Moong Dal And Spinach Handvo

4 from 3 votes

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Serve a healthy moong dal and spinach handvo as an appetizer or starter by making mini squares or in muffin cups.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 11 hours
Total Time 13 hours
Served AsSnacks
CuisineIndian
Recipe Taste Savoury
Servings 12
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Ingredients
  

  • 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 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon clove powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed jeera
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds rai
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • 1-1½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon soda bicarbonate baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional

For toppings

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Instructions
 

  • 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.

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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4 from 3 votes

Recipe Nutrition

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