Ondhwa or Handvoh - Spicy Lentil Cake

60 mins (prep 20, cooking 40)
19 ingredients
6 servings
This dish is made with a mixture of lentil and rice flour. Most Indian shops sell this mixture as "Ondhwa mix". This dish was very popular among Gujaratis who lived in East Africa. It's usually served as a snack with tea and chutney. In my opinion, it is a meal on its own as it has all the lentils and rice plus the vegetables and yoghurt. It's dish which can be served hot or cold at any time. It's great for picnics.The flour used in this recipe is called "Ondhwa flour" and available in most Indian grocers. It's made from a mixture of lentils such as Urad dall, chana dall, tuverdall and rice flour . This mixture can also be made at home by mixing these ingredients and then soaking them overnight in water and then blending them finely) Years ago, housewives in East Africa used to have to spend a lot of time preparing their lentils and flours at home. At the end of the month, housewives used to soak up their left over lentils and rice and blend them with yogurt and cooked a kind of a bread ( similar to sour dough bread) which later got very popular because of its taste.

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Serving Size (192.9 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 606.55 Calories from Fat 85.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.51g 87.8%
Saturated Fat 2.26g 67.76%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 5.02mg 10.03%
Sodium 728.41mg 182.1%
Total Carbohydrate 116.08g 232.16%
Dietary Fiber 14.38 g 345.03%
Sugars 9.34 g %
Protein 21.35g 256.23%
Vitamin A 273.02IU% Vitamin C 0.21mg%
Calcium 176.99mg% Iron 7.67mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
natural, fresh garlic cloves, cooking oil, mustard seeds