"Food for me was a connecting link to my grandmother, to my childhood, to my past. And what I found out is that for everybody, food is a connector to their roots, to their past in different ways. It gives you security; it gives you a profile of who you are, where you come from." - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Though the traditional Gujarati name is "Dhokla loat no handvo", I prefer calling it "Dhokla Pizza". It's my observation that it gets gobbled up quicker by certain little one in my family! :-)
If you are looking for a traditional handvo recipe, please read here.
Our Maharaj i.e. cook at my in-laws house, generally uses grated dudhi or bottlegourd for making this dish, but I add any of the following - grated carrots, grated cabbage, shredded spinach, grated zucchini. Sometimes, while it is getting ready, I also add grated cheese, tomato & bell pepper rings (remove tomato pulp/seeds), to give it the feel of pizza. It almost tastes like pizza crust too. I think it's a good alternative to regular pizza crust since it just contains rice and urad daal. and since I sneak in vegetables in the batter, I feel that my daughter gets the nutrients too.