Monday, 10 May 2010

Gujarati Ondhwo.(Savory lentil cake)



Ondhwo- A typical gujarati savory cake made with chana dhal and rice flours. Healthy and nutritious as its baked with a selection of vegetables and spices .This savory cake is perfect for tiffin, picnics and teatime snacks.

Ingredients:

400 grams handwo flour (alternatively you can use 200 grams chana dhal and 200 grams rice, mix and grind together to make flour)
1 medium lokhi (dudhi bottle gourd )grated or 3 courgettes grated
1 large onion finely diced
4 -6 green chillies minced finely
1 tablespoon ginger paste
200 grams sour curd
1.5 cups water
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
1-2 red dried chilli
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 teaspoons eno salts.
1 teaspoon chilli powder

Method:

1.Mix ondhwo flour with curds and 1 and 1/2 cups water to make a thickish batter .Cover and keep in warm place over night.
2. Next day add ginger paste, chillies, salt, chilli powder,turmeric and mix .
3.Oil a cake tin or deep sided baking try and keep aside.
4. Heat oil in a pan when hot add the mustard seeds and red dried chilli.
5. Add the onions and fry the onion till they are translucent and soft .
6. Add the cooked onion to the ondhwo mixture and mix. Next add the grated lokhi/courgettes and mix. Batter consistency should be dropping if needed adjust by adding little more water .
7. Add the eno salts, mix throughly . Pour the batter into the oiled baking trays approximately one inch thick.
8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
9. Bake in a preheated oven 180 degrees for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
10.To test if ondhwo is ready inset a skewer in center of ondhwo, if it comes out clean ondhwo is ready .
11.The top of the ondhwo should be well done and dark brown and crispy. Remove from oven and cool.
12 Cut to desired size squares and serve hot.(Can be eaten cold also)


NB: Any vegetable can be added such as grated potato, grated potatoes, grated marrow, grated courgettes, grated locki or a combination of all.

40 comments:

  1. Never made it before, but looks super yummy and healthy !!!

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  2. the name itself really interesting..new dish for me..looks so delicious..nice pic too

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  3. Love this dish. Perfect snack with a cup of tea.

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  4. What a healthy and delicious savoury cake...

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  5. Looks yummy and healthy also..this is new to me..will try this wonderful recipe.

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  6. wow..great looking dish..Good one..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  7. Something new to me...they look so yumm and perfect

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  8. NIce one..Recently I tried an instant recipe of handwo...great one..I like when someonw psots any gujrati item..The gujju in me gets excited :)

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  9. They look great with all the sesame on the top.Delicious!

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  10. Dear,
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  11. Looks so yumm n healthy! Pass me some...;)

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  12. your handwo looks delicious and perfect..we too make the same in mumbai..

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  13. looks really yummy!!!
    Smitha

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  14. superb recipe :) thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Nayana,

    Ondhwo looks really yummy. I like very much.

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  16. This is quite new to me but looks great, love the addition of sesame seed on top..

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  17. This dish is new for me...healthy and yummy...

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  18. Oh! very Gujarati... One of their all time favorites I guess... I did not how it was prepared till date.... Thanks for sharing....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  19. nice recipe ...new to me...tnx 4 sharing

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  20. New recipe to me dear looks nice n ingredients sounds great ..

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  21. different one dear..thanks for sharing

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  22. Looking yum and tasty! Haven't ever made this and would love to make it sometime.

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  23. Never heard of it. Looks very yummy :)

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  24. Woww very new lentil cake for me, looks sooo beautiful..

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  25. Never had lentil cakes...they look quite good and tempting.

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  26. Wow looks so yummy..wish i could had some..:)

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  27. This is new to me...but looks super yummy and healthy...

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  28. Have never heard this before..looks delicious:)

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  29. This is new to me...looks delicious dear with all the sesame seeds...makes a yummy evening snack for me :)

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  30. A new recipe.. never seen before.. Looks healthy and delicious..

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  31. nice healthy n delicious looking snack..

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  32. Lovely and delicious recipe. Never tried this one before. But it looks delectable.

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  33. Oh mouthwatering handvo :))

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  34. I have never tried this one . Looks yum

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  35. Never had it before.Sounds Yummmy.

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  36. Nicely prepared.. I too make them

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  37. Nwe recipe to me. Looks yum!!

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  38. This is new to me..It looks delicious!

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