Monday, February 28, 2011



Ahem Ahem Ahem!!(Cough) has been my language for the past three days. Its so depressing and makes me feel so dull. Above all taking antibiotics makes me feel so drowsy that I wake up so late in the morning.

Waking up late tends to upset the entire day's plan, atleast largely messes up my eating schedules. I have my breakfast late, so become a fussy eater for lunch, which inturn makes me damn hungry in the evening and so on.. ufff too much to handle!!

So today was one such day when I was really hungry in the evening and wanted something spicy cum tangy to treat my tongue which was almost numb with medicines.

Khandvi has been in my to do list for long and today was the day for it. I had all the energy and josh to do it since it was pretty simple with very few ingredients.

Lata aunty's recipe was quite handy and followed it absolutely except for skipping the sesame tempering.



Gram flour(Besan/Kadalai maavu) - 1/3 cup
Curd - 1/3 cup
Water - 1 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green chilly - 1
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida(Hing) - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Oil - 3 tblsp

For tempering:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 tblsp
Coriander leaves



Sieve the gram flour, salt, asafoetida and turmeric powder together in a bowl.

Grind the ginger and chilly into a smooth paste.

Mix in the above flour mixture, beaten curd, ginger-chilly paste, water and sugar together into a smooth and thin batter. See to it that it does not form any lumps.

Mean while keep your work surface ready by turning over a large plate and grease it well with oil.

Heat oil in a pan and add the prepared batter to it. Keep the flame low and stir continuously until the batter is well cooked. The batter would become slightly thick and glossy once it is cooked and would not stick to the walls of the pan. The batter should still be in pouring consistency and not a mass. Switch off the stove when it reaches that consistency.

Pour the contents immediately on the greased plate and spread the batter evenly into a thin sheet using a laddle. This has to be done quickly since the batter would thicken when it cools down. Once you have spread it, make even sized stripes using a knife. Allow it to cool for five minutes. Now roll each stripe into spirals and place them on the serving plate.

Crackle mustard seeds in oil and pour them on top of the rolls and garnish with scrapped coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Tangy Khandvi is ready to eat.

This quantity would make 12 spirals.

Happy making :) Enjoy eating :)



Sieving the flour will surely help from the batter forming lumps.

You can avoid adding sugar if you don't like your khandvi being a little sweet.

See to that the batter is in pouring consistency after it is cooked. Over cooking it will result in a mass that will not spread easily.

Allow it to cool for few mins after the lines are drawn, else it would be hard to roll them.

Dont let it cool for long as well. The rolls would tend to break if done so.

You can also add sesame seeds while tempering.


Written by: Nithya
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Torviewtoronto said...

love the fabulous presentation Nithya bookmarking

sanjeeta kk said...

Give me red!! Love your vibrant and colorful presentation of this lovely snack.

Lite Bite

My cooking experiments said...

Khandvi has come out very well. The recipe seems simple will try it out.Needless to say your clicks are awesome!Keep rocking!

Unknown said...

Such vibrant red color....makes even the red aversed person like me luv it...Khandvi looks so perfect. Get well soon Nithi to rock on in 2 days :)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Pretty well presented... Its on my list too.. Dunno when the day will come

You tc dear.. Looks like its flu(ing) all over the globe!!

chef and her kitchen said...

I love this..Its fun making it n at that the same time tricky too to get the thin ones...loooks gr8..
u r not well and stil u could make it and clicked photographs of it?....gud job dear

kavis said...

I hope you're feeling much better now.Once again your clicks are mesmerized me.I love the vibrant red colour.thanks 4 sharing Nithi.Bookmarked:)

Sanchita said...

Looks amazing :) Lovely presentation!!!

Anuradha said...

Lovely color combo! Very nice clicks! Kandhvi has come out really well. Great job dear!!!

Suji said...

Awesome job with presentation Nitya and khandvis looks yummy yumm

Kurinji said...

Awesome presentation...


Shanthi said...

Looks lovely and awesome colour

Harika baratam said...

Lovely clicks and presentation.

M D said...

I can only say YUM YUM YUM. Your pics are drool-worthy and I am totally loving every pic on this post. Love the Khandvis :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Khandvis look yummy. An authentic Rajasthani recipe.
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divya said...

Looks absolutely delicious and awesome .....fabulous presentation and wonderful clicks...

Unknown said...

Cute little rolls and perfect shots...

Pavithra Elangovan said...

I love khandvi and its really wonderful snack..Anna love it so much.. the clicks are super and the red color BG is very beautiful Nithi. Take care of your health.. Aadavan too not feeling well.

Suja Manoj said...

This is new to me,looks cute and delicious,lovely presentation dear.

Sapthanaa Vytheswaran said...

my fav recipe.. I always wanted to try this.. but worried if that ywould come out well.. will try them soon

kitchen queen said...

lovely detailed presentation of the delicious khandvi.

Kalyani said...

looks delicious and lovely clicks !!!

Priya Suresh said...

Those khandvi looks absolutely fabulous and yummy..

Anonymous said...

wow...looks so amazing !

Unknown said...

Takecare of ur health nithi.

Wat a presentation nithi,wounderful snack recipe...Very tempting Pics.

Unknown said...

get well soo...wonderful khandvis.

JishasKitchen said...

wow..that's such a beautiful presentation...I loved that first pic a lot...

Savi-Ruchi said...

good job! Very neat presentation. The yellow khandvi is matching with the red background so well.

Raks said...

Lovely looking kanhvi! Great clicks as usual,looks so pretty :) I have been wanting to try them too,but too lazy you know hehe ;)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Great pictures and nice recipe. Even i book marked this recipe from her blog. Perfect snack

Divya Kudua said...

Get well soon..if you haven't already after eating the yummy Khandvi.Jokes apart,you really feel like cooking when you are not well?I would gladly take that as an excuse and cuddle up on the bed!!

Abhilash Pillai said...

a good share

shriannalakshmi said...

Have heard abt this guju dish but havent tried.Presentation and the recipe looks fabulous.Thanks for the recipe.

Priya dharshini said...

Hope u r fine now,Kandvi luks fantabulous with the contrast of red background, u made a smart click on it..Perfect kandvis to snack anytime...

Aruna Manikandan said...

lovely presentation as usual dear...
khandvi looks perfect and very tempting:)

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum and nice pics as always...hope you are feeling better...get well soon

Chitra said...

Wow,awesome clicks.. Loved this khandvi.will try for sure :)

Deepa Praveen said...

My college mate used to prepare this for me..and there will be a huge fight for them among the boys in my class it is a lovely dish nithya..thanks for shaing.

Bharathy said...

Can I marry you ? ;)

Neenu M N said...

lukin delicious..nice fotography too..

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so of our fav..

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

A very simple yet yummy. Both u and Pavi have a lovely touch to present the food :) I just cannot get it.Some of my dishes looks so dull and lifeless...

Anonymous said...

i never ate those but they look so tempting .. thanks for sharing! I have to try them .. and the pics are so pretty pretty red :)

Nimi SunilKumar said...

Super O Super Nithi KUtty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful presentation and pics for a delicious snack!

Anonymous said...

oh wow Nthya,

i always loved polka dots and i sooo love the fabric in the background. Its so cute! The khandvi rolls have come out perfect rolled up so tightly. Its my the favourite gujju snack! I serve it garnished with coconut shavings!!!


Unknown said...

absolutely delicious, what an amazing presentation dear. I love khandvi :)

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love the photography...looks tempting

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