Moong Dal And Spinach Handvo

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About Moong Dal And Spinach Handvo

Serve a healthy moong dal and spinach handvo as an appetizer or starter by making mini squares or in muffin cups.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time11 hours
Total Time13 hours
Served AsSnacks
Recipe TasteSavoury
Calories - 87 kcal
Servings - 12


  • 1 cup moong dal split moong dal/green grams with skin
  • 2 cup spinach finely chopped, lightly packed
  • ¼ cup spring onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp clove powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seed jeera
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds rai
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1-1½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp soda bicarbonate baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar optional

For toppings



  • Wash and soak the moong dal in warm water for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a square tray 8" X 8" or 16 muffin cups.
  • Grind the soaked dal (with the skin) without any water into a paste, not too coarse or too fine.
  • Add ginger, garlic, chili pastes, salt, sugar if you are using any, spinach, spring onion, yogurt, cinnamon, clove powders and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan over low heat. Add mustard and cumin seeds. Let them sizzle for a bit.
  • Add asafoetida. Immediately add the hot oil mixture into the moong dal mixture Add the soda bicarbonate and mix the mixture very well.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared tin or muffin cups, filling them ¾ full. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes for muffin cups and 30-35 minutes for the tray. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  • Let the handvo cool in the muffin cups or the tray for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Take the pan off the heat.
  • Remove the handvo from the cups or tray and arrange on a serving plate. Spoon a bit of the crackled mustard seeds on top of each handvo piece.
  • Serve with a chutney of your choice or tomato ketchup.

Recipe Notes

  • This is a good vegetarian option as its full of healthy dal and spinach.
  • Add vegetables of your choice.
  • Serve as a main dish along with some salad.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Mayuri Patel
Mayuri Patel

retired teacher, food blogger, enjoy watching movies and reading. An active Lions Club member.


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