Khandvi!

Categories: What Is It?

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We played 'What is it?' on Friday with the dish pictured above. Brownvid got it first:

it's called "khandavni" and it tastes delish!

And then dadand10 chimed in asking if it is "khandvi maybe?"

You're both right, it's the Gujarati dish khandvi (that's how I'd spell it anyway, I'm sure there are spelling variations in English). It's made by heating a batter of chickpea flour and yogurt until thick, and then spreading the batter thinly onto a surface, cutting it into long strips and then rolling it up. The texture is very delicate and similar to fresh pasta.

Usually khandvi is topped with spices that have been sizzled in oil. The version that I ate at Rajbhog Sweets and Snacks on Friday was garnished with sesame seeds, mustard seeds, halved green chiles and cilantro. Yum.

If you want to make it at home there's a great step-by-step photo essay about making khandvi here.

Or, try it at Rajbhog Sweets and Spices.

7227 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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