Paryushan 2023: 5 Scrumptious Snacks For The Jain Festival

Paryushan is a much-celebrated festival by the Shwetambar and Digambar Jain communities. While the Shwetambar Jain community celebrate it for 8 days, the Digambar Jain community celebrate it for 10 days and the 10th day coincides with Anant Chaturdashi. Similarly, the Shwetambar Jains celebrate Paryushan have been celebrating Paryushan from September 12 to September 20. During Paryushan, people belonging to the Jain community keep an intermittent fast which is broken by only one sattvik meal a day before sunset. 

Jain dietary restrictions already restrict the consumption of non-vegetarian foods, tubers, etc. but during Paryushan, the list of foods not allowed also includes green vegetables. Even the water consumed by devotees during Paryushan is boiled before consumption. When preparing snacks during Paryushan, it is essential to avoid ingredients like onions, garlic, and certain root vegetables. Here are six Paryushan-friendly snacks you can make at home.

Moong Dal Kachori

These Paryushan-friendly kachoris are made with whole wheat flour and lentils. These crispy moong dal-filled kachori use minimal ingredients and can make up for a perfect midday snack. You can make this snack even healthier but air frying it instead of frying it in oil.

Paruppu Payasam

This payasam version is not just tasty but also healthy. Made with lentils, jaggery, ghee, dried fruits and coconut milk, this payasam can be enjoyed warm as well as cold. Not only can it satisfy hunger but it can also make up for a paryushan-friendly dessert too.


Fulwadi is a popular Jain snack made up of chickpea flour. This snack has vibrant flavours of sesame seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds and other spices. With the right crunch and flavour, this snack can satiate your hunger in no time and can get ready quickly.

Rajma Galouti Kebab

These kebabs are made up of rajma and other Paryushan-friendly ingredients. These kebabs have a melt-in-mouth texture and can be a perfect snack to be served to the guests. When served with a simple chutney, these kebabs taste amazing.

Banana Crispies

These crispy fritters are made up of raw bananas and are very delicious. Believe me, if you serve this to the guests, the guests won’t be able to guess that these crispies are made up of bananas and not potatoes. They are made up of simple ingredients and super easy to make.