How to make Jain Osaman - Strained water of cooked moong mixed with spices, jaggery and salt and tempered.

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

Jain Osaman Recipe Card

Jain Osaman

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.

For more recipes related to Jain Osaman checkout Khattu Mag. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Panchkuti Dal, Dal, Vengaya Sambhar, Khattu Mag.

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.