Monday, May 9, 2011


BhanoLu is a cross between handvo and dhokla. You can use green peas or fresh toor/tuver.

Steamed Multi-grain Dumplings
1 cup finely grated cabbage
1/2 cup green peas or fresh tuver
1 cup handvo nu loat
1 tsp ginger-green chili paste
1 tbsp fresh coconut
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1/8 tsp owa/ajmo/carrom seeds
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk (preferably sour)
1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp fresh coconut
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/2 lemon

1. Mix vada nu loat with buttermilk. Add some water if needed to make a thick batter. Cover and set aside for 4 hours.
2. Bring steamer or pressure cooker to boil. Grease cooker container.
3. Add all the remaining ingredients in the batter. Adjust the consistency to resemble idli batter.
4. Pour in the greased conatainer.
5. Steam for 15 minutes.
6. Let it cool down. Cut into squares or diamonds.
7. Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add tempering ingredients.
8. Drizzle the tempered oil over bhanoLu
9. Garnish with cilantro, coconut and lemon juice.

Note -
1. Increase or decrease the amount of baking soda based on the degree of fermentation of the batter.

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