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There are plethora gujarati snacks are there in which Khandvi is a popular Gujarati snack that is not only delicious but also healthy. It’s made from gram flour (besan) and butter milk, creating a savory, slightly tangy, and soft texture. The unique thing about Khandvi is its intricate roll-up shape, which is achieved through a delicate cooking and rolling process. Let’s dive into the details of making this delectable dish.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN

Introduction

Indian cuisine is a treasure trove of flavors, textures, and aromas that vary widely across its diverse regions. Among the countless culinary gems that India offers, one snack that stands out for its intricate preparation and delightful taste is “Khandvi.” Hailing from the state of Gujarat, Khandvi is a rolled delicacy made from simple ingredients but requiring a skillful technique.

Khandvi traces its roots to the western Indian state of Gujarat, renowned for its vegetarian culinary traditions. The snack’s name is derived from the Gujarati word “Khand,” which means “fold,” aptly describing the distinctive rolled texture that defines Khandvi. Traditionally, Khandvi is served as a snack during tea time, at weddings, festivals, and other celebratory occasions.

The beauty of Khandvi lies in its simplicity. The primary ingredients include:

Gram Flour (Besan): This forms the base of the batter and contributes to the snack’s distinct texture.

Butter Milk: It adds a slight tanginess to the batter and helps in achieving the desired consistency.

Water: Water is mixed with the gram flour to create a smooth batter.

Spices: Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chilies, and sesame are commonly used to season the dish.

Making Khandvi Step-by-Step with Pictures

  • Take a bowl, add 1cup mix gram flour, 1 teaspoon ginger & green chili. NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Now add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and salt as taste in it.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Add 2 cups butter milk gradually while stirring to ensure no lumps form.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Mix it well with egg beater.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Transfer the batter into other bowl. The batter should be smooth and flowing.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Now place the bowl in pressure cooker.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Cook it for 3-5 minutes on medium flame. After 3 whistles switch off the flame.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Afterwards bring the bowl out.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN
  • Make sure the prepared khandvi should be thik.
  • Quickly spread a thin layer of the batter onto a clean, greased surface (back of a plate or a countertop). Allow it to cool for a minute, then gently roll it up using a spatula. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.NORTH INDIAN KITCHEN
  • After sometime makes cut in vertical line.NORTH INDIAN KITCHEN
  • Now roll with soft hands and place them in a plate.NORTH INDIAN KITCHEN

Prepare Tempering

  •  In a small pan, heat 2 teaspoons oil and add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds.NORTH INDIAN KITCHEN
  • Once they splutter, add 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, few curry leaves and 2-3 dried red chilies.NORTH INDIAN KITCHEN
  • Pour the tempering over the Khandvi pieces.NORTH-INDIAN-KITCHEN

Last but not the least Garnish some coconut powder & fresh coriander leaves (optional).

Expert Tips

Consistency of Batter: Achieving the right consistency of the batter is key. It should be smooth, lump-free, and flowing. Gradually add water to the gram flour and yogurt mixture while stirring to avoid lumps.

Low to Medium Heat: Cook the batter over low to medium heat. Stir continuously to prevent lumps and ensure even cooking. Patience during this step is crucial as rushing might result in unevenly cooked Khandvi.

Thickness Check: To check if the batter is ready, spread a small amount on a greased plate. If it sets and you can peel it off easily without any cracks, it’s the right thickness.

Spreading Technique: When spreading the batter, use the back of a flat ladle or the back of a plate. Work quickly but gently to achieve a thin, even layer.

Rolling Technique: This is the most intricate part. Wait for the spread batter to cool slightly before attempting to roll it. Use a spatula to gently lift one edge, and slowly roll it up like a Swiss roll. Applying a little pressure with your fingers as you roll can help create a tight and neat roll.

Temperature Awareness: Be cautious about the temperature while rolling. If the batter is too hot, it might stick to the surface and tear. If it’s too cold, it might crack while rolling.

Knife Skills: Use a sharp knife to cut the rolled Khandvi into bite-sized pieces. A sharp knife will give you clean, precise cuts without squishing the delicate rolls.

 

FAQs

Q. What is Khandvi?

A. Khandvi is a popular Gujarati snack made from gram flour (besan) and yogurt. It is known for its unique rolled-up texture and savory flavor.

 

Q. What is the origin of Khandvi?

A. Khandvi originates from the state of Gujarat in India. It has been a traditional snack in Gujarati cuisine for many years.

 

Q. Can I use any type of yogurt for making Khandvi?

A. Yes, you can use plain yogurt for making Khandvi. Avoid yogurt with added flavors or sweeteners, as it might affect the taste of the dish.

 

Q. Is Khandvi difficult to make?

A. While the process of making Khandvi requires some practice, it is not overly difficult. Patience and attention to detail will help you master the technique of spreading and rolling the batter.

 

Q. What is the key to achieving the right consistency of the batter?

A. Gradually adding water to the gram flour and yogurt mixture while stirring is crucial for achieving a smooth and lump-free batter.

 

Q. How do I know if the batter is cooked to the right thickness?

A. To check the thickness of the batter, spread a small amount on a greased plate. If it sets and can be peeled off without cracking, it’s the right thickness.

 

Q. Can I make Khandvi in advance?

A. Yes, you can make Khandvi in advance and store it in the refrigerator for a day or two. However, it’s best enjoyed fresh for the best texture and flavor.

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Gujarati khandvi Recipe Card

North Indian Kitchen
Khandvi is a traditional gujarati snack and loved by all age groups. So nutritious and yummy in taste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Gujrati
Servings 6
Calories 282 kcal

Equipments

1 Pressure Cooker
1 Bowl
1 Steel Bowl
1 Kadai (small)
1 Egg Beater

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gram Flour (Besan)
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Green Chili
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt as taste
  • 2 cups Butter Milk
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 2-3 Dried Red Chilies

For Garnishing

  • Coconut powder
  • Few fresh Coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • Take a bowl, add 1cup mix gram flour, 1 teaspoon ginger& green chili.
    2. Now add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and salt as taste in it.
    3. Add 2 cups butter milk gradually while stirring to ensure no lumps form.
    4. Mix it well with egg beater.
    5. Transfer the batter into other bowl. The batter should be smooth and flowing.
    6. Now place the bowl in pressure cooker.
    7. Cook it for 3-5 minutes on medium flame. After 3 whistles, switch off the flame.
    8. Afterwards bring the bowl out.
    9. Make sure the prepared khandvi mixture should be thick.
    10. Quickly spread a thin layer of the batter onto a clean, greased surface (back of a plate or a countertop). Allow it to cool for a minute, then gently roll it up using a spatula. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.
    11. After sometime makes cut in vertical line.
    12. Now roll with soft hands and place them in a plate.
    Prepare Tempering
     
     13. In a small pan, heat 2 teaspoons oil and add 1teaspoon mustard seeds.
    14. Once they splutter, add 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, few curry leaves and 2-3 dried red chilies.
    15. Pour the tempering over the Khandvi pieces.
    16. Last but not the least Garnish some coconut powder & fresh coriander leaves (optional).
     
    Your Delicious Gujrati Khandvi is ready

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Notes

  • Make sure that the batter should be in good consistency. If it is thin then it will take excess time to cook.
  • You should immediately spread the mixture after cooked. It will get hard and does not spread if it gets cool. 
Nutrition Facts
Gujarati khandvi Recipe Card
Amount per Serving
Calories
282
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13.3
g
20
%
Cholesterol
 
8
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
39.6
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
345.9
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
27.3
g
9
%
Fiber
 
6.4
g
27
%
Protein
 
10.8
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
8028
IU
161
%
Vitamin B1
 
0.2
mg
13
%
Vitamin B2
 
0.1
mg
6
%
Vitamin B3
 
1.1
mg
6
%
Vitamin C
 
1.4
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
133
mg
13
%
Vitamin B9 (Folate)
 
64
µg
16
%
Iron
 
2.3
mg
13
%
Magnesium
 
64.8
mg
16
%
Phosphorus
 
203.7
mg
20
%
Zinc
 
0.8
mg
5
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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