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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gujarathi Farsan - Khandvi

For the fourth day of party specials I decided to prepare Gujrathi Khandvi. I have already made it once and I made it again for the South Vs North Challenge, brain child of Divya Pramil of You Too Can Cook. There are two groups- The Southern and the Northern. Every month a southern team member will challenge the northern team with a recipe from south whereas the northern team member will challenge the southern team with a speciality of North. I have been taking part in these challenges since January. For this month Hetal of Gujarati Zaika- the host of southern team challenge, asked the southern team to create the famous Gujrathi Farsan- Khandvi. Farsan is the collective word used for snacks. The preparation of khandvi is a little tricky. If you don't remove the besan mixture from flame at the correct moment you will end up with thick and cracky rolls. But when removed at the correct time, you will get nice thin silky smooth rolls which are so cute to look at. If you are new to khandvi, I suggest you start with 1/4 cup of besan. Because once the besan mixture is removed from flame, it needs to be spread on the back of a plate immediately. If the portion is huge then you end up with dried out mixture. I learnt it the hard way..

For Khandvi:
Besan-1 cup
Sour Curd-1/2 cup
Water-1 1/2 cups
Sugar-1 tsp
Salt-to taste
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp

For Tempering:
Oil-1 tbs
Sesame Seeds-1 tsp
Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves-a sprig
Green Chilly-1 (Finely Chopped)

For Garnish:
Grated Coconut-2-3 tbs
Coriander Leaves-2-3 tbs

1. Mix besan, salt, sugar, curd, turmeric powder and water to make a thin lump free batter.
2. Pass it through a sieve to a heavy bottomed pan or a non stick pan.
3. Heat the mixture.
4. It may seem to be lumpy at first but once it starts cooking the mixture will become smooth. Keep on stirring.
5. Take a teaspoon of the mixture and spread it on a plate. Try rolling it. If you can roll it, then the mixture is of correct consistency. If not it need to be cooked a little more.
6. Have plates ready. When the mixture has reached the consistency, take a little on the backside of a pplate and spread it with a spatula to a thin film. This has to be done very fast. Finish off all the dough. You can also spread it on marble counter. I used nearly 7 plates for 1 cup of besan.
7. After 5 minutes, cut the applied mixture into 1" wide strips.
8. Roll each strip into a tight roll. Place the rolls on a plate.
9. Heat oil and add the tempering ingredients. When they crackle, pour it evenly on the prepared rolls.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves and coconut.
11. Serve and enjoy..

Take all the ingredients in a bowl.

Mix to form a lump free batter.

Strain the batter through a sieve.

Cook the batter until it thickens.

Apply a teaspoon of the mixture on a plate.

Try rolling it. If you can roll, then the mixture is of correct consistency.

Take a small amount of the mixture on the back side of a plate.

Spread it to a thin disc on the plate with a spatula.

Cut into 1" wide stripes.

Roll each stripe into a tight roll.

Arrange on a serving plate.

Add tempering and garnishes.

Isn't it cool???


  1. wow gayathri u made it amazingly well
    and they look yummy and perfect
    i m fm north team bt nt made it ever before
    wd love to try now seeing all u make it

  2. wow the pics are so awesome and the rolls perrffect!!

  3. Mouthwatering Khandhvis :)
    Lovely presenttaion !!!

  4. Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful and delicious khandvi.

  5. OMG! Droolworthy khandvi. Absolutely amazing! Very well explained Gayathri.

  6. Wow that looks so very beautiful and perfect :) Am just mesmerized with the pics there :) Well done dear..!!

  7. hey...i love them...They are like swiss rolls. How to join in the marathon??

  8. nice recipe gayathri looks perfect.I had difficulty with rolling thin any suggestion.

  9. Khandvi looks so delicious!! Lovely clicks!! :)

  10. wow delicious looking khandvi :) and awesome presentation with pictorial ..

  11. Love your photography style and presentation.Lovely khandvi,love to have some.

  12. Wow! Looks yum and nice pics & explanation.

  13. Khandavi Looks awesome... you made perfectly...

  14. Beautifully made khandvi and inviting clicks too.i always love to see your blog with different well explained recipes and I will be happy if you visit my blog too.

  15. Look sgreat. Love teh last pic a lot.

  16. love the pictures... oh the beautiful color of the khandvi!!!
    I have bookmarked a lot of khandvi recipes, but your explanation looks so easy and nice...
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  17. So perfectly done and clicks are awesome.I also make it in small batches:)

  18. Wow I am drooling over here... Soooo goooood

  19. All the pictures are mouthwatering, Gayathri. Love them all, especially the piece with the toothpick.
    Actually I tried it for ICC. I was about to take out the besan at the correct time, my husband entered kitchen and saw the detailed pictorial of the recipe and recommended to cook it for some more time, only to ruin the dish. lol
    I was thinking to give it a try for this marathon.

  20. lovely pics, and looks yum! nicely explained..

  21. I remember making these for ICC and loving them. They almost melt in the mouth. Lovely presentation.

  22. Beautifully made Gayathri! the rolls are so cute and tight :) I have to make it sometime soon :)

  23. You made this look very very easy Gayatri!

  24. wow what a picture....
    looks nice

  25. perfectly done Gayathri....but i did not received your link at my linky tool.....just i want to conform with you.

  26. Wow.. Your khandvi looks amazing.. restaurant style! :)

  27. Beautiful looking kandvis.lovely tutorial.

  28. I know that these are really tough to make. My cousin has attempted it many times. Yours have turned out perfect! And lovely clicks too, esp the last one with the tooth pick!

  29. Perfect rolls mam.. Very authentic looks :)

  30. Really yumm! Very beAAUTIFULLY clikced & presented, I am book marking this & will make it soon

  31. Wow! Making it perfectly the first time and with pictures to share. Good show !

  32. Gayathri, the khandvi look amazing! so perfect! well done dear!

  33. Love this delicate snack from my state...Let me admit I do not make this..it's too much with little out put...besides we get wonderful fresh Khandvi in all farsaan shops...though nothing to beat the home made one..and specially the one prepared by Gayathri.

  34. my favorite and make it often too...very well made

  35. Looks amazing gayathri. This is my favourite dish in the gujju cooking. I love patra too!


  36. nice clicks and good explanation...you made perfectly....

  37. Perfectly done and inviting. How long you need to cook?

  38. Kandavi look so perfect and tasty

  39. So well made and love the past click so much.

  40. Beautiful as ever ur good at making everything irresistible gayathri.


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