Paul said...

Now, I have some chick pea flour so I might just give these a go! They look great and I love the seasoning of asofateda (spelt wrong, I know!).

Asha said...

Hi Richa,I loved this,will make again.Thanks for the tip,I could use it:))

Hi Freya, they taste wonderful.It might take a little practice to get the hang of it.Try with small amount like 1/2 cup flour at first.Good luck and enjoy:)

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,

Khandvi is something new to me....looks great and interesting...thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

What a fabulous recipe! I love the chickpea flour and the spices. As always, your step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow and so tempting. Thanks!

Asha said...

Hi Usha,Give this dish a try and I am sure you will love it:)

Hi Susan,thank you.It just needs a little bit of effort but it's worth it.It is tasty:)

Anh said...

Asha, I made something similar once, and it turned out quite nice. I love besan flour, using it very often. :D

Asha said...

It's not that hard to make,don't you think Anh? It's a little tricky but doable:))
Good that you love Besan/Gram flour.Guess what I am sending you for your WHB event hosting.YUP! One besan dish!!Got to wait until Friday:))
Have a great Easter Anh.

krystyna said...

Hi Asha!
I wonder what Khandvi means in English. I'll try it. You inspire me to try some beautiful and healthy food. I'll do not exactly but something similarly, because I have problem to find these same ingredients.
Thanks!
Best to you!

Linda said...

Actually that doesn't sound so difficult if I made half a batch to start. Looks really beautiful Asha! Also totally new to me. Thanks for sharing this one.

Hope you're feeling better now -- I think you were sneezing so hard you missed me on your last post! ;)

Sig said...

Wow Asha, it is a totally new dish for me, but it sounds amazing! I will give it a try... do you think if adding a stuffing to it is a good idea, or is it too thin for a stuffing? When I saw the picture I thought there was some stuffing inside the rolls... I will just try to make the plain ones , but I was just wondering if it is even an option!

Coffee said...

UMMMM!!!!! the ever famous gujju snack!!!! Some how I have never got the consistency right :( I am gonna try your measurements next time :)

Looks like Nupur is going to have a gujju dish from me too for 'K'.....

Suma Gandlur said...

Asha,
Very good description and most importantly self explaining pictures. I always wondered how you can roll up that besan when ever I went through a khandvi recipe.
By the way, I want to ask you one thing. Hope you don't mind. Ee recipe nalli veggies ilvalla or am I wrong? Hugs. :-)

sushma said...

I have never tried Khandvi...and they look so gorgeous ..a very lovely presentation Asha...

Asha, hope you would participate in MCT...I would love to have your entry..

-Sushma

Kajal said...

Hi Asha,
I love Khandvi. Great photo too. My elder sister is made Khandvi in his office competition and she is winning. Before two years. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!

Sia's Corner said...

my god!!! that looks quite difficult to make. bit of circus i guess;)
may be i will give u a call if i venture into it so that u can instruct me from the begining till end. rest of eating it i will do it w/o any help;)

Asha said...

Hi Coffee,it is little tricky to get that consistency as you said.I tested with a tsp dropped on the plate,cool and tried to roll as the batter thickens.Once it rolls,that's it,got to work fast!:) Ooh!another Gujju K!!YUM! I got Kadhi coming out on Friday here!:)

Hi Suma,use a rubber spatula and flick the end to roll,you can not do it with hands.
Veg hakoke agalla idralli,roll madakke kashta agatte.It's eaten as snack with spicy seasoning on top.Beasn itself provides protein,so it's healthy.Try it.

Hi Sushma,hope you try this dish girl,it's a great snack.
I have sent you for March MCT and for April,I will post it on Monday,it's ready and J's Kitchen Safety is also included in that post as well!:))

Asha said...

You are welcome Kajal.Good for your sister,congratulations.Hope you get that recipe and post it.This recipe I got it from Tarla Dalal's book.Your sister's must be great too.Do post,thanks:)

Sups,you can do it!:)
It's easy as long as you have K to help you for smearing that batter on a sheet quickly.It tastes so good if you add crispy dry chillies on top with lemon juice and salt.Divine.Hope you try with half the amount of this recipe,you will love it.Eating part ,you must share with K,you naughty girl!!;D

Kribha said...

Hi Asha,
for some reason I have always felt that khandvi has a lot of work to do. But your step by step directions are making me change my mind.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,

I have one doubt...are you getting my comment in Your foodie hope blog?..Becoz past 2 post i have left comments...I don't find mine in your response list..so got doubt..please check and let me know..

Mishmash ! said...

Hey, Khandvi looks so colourful in that plate, but never tasted this one....your family is really lucky to taste so many variety of dishes and cuisine :)

Shn

Asha said...

This is my first time too Kribha.Not that hard if you try a little at first and get used to it:)

Usha, I will check,I moderated all of the comments in the morning.Since today morning blogger ate two of my comments in other blogs,it's frustrating for me too:)

Hope you make it shn.Kids don't eat these much,they gingerly taste half a piece and say it's good mom and that's about it!;D
Arvind and I enjoyed eating these though.Makes a great snack.

Asha said...

Hey Usha,I just saw your comment at FH,you are in there.Thanks:)

Sreelu said...

Yummy looking I was always intimidated with the process so always enjoyed store brought.
But good job on making it look so beautiful

Gattina said...

Love all these colors!
The steps look straightforward, well, you lovely photos help a lot!

Nupur said...

It looks so tempting and delicious! My mom makes amazing khandvi, but I've never really had the courage to try making it myself...now you are inspiring me to give it a shot :)

Asha said...

Hi Gattina,we should call it rainbow Khandvi!:)) It tastes great.I think step by step photos needed for this recipe,it's hard to say how to do it in words! Enjoy.

Hi Nupur,my mom never would make these kinds!:D
I tried it for the first time and it was not that bad at all,except to work quickly on spreading the batter.Hope you give it a try.I loved the taste and very quick dish to make too:)

trupti said...

Now that's an authentic Gujju favorite...Good Job Ashaji! Your khandvis look lovely!

have a wonderful weekend,
trupti

Sushma said...

Hello Asha,

I didnt receive your entry for MCT. Hope you have sent it at blogsunkiran@yahoo.com

Thanxs so much for participating.

-Hugs
Sushma

Asha said...

Thanks T! Approved by a pakka Gujarati!! I am so happy!:))
I made Gujarati Kadhi too,loved it:))
Hugs and thanks for Tikha Puri and aloo.Yum!!

Sushma,I will send it again.For April,I am posting on Monday for you and J's Safety:)

Pravs said...

This is new to me... looks delicious.

Asha said...

Makes a great snack Pravs.Hope you try:)

Pooja said...

Asha,
looking at your picture no one can tell that you are not a gujarati. so perfectly you made it. thanks for sharing , probably from this week i am goin to participate with 'K' for nupur. i come to know abt this even from your blog . thanks.
Love your snaps of the process too. as rich said we used to make it by spreading it in a thali. yours one is looking too nice. 100/100 for khandavi . :) , another award from me :D.
keep on sharing.
-Pooja

Asha said...

YAY!! Another award from a pakka Gujju!I am happy again!!

Hi sweetie,I really did miss you, you know!Hope you come back soon.Make your VOTW once in 15 days event bcos there are so many weekly now,it's pretty hard to cook 4 dishes a week!;D
Nupur's K ends today,L starts tomorrow.Hope you get in soon.
I tries on Thali first,it was too small so I took a big cookie baking sheet and did it as fast as I can.It came out quite well and tasty too.
See you soon Pooja,hugs:)

shivapriya said...

WOW Asha, love ur garden. Khandvi looks delicious. I had once at my friends place.

Asha said...

Thaks SP!! I just started it,more veggies to come out of that veggie patch.Khandvi tastes great if you make it little spicier.Try it:)

Sapna said...

Hello Asha,

Brilliant recipe for Khandvi. I used to eat it regularly in India. Never thought that I could make it too. With your recipe I'll definately try it. Thanks.

Asha said...

Hi Sapna.It's fairly easy if you try it,not that hard at all.Hope you do bcos it tasted great,lot better than the restaurant:))

Latha said...

yummy looking khandvi asha. I have a nita mehta's recipe for microwave khandvi... very easy to make and tastes just like original stove top made... will post that sometime... your picture is amazing!

Anjali said...

Asha I love khandvi. Madhur jaffery calls this indian pasta.

Asha said...

Latha,it was so yummy.Glad I tried it at home.I was hesitent at first,then I thought of making half the recipe just in case,turned well in the end:)) Microwave one.that sounds easy.Please post before your parents visit you!:))

Hi Anjali,it is like Pasta or rather like making Ravioli without the stuffing!I loved making and eating them too!:))

mommyof2 said...

I have to try this. We stoped getting this from outside because of too much oil on it and now I can try without the extra fat;-)

Been thinking of visiting here since I came back but somehow I am still behind:-( Will come back & check the rest of your creations:-)

Asha said...

Hi Mo2! Take your time,there are plenty of them to try!:))
You are right,you can just use a tsp oil butter for seasoning when you make at home.This tastes delicious,hope you try:)

Inji Pennu said...

Oh Wow!

Asha said...

Thanks Inji:))

Suganya said...

Luv the post... Cudnt be made simpler anymore... Vl try this someday and let u know...

Asha said...

Thank you S and hope you try.

SJ said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE Khandvi. I had been told it was very complicated to make so never tried. It's been 10 years since I had it... This one I can't wait to try, looks pretty simple.

Asha-ji your blog has become like an encyclopedia of recipes. I always seem to find what I am looking for here. Thanks for this wonderful site!

SJ said...

hmmm, maybe you just make it look easy :-) Anyway, this I will try. I am already feeling this strong craving to eat khandvi right now!

Asha said...

Hi SJ,I tried this for the time too,it's not that hard except you have work quick with spreading.Hope you do try with a small quantity first.Good luck and thanks:))

Anonymous said...

I read this receipe and was amazed to find that "khandvi" in fact ia a Maharashtrian Dish and is made with semolina (either of wheat or in Konkan region made with rice rawa) and is sweet delicacy. It is prepared by roasting the semolina in the Ghee till golden in colour and then adding milk and water .When cooked add sugar or jaggery(as per your liking). and stir it .Put the mixture on a greezed dish and when cooled cut into squares or diamonds. This is Khandvi.

The receipe which is shown as rolling the chickpea flour mixture is called as "Suralichya Vadya" in Marathi and is a pure Mahrashtrian Dish.

Asha said...

Khandvi,Dhokla, Khaman as we Indians know commonly are Gujarati dishes. By the way you describe it,it sounds like you have dishes which are common to Maharashtra as well.Thank you for the recipe of that Sweet too.
Enjoy!:))

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha, I never tasted Khandvi... but ur recipe is so tempting n iam planning to make this today only.I wish it would comeout well.philhal thanks 4 the recipe....bye tc

Aparna said...

Thanks a lot! been searching for this recipe for ages now! I love khandvi...will try making it :D

Asha said...

Thanks Anon and Aparna. It sounds hard but not that hard to make. Try it and enjoy!:)

Roopa said...

hi asha, long time, hope all is well with you, miss seeing you at my blog and your new recipes.Tomorrow we are having a potluck and iam planning to prepare khandi according to your khandvi recipe:)...hope to see you soon :)

Roopa

Asha said...

Hi Roopa, enjoying my break and cooking up a storm with other bloggers recipes too!:))

Enjoy the Khandvi and the potluck, will see you in May. Have a great week and weekend.Hugs!:))

Roopa said...

Hi asha, just wanted to say thank you for the recipe:) I never thought I wud do it right, but this came out really well ! My friends at potluck loved it. I am gonna prepare it again in future:)

Asha said...

I am so glad to hear that Roopa, it's not really that hard once you get the idea of how to make it.Happy you enjoyed the potluck too. I think you can heat the batter in the Microwave too, makes it even easier.Enjoy!:))

Anonymous said...

As far as I know Khandvi should be sweet. the item shown here seems to be "Patwadya" or Suralichya Vadya a marathi item. ?????

Asha said...

Hi Anon, sweet Khandvi? I know we add sugar to Dhokla though.
This dish is from Trala Dalal's book, a pucca Gujarati herself, followed her recipe to the T! I love the taste, of course adding little sugar to Khandvi doesn't hurt I guess!:)
You probably are right too about Maharashtrian item as well, as different region has similar dishes. I am not familiar with those dishes. Next time, leave a yummy recipe here, would you? Love to try!:)

Anushri said...

Hi Asha,

I made Khandvi as per ur directions for my darling Hubby's Birthday yesterday since he loves Khandvi. It came out perfect! Gosh, he loved it so much!! He was thrilled to have it and he said "This is one of the best khandvi I have ever tasted." :D Am gonna make it again n again..Its easy too..
Thanks for making his day and my day too.. HUGS.. :)

Asha said...

Anu, I am so happy to hear that you and hubby enjoyed the Khandvi. It makes a great snack, thank for the feedback! Hugs to you! :)

Priya said...

I just tried this recipe. The batter was thick but somehow i felt the flour dint cook. Also while rolling, the rolls were just falling apart. Dont know what went wrong..

Asha said...

Priya, batter was probably too thick to cook quickly and to roll out. Dries out quickly too.
Easy to fix though, just add more water to make it a bit thinner batter and try again. Always add less flour than necessary first because different brand of Besan needs different amount of water. So you have to use your judgment. Hope you try again with small amount just to get the balance. It's easy to make Khandvi once you get the knank! :))