Most Healthy Khandvi Recipe

Personally, I love Indian street foods and their culture. A dish that I really enjoy is khandvi.

Khandvi is a type of snack made from besan, sour card, buttermilk, and spices. Many of my regular readers have requested me to prepare a khandvi recipe, so here it is.

Today, I will show you how to make a khandvi homemade recipe that is not only delicious but also healthy.

I will also provide tips on making the dish more flavorful. Let’s get into it.

Khandvi Recipe

What does Khandvi mean?

Well, I know most of you guys don’t know what khandvi actually means. Khandvi is a type of snack that originated in India.

It is basically made from besan flour, sour cardamom seeds, coconut, and spices.

Khandvi cuisine is one of the most popular Indian street foods all over the world.

In fact, khandvi is so popular that even restaurants have started serving it as an appetizer or as part of their main course.

Plus, khandvis are healthy as they are low in fat and high in fiber. They are great for snacks or as part of a meal.

Simply prepare the easy khandvi recipe that I am providing, and you will be able to enjoy these healthy snacks at any time.

Is Khandvi an appetizer?

Before I start my guide on how to cook khandvi, you should know that khandvi is not just an appetizer.

Khandvi can also be served as part of the main course, as I mentioned earlier.

However, if you want to serve khandvi as an appetizer, then it is best to make small snacks instead of large ones.

This way, your guests will get the most out of each bite they take. Plus, it will be easier for them to move around and enjoy the dish at their own pace.

Khandvi Recipe

Khandvi Recipe
  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • YieldKhandvi
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy282 cal

Ingredients of Khandvi Recipe

  • 1 cup besan flour
  • 3/4 cup sour curd
  • 1 tsp ginger and chilli paste
  • 4 teaspoons coconut powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves ( chopped )
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 cups of buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon asafetida (hing) seeds
  • A pinch of salt or to taste

For Seasoning

  • 1/4 cup mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 inch piece ginger
  • 3 green cardamom pods

Instructions for Khandvi Recipe


Soak besan flour in water for at least 30 minutes or until it doubles in size.


This will help the batter stick to the khandvi sticks better.


In a bowl, mix together besan flour, sour curd, ginger, and chili paste well.


Add coconut powder, coriander leaves (chopped), turmeric powder, and asafetida seeds.


Mix everything together well until all ingredients are fully incorporated into the batter. (If you find some lumps in the batter, just smooth it out with your hands)


Add buttermilk to the batter and mix everything together until a smooth consistency is achieved.


Don’t overmix the batter, though, as you want it to be lump-free.


As we will make khandvi rolls, first heat a tablespoon of oil in a Kadai or frying pan over medium-high heat.


Once hot, add mustard seeds and let them crackle for about 30 seconds.


Add curry leaves and ginger to the khandvi batter recipe and mix everything together until smooth.


Stir the batter mixture into the Kadai or frying pan, making sure to spread it evenly.


Now roll khandvi sticks using a roller (or your hands) until they are big enough to fit comfortably in your palm.


Place khandvi rolls on a plate.


Now, we will prepare the khandvi tempering.


Fry mustard seeds, green chilies, and cardamom pods in oil until the spices start to crackle.


Pour the tempering over the khandvi rolls and enjoy.

This is an extra note from author. This can be any tip, suggestion or fact related to the recipe.
  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories282
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat13.3 g78 g17.05%
  • Saturated Fat- g20 g0%
  • Trans Fat- g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat- g
  • Monounsaturated Fat- g
  • Cholesterol8 mg300 mg2.67%
  • Sodium39.6 mg2300 mg1.72%
  • Total Carbohydrate27.3 g275 g9.93%
  • Dietary Fiber6.4 g28 g22.86%
  • Total Sugars- g
  • Added Sugars- g50 g0%
  • Sugar Alcohal- g
  • Protein10.8 g50 g21.6%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
  • Calcium133.7 mg1300 mg10.28%
  • Iron2.3 mg18 mg12.78%
  • Potassium345.9 mg4700 mg7.36%
  • Vitamin A200.7 mcg900 mcg22.3%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)1.4 mg90 mg1.56%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)0 IU33 IU0%

Pro Tips to make the Khandvi Recipe tastier:

1) If you would like khandvi rolls that are a little bit spicier, feel free to add more green chillies and cardamom pods to the batter recipe.
2) Another way to make khandvi rolls even spicier is by adding curry leaves (dried) and fresh ginger (chopped).
3) Alternatively, if you don’t want as spicy of a khandvi roll, then just omit the chilli paste altogether.
4) While rolling khandvi sticks, make sure to use a light touch, as too much pressure may cause them to crack.

Health benefits of Khandvi dish

This Gujarati dish is also known as “Dahivadi” Khandvi is known to have a host of health benefits, including reducing inflammation, promoting cardiovascular health, and aiding in digestion.

You know what? It’s not always about a healthy recipe but rather about the delicious recipe that you can enjoy with your loved ones.

As it’s a healthy one, so it’s a plus for us as we can enjoy it with no guilt.

Final Thoughts

Now, no one can stop you from making the khandvi recipe. This special dish is a perfect starter for parties and celebrations.

You just need some basic ingredients to prepare this delicacy.

A bowl of khandvi with curry sauce goes well with anything, including pakoras or puri.

Try it out now and share your experience with us.

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