October 24, 2016

How to make Steamed Handva Muffins with Creamy Cheese Sauce

Recipe by Naiya Sheth: Earlier we made Handvo, A very delicious Gujarati farsan. That was a baked version and now it's time to make steamed handva muffins and that also with creamy cheese sauce. Yes, it may be said that this is a fusion recipe. A very delicious and quick spongy recipe. So let's make this homemade recipe of Steamed Handva Muffins with Creamy Cheese Sauce during this festive season. 



Preparation time - 10 minutes
Fermenting time - 4 to 5 hours
Cooking time - 10 to 12 minutes
Makes 3 muffins

Ingredients to make Steamed Handva Muffins with Creamy Cheese Sauce:


3 tablespoon handva flour
3 tablespoon  yellow corn flour
3 tablespoon Idli batter 
1 teaspoon semolina 
1/2 teaspoon soda bi carb

1 teaspoon grated cabbage
1 teaspoon grated carrot
1 teaspoon fresh sweet corn
1 teaspoon crushed green peas
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon crushed green chillies
1/4 teaspoon ginger paste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon hot oil
1 teaspoon soda bi carb

For tempering:


1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
A pinch asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder

For creamy cheese sauce:

1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon refined flour
2 table spoon milk
1 cube grated cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder

Method to make Steamed Handva Muffins with Creamy Cheese Sauce:

For Handva Muffins:

  • Heat water in a pan, meanwhile mix idli batter, yellow corn flour, semolina and handva flour in another big bowl. 
  • When water is hot add soda bicarb to it. Mix well to above flour mixture. Make the semi-liquid batter and put it in the warm place for 6 to 7 hours covered.
  • Mix all ingredients excluding soda bicarb and oil to the fermented mixture and mix well.
  • Sprinkle soda bicarb on it and then pour warm oil over it. Mix well.
  • Place it in the silicon mould and steam in the hot steamer for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove when ready. Sprinkle red chilli powder to it. 

For tempering:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it.
  • When they crackle add sesame seeds and asafoetida.
  • Keep aside.

For creamy cheese sauce:

  • Heat butter in a pan and roast refined flour to it. Add milk and mix well. 
  • Now time to add grated cheese. When cheese melts add pepper powder to it and mix well.

How to assemble Steamed Handva Muffins with Creamy Cheese Sauce:

  • In a serving plate arrange steamed muffins and then pour the tempering over it. 
  • At last pour creamy cheese sauce and garnish with tomato sauce and coriander.
  • Super delicious Steamed Handva Muffins with Creamy Cheese Sauce is ready to serve. 


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