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



  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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Dal Pinni

Dal Pinni Recipe

By avni Published: February 14, 2013

  • Yield: 4-6 cups (4-6 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins



  1. Roast all the paste ingredients in oil and when cooled blend everything to form a smooth paste
  2. Soak the dals for 2 hours. Pressure cook it with adding 3 cups of water, turmeric, tomatoes, salt and green chilli paste
  3. Heat the pan and add oil in it. Sauté cabbage and spinach for 5 mins
  4. Add the cooked dal, ginger powder, sugar, prepared paste and 1/2 cup water and boil it
  5. Cook for 10 mins, add lemon juice and serve it hot
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Moong Dal Chilla

Moong Dal Chilla Recipe

By avni Published: July 13, 2012

  • Yield: 12-15 chilla (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins



  1. soak the dal in 3 cups of water for half an hour
  2. Wash the dal and remove all the skin
  3. Add salt, ginger chilli paste, red chilli powder and mix well
  4. Grease the tava with llittle oil and heat it well; pour the chilla like dosas
  5. Cook it on the other side too, spread chutey and sprinkle paneer in it
  6. Fold the chilla like semi circle and serve it hot with chutney (you can make moong dal dhokla; with ample amount of ghee)
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