Jain World
Sub-Categories of Passions
The Vegetarian Way
Dride Beans, Peas and Lentils
Bitter Melon  (Karela nu shak)
Stuffed Bread with Dal Filling
Spongy Cheese Balls in Syrup

Chapter : 5 - Food of the Earth Tests of Heaven


Frozen Fruit Ice Cream

8 oz. Packet of cream cheese

� cup maple syrup

1 � cu whipped cream

� cup chopped dates

� cup chopped walnuts

1 � cups chopped fruits (pineapple strawberries and peaches)

1.     Beat cream cheese and maple syrup together with fork.

2.     Add whipped cream and heat again to a smooth consistency.

3.     Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Set in a shallow dish or bowl and place in freezer.

4.     Serve in individual bowls when set, approximately 5-6 hours.

                                                               Serves 4-6

Avocado Pudding

1 large ripe avocado                                   � tsp saffron powder

6 Tblsp yogurt                                                � tsp ground cardamom

8 tsp sugar                                                 � up grated apples

� tsp grated nutmeg                                    1 Tblsp slivered pistachio nuts

1.     Peel avocado and remove pit.

2.     Puree in a blender avocado, yogurt, sugar and spices.

3.     Empty puree into a serving bowl.  Gently add grated apples, mix and chill.

4.     4 Serve in individual bowls.  Garnish with slivered pistachio nuts.

                                                         Serves 4-6

Avocado is actually a fruit, but is generally used as a vegetable in salads and dips.  To test for ripeness, take the fruit and press with your fingers for softness.  It should be soft tos the touch.  A cut avocado can be refrigerated for several days, if the pit is left in.


Fruits with Walnuts and Cream

2 cups cream

1 medium banana, cut into cubes

1 medium apple, cut into cubes

1 medium pear, cut into cubes

15 seedless green grapes, sliced

15 seedless rad grapes, sliced

1 cup nectarine segments

� tsp ground nutmeg

� cup chopped walnuts

� cup golden raisins

� cup sugar

1.     Place all ingredients in a large serving bowl.

2.     Mix well and chill.

3.     Serve in individual bowls.

                                                   Serves 4-6


Coconut Dreams

2 oz. Cocoa butter                               1 cup unsweetened

� cup butter or margarine                       desiccated coconut

1/3 cup brown sugar                              1 cup flour

1 tsp vanilla essence                            1 tsp banking soda

1.     Preheat oven to 3000F.

2.     Melt cocoa butter over low heat,. Stirring until melted.

3.     Cream butter with a spoon and mix with cocoa butter.  Add sugar, mix thoroughly.  Add coconut and vanilla essence, mix well.

4.     Sift flour and baking soda, gradually adding to butter.  Mix well with your hand to form smooth dough.

5.     Shape into small balls (the size of marbles).

6.     Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes till lightly browned.

                                      Yields approximately 30 dreams

Cocoa butter is the vegetable fat that�s extracted when chocolate liquor is pressed under high pressure.  This butter has a distinctive melting quality.


Spice Cookies

� cup (1 � sticks) butter                            1 � tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup brown sugar                                       1 � tsp ground cardamom

Rind of 1 lemon, grated                                � tsp ground cloves

2 � cups wheat flour                                    1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda                                         2 Tblsp milk

1.     Cream butter till soft.  Add sugar and mix well.  Add lemon rind.

2.     Sift together flour, baking soda and spices.  Add sifted ingredients gradually to butter and sugar.  Mix well.

3.     Add milk and knead for 5 minutes until it becomes a smooth dough.

4.     Flour a board and rolling pin.  Roll out dough to � inch thickness.

5.     Cut cookies with cookie cutter.  Transfer cookies onto a greased cookie sheet.

6.     Bake at 3500F  for about 10 minutes (watch so the bottom does not burn).

7.     Do the same with the remaining dough.

                                     Yields 3 dozen cookies

Pineapple Cupcakes

� cup shortening                                         2 � tsp baking powder

1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour                   1 cup milk

1 cup sugar                                                  1 tsp pineapple essence

1.     Place shortening in a mixing bowl.  Sift in dry ingredients.  Add � cup milk.  Mix until flour is moistened.

2.     Beat for 2 minutes at low speed with an electric mixer.  Add remaining milk and pineapple essence to mixture and beat one minute longer.

3.     Place the paper cups in muffin pans and fill cups half cull with mixture.

4.     Bake at 3750F for 18-20 minutes.

                                                    Yields 12-14 cupcakes

While making a cake, warm the mixing bowl to speed the creaming process.