Green Chickpeas and Potato Cakes

saffola masala and coriander oats Recipe

Also known as Handvo, this is a traditional Gujarati recipe. Our Panelist Rekha Kakkar has given a lot of healthy and tasty twists to the recipe. Do check out the recipe.

Cooking time
20 min
Preparation time
20 min



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  • 100g semolina or sooji
  • 75 ml yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger and chilli paste
  • 1 sachet fruit salt
  • 1 teaspoon Saffola Oil


For Potato Layer


  • 100g boiled and mashed potato
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chat powder
  • Generous pinch of salt


Green Choliya Mash Layer


  • 200g boiled crushed choliya /green chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon Saffola oil
  • 3 tablespoon oats
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon raw mango or amla according to season, finely  chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon mint leaves


For Tempering


  • 1 tablespoon Saffola oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 dry chilies broken, into pieces

How to make saffola masala and coriander oats

  • Dry roast oats in a pan for 2-3 minutes and keep them aside
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add chopped ginger, green chilli and coriander  immediately add 2 tbsp of water and boiled and mashed choliya
  • Add finely chopped raw mango/amla and chopped mint leaves too
  • Season with salt, cook for 3-4 minutes remove from heat and keep aside
  • For potato, mash layer mix all the ingredients together and keep aside


For Semolina layer


  • Mix everything nicely and proceed to assemble everything
  • Finally to assemble it all. Grease a 12-inch cake pan ( preferably non-stick) with oil, First of all, pour semolina batter and spread it evenly in the pan
  • For second layer spread oats evenly
  • For the third layer spread the choliya/green chickpeas layer evenly and finally finish with potato mash layer
  • Now heat up one tsp oil in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds, broken dry red chilies and asafoetida and finally sesame seeds. Let them splutter and spread this fragrant tadka over potato layer
  • Place this pan in pre-heated oven at 200ºc for 30 to 35 minutes and let it cool before serving with green chutney

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What about yogurt?? nothing mentioned a...

What about yogurt?? nothing mentioned about it...

Jan 21, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)



Feb 12, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Wow, this dish is simple but has new twi...

Wow, this dish is simple but has new twist in it.. Looks good & yummy.

Jan 27, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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