Stovetop Pan Handvo ~ Spicy Mixed Lentil Rice Cake

Stovetop pan handvo is a spicy vegetable mixed lentils rice cake. Handvo is a nutritious dense cake eaten for breakfast, as a snack or as a light meal. It is a popular dish from Indian State of Gujarat. jump to recipe or pin it for later Conventionally, handvo is prepared in a pan, on a […]

Instant Pot Handvo ~ Savory Cake

Instant pot handvo is a savory mixed lentils and rice cake. This is a traditional Gujarati snack made in instant pot (IP), an electric pressure cooker. Handvo is a popular snack from Indian state of Gujarat and is traditionally made on stovetop or in an oven in modern kitchens. Since the theme for this week […]

Baked Handvo ~ Savory Rice Lentils Cake

Baked handvo is a savory rice and lentils cake with mixed vegetables. Bottle gourd is the main vegetable along with seasonal vegetables of choice and the method of cooking is either oven or in a pan on stovetop. Serve it for breakfast, tea time snack or even as a light meal. Handvo is a traditional […]

Dudhi Chi Bhaji ~ Bottle Gourd Curry with Goda Masala

Dudhi chi bhaji is a curry from Indian state of Maharashtra. Dudhi or bottle gourd is cooked with goda masala, a popular and common spice mix in Maharashtrian kitchens. Bottle gourd curry or dudhi chi bhaji is served with rice or poli (roti/Indian flat bread). I made dudhi chi bhaji as part of Maharashtrian thali. […]

Soya Chunks & Bottle Gourd in Tomato Gravy

I don’t eat meat once a week and on those days, I try to get my daily required protein from soya products or legumes. Soya is a good source of protein for vegetarians. On a vegetarian day, I cook tofu or soya chunks/granules. I was never a big fan of soya chunks but that has […]

Bottle Gourd Tomato Gravy ~ Sorakaya Shorva

Today is the last day of this marathon and I decided to post a shorva recipe.  As I mentioned couple of days ago, I was undecided about today’s curry.  I was debating on what to post until 3-4 of hours ago.  We had gone out of town this weekend and got back this evening.  We […]

Sorakaya Pulusu~Bottle Gourd in Tamarind Sauce

Sorakaya or Lauki or Bottle Gourd is a versatile vegetable.  You can prepare  any course of the meal with this gourd; fritters, chutney, stir fries, curries, gravies and dessert as well. I have already blogged sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney in the past. Today I am here with a pulusu, a tamarind based  tangy […]

Sorakaya Pachadi / Bottle Gourd Chutney

Sorakaya or anyapakaya belongs to squash family and is called bottle gourd in english.  In Indian cooking, it is used to make curries, gravies, chutneys or a dessert.  Sorayakaya pachadi is one of my favorite pachadis  or chutneys.  When making chutneys, whole spices are roasted in oil and ground to a fine paste with other […]

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