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Alternative namesHaandvo
CourseMain course
Place of originIndia
Serving temperatureRoom temperature
Main ingredientsWheat flour, sesame, bottle gourd, lentils
VariationsMixed daal Handvo
Handvo being prepared in special cooker

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

Vegetable Handva[edit]

Vegetable Handva
Sour cake 'Handwo'.jpg
Gujarati Food
Place of originNorth-western and Western parts of India
Region or stateGujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Main ingredientsFlour, white gourd, vegetables, asafoetida, sesame seeds, turmeric powder

Vegetable Handva (Gujarati: લીલો હાંડવો) is a variety of Handvo which is based on gram flour and contains vegetables like peas, cabbage, and also includes Garam masala. It is often eaten along with pickle or tea.[3]


  1. ^ "How to make…Handvo".
  2. ^ "Gujarat on a platter". The Hindu. 16 May 2002. Archived from the original on 1 July 2003.
  3. ^ Reejhsinghani, A. (1994). Vegetarian Wonders from Gujarat. Jaico Publishing House. ISBN 9788172242749. Retrieved 9 October 2014.