Handvo – Gluten free Savory Rice and Lentil Cake

Handvo - Gluten free Savory Rice & Lentil Cake

Handvo is a gluten free savory cake that has goodness of veggies, rice & lentils. One pot meal would be a better description.


1 cup rice (coarsely ground – similar to coarse semolina)
1 cup mixed lentils, coarsely ground (texture similar to the rice)
{urad (ivory lentils), moong dhuli (split green mung without skin) & chana dal (split bengal gram without skin)}
½ cup sour yogurt

1 cup shredded lauki/ghiya/dhoodhi (ash gourd) – you can even use courgette
½ cup shredded carrots
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tsp fruit salt (I used Eno)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp caster sugar
¼ tsp red chili powder
½ tsp turmeric
2 green chilies, ground to paste (I used 2 large ones)
1 heaped tsp ginger paste
1 heaped tsp garlic paste
Salt to taste (I used 1½ tsp)

For tempering
3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
10 curry leave (I tore them into two-three pieces with hand)
3-4 whole red chiles (I tore them into bite size pieces and removed seeds)
½ tsp black sesame seeds
½ tsp white sesame seeds
A few black and white sesame seeds for sprinkling

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