Handavo (Spicy Cake)

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READY IN: 6hrs 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, mix the rice flour, urad flour, gramflour, yogurt and water (As Required) to get a pouring consistency.
  • Allow this to ferment for 5-6 hours.
  • Squeeze out the excess water from the grated bottle gourd.
  • Add 4 tbsps.
  • oil, lemon juice, baking soda, sugar, grated ginger, chilli powder and salt to taste to the fermented batter.
  • Mix this extremely well.
  • Grease a baking tray with a little oil.
  • Pour the prepared mixture into it.
  • Now pour 5 tbsps.
  • of oil in a pot and heat on medium flame until hot.
  • Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Once they stop spluttering, add sesame seeds,fennel (ajwain) seeds and asafoetida powder.
  • Stir-fry this mixture until it turns reddish in colour.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Spread this mixture over the mixture in the greased baking dish.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°C.
  • Bake the mixture in the greased dish for 35-40 minutes until the upper layer becomes brownish in colour.
  • Check with a toothpick to see if it's baked properly or not.
  • To do so, insert a toothpick into the baked mixture and remove.
  • If the mixture sticks to the toothpick, bake for some more time and watch carefully so as to not let the mixture burn.
  • If the toothpick comes out clean, the mixture has been baked properly.
  • Remove from oven.
  • After 5 minutes have passed, cut the mixture into 2 cm sized squares.
  • Serve hot with Heinz tomato ketchup and green chutney.
  • Enjoy!
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