Jain Food Recipes

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



  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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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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White Khatta Dhokla

White Khatta Dhokla Recipe

By avni Published: July 9, 2012

  • Yield: 3 thalis (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins



  1. Add curd, chilli paste, salt, 1 tsp oil, warm water to the flour and soak it overnight; mix it well and ferment it for 8 hours
  2. Add eno and about 2 tsp of water in the batter just before steaming and mix it
  3. Take a round slight deep (7 inch diameter) thali and grease it with the remaining 1/4 tsp oil
  4. Pour 1/3 of the batter in the thali and spread it evenly. Sprinkle black pepper powder on it.
  5. Steam it for about 10 mintues until they are cooked
  6. Allow it to cool and cut the dhoklas into equal diamond shapes
  7. Similarly make 2 thalis out of the remaining batter
  8. Take 3 tsp of oil, give tadka with mustard seeds and curry leaves (optional) and spread it evenly on the dhoklas
  9. Garnish it with corainder leaves and serve it hot with green chutney
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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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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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