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Alternative namesHaandvo
CourseMain course
Place of originIndia
Serving temperatureAt room temperature
Main ingredientsWheat flour, Sesame, Bottle gourd, Lentils
VariationsMixed daal Handvo

Handvo (Gujarati:હાંડવો) is a vegetable cake originating from the Gujarat, India.[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 originNorth-western and Western parts of India
Region or stateGujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Main ingredientsFlour, white gourd, vegetables, asafoetida, sesame seeds, turmeric powder

Vegetable Handva or Handvo (Gujarati: લીલો હાંડવો) is also 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 9 October 2014.