Are you looking for a quick and easy Jain recipe to try out at home? Or a more complicated one to impress your friends? We’ve compiled a list of great resources for you to check out. Also, take a look at our growing list of secret ingredients to watch out for in the grocery store. We’re always open to input, so send us your suggestions at [email protected]. Bon Appetit!
Tarla Dalal: Jain Style
Are you a fan of the renowned Indian cook Tarla Dalal? Here you’ll find almost 600 of her recipes specifically for Jains, all from a variety of Indian and international cuisines.
This famous Jain website has its own recipe section, too. Find dishes in a variety of categories – be sure to check out the “Paryushan Recipes” section for the Paryushan/Das Lakshan season.
Sanjeev Kapoor: Jain Style
Nso onion? No garlic? No problem. Famous chef Sanjeev Kapoor has almost 50 recipes for the strict Jain. Please note that some recipes still contain non-Jain ingredients, such as potatoes.
This website contains a variety of recipes for all cooking levels. In addition to beautiful pictures, you can search for recipes based on category, cooking experience, taste, cuisine, and tithi. From sour to sweet, breakfast to soups, Kashmiri to Thai, there’s something for everybody.
Welcome to Pinki’s Palate, where you’ll find nourishing recipes for body, mind, and soul. Browse whole food Jain and vegan recipes, travel guides, & wellness tips to help you live compassionately.
If the delicious pictures don’t win you over, there’s lots of other stuff on this site that might. Search for a recipe based on the category or cuisine, or read up on Jainism by visiting the FAQs section. There’s also a section on Jain stavans and pachkans (vows) in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.
Your Veg Recipe
Monica and Paritosh Mehta are lovebirds, foodies and vegetarians. Here you will find healthy, cheesy or spicy veg recipes. They make 100% vegetarian, eggless recipes that will spice up any of your food occasions. They also have the ultimate guide to Jain Recipes for Paryushan that you should check out!
It’s always a good idea to read the ingredients before buying something in the grocery store or ordering something at restaurants, because even products you’ve been eating for a long time may add new, non-Jain ingredients. We’ve compiled a list of common ingredients to watch out for.
Send us your input if you find something that’s not on this list!
- Potato starch in shredded cheese packets
- Chicken broth
- Gelatin (found in products such as marshmallows, Rice Krispie treats, and Starburst)
- Fish and oyster sauces in Pad Thai
- Lard in refried beans
- Carmine (color produced from crushed beetles) in red food coloring and red velvet cake
- Eggs in certain chocolates
- Beet powder and potato in Taco Bell brown beans
- Gelatin in Taco Bell sour cream
- Eggs in pizza pie dough crust
- Domino’s sugar packets – only those manufactured in Orlando and New York are acceptable for Jains (do not contain crushed bones)
- l-cysteine in baked goods (such as bagels)
- Glycerides (mono-, di-, and triglycerides): animal fat mostly found in melted cheese (nacho cheese, except Velveeta brand)
- Beta Carotene: food coloring from beets (most juices and butter contain this)
- "Fruit vs. Sugary Drinks, CBS News" - Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN
- "Milk & Dairy Detrimental Health Effects" - Dr. Michael Klaper
- "Sugar and Kids: The Toxic Truth, CBS News" - Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN
- "Speech on Environment" - Severn Suzuki, EECO
- Oprah's Interview with Alicia Silverstone
- "The China Study - Veganist - Vegan Bill Clinton - Not Milk" - Dr. T. Collin Campbell and Robert Cohen
- Phillip Wollen on Animal Rights
- "Tackling Diabetes with a Bold New Dietary Approach" - Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont