How to make Jain Osaman -

Strained water of cooked moong mixed with spices, jaggery and salt and tempered.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : whole green grams, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Jain

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Jain Osaman

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It is a fact that Dals and Kadhis are comfort foods and they are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B and iron. Dals, especially are a major source of dietary fibre and proteins. Kadhis are a blend of yogurt and herbs which assist in efficient digestion. Every region has its locally grown herbs and spices as the key ingredients, thus a variety of kadhis are relished across the length and breadth of Indian subcontinent.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet and Sour

Ingredients for Jain Osaman Recipe

  • whole green grams soaked 1 cup

  • Ghee to taste

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 2 1/2 inch pieces

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Mustard seeds 4-5

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice a few drops


Step 1

Cook moong in 6 cups water with salt till it is completely cooked and soft.

Step 2

Strain the stock and use it for this dish. Use the moong for some other dish.Heat ghee in a deep non stick wok. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, mustard seeds, curry leaves, ginger-green chilli paste and a little water and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix. Add moong stock, jaggery and mix well. Adjust salt and simmer for 3-4 minutes.Add yogurt and mix well. While serving pour over hot steamed rice and drizzle a few drops of lemon juice.You can also serve it as a soup.

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