Handvo pops – Handvo in appe pan

For the 3rd and the final day, i made some delicous handvo using the handvo flour vaishali sent me. So, for the past 3 days it has been Gujju dishes for our evening snack, White dhokla, Beets Dhokla and now Handvo pops. I have already made Handvo by soaking grains and grinding them. So , when vaishali sent me readymade flour, i thought of doing something different with them.
Apparently these dishes are so versatile, you can make so many different varieties with the same flour base. I m going to make myself some readymade flour-mixes and  try other varieties pretty soon.
Handvo pops, is nothing but, handvo made in appe pan. They consume very less oil, just 2 tsp for 11 pops. I have added carrots and cabbage to this flour, you can add some lauki, peas or some finely shredded zucchini also. It is a complete meal with rice, dal and veggies made attractive. 
Both my kiddo’s enjoyed their snack with some sauce and chutney. I even served this as dinner for my dear hubby. Do try i t and let me know how you liked it!!

Ingredients (makes around 45-50 pops)
2 cups Handvo flour
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup water
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp of roasted white sesame seeds
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
2 tbsp white sesame seeds for garnish
oil for making the handvo in appe pan
Grind to a paste
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
2 green chilies
a small piece of ginger
2-3 tbsp water

  • Take the handvo flour in a large bowl. Add butter milk and water to the flour and mix it well. It will be a thick batter. Let it sit overnight of atleast 6-8 hours to ferment.
  • I made the batter around 7 in the morning and made the handvo around 5 in the evening for my kiddo’s snack.
  • After the said time, take the ingredients given under ‘To Grind‘ and grind to a fine paste and add it to the handvo batter and give it a good stir. Add grated carrots, shredded cabbage, roasted white sesaem seeds and salt to this and mix it well.
  • The batter will be thick, but pourable. If you find the batter too thick, add another 1/4 cup of water to it and mix well. I made the handvo in the appe pan, you can make it like a pancake too. 
  • Heat the appe pan, divide 1 tsp of amongst the pan holes. add 2 pinches of sesame seeds to each hole and our 1-2 tsp of batter into each hole. Reduce the flame to simmer, cover it with a lid and let it cook for a minute or 2 in a simmer flame. 
  • Do not be tempted to increase the flame, that will burn the handvo and leave it uncooked in the center. Once it is cooked at the bottom, using a pick or a fork, gently turn it to the other side, spread 1 tsp of oil on them. Let it cook for another minute in simmer flame. 
  • Remove the handvo pops on to a serving plate and serve it warm with chutney of your choice. I served it with coriander chutney.
For the Chutney
2 fistful of coriander leaves
2 green chilies
a small piece of ginger
1 garlic clover
2 tbsp of freshly grated coconut
salt to taste
1/4 cup – 1/3 cup of water
  • Take all the ingredients in a mixer and grind it together to make fine chutney. Transfer it to a serving bowl.