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Jain customs require them to follow strict rules regarding what and when they eat. In general, ingredients like onion, garlic, potatoes and other root vegetables are totally avoided by Jains. This often makes people think that their cuisine is uninteresting, which is not so. Most dishes, ranging from traditional to modern, can be prepared tastily without using these ingredients. You just need to know the proper substitutes and intelligent methods of preparing the dishes.

This section opens up a world of Jain-friendly recipes ranging from all-time favourites like Paneer Tikka Masala and Jain Pav Bhaji to must-try treats like Quick Paneer Subzi and Sev Tameta. Lose yourself in the tongue-tickling treats that this section holds in store for you.

Paneer Tikka Masala : Juicy green peas and chunky paneer are coated with a peppy mix of veggies and spice powders to make a tongue-tickling treat! A flavourful marinade of assorted spice powders and dried fenugreek leaves makes the succulent cubes of paneer quite exciting to bite into, while a readily-available Jain tomato ketchup helps bind the many wonderful ingredients of the Paneer Tikka Masala together in a convenient way.

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The ‘khatta’ in the name is the dominant flavour of this dhokla, and this sourness is brought about by adding a little sour curds. Although dhoklas taste good at room temperature too, serve them hot with green chutney and tea for a classic and complete package! Also try other dhokla variants like Methi Moong Dal Dhokla , Rava and Vegetable Dhokla and Chola Dal Dhokla .
Mouth-watering Atta Sheera, with a fabulous colour, texture and flavour, ready in just five minutes! If you are wondering how that magic is possible, well, just trust your microwave to do it for you. Flavoured with cardamom and garnished with slivers of almond, this is one irresistible dessert that is sure to win you many praises.
How many times have you dismissed the thought of making your favourite Indian desserts at home because they take too long to prepare? Well, where there is a will, there is a way. Next time you feel like relishing some delicious Badam ka Sheera, try this quick and easy recipe, which enables you to make this fabulous saffron-tinged, rich almond sheera in minutes!
One of the most famous and versatile of Indian dishes, the Chapati is a favourite with kids and adults alike. Whether they like to have it with subzi and dal, rolled up with grated veggies and cheese, or with a layer of jam, the Chapati is much-loved by kids. Ensure that you make it with good quality whole wheat flour so it is healthy and satiating for your kids.
Milk and almonds prove to be a good combination during your lactation period. These foods help to stimulate the production of breast milk. The calcium and the energy content of the recipe are good due to the addition of milk in to the sheera. Have a tablespoon every day while you lactating.
Making Stuffed Dahi Vadas is an absolutely satisfying way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Traditional urad vada batter is innovatively stuffed with cashews and raisins before deep-frying. When soaked in water, topped with curds, and garnished with spice powders, the stuffed vadas end up as a toothsome treat that blends varied flavours and textures in every mouthful.Topping the vadas with khajur imli ki chutney and green chutney will further give an additional flavour boost.
Corn panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a corn and rawa mixture that is cooked between two banana leaves – pankis lure the diner with the innate aroma of fresh leaves which get incorporated into the pankis when they are cooked. In fact, pankis get their name because they are made in a paan (leaf). The rawa and corn combination is used in a different way to make this novel snack, which is very healthy as it is steamed. And of course, it is extremely tasty too, with coriander and green chillies enhancing the flavour further.
Bhavnagri marcha are spicy but not very very spicy. Each chillies are cut into small roundels and blend well with black salt to give nice tangy taste.
Puranpoli is a traditional maharashtrian dish, and variants of it are made all over the country. It is a wholesome and delicious snack made of chana dal and coconut sweetened with jaggery and flavoured mildly with spices like elaichi. While it is festive fare, it can be made any day when you feel like making something special.

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