Mixed kathol recipe (Jain recipe) | Mixed beans Indian style
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Mixed kathol recipe (Jain recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 40 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 264kcal
Author Kanan


Pressure cooking the beans:

  • ¼ cup Dry Kala chana (black chickpeas or desi chana)
  • ¼ cup Dried white chickpeas (Chole or kabuli chana or safed chana)
  • ¼ cup Rajma (Red kidney beans)
  • ¼ cup Whole urad dal
  • 2 cups Water for pressure cooking

Making mixed kathol recipe:

  • 1-2 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter) or Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green chilies finely chopped
  • 2 medium or 1 ¼ cups Tomato finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin-coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped


Soaking and pressure cooking beans:

  • Take all the beans and wash them under running cold water till water runs clear.
  • Soak them in enough water for 8 hours or overnight.
  • After the soaking time they have got bigger in size. Drain and discard the soaking water.
  • Take the beans into pressure cooker add fresh 2 cups of water.
  • Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on.
  • Cook it for 2 whistles on high, then lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Then turn off the stove.
  • Let the pressure go down by itself and open the lid. They should be soft and cooked perfectly.

Making jain mixed kathol recipe:

  • Heat the oil or ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.
  • Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Now add chopped green chilies and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle the salt and mix.
  • Cook till tomatoes are soft and mushy. Mash them using back of the spoon/spatula slightly.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder and cumin-coriander powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  • Now add cooked beans with its water.
  • Mix well. If needed, you can add extra water to make liking consistency.
  • Let it simmer for 4-5 minutes on low.
  • Now add lemon juice and mix.
  • Lastly add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Turn off the stove.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.7g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 9.3g | Sugar: 4.9g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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