Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Micorwave Khandvi/Savory Swiss Rolls

Khandvi is Gujarati delicacy made using Gram Flour/Chickpea Powder and flavoured with tempering of pungent mustard, spicy green chillies, coconut and aromatic coriander leaves. After staying in Gujarat for 5 years, I always thought that it is very difficult to make Khandvi.  Then one day while browsing for recipes I came across Microwave Khandvi  and I could no more resist the temptation. The ingredients listed and the method sounded simple enough to give it a go. I gathered all the courage and was very happy with the results. Do try this Indian Savoury Swiss Rolls.

For Batter:
1 cup Besan/Gram Flour/Chickpea flour
1 cup curd/dahi
1 cup water
A big pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
A big pinch of Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
1 tsp Mustard Seeds/rai/sarson

1 tsp sesame seeds/til
2-3 Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Coconut grates
1-2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp Oil


  1. Take gram flour, turmeric powder, hing and salt to taste in a microwave safe bowl and mix well. Add curd and water to the mixture and mix well with a spatula taking care that no lumps is formed. The batter should be thin and flowing without any lumps.
  2. Place the bowl in a microwave and cook at high speed for 5 minutes. Stir and remove lumps after every 1 minute.
  3. Spread silver foil and don’t grease with oil.
  4. Spread the thick batter quickly on the silver foil. Spread it as thinly as possible.
  5. Let it cool for 2-3 minutes. Then slice them with knife into 2 inch long stripes and roll each stripe neatly. Place each rolls in a serving dish.
  6. For tempering, heat oil in another microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes. Then and add mustard seeds, chopped green chillies and wait for few seconds.
  7. Spread the tempering evenly over rolled Khandvi. Serve them immediately and garnished with coconut grates and chopped coriander leaves and enjoy.

Notes:-While preparing the batter make it lump free as it will help you to evenly spread.
-Spread the batter quickly, it is important to spread the batter before it cools down and it is difficult to spread cooled batter thinly and evenly.
-Batter can also be spread at the back of steel plates.
-Perfect Measurements are the key to make proper khandvi.


  1. very tempting picture. Very tasty looking

  2. savory swiss rolls. really never heard of it.

  3. looks very nice. little rolls, i am sure it taste v good.

  4. little delicacies. amazing.

  5. perfect for evening snack and kitti parties.

  6. Sweatha, Microwave khandvi looks delicious and perfect.
    Can you send me e-mail on

    So that i can send you further details about the event.

  7. beautiful is the word. i tried this recipe and i know how easy it was. thanks v much for sharing this

  8. I tried stove top and failed to make it. Now will try this one and let u know.


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