Vegetable Handva Recipe with Idli Batter | Recipe with Idli Batter | Recipe with Readymade Idli Batter

These days we are getting more health conscious and there’s an urge in people to quit junk food. However such is the time constraint that we are hardly left with any time to pack healthy lunch to office or have a healthy breakfast before we leave for work. For such days we can resort to readymade idli batter that makes soft, fluffy and healthy idlis. To cook idli from idli batter is really easy and doesn’t take much time. However, eating idlis every day due to time constraints can be mundane too. Therefore to let you out of the monotony and considering the less amount of time you have to prepare food for yourself we will discuss Gujarati food vegetable Handvo made from Idli batter.

Vegetable Handva made from Idli batter is another variant of the traditional handva. To reduce the preparation time you can use idli batter that results in soft and savory handvos. To save some more time try making them using a microwave.

Preparation Time: 5 mins| Cooking Time: 4 mins| Total Time: 9 mins | Serves: 20 pieces


  • 3/4 cup readymade idli batter
  • 1/2 tsp oil for greasing
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp curds
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fruit salt

Method of Preparation

  • Grease the dish with rice bran oil.
  • Mix idli batter, coriander, curd, and salt together in a bowl.
  • Add it to the batter along with fruit salt mix the prepared batter gently.
  • Pour the batter in greased dish and spread the batter evenly.
  • Microwave rice bran oil on high for 30 seconds and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds to it. Further heat this in the microwave on high for another 1 minute.
  • Pour this tempering evenly over the handva and microwave it on high for 4 minutes
  • Cut 20 equal-sized pieces out of the baked handva and serve it immediately with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

To gather ingredients for making idli or handva you can shop online from Grofers and buy readymade idli batter and rice bran oil from Rishta. Rishta also offers other varieties of edible oils that include sunflower oil, mustard oil, long grain rice, ata, besan, sooji, etc. To get the softest and fluffy idlis to try Rishta idli batter.