Instant Pot Khandvi

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Making Khandvi, a popular Gujarati snack has never been easier thanks to the Instant Pot and a few useful kitchen tools. I’m right here to walk you through the process!

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What is Khandvi?

Just look at these little yellow rolls of sunshine. They’re soft and springy and perfectly bite-sized.

This, my friends, is khandvi, a popular Gujarati snack made with besan, yogurt, and spices.

I know these rolls might seem intimidating to make, but trust me, the process is actually really simple – thanks to the instant pot (and a few other tools).

“Made it for the 4th/5th time last night for a diwali party. It is so simple and came out awesome. Thanks for testing your recipes so much and being so good with your instructions. Makes us common folk look like genius cooks๐Ÿ˜Š”

DTT
instant pot khandvi

The instant pot takes the guesswork out of cooking khandvi batter and in my opinion, that’s the most stressful part of making khandvi.

You no longer have to stir khandvi batter on the stovetop until you somehow just know it’s done. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Instead, with an instant pot, you set the cook time and you’re good to go. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

Once the batter is done, you have to spread it out, cut it and roll it up.

The easiest way to do this is to use a few tools:

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I realize khandvi-making experts won’t need these extra tools, but for the rest of us, trust me, they’re SO helpful.

“I followed the steps and my khandvi was perfect!! Thank you for taking so much time and care with your recipes!”

Sima
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Khandvi = Delicious Snack!

Khandvi is a Gujarati snack made with besan (chana dal flour – which is different from garbanzo flour!), yogurt, and spices.

You can serve this as an appetizer before a meal or enjoy it as a snack or for breakfast with tea. It’s great on its own as it’s coated in spiced oil (a tempering) or you can also serve it with green chutney.

Khandvi, like Khaman, is a steamed snack and while it does have an oil tempering, it’s probably still a healthier option than something fried (hello Aloo Tikki) and it’s so flavorful and fun to eat.

My college best friend refers to khandvi as roly-poly, which is the most adorable name for these whimsical, cylindrical-shaped snacks.

Another close friend grew up calling these carpet rolls and honestly, I have to say that rolling these really is like rolling up a teeny tiny carpet.

“Loved this recipe. This crafty snack came out handy. Never thought it could be so easy. Amazingly simple recipe. Thanks Ashley!!”

Neha S.
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Hopefully, you believe me by now when I tell you this is really easy to make. I’ll walk you through it and hold your hand throughout the process… well until I need to let go so you can roll the khandvi. ๐Ÿ˜‰

How to Make Khandvi:

First, you’ll need to blend a few ingredients to make a batter. Easy.

Add water to the pot, place a trivet inside and place an oven-safe bowl on top of the trivet. Pour the blended besan batter into the bowl and pressure cook.

Remove the batter and mix well.

Scoop the dough out onto 3-4 silicone mats and then quickly and thinly spread it all over using a dough scraper. Let it cool, slice it, and roll it up.

After you make the rolls, you pour a tempering made up of spiced mustard seeds, asafoetida (hing), chilies, and sesame seeds over top and then garnish with cilantro and if you’re feelin’ fancy, some shredded coconut.

Before I end this post, I want you to know that I’m on a quest to learn more regional Indian recipes and that I couldn’t do this without guidance and critical feedback from friends and aunties who both taste test and offer advice.

An especially big thank you to my friend Shilpa and to Rashmi aunty and Rekha aunty in Pittsburgh for teaching me more about khandvi and Gujarati Cuisine. I’m very excited to share some recipes that I learned from them (once/if I am able to successfully recreate them in an instant pot ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ).

instant pot khandvi

I hope you love this simple recipe for khandvi! I can’t wait for you to see how easy this is to make!

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Instant Pot Khandvi

instant pot khandvi

Instant Pot Khandvi

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Ingredients
 

Batter

Tempering

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • โ…› teaspoon hing
  • 1 small Indian green chili minced
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

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  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro garnish
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut garnish, optional (find frozen at Indian grocery store)

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients listed under โ€œbatterโ€ to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the batter into an oven-safe bowl and set aside for now.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the inner steel pot and place a trivet inside, then place the bowl on top. Secure the lid, close the valve, and cook for 12 minutes at high pressure (manual or pressure cook mode).
  • Quick-release.
  • Carefully remove the bowl from the pot and quickly give it a good stir to mix well.
  • Scoop some of the mixture out onto a silicone mat and use a dough scraper to spread the mixture out into a thin layer – youโ€™ll want to do this quickly, while the batter is still hot. Repeat using the remaining batter (I can spread the dough across 3-4 silicone mats). Allow this to rest on the countertop for around 5 minutes, or until cool.ย 
  • Use a pizza cutter to slice the layers into equal-sized 2-inch strips and gently roll each strip tightly, into a cylindrical shape.
  • For the tempering, heat oil in a pan and once hot, add mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the hing, green chili, curry leaves, and sesame seeds. Once the sesame seeds turn light golden, remove.ย 
  • Place the rolls onto a tray and pour the tempering overtop. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

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Notes

  • Please note that besan (chana dal flour) and chickpea flour (made from garbanzo beans) are made using different types of chickpeas. While they can sometimes be used interchangeably, I did not find that to be the case for khandvi. Please do not substitute the besan in this recipe.ย 
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  1. DTT says

    Made it for the 4th/5th time last night for a diwali party. It is so simple and came out awesome. Thanks for testing your recipes so much and being so good with your instructions. Makes us common folk look like genius cooks ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Nirmala says

    5 stars
    Came out really great in first attempt itself. Tried it with half cup besan, took me just 25 minutes. Made it couple of times, so easy to do, with the silicone mat. Thank you for the recipe

      • Anoop says

        Hi,

        Tried this recipe today but unfortunately didnโ€™t work out even after following it to the T. The batter turned out too thick to spread and roll. Ended up making besan chilla using the batter instead. LOL. Tasted good though.

        Best,

        Anoop.

  3. Sonal says

    5 stars
    Wow this is so easy and delicious! I never thought I could make these myself after a terrible disaster trying to make it on the stove a few years ago. Thank you so much for an easy quick recipe that tastes as great as it ends up looking! Definitely going to make this more often now

  4. Shri says

    I tried in the 3qt instantpot but it came out dry so couldn’t spread it for thin khandvis. Do I need to add more water?

  5. Preeti Drabla Vanjani says

    Hi I followed the receipe to the t
    Took out the batter after 12 mins and spreaded but after waiting for 15 mins it still remained the same and i could not roll it.
    Din understand really what went wrong. The only thing i think went wrong was the time may ne. I think it needs more than 12 mins in ip.
    What would you suggest??

  6. Ruchika says

    5 stars
    This recipe( as the rest of your recipes) turned out perfect. Thank you so much!
    I had only two silicon mats and used parchment paper as my third setting surface. The ones on the mat spread and cut out well. But the parchment paper one was a disappointment as it was difficult to spread.
    I am big fan Ashley!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Ruchika, I’m so glad you liked the khandvi! And thank you for sharing how it turned out – this will be helpful for others who are thinking about using parchment – silicone mats are definitely the way to go!

  7. DT says

    5 stars
    This was so awesome. Thanks for making all the effort in perfecting these recipes, so we look like geniuses to put family !

  8. Nabila says

    Turned out good! For whatever reason 12 minutes was not enough for mine to cook. I had to stir and cook for another 12 minutes then another 5 on high pressure Before that the dough had the consistency of pancake batter.

  9. Fatima says

    5 stars
    Mine didn’t turn out right….
    I followed the recipe to the t.
    When I tried rolling them, they started cracking and breaking apart.
    The recipe was so simple but something went really wrong for me….๐Ÿ˜ฃ

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Fatima, you may just need to spread them faster next time – do you have a dough scraper and silicone mats? It makes it very easy – highly recommend using those if you’re new to making khandvi.

  10. Alka Srivastava says

    I tried this recipe with besan but it was little set when I took out from Instant pot after 12 mins. Became lumpy when I was spreading and now is not rolling out. What have I done wrong?

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Alka, I’m not sure what might have gone wrong but I do know this mixture will start to thicken up as it sits which is why it’s important to spread it very quickly. The dough scraper and silicone mats really help with spreading fast – did you use those?

  11. Shalini says

    Dear Ashley,

    You are amazing!! Your daal dhokli has been a big hit, going to try this one as well.

    Can I substitute silicon mat with any non sticky surface – for eg parchment paper ?

    Thanks!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Thanks, Shalini! I’m so glad you like the dal dhokli, can’t wait to hear what you think of the khandvi. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ooh, parchment paper is a good idea – I’d tape it down first though. Let me know how that goes!

  12. Neha Shah says

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe. This crafty snack came out handy. Never thought it could be so easy. Amazingly simple recipe. Thanks Ashley!!

  13. Sashi says

    5 stars
    Perfect recipe, came out just as pictured. I have done it the old fashioned hands-falling-off-kitchen-a-mess way for years. They were good, but i love this clean clear way much better. The silicone sheets were a huge plus! Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Mili says

    Can Greek yogurt be used instead of full fat yogurt?

    Thanks for this recipe, Ashley. I have tried stove top method so many times and failed! Excited to try this next time.

      • Mili says

        5 stars
        Tried this recipe with Greek yogurt. As you suggested, I added a couple tablespoons of water extra to dilute down the Green yogurt.
        Khandvi turned out awesome. Tasted great. My family gobbled it up before I took pics. Thanks Ashley for this wonderful recipe.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Dipali, I haven’t tried halving the recipe so I’m not sure. Normally, my guess would be to keep the same cook time but since we are steaming the batter here, I think you may need to try reducing the time. If you experiment, please let us know how it goes!

    • Ekta says

      Hi Dipali! I want to do the same-halve the recipe. Did you try it,with same cooking time?Would appreciate your feedback. Thanks

  15. Roshni Patel says

    After I took out of instapot, batter was too thin and did not harden, should I leave in instapot for longer minutes?

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Roshni, did you use chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour) instead of besan by any chance? I’m not sure why the batter would have been too thin unless the seal didn’t close properly or unless there was an issue coming to pressure. Please keep me posted!

  16. Rozina Hirani says

    Wow amazing canโ€™t wait to try in the Instant Pot use to make it on stovetop for my FIL . Thanks for you hard work.

  17. Maneesha says

    This. Is. Amazing. Brilliant and easy way to cook khandvi that seems soo much easier than standing by the stove stirring the pot! I can’t wait to try this! Looking forward to more fun Gujju instant pot recipes! Majaa!!

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