Jain Food Recipes

Jain Vegetable Korma

Jain Vegetable Korma Recipe

By avni Published: March 25, 2014

  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins



  1. Wet Masala Recipe: 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 teaspoon red chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1/2 cup freshly ground coconut or unsweetened dry coconut Water as needed Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend into fine paste. Add water if needed.
  2. Take a big broad based non stick pan. Add 2 tbsp ghee and let it heat up
  3. Add 1 big spoon wet masala in it and then add the tomato gravy
  4. Add 1 spoon dry punjabi masala (please see jain punjabi masala recipe for it)
  5. Add all the vegetables in it
  6. Add little sugar, salt as per taste
  7. Add little malai and heat it for a while. Sprinkle coriander on it and serve it hot with Roti/ Naan
  8. Shallow fry all the vegetables in oil for vegetable korma
  9. For Navratna Korma add Kaju Kishmish (fry it in oil), grapes, pinapple, apple (cut it into medium size) Hot Navratna Korma is ready!
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Jain Dudhi Halwa

Jain Dudhi Halwa Recipe

By avni Published: January 27, 2014

  • Yield: 8 bowls (8 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

One of the famous Indian Desert. A very delicious sweetdish, the main ingredient being bottle guard



  1. First and foremost peel the skin of dudhi
  2. Finely grate the dudhi and remove all the water from it by squeezing it
  3. Take a non stick pot, add ghee in it and heat it
  4. Put all the grated dudhi in the hot ghee
  5. Add little whole milk in it and stir continuously
  6. Once the dudhi looks cooked add sugar and color in it
  7. Once all the water of the sugar is burnt and the mixture gets thick enough, grate the maava and add into it
  8. Stir it properly and once the halwa leaves the vessel switch off the gas and keep the vessel aside.
  9. Add Vanilla essence and Elaichi powder into it and stir it again
  10. Apply ghee to the serving dish and pour the halwa in it. Make a smooth layer of it
  11. After it cools a little add the grated almond into it and press the halwa with a bowl make a thin layer
  12. After it cools down completely make small pieces of it, then put the halwa in the fridge for 1 hr and then serve it
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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



  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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