Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Talod Handwa


Talod is a brand I loved for their Nylon Khaman Dhoklas. Now found this Handwa packet and I was thrilled. It made a instant lunch for 2. 


There is a recipe on the back of the pack. What kind of a food blogger am I, if I had to follow exactly what they say and then put it up over here. So here is what I did.

  1. I used only half of the amount of oil mentioned in the recipe. Both for mixing and for the seasoning.
  2. The mass for the Hadwa was provided with 1 cup of coarse grated bottle gourd.
  3. Instead of pan roasting/ shallow frying with the seasoning. I preferred to use the microwave+grill mode. Microwaved for 5 mins. Then unmoulded on the stand and grilled for 20 mins.



It turned out delicious and filling. Handwa or as I have always known it "Handwo" will soon be tried in my kitchen from scratch yet I know I can depend on Talod on a lazy day.

14 comments:

  1. Mmm- a spicy savory cake! That is one tasty looking handvo.

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    1. Nupur good to see you visiting and commenting again. Yeah and can you believe I've eaten it so many times supplied by my neighbours but never made it till now from scratch. This packet was the first attempt at the handwo.

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    1. KQ wats ur fave veggie in a handwo?

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  3. Talod "Nylon" dhokla is the best! Have yet to taste a from-scratch version that tastes better. They don't seem to have any ingredients that I wouldn't use myself, so I don't feel guilty either. On my next trip I need to check out their Handwo mix too.

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  4. Have never tried this but loved the first snapshot; the texture is beautiful.

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  5. Yes ET and its the same with the Handwo too.

    Shri and did you notice how that chili and tamal patra got embedded :)

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    1. Talod Update, Anjali - yesterday I used the Talod khaman packet I bought in Bombay recently, and it seems like it has changed! The end result was not as good as I was used to. Slightly more dense, and did not cook as evenly. I wonder what happened. Do let me know if you try out and see something odd.

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    2. Yes that happened to me too. On Sat I used a 500gms Talod packet. The Khaman did not come up evenly and I too had a dense layer at the bottom. I was thinking may be I did not mix properly. I was using a medium sized bowl to make the batter and mix rose so much after adding the contents of the little pouch (that possibly contains citric acid, baking powder and soda) I used it after long and I have always used the 200gms pack before so my choice of bowl was smaller out of habit. My guess is use a larger bowl like if using 250 gms pack use a 3 litre bowl to mix the batter. For a 500gms pack I should have used a 5 litre bowl. Mixed the bubbling agent homogenously, which I did not get a chance to do in the small bowl. I hurried poured it into the greased plates. If mixed well it should still give good results. Out of the 4 plates that I filled I got only 1 well aired one the other 3 were sad.

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    3. I have 1 more 500gms pack and will be more careful while mixing the batter and will definitely update you on how it turns out.

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    4. ET I tried again with the 500 gms pack. I took a huge vessel to mix it. The dhokla turned out just like the good old Talod. The key is to mix properly for successful even leavening.

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  6. wow, looking gorgeous. do delicious. nevrer tried this brand before.

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    1. It's a neat one. Has given me good results all the time. Just stick to the amount water mentioned on the recipe in

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