Jain Food Recipes

Khaman papaya

Khaman papaya Recipe

By avni Published: November 25, 2012

  • Yield: 3 cups (5 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 40 mins



  1. Add oil and water to the ready packet Khaman dhokla and steam it for 15 mins
  2. Shred the raw papaya and add salt to it and keep it aside for 20 mins
  3. Remove the water from the papaya after 20 mins
  4. Take some oil in the pan, add mustard seeds, green chilles and curry leaves to the seasoning and add papaya to it.
  5. Cook it well for about 10 mins
  6. With your fingers powder the Khaman dhokla and add the cooked papaya to the Khaman.
  7. Garnish it with finely chopped corainder leaves and eat it with hot fafada.
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Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa Recipe

By avni Published: October 1, 2012

  • Yield: 18-20 (6 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins



  1. Mix all the ingredients except oil and jeep the batter for about 1 or 1/2 an hour
  2. Rava will soak water so at the time of making dosa you might have to add little water. The batter should be of pouring consistency (thick buttermilk)
  3. Pour the dosa batter from the outward base of the tawa in a circular motion. Fill the gap in the middle with dosa batter. Don’t drop batter like a thick lump but pour all over, evenly, filling the gaps. Pour 1-2 tsps of oil like drops along the edge of the dosa and the gaps in the middle.
  4. Cook it on medium heat for 3 minutes and then on high heat for 1/2 a minute. Remove the dosa if you want slightly soft
  5. For crispy dosa cook for another 1minute on high heat until it turns Golden brown in color
  6. You can Flip the dosa and cook it on other side but usually I cook only on one side
  7. Serve it hot with coconut or tomato chutney. (or sambhar)
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Rava Idli

Rava Idli Recipe

By avni Published: July 11, 2012

  • Yield: 16 idlis (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 50 mins



  1. Heat 3 tbsp ghee in a thick bottom pan, add mustard seeds and allow them to pop, add asafoetida/hing, whole red chilli, urad dal
  2. When urad dal becomes little red add rava/soji in it and roast it till it turns light brown
  3. Transfer it to another deep bowl and allow it to cool for about 10-15 minutes
  4. Add curd/dahi, salt, chilli ginger paste, curry leaves, corainder leaves and mix it without any lumps
  5. Add water little by little to make idli batter to dropping consistency
  6. Grease the idli moulds and heat the water in the steamer until it boils
  7. Add eno/fruit salt in the batter and stir it. Immediately pour the batter to the idli mould
  8. Steam it for 15 mintues, cool down for few minutes, unmould it and serve it hot with chutney sambhar
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Dal Fry – Toor Dal

Dal Fry – Toor Dal Recipe

By avni Published: July 8, 2012

  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins



  1. soak the dal overnight
  2. wash the dal twice thrice until water is clear. Add salt, water, ginger and turmeric in the dal. pressure cook the dal for about 4-5 whistles or take a thick bottom pan and boil it on medium heat.
  3. Mix the dal well; there should be no lumps in it. thee consistency of the dal should be thick.
  4. Add ghee in a deep thick bottom pan for tadka. Add mustard seeds, cumin, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute till the mustard seeds splatter.
  5. Add the tomatoes in the tadka
  6. add the dried masalas as well and cook it for 3 to 4 mintues. Make sure the masalas dont burn, so keep stirring in between.
  7. Pour the dal with the cooked masala and cover the lid for 3-4 mintues until the dal starts boiling
  8. Garnish the dal with corainder and serve it hot with rice or chapati.
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Black dal/ Kali dal/ Dal makhani

Black dal/ Kali dal/ Dal makhani Recipe

By avni Published: July 6, 2012

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 30 mins



  1. Clean, wash and soak the dals overnight
  2. Add Salt in the soaked dal and pressure cook it for 4 whistles, in the same soaked water. You can add water as required
  3. Keep the pressure cooker aside for a while until it cools down, open the lid only after all the steam escapes
  4. Mash the cooked dals slightly with the spoon. It gives dal makhani smoother and thick consistency
  5. Take a thick bottom pan, heat the ghee for tardka. Add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. You can add 4-5 seeds of fenugreek seeds/ methi (optional). Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add the dal and add garam masala, red chilli powder to taste
  7. Add the yogurt slowly to the dal and simmer till it becomes thick
  8. Garnish the dal with coriander and serve hot with chapatti or rice
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Gujarati Kadhi

By avni Published: June 19, 2012

  • Yield: 4 cups (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 20 mins

It is eaten mainly with Kichadi , rice or Bhakri .



  1. Mix curd, besan, water and beat it well.
  2. Add ginger chilli paste, salt, sugar and curry leaves and keep it on slow heat.
  3. Keep stirring until it boils.
  4. Prepare the seasoning by heating the ghee and frying the Methi, mustard and cumin seeds until they turn brown and add red chilli and asafoetida/ hing.
  5. Add the seasoning to the Kadhi and boil for few minutes.
  6. Sprinkle coriander on top as garnish and serve hot with Kichadi/ rice/ Bhakri.
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