Farali Handvo Recipe by Geeta Taunk


Since its nearing Navratri celebration, the time of fasting has come. Whip out your pans and try out our farali handvo recipe!

Farali Handvo is a traditional Gujarati dish that is made with different kinds of lentils and rice. It is usually eaten during wheat fasting, for it is a lentil vegetable mixed savory cake. Not only that, but this dish is also healthy for the cooking process requires very little oil.


  • 1 cup. Barnyard millet/ Samak ke chaval/ Moriya
  • 1/4 cup saboodana
  • 1/4 cup. Rajgira aata
  • 1/2 cup. Dahi/yogurt
  • 1 cup.Grated potato or bottle gourd /lauki
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • Ginger and chilly paste according to taste.
  • Salt to taste
  • Eno or soda bi carb( 1/4 tsp)
  • Grind moriya and saboodana like powder. You can store this.


  1. When you want to make mix all ingredients (except sesame and jeera)
  2. Donโ€™t squeeze out water from Lauki.
  3. Heat a thick pan, pour 2 tbs oil, add jeera and sesame. Spread it out and pour the batter.
  4. Keep in the oven at high. With this quantity of batter you can make 2 thin ones. It will be crispy and nice. If you want softer then make one.

shared generously by Geeta Taunk