Jain Food Recipes

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



  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



  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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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



  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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Rava Idli

Rava Idli Recipe

By avni Published: February 9, 2013

  • Yield: 20 Idlis approx (2-3 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins



  1. Heat Oil for seasoning
  2. Add mustard seeds and when they being popping add asafoetida, dry red chili, channa dal, urad dal and mix.
  3. Let it become light brown and add sooji in it and roast till it turns light brown
  4. Allow the sooji to cool down in another bowl for 10 minutes
  5. Prepare Idli steamer by pre-heating water to a boil.
  6. Grease the idli tray with little oil
  7. Add the curd, curry leaves, green chilies, cilantro, ginger and salt. Mix well until no lumps visible
  8. Add eno into it and mix well
  9. Pour the batter immediately
  10. Steam the batter for 15-20 minutes
  11. Serves it hot with chutney sambhar
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