Thursday, 17 May 2007

Hondwo / Ondhwo

This savoury lentil and vegetable cake is a typical Gujarati dish, we used to get it with our tea when we got back from school in Kampala. Usually served with a hot tomato and chilli chutney.


Ingredients
1/2 cup toor dal
1/2 cup mung dal
1/2 cup chana dal
1 cup rice (I used broken basmati rice, as it is cheaper)
1 cup yogurt
juice of 2 limes
1 tspn garlic paste
2 tspn grated ginger
3-4 green chillies - minced
5 cups of finely chopped vegetables, I used:
Cabbage,
Leeks
Courgette (zucchin)
Carrots
Peas
Potato
salt to taste
For tempering (pumpkin seeds are good as well)
1 tspn mustard seeds
2 tbspn olive oil
2 tbspn sesame seeds
1 tbspn sunflower seeds
1 tbspn pinenuts
2 tspn Eno (sodium bicarbonate and citric acid 1:1 RATIO


Method
1. Wash and Soak the dals and rice overnight.
2. Drain and grind fine in yogurt and lime juice.
3. Leave at room temperature for at least 2 hours
4. Finely chop the cabbage, courgette, leeks and carrot and potatoes (see pic)
5. Add to the batter together with the salt, garlic, ginger and chillies and mix well
6. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add all the seeds and nuts, brown and pour into the batter, mix well.
7. Add the Eno, mix well and pour into a 9 inch cake tin
8. Bake for 45 minutes in a preheated oven, 15 minutes at 200 degree centigrade, and 30 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.




26 comments:

bee said...

you have a great combo of veggies in there. i haven't eaten this is a long time. i love your recipes.

Hema said...

I love handvo too. I love your step-wise photo presentation. Thanks for the recipe!

Sajeda Meghji said...

thanks Bee, thank Hema, it is great to get comments
I look at both your blogs
saj

DEEPA said...

great ...clear presentation on the steps ...Looks nice...thks for sharing

Sabira said...

Thank you once again for your delectable recipes. Love your step by step pics. Wish I could eat it with chai! I love Hondwo but avoid making it because the recipes I have require 3/4 to 1 cup of oil. Many thanks once again!

Richa said...

love the way u incorporate the new veg into traditional dishes!
handwa looks Yum!

Sharmi said...

very healthy recipe. have heard of it but never tasted it. thanks for the whole process pics. will try it sometime.

Jeena said...

Hi nice recipe it looks delicious :)

Kajal said...

Really.........very nice presentation. I also make but use with white gourd….I will try it with your style.
Cheers!!!!!!!!!!

Kay said...

Looks great.. I've only heard about this great dish... A dumb question here (I'm a newbie baker, IYKWIM)...

Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 degree centigrade, and 30 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.

So, I have to bake it first for 15 mins at 200 C and then again for 30 mins at 180C ?

Or, is it either bake at 200C for 15 mins OR at 180 C for 30 mins?

Saju said...

sorry it is confusing, I mean bake for 45 minutes, 15 minutes at 200 and 30 mins at 180

Anonymous said...

The recipe looks good and i can't wait to try it, do i preheat the oven first then choose which gas mark i want to cook at with the as my friend reads it as 45 minutes plus 30 minutes.

Saju said...

you heat the oven before you start the mix.
200 degrees c, bake for 15 mins
than turn the heat down to 180 degree and bake for a further 30 minutes

Karima said...

i love hondwo and am surprised there is no oil required for this recipe. please confirm the only oil needed is when you are frying the seeds?

Anonymous said...

Great website! Have to input that you can use peeled shredded Dudhi (bottle gourd), and/or frozen mixed vegetables thawed a bit (I prefer just the Dudhi and if you can't find Dudhi, you can also use peeled shredded zucchini) but most veggies will work in this batter, have fun and experiment!

Saju said...

Thanks for that Anon

Nikhil said...

Hi, quick question for you. The daals that you list, are these the whole daals, or split ones? Thanks.

Saju said...

dals are split. good luck

Nikhil said...

Thank you, will let you know how it goes once I make them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I haven't had hondvo in years and it fills my heart with joy to think I can try and make my own. I 'lost' a lot of recipes since my Mum has been sick...she can't pass those African golden oldies down to me. So this website actually is a goldmine for me. God bless.
Roze x

Anonymous said...

Great recipe but need clarification. Is there no oil in this recipe other than the oil used when you are frying the seeds? Please confirm. Thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

Great recipe but need clarification. Is there no oil in this recipe other than the oil used when you are frying the seeds? Please confirm. Thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

Great recipe but need clarification. Is there no oil used other than when frying the seeds? Please confirm. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Great recipe but is there no oil used other than when frying the seeds? Please confirm. Thank you.

Saju said...

That is correct, only oil is the one used for frying the sesame seeds

chip sirpi said...

Can you steam this in pressure cooker (like dhokla) if oven is not available? This is a great recipe, but I have no oven.

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