Jain Food Recipes

Jain Handwa / Jain Handvo

Jain Handwa / Jain Handvo Recipe

By avni Published: July 30, 2013

  • Yield: 8 Handvas (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 53 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash Rice and all Daals and soak them for at least 4-6 hours.
  2. Drain water from Rice/Daal and coarsely grind them Food processor or blender may be used.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, add batter from above and mix in the following: Ginger, Green Chilies, Salt, Sugar, Ajwain, Turmeric Powder and Doodhi/Lauki. Mix well
  4. Heat 1 Tbsp of Oil slightly. Add Curry Leaves and Red Chili Powder. Add this Oil mixture to the above batter and mix well.
  5. Cover and let this batter rest for 6-7 hours or overnight
  6. Add Eno Fruit Salt and mix well to make the batter foamy
  7. Divide batter into greased muffin pan or pour int a greased cake pan. Add sesame seeds all over the batter
  8. Take another pan, put 2 tbsp of oil in it, Add Mustard Seeds and let them pop Add asafoetida too in it
  9. Drizzle this oil seasoning over the top of the sesame seeds.
  10. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake at 350F (180C) for 40 minutes.
  11. Remove foil and broil on High for approx 10 minutes until a light golden crust forms.
  12. Let the handwa rest for 10-15 minutes before eating.
  13. Serve it hot with spicy green chutney or tomato sauce
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Jain Chitrana Rice

Jain Chitrana Rice Recipe

By avni Published: July 30, 2013

  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice (each grain of rice should be separate)
  2. Roast the peanuts and sesame seeds separately
  3. Crush them and keep them aside
  4. Heat the oil, add chana dal , mustard seeds. Roast them for a minute
  5. Add red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida
  6. Then add rice, coconut, tamarind water, turmeric powder, molaga podi powder, crushed peanuts and sesame seeds powder, salt and cook for few minutes
  7. Serve it hot with curd or any curry
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Dapka Kadhi

Dapka Kadhi Recipe

By avni Published: May 5, 2013

  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix besan, curd and water and churn it
  2. Add green chilli paste, curry leaves, sugar, salt and boil it. Keep stirring on low flame
  3. Heat oil in a pan for tempering, add rai and let it crackle, add cumin, hing and dried red chillies
  4. Add the tempering to the kadhi and boil for few minutes. Keep it aside
  5. Soak the moong dal for 3-4hrs in lukewarm water
  6. Drain the water and grind it in the blender to form a fine paste
  7. Add oil, green chilli paste, sugar, soda, salt and mix well. Keep it aside
  8. Take little dapka batter on your finger, form little dumplings and slowly add it to the simmering kadhi
  9. Re-heat the kadhi for 5 mins on low flame
  10. Do not stir or else all the dumplings will disintegrate. (if it disintegrates add little besan to it and try again)
  11. Add chopped coriander to it
  12. Serve hot with rotis or rice
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Chettinad Curry

Chettinad Curry Recipe

By avni Published: May 5, 2013

  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil and roast all the ingredients of the Chettinad Masala and keep aside
  2. Soak the Khus Khus and cashew nuts in hot water for 5 mins
  3. Drain all the water and grind all the roasted ingredients along with cashew and khus khus
  4. Take a vessel filled with water and boil it; add tomatoes in it for 20 seconds
  5. Remove the tomatoes skin and seeds inside and finely chop them
  6. Take another non-stick pan ad add the remaining oil in it
  7. Add curry leaves and cabbage, and cook for sometime
  8. Then add tomatoes, ground paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt
  9. Keep cooking until oil starts separating
  10. Mix well and add 1 cup of water, vegetables and milk
  11. Cover and let it simmer for 2 minutes
  12. Serve hot with steamed rice
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Moong Dal Khandvi

Moong Dal Khandvi Recipe

By avni Published: April 6, 2013

  • Yield: 16-20 pieces (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 25 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Drain the moong dal and grind until a fine paste is ready. You can add very little water if needed
  2. Whisk the curd with 1/2 cup of water and prepare buttermilk of it
  3. Add the buttermilk and all the ingredients to the moong dal paste
  4. On medium flame cook the mixture and keep stirring until it leaves the sides of the pan
  5. Spread the mixture on any flat surface eg. a thali and make a thin layer.
  6. Let it cool for few minutes and then cut long thick stripes of about 2" thick.
  7. Carefully roll up each strip
  8. Heat the oil for temporing; add mustard seeds, let them crackle, add sesame seeds and pour on top of the khandvis
  9. Garnish with coriander and serve the khandvis.
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Chettinad Curry

Chettinad Curry Recipe

By avni Published: March 27, 2013

  • Yield: 6 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 40 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak cashew nuts and khus khus for about 10 mins in hot water and keep aside
  2. In a cooking pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add all the ingredients starting from cumin seeds for chettinad masala
  3. After roasting for 5-8mins on medium flame grind it in a mixture and add the drained cashew nuts and khus khus in it. Add 1/4 cup of water to make a fine paste. Keep the masala aside
  4. Take a big cooking pan and add 1 tbsp of oil
  5. Add curry leaves and cabbage in it and cook for about 5 mins on medium heat
  6. Add the whole tomato in the boiling water for about 30 secs. Remove the tomato skin and chop them finely
  7. Boil French beans, peas and cauliflower on the double boiler (it will take about 5 mins only)
  8. Add the tomatoes, chettinad masala paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  9. Let it cook for about 5 mins till you see the oil separating
  10. Put all the other boiled vegetables, 1 cup of water and milk
  11. Cover and allow it to cook for few minutes
  12. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with chappati or rice
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Stuff Capcicum In Hot Sauce

Stuff Capcicum In Hot Sauce Recipe

By avni Published: February 7, 2013

  • Yield: 6 pieces (6 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30-40 mins
  • Ready In: 50 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add oil in the kadai and heat it on medium flame
  2. Add Tej patta and all the ingredients for sauce. Heat it for 2 mins ad keep it aside
  3. Mix all the ingredients together for stuffing and suff them in the capcicum and deep fry them
  4. Pour the hot sauce on the capcicum
  5. Bake it in the oven for 180 degree C for 20-25 mins
  6. Serve hot with chapatti
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Stuff Mini Spinach Roll

Stuff Mini Spinach Roll Recipe

By avni Published: February 7, 2013

  • Yield: 12 pieces (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients (paneer, boiled vegetables, all spices, kothmir and salt)
  2. Spread it on spinach leaves
  3. Prepare rolls of the spinach leaves
  4. Dip the rolls in maida batter
  5. Roll them on the bread crums
  6. Deep fry it
  7. Serve them hot
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Muthia

Muthia Recipe

By avni Published: November 25, 2012

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients and Add water as required. The mixture should be like a soft dough.
  2. Steam it for 25 mins and allow it to cool
  3. Cut small round pieces like cucumber and season theme ugh mustard seeds, til, curry leaves
  4. Cook them until they look a bit crispy (brown in color) and add coriander leaves as garnishing
  5. Serve it hot with curd and green coriander chutney and sauce
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Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli Recipe

By avni Published: November 25, 2012

  • Yield: 10 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash the toor dal, soak it in water for 3 hrs and pressure cook it till 3 to 4 whistles
  2. Take a big thick bottom pan and add 1 tbsp oil in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies asefotida to it. Add the churned toor dal to it
  3. UAdd 4 times the water to toor dal and bring it to boil
  4. Prepare the wheat dough by adding salt , turmeric, red chili powder and water as required
  5. Make 15 thin chapatis and cut diamond shapes and add them gradually to te boiled toor dal
  6. Add the boiled ground nuts, lemon juice and chopped coriander to it and serve hot if hot. You can serve rice with it
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