Khandvi (Arusuvai Friendship Chain)

The Arusuvai Friendship Chain has been inspired by the Amish Friendship Bread starter chain doing the rounds outside of India. This chain is all about sending along a a surprise gift to your friends for them to prepare something tasty with it, share the recipe and pass on the surprise ingredient to other people..

arusuvai_white1.gifAs a gift, Kajal sent across to me a packet of Besan or Gram Flour…there were so many things that i could have made with besan, but i decided to make something which i have never tried of my favourite Gujarati snack..” Khandvi”


Besan: 1 cup
Buttermilk: 3 cups
Ginger-chilli paste: 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
CCorriander leaves (finely chopped): 1 tbsp
Grated coconut: 2 tbsps
Salt according to taste

For tempering:

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
oil: 3 tsp
Green chillies: 2 nos
Asafoetida: a pinch
Curry leaves: a few



1. Mix besan, buttermilk and salt in a bowl and Micro Med for 4 mins.
2. Add turmeric powder, ginger – chilli paste and Micro High for 5 mins.
3. Remove from the microwave and spread immediately on a greased surface in a thin layer ( i used the back of a big plate, greased it and spread the besan mixture on it).
4. When set cut into strips and roll. Arrange the rolls in a serving dish.
5. Place all the ingredients for tempering in a bowl, Micro High for 1.5 mins and pour over the khandvi.

6. Garnish with chopped corriander and grated coconut…

As a part of continuing this chain.. i will be sending across a secret ingredient to Archana

~ by priyaskitchen on January 28, 2008.

11 Responses to “Khandvi (Arusuvai Friendship Chain)”

  1. Beautiful creation. I love Khandvis too, you have cartured them well!:)

  2. lovely khandvi – that logo isn’t looking right – i’ll send you a version to fit your black background if you like.

  3. Asha…though i made the khandvi..pic was taken by my husband.. πŸ™‚
    Lakshmi: ya pls do send….

  4. Priya..thats lovely…I will send you the details to whom you should send…I am sorry I was little late with details…Can you pls update the next person’s details in this post once you get the info?..thank you…

    the dish looks great!..btw have you listed your feed in Sailu’s Taste of India. I can’t find you there!

  5. Just couldnt take off my eyes from the wonder you have created here,Priya! L-O-V-E-L-Y !!!
    perfect looking khandvis to compliment the blog template!!Wonderful shots!

    Appreciate ur prmtness and interest in taking part too πŸ™‚

    Hope you enjoyed,Priya πŸ™‚

  6. Really I love Khandvi and you made this from my packet so I am very happy. Really your work is very nice and some things new and nice dish. I don’t have microwave recipe so thanks for sharing for it. Looks yummy!!!

  7. Hi Srivalli..thanks for the info on Sailus Taste of India…how do u go about contributing there???

    Bharathy: I had a lot of fun making this and being a part of the chain of friendship…

    Hi Kajal..juvo tamara besan na kamal πŸ™‚

  8. HI priya!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€
    how are you? it’s so nice to see DELICIOUS food here.
    my mouth is watering. long time, i know.
    please do keep your other blog going, i miss it!!
    nice job, u have here….

  9. hi mouna…thanks for visiting my blog..ya i need to revive my other blog…hope to do it soon…

  10. Hi Priya,

    This’s Niya. I found that you’re not able to join Sailu’s Taste of India. I tried several times and finally I got it. Visit feedburner website. You’ve to copy and pastes some codes to your html.Feeds w’ll be ready later and it’ll move automatically to Taste of India. Please try this or you find out from your friends.



  11. Looks great, Priya! Never knew abt this dish before, so thanks for the intro and lovely recipe! πŸ™‚

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