Millet Handvo Recipe: Low calorie fasting recipe

  • Prep Time
    3 hours 20 min
  • Cook Time
    20 min
  • Serving
    1
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A single serving of this millet Handvo recipe provides 247 kcal. This recipe can be prepared as a fasting recipe during Navaratri fasting.

Handvo recipe is one of the most popular Indian recipes. It originates from Gujarat. It is not only the health benefits that make it so popular, it tastes absolutely great and helps you lose weight too! The unique flavor of Gujarati cuisine makes the handvo recipe highly relished, there is no doubt that this cuisine will never let you down. Handvo recipe is the one that you will love to prepare.

What is Handvo?

Gujarati cuisine is the cuisine of the state of Gujarat in western India. It is considered one of the most delicious cuisines in India and people from all across India like exploring this cuisine. The traditional handvo recipe uses the same spices which are generally less spicy but tasty.

Usually, the Handvo recipe is either made using lentils or even with a mixture of beans. The basic ingredients used in this recipe include rice, lentils onions, green chilies, garlic, coriander, salt, and spices for the seasoning.

You will also require a tablespoon of oil, a quarter cup of onions, half cup of tomatoes, half cup of green chilies, one cup of dry gram or masala, a teaspoon of salt, a quarter cup of mixed dal or gram, a quarter cup of coriander leaves, and a quarter cup of water. First, boil the lentil in water and mix them. Then put the coriander leaves in the water. All these things should be in a pan with a cover.

However, the millet Handvo recipe that is shown here is a little different than the traditional Handvo recipe. It is made considering the Navaratri fasting.

Can I have millet Handvo recipe during Navaratri fasting?

When you are on Navaratri fasting, your choices of cereals become limited. You cannot have rice or lentils during fasting. So once cannot have the traditional Handvo recipe in their Navratri fasting.

This millet Handvo recipe is prepared from millets and vegetables that people use during Navaratri fasting so you can have millet Handvo recipe during Navaratri fasting.

 

The millet handvo recipe may offer several health benefits. It is prepared using a Barnyard millet. Barnyard millet is a naturally gluten-free, all-natural, slow-digesting, high-fiber food cereal. The millet is still widely used by many people around the world because of its many outstanding health benefits. It has been shown to assist in weight loss, regulate blood sugar, decrease inflammation, strengthen your immune system, and more. 

Barnyard millet is available at most health food stores and online as well. This is a great alternative to other grains such as wheat and rice.

The highlight of the Millet handvo recipe

  1. This recipe is gluten-free, so people with PCOS or gluten sensitivity may also have it
  2. A single serving can provide up to 20% of the daily fiber required by a female.
  3. It provides all B complex vitamins including Vitamin B12. Further, it also has vitamin D and Vitamin K in good quantities.
  4. The millet handvo recipe is also rich in phosphorus, iron, copper and provides more than 1/3 of the daily requirements for male
  5. A single serving of millet handvo recipe provides more than 100% of the daily requirement of chromium for males and females. Chromium is believed to help stimulate insulin cells in the pancreas. This may help manage blood sugar levels.

The best time to have millet handvo

Handvo recipe can be liked for lunch and dinner as well especially during Navaratri or fasting time.

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Ingredients

Ingredients of millet handvo

Millet handvo nutrition facts compared with male and female RDA

Macros

Calories in millet handvo – 246.77 kCal, which provides 12.34 % of the daily value for RDA of 2000 kCal for males and 16.45 % of the daily value for RDA of 1500 kCal for females.

Protein in millet handvo – 6.34 gm, that is 8.45 % of the daily value for RDA of 75 gm for males and 11.27 % of the daily value for RDA of 56.25 gm for females. Protein RDA is set at 15% of calories.

Protein forms 10.28 % of the calories of millet handvo.

Carbs in millet handvo – 39.4 gm, around 14.33 % of the daily value for RDA of 275 gm for males and 19.10 % of the daily value for RDA of 206.25 gm for females. Carbs RDA is set at 55% of calories.

Carbs form 63.87 % of the calories of millet handvo.

Fats in millet handvo – 6.9 gm, approximately 10.35 % of the daily value for RDA of 66.67 gm for males and 13.80 % of the daily value for RDA of 50.00 gm for females. Fats RDA is set at 30% of calories.

Fats form 25.17 % of the calories of millet handvo.

Fiber in millet handvo – 5.14 gm, nearly 13.53 % of the daily value for RDA of 38 gm for males and 20.56 % of the daily value for RDA of 25 gm for females.

Soluble Fiber – 0.87 gm, nearly 8.70 % of the daily value for RDA of 10 gm for males and 8.82 % of the daily value for RDA of 9.86 gm for females.

Total Free Sugar – 2.15 gm, almost 3.58 % of the daily value for RDA of 60 gm for males and 4.30 % of the daily value for RDA of 50 gm for females.

Vitamins

Vitamin A – 133.3 mcg, roughly 14.81 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg for males and 19.04 % of the daily value for RDA of 700 mcg for females.

Vitamin B1 – 0.22 mg, almost 18.33 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.2 mg for males and 20.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.1 mg for females.

Vitamin B2 – 0.19 mg, nearly 14.62 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg for males and 17.27 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.1 mg for females.

Vitamin B3 – 2.24 mg, roughly 14.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 16 mg for males and 16.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 14 mg for females.

Vitamin B6 – 0.07 mg, which is 5.38 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg for males and 5.38 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg for females.

Vitamin B7 – 1.15 mcg, roughly 3.83 % of the daily value for RDA of 30 mcg for males and 3.83 % of the daily value for RDA of 30 mcg for females.

Vitamin B9 – 26.9 mcg, around 6.73 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mcg for males and 6.73 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mcg for females.

Vitamin B12 – 0.09 mcg, roughly 3.75 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.4 mcg for males and 3.75 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.4 mcg for females.

Vitamin C – 5.96 mg, almost 6.62 % of the daily value for RDA of 90 mg for males and 7.95 % of the daily value for RDA of 75 mg for females.

Vitamin D – 1.65 mcg, which is 33.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 5 mcg for males and 33.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 5 mcg for females.

Vitamin E – 0.35 mg, that is 2.33 % of the daily value for RDA of 15 mg for males and females.

Vitamin K – 46.62 mcg, around 38.85 % of the daily value for RDA of 120 mcg for males and 51.80 % of the daily value for RDA of 90 mcg for females.

Minerals

Calcium – 149.69 mg, almost 14.97 % of the daily value for RDA of 1000 mg for males and females.

Phosphorus – 221.88 mg, approximately 31.70 % of the daily value for RDA of 700 mg for males and females.

Iron – 2.91 mg, nearly 36.38 % of the daily value for RDA of 8 mg for males and 16.17 % of the daily value for RDA of 18 mg for females.

Magnesium – 49.37 mg, roughly 12.34 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mg for males and 15.93 % of the daily value for RDA of 310 mg for females.

Copper – 340 mcg, almost 37.78 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg for males and females.

Manganese – 0.55 mg, which is 23.91 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.3 mg for males and 30.56 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.8 mg for females.

Molybdenum – 0 mcg, that is 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 45 mcg for males and females.

Zinc – 1.55 mg, approximately 14.09 % of the daily value for RDA of 11 mg for males and 19.38 % of the daily value for RDA of 8 mg for females.

Chromium – 40 mcg, around 114.29 % of the daily value for RDA of 35 mcg for males and 160.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 25 mcg for females.

Selenium – 0.39 mcg, approximately 0.71 % of the daily value for RDA of 55 mcg for males and females.

Cholesterol – 10.5 mg,

Potassium – 185.9 mg, which is 3.96 % of the daily value for RDA of 4700 mg for males and females.

Sodium – 50.04 mg, around 3.34 % of the daily value for RDA of 1500 mg for males and females.

Omega 3 – 33.41 mg, approximately 5.57 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg for males and females,

Omega 6 – 307.52 mg, nearly 51.25 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg for males and females.

Disclaimer – Values of RDA are for a healthy adult aged between 19 to 50 years, energy requirements may change as per gender, age, and physical activities. Nutritional values of the millet handvo recipe are approximate and may have variance.

    Cooking method

    Step 1

    Take a bowl to add 5 spoons of barnyard millet to it.

    Step 2

    Wash it 2 - 3 times, now add sufficient water and soak it for 3 hours

    Step 3

    After 3 hours, separate the water and barnyard millet.

    Step 4

    Add Barnyard millet to a mixer jar, add /4th cup full curd.

    Step 5

    Now add a small piece of ginger and 2 green chilies.

    Step 6

    Grind it as a fine paste.

    Step 7

    Batter is very runny with this batter we can’t make handvo.

    Step 8

    So to make the batter thick I am adding here ½ cup foxnut in the mixer jar.

    Step 9

    Now grind it, as we know foxnut absorb a lot of water, it helps to thick the batter.

    Step 10

    Now wash and peel carrot and pumpkin.

    Step 11

    Grate it.

    Step 12

    In the batter add finely chopped green chili,3 spoons of grated carrot.

    Step 13

    5 spoons grated pumpkin, a handful of coriander leaves, cumin seeds, sendha namak, or fasting salt.

    Step 14

    Mix well. Our handvo batter is ready.

    Step 15

    We can make 1 medium size handvo with this batter.

    Step 16

    Take a pan heat it.

    Step 17

    Add ½ tsp ghee, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, and sprinkle some finely chopped coriander leaves.

    Step 18

    Now spread the handvo batter on the pan.

    Step 19

    Cover it and cook for 5 min on slow flame.

    Step 20

    Now turn the other side.

    Step 21

    Cook it for 5 min.

    Step 22

    Over healthy vegetable, millet handvo recipe is ready to serve.

    Step 23

    Serve hot with chutney or curd.

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