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Khandvi ~ Gujarati Farzan

Savory snack made with gram flour and buttermilk, flavored with tempering of mustard, green chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida, coconut and coriander leaves

Khandvi is a popular tea time snack of Gujarat. It is made using besan / chickpea flour and sour curd. To give flavor to khandvi, it is tempered with mustard, sesame, hing, green chilly, curry leaves and garnished with coconut and coriander leaves.

Making khandvi is not an easy job and requires lots of patience and attention. One of the tricky part of making khandvi is cooking the batter to the right consistency. The batter should be lump free and smooth. Second thing is to spread the batter as quickly as possible into thin layer. The batter becomes thicker as its cools down, so it will become difficult to spread. And lastly, roll out the delicate layers gently else they will crumble.

Had it been not for this month's SNC challenge, I may not have tried this delicious snack. Many of you must be aware of the popular and interesting event - South Vs North Challenge - brainchild of Divya Pramil of You Too Can Cook. Every month, a Southern and Northern team member challenge each other teams with a recipe from their region. For the month of April, Hetal of Gujarati Zaika has challenged the Southern Team with this delicious Gujarati Farzan - Khandvi.


Besan - 1 cup
Sour curd - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 ½ cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilly - 1 or 2, chopped
Curry leaves -  1 sprig
Asafoetida/Hing - 1 tsp
Whole dry red chilly - 1

For Garnish:
Coconut - 2 tbsp, grated
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped


1. Arrange some steel plates to spread the batter. You can also spread the batter on the counter top. Brush the plates with little oil.


1. In a bowl add besan, curd, water, sugar, turmeric powder, salt and mix together to make a lump free thin and smooth batter.

2. Transfer the batter to a non-stick pan and cook on medium heat. Keep stirring continuously for 8-10 minutes or till batter becomes thick.

3. Spread a teaspoon of batter on a plate. Try to roll it after few seconds. If you are able to roll it, then batter is cooked. If not, cook for another 2-3 minutes.

4. Once the batter has reached the desired consistency, immediately remove and spread on the greased plates evenly and as thin as possible using the back of spoon or spatula.

5. After 2-3 minutes, cut the besan layer into 1 or 2 inch strips. Then roll each strip tightly and place them on the serving dish.

6. Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds. When it pops, add hing, red chilly, sesame, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute them for few seconds and pour over the rolls.

7. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.

Serve hot.


1. Strain the batter using a sieve to avoid any lumps.

2. Keep greased steel plates ready. You can use steel, ceramic or porcelain plates. You can also spread the batter on aluminum foil.

3. You can make this one day ahead and keep them in the refrigerator. Warm them in microwave before serving.

4. You can add a paste of ginger and green chilly to the batter to give more flavor.


  1. khandavi looks delicious. Love it

  2. Perfectly made! I love khandvi!!:)

  3. Hi sona

    i love the way u arranged it

    the khandvi has come out very good
    it does require patience plus quick hands

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  4. wow..they have come out so well.. :)

  5. super presentation, delicious khadvis are very perfectly made.

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  6. Perfectly made Khandvi.. I Love your clicks and the word "Khnadvi" is written is amazing.. It complements your photo a lot..

  7. Delicious looking Khandvi...Very nice clicks Sona

  8. they have comeout well dear...

  9. Looks like your patience has rewarded you!! :) well made, your khandvis look too good :) Thanks for joining us :)

  10. this look delicious!! khandvi always reminds me of disaster i did with this recipe!! never dared to try it back lolz

  11. like ur background.. beautiful presentation..

  12. I like the ginger green chilli suggestion too.

  13. You made it perfect, looks so delicious and yummy!

  14. Khandvi looks awesome.. Will definitely try this Sona :-)

  15. your khandvi looks so delicious !

  16. Makes me so hungry now. Delicious.

  17. wow, you made it so perfect. love to take the whole dish.

  18. This looks so the clicks

  19. They are PERFECTLY turned out. Lovely!!!

  20. nice softy khandvi so nice.

  21. nicely made khandvi dear :) looks super delicious :) am your new follower.. do visit my blog :)


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