15 February, 2008

With Love: Khandvi

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Microwave Khandvi

We meet hundreds and thousands of people all around the globe but there are only few who leave their foot prints in our heart. One such person is Trupti of The Spice Who Loved Me. We both started our food blogs together and I can’t remember who was the first one to leave a note in our blogs. With in few days we were exchanging mails and chatting for hours on internet. Her love and passion for Gujarati food was evident when ever she posted a recipe in her blog and it was her simple recipes with detailed descriptions which attracted hundreds of amateur cooks like me to try and create wonderful Gujarati fair. It was always her blog which helped me to cook and impress my Gujju friends. She is a very special friend of mine whom I am missing a lot while writing this post. Although she no more blogs due to some personal reasons, I wish her all the luck and happiness. Dear T, this is to you and our friendship which I treasure.

Khandvi is Gujarati delicacy made using Gram Flour/Chickpea Powder and flavoured with tempering of pungent mustard, spicy green chillies, sweet coconut grates and aromatic coriander leaves. Although I had tasted Khandvi made by my PG owner, I never ventured into making it at home thinking it’s far from my reach to get those seductive spirals. Then one day while browsing for recipes I came across this Microwave Khandvi and I could no more resist the temptation. The ingredients listed and the method sounded simple enough to give it a go. I gathered all the courage I could muster and prayed before venturing into making it. It was fun watching thin batter turn thick paste when cooked in microwave without wasting my elbow grease and then spread them thinly on my glass chopping board (I thanked my Amma at that moment for teaching me Dosa making skill;). The best part was to cut them into thin stripes and roll them without much fuss!!! Yes, I did it and I feel like I am on top of the world (Oh, all you Khandvi experts can stop making faces and rolling their eyes :P). Here I proudly present fluffy, soft, melt in mouth and sinfully delicious Microwave Khandvi which goes to RCI-Gujarat hosted by lovely Mythili of Vindu.

Microwave Khandvi
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins
Makes: About 20 pieces

Ingredients:
For Batter:
1 cup Besan/Gram Flour
3 cups Sour Butter Milk/1 cup Sour Yogurt+2 cups Water
1-2 Green Chillies, ground to paste
½ inch Ginger, ground to paste
A big pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
A big pinch of Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste


For Tempering:
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
2-3 Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Coconut grates
1-2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp Oil
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Khandvi - Work-in-Progress

Method:
Take gram flour, turmeric powder, chilli and ginger paste, hing and salt to taste in a microwave safe bowl and mix well. Add butter milk to the mixture and mix well with a egg beater or spatula taking care that no lumps is formed. The batter should be thin and flowing without any lumps.
Place the bowl in a microwave and cook at high speed for 5 mins. Remove the bowl and mix the contents well.
Mean while, keep ready 2-3 steel plates or glass chopping board as I have used and a spatula to spread the batter. Don’t grease them with oil.
Place again in a microwave and cook uncovered for another 5 mins. Mix well and check if you can spread them thinly on the back of steel plates or glass chopping board. If the mixture is still runny, place it again in microwave and cook for another 2-4 mins.
Spread the thick batter quickly on the back of steel plates or glass chopping bowl. Spread it as thinly as possible.
Let it cool for 2-3 minutes. Then slice them with knife into 2 inch long stripes and roll each stripe neatly. Place each rolls in a serving dish.
For tempering, heat oil in a skillet and add mustard seeds to it. When mustard starts to pop and splutter, add chopped green chillies and sauté it for few seconds.
Spread them evenly over rolled Khandvi. Serve them immediately garnished with coconut grates and chopped coriander leaves and enjoy.

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Microwave Khandvi


Note:
Few things worth remembering when making Khandvi are
While preparing the batter make it lump free as it will help you to evenly spread.
Keep at least 3 steel plates or smooth surfaced utensils ready before you spread the batter as it is important to spread the batter before it cools down and it is difficult to spread cooled batter thinly and evenly.
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58 comments:

  1. My! I looks sooo good! Makes me want to try it soooon.

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  2. Me first again!! YAY!!

    You made that in the MW! Looks great, Sups, I should try it too. I made the traditional way which is pretty messy!
    Happy V day. We had 2" snow this morning, kids' school got canceled, so we are hanging around!:D
    Enjoy the day.

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  3. Such a sweet post, Sia! I've never heard of this dish before, but it looks great. Nice one! :)

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  4. I just love it. I should try this one. Sounds easy. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have always wondered how they make it.

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  5. Wow this post is so touching!! Through the entirety of Feb I think everyone of us will remember the sweet lady and the spice who loved her.
    We all love you T.

    Thanks for participating Sia.

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  6. I tried to make Khandiv at home and I suck big time. I am going to give this a try one more time. Yours looks yummy

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  7. that is sweet of you Sia, did wonder about Trupti. That is a wonderful snack looks delicious. There is something wrong with the formatting words cut off on the right.

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  8. Oooooh, the photos are gorgious Sia. Really, love it.
    I so wanted to try them today, but somehow cundt make. May be someother time. :)

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  9. wow..wow...good pic and nice recipe..Hope u have a great V day with this delicious food:)))

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  10. Its so sad that we can't read Trupti's posts now Sia. I loved her Gujrathi dishes, I never had an opportunity to talk/chat with her personally though :(.
    Khandvi looks great. Such a beautiful dish.

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  11. i was also planning to make khandvi for RCI. but doesnt look like i will have any time this month! :( they look awesome!

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  12. Hi Sia,
    Never tried Khandvi.
    thanks for sharing.
    vineela

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  13. Wow, they look lovely! Yum!

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  14. Hey Sia. first one to comment yepee..hey lobvely khandivs.. we hv a great gujarathi joint near our off,, and i lov dhokla, khandvis. h,mm.. nice one.
    how do u find time on weekdays?

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  15. I love khandvi....thanks for the recipe.Will definitely try this out.

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  16. Beautiful colours.
    Loved the way you showed kandhavi in progress.
    I must admit i've no clue about gujurati cooking

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  17. Hi Sia....
    The pictures are perfect..... Nice presentation...nice colour...nice recipe..want to tell more....it's so good...

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  18. I remember seeing this recently at Nupur's blog and was tempted as well :)

    Btw, your tips on making jolad rotis were useful for me when I tried it for the first time this week...thank you :)

    Shn

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  19. So true Sia. I miss Trupti too. I wish she comes back.

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  20. Aww my whole goal of foodie blogging is not only to make and learn about food but also be able to make friends the way you did with T. Excellent recipe dear...I hope you have superb weekend ahead. Aamele Mathadona. Oye ve my Kannada needs some work hehe.

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  21. This is spectacular !! Have not had this to know the taste...but is tempting to try.

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  22. Oh wowwww...this looks awesome! Love the fact that its made in the MW...looks delicious Sia!

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  23. d-lish! they make for such yum snacks anytime.
    u know what, i use the plates with edges and then spread the better inside & out, less plates to be washed later on that way ;)

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  24. Even I miss Trupti a lot :(, even when she was active on blog, i was wondering with her soo active life.
    you made a perfect khadavi dear sups, lovely entry for RCI :)

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  25. Hey Sia, this post is truly very touching! Hugs to you for articulating these thoughts so well, dear! Trupti indeed is a dear friend and a passionate person! Lovely microwave khandvis, this is totally delicious!

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  26. i miss trupti too. she's very special. and i love khandvi. yours looks perfect.

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  27. Excellent one!!!i will surely try it soon!! This looks very yummy yummy one!!

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  28. Sia,mw'g that is wonderful! The pic of khandvi looks great, loved your thaali! The end product looks great-ur description of it makes me drool!! (The write-up is lovely, hope Trupti starts blogging soon!)

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  29. This looks superb, the color the texture, the design etc etc. I am so tempted to try this. Maybe during the weekend

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  30. Hi Sia!! ooh!! gorgeous! I love khandvi! My MW is outa order, just works as a clock & storage! Once I buy the replacement Khandvi is on my top list!

    say, I miss Trupti a lot too! She was among few who were the early commentors on my blog and it increased my confidence! Her blog is private now, is there any way I can get in touch with her and ask for permission to see her blog ?

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  31. Wonderful one Sia..I was planning on this then choose something very simple...check it on mine today...yeah I miss T too..I remember the mails we exchanged during her event...wish she comes back...its sad..

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  32. I miss Trupti too though I didn't know her as well as you did....I was very sorry when I went to her blog and found it was private...

    The khandvi looks awesome - one of my favourites dishes...

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  33. Hi Sia,
    Perfect looking Kandhvi.
    I like to have this with AAm Ras.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  34. You're awesome. Mail and lots of hugs coming your way!

    Khandvi looks beautiful...and in the microwave?? this I have to try!

    cheers, trupti

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  35. Bookmarked Bookmarked bookmarked. HAd seen a friend make these and did not have the energy to make them my self. Now MW ones and they looks so goooooood.

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  36. wow, looks sooo pretty sups... BTW, there is something wrong with your template, some parts of the content is getting cut off on the right side...

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  37. Very beautiful presentation sia...i am sure it was delicious too.

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  38. Hi Sia, Khandvi looks so colorful and delicious. I can't help drooling dear....

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  39. I miss Trupti too... and your khandvi looks lovely :-) I've not tried.

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  40. hi sia
    have a lovely gujrati friend here. your khandivi looks so appealing that i am going to tell her make and call us for the weekend dinner. Shall take a print-out.

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  41. Khandvi looks good.
    Yeah, Trupti is being missed by so many. She had some fabulous, authentic dishes on her blog...

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  42. The khandvi is lovely and so is your post, dear Sia. I miss Trupti too :)

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  43. Like you, I too miss Trupti. I learnt so much from her blog and it is because of her that I've found another way to cook and eat eggplant.

    I too wish her much happiness and she persues her other interests.

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  44. I was hooked to Nupur's microwave khandvi recipe, especially because being a gujju, I make great khandvi, but its supposed to be a "difficult" reicpe:)

    yours seems to have turned out great Sia! I have to try this simpler version soon!

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  45. Your pics r superb & mouth watering!!!

    Thanks a lot...i want to try all your recipes.

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  46. Hi Sia,

    I tried your Microwave Khandvi and it came out very well....Thanks for your recipe. Whenever you get time please check my blog...I just posted this on my site.....Thanks,

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  47. I tried ur recipe of khandvi and Green Capsicum soup, both turned out excellent. Thanks you to share with us.

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  48. I just saw this featured on Rashmi's blog. I love khandvi and never make it because of the effort involved. I hope to try this soon.

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  49. Hi Sia,

    I have been an avid reader of your blog, and have loved every bit of it.

    I have always been an assistant to my mother for Khandvi making (I have done it hundreds of times). My job is usually spreading the batter and the slicing it when it cools. One thing I wanted to pass on to everyone is that you can also spread the batter onto tin foil or a thick plastic (we usually use tin foil)- just place the foil on a flat surface. It works everytime.

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  50. Sia Today I made these following your microwave recipe.. but made slight changes in the overall Khandvis.. will post & link to your post. Thanks.
    U have changed the design? Looks Great.. very pretty.
    Soma(www.ecurry.com)

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  51. Tried the microwave khandvi and it came out very well! It was the first time I was eating khandvis, and it was sooo yummy and soft..

    hardly took me 15-20 min to get the dish ready.....

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  52. Love the microwave version! Will try in few minutes...can't wait!

    Do visit my blog too...
    http://shvetasrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  53. What a wonderful find, your blog :) And khandvi is my absolute favorite....lovely find, thank you so much :)

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  54. Love your blog and recipes :)
    http://surekha-myrecipescollection.blogspot.com/

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  55. Loved the microwave approach.. Will give it a try soon

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  56. Hi! I love Khandvi, and I just tried making it for the first time after being sorely disappointed by the only fresh option available near me. Your recipe worked PERFECTLY... I was (honestly) quite shocked, because I expected my first time to be a disaster...

    The only thing is, I made only 1/3 cup of besan equivalent... and based on how fast the mixture thickened while spreading, I'm afraid that if I make the whole amount it will solidify halfway through...

    Any tips?

    Thank you!

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