Gujarati ondhwo.(savory lentil cake)

4 servings
1 hour
45 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
400 grams handwo flour

1 medium lokhi grated or 3 courgettes grated

1 large onion finely diced

4 -6 green chillies minced finely

1 tablespoon ginger paste

200 grams sour curd

1.5 cups water

2 tablespoon sesame seeds

3 tablespoons oil

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons salt

1-2 red dried chilli

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

2 teaspoons eno salt

1 teaspoon chilli powder


  • Mix ondhwo flour with curds and 1 and 1/2 cups water to make a thickish batter. Cover and keep in warm place over night.
  • Next day add ginger paste, chillies, salt, chilli powder,turmeric and mix.
  • Oil a cake tin or deep sided baking try and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan when hot add the mustard seeds and red dried chilli.
  • Add the onions and fry the onion till they are translucent and soft. Add the cooked onion to the ondhwo mixture and mix.
  • Next add the grated lokhi/courgettes and mix. Batter consistency should be dropping if needed adjust by adding little more water.
  • Add the eno salts, mix throughly . Pour the batter into the oiled baking trays approximately one inch thick. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 180 degrees for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cut to desired size squares and serve hot.


Gujarati Ondhwo.(Savory lentil cake), photo 1Gujarati Ondhwo.(Savory lentil cake), photo 2


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