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Oats Handvo - A Gujarati Low Calorie Snack

oats handvo
This post is inspired by Ritu Mendiratta's oats handvo. I have been planning to make this savory snack for quite some time but could never try my hands at it.When Ritu posted her recipe, it instantly gave me the fillip to give this Gujarati snack a try. Though traditionally it is made using lentils and rice, we have chosen oats and semolina for the recipe.

This makes a delectable, savory snack that I would love to relish again as a healthy breakfast or evening snack.

Ingredients
1/2 cup- oat meal (powder)
1/2 cup- suji (unroasted - you may roast it)
3 tbsp- besan (optional - I included)
1/2 cup- curd
salt, red chilly powder, mustard seeds,
chana dal- 1/2 tsp
urad dal- 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- 1 fat pinch
curry leaves- a few
veggies of your choice- I included 1 carrot, 1 capsicum, handful of peas, green chilly
sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
hing- pinch
roasted flax powder (alsi)- 1 tsp (optional)
Water- little (to make thick idli type batter)

Procedure
oats suji handvo


  1. Grind oats to powder.
  2. Mix oat powder, suji, besan, flax powder, and curd.
  3. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  4. After half an hour, mix well with a spatula.
  5. Check batter consistency. Add little water, if required.
  6. Add vegetables, salt.
  7. Mix
  8. Add baking soda and stir quickly.
  9. Take a nonstick pan.
  10. Add oil and spread it evenly on the pan.
  11. Drop hing, mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, and curry leaves. Let them splutter.
  12. Spread sesame seeds evenly.
  13. Roast for a few seconds.
  14. Spread the batter evenly.
  15. Cover & cook on a low flame for 8-10 minutes.
  16. Then flip the side and cook for another 5-6 mins.
  17. Let it remain covered for a couple of minutes.
  18. Enjoy with chutney of your choice.




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