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Alternative names Haandvo
Course Main course
Place of origin India
Region or state Gujarat
Serving temperature At room temperature
Main ingredients Wheat flour, Sesame, Bottle gourd, Lentils
Variations Mixed daal Handvo

Handvo (Gujarati:હાંડવો) is a vegetable cake originating from the Indian subcontinent.[1] It is a part of the Gujarati cuisine. It is often made with a bottle gourd (Hindi: लौकी, Gujarati દુધી) filling, though many other vegetables can be added.[2] Sometimes crushed peanuts are also added.

Handvo being prepared in special cooker

Vegetable Handva[edit]

Vegetable Handva
Sour cake 'Handwo'.jpg
Gujarati Food
Place of origin North-western and Western parts of India
Region or state Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Main ingredients Flour, white gourd, vegetables, asafoetida, sesame seeds, turmeric powder

Vegetable Handva or Handvo (Gujarati: હન્ડવા, Marathi: Handva) is a Gujarati dish. It is a vegetable dish which is based on gram flour (called Besan in Hindi and Urdu) and contains vegetables like peas, cabbage, and also includes Garam masala. It is often eaten with Pickle or tea.[3]


  1. ^ "How to make…Handvo".
  2. ^ "Gujarat on a platter". The Hindu. 16 May 2002.
  3. ^ Reejhsinghani, A. (1994). Vegetarian Wonders from Gujarat. Jaico Publishing House. ISBN 9788172242749. Retrieved 2014-10-09.