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28 states: How to make Gujarat's special Khandvi

Last updated on: January 30, 2014 17:43 IST

28 states: How to make Gujarat's special Khandvi


We had asked you, dear reader, to share with us recipes and photographs of any of these wonderful dishes from the 28 states of India. Today we bring you the recipe of Khandvi from Gujarat.

Nothing can possibly prepare you for the diversity of India and its cuisines.

Following up on a list by Storypick, we invited you, our readers, to share recipes from select dishes from India's 28 states.

Also see:
Maharashtra's Thalipeeth
Andhra special Gongura Pachadi
Masor Tenga, Assam's fish curry recipe

We have, as always, been inundated with your responses. Today we bring you this recipe of Gujarat's popular savoury, Khandvi sent to us by our reader Seema Chudasama.


  • 1 1/4 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • One-inch piece Ginger
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut, scraped
  • Few sprigs of fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Sieve besan and keep in a bowl.
  • Grind ginger and green chillies.
  • Grease the reverse side of a few thalis or marble table top with a little oil.
  • Make buttermilk with yogurt and half a cup of water.
  • Mix the besan with ginger-green chilli paste, salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice and buttermilk, taking care that no lumps remain.
  • Cook this mixture, stirring continuously, in a thick bottomed pan till it becomes a smooth thick batter.
  • It takes a little time to get ready.
  • Quickly spread portions of the mixture over the greased inverted thalis or marble table top as thinly as possible while the batter is still hot.
  • When cool, cut into strips two inches wide and roll them tightly.
  • Heat two tablespoons of oil and add a pinch of asafoetida and mustard seeds.
  • When they splutter, pour over the pieces.
  • Serve garnished with scraped coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

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Here are the other recipes we are looking for along with photographs

Arunachal Pradesh: Smoked Pork In Sengmora Xaak

Bihar: Litti Chokha

Chhattisgarh: Dehrori

Goa: Bebinca

Haryana: Bajra Khichdi

Himachal Pradesh: Madra

Jammu and Kashmir: Kalaadi Cheese

Jharkhand: Rugda

Karnataka: Pandi Curry

Kerala: Irachi Ishtu

Madhya Pradesh: Bhutte Ka Kees

Manipur: Khaman Asinba Kangshoi

Meghalaya: Jadoh With Pork

Mizoram: Sawhchiar

Nagaland: Nagaland Pork With Dry Bamboo Shoot

Odisha: Chhena Poda

Punjab: Makki-roti And Sarson-saag

Rajasthan: Malaai Ghewar

Sikkim: Phagshapa

Tamil Nadu: Kambu Koozh

Tripura: Awan Bangwi with Wahan Mosdeng and Khundrupui leaf

Uttar Pradesh: Baingan Ki Lonje

Uttarakhand: Bal Mithai

West Bengal: Daab Chingri


We are inviting you, our dear readers, to share with us your special recipes of these dishes.

Tell us how you make any of the dishes listed above.

Simply mail your recipes along with a photograph of the dish to with the subject line 'Indian Recipes'.

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Image: Khandvi
Photographs: Seema Chudasama