NYC’s Newest Must-Try Ice Cream is Babu Ji’s Kulfi

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By Chris Crowley   It’s worth the wait. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev New York’s ice-cream wars have really ramped up in recent years, spurred on by a bevy of excellent new shops and stakes-raising creations like the black-and-white-cookie ice-cream sandwich and, uh, Kanye West Ice Cream Week. The latest contestant in this frozen-treat frenzy isn’t even […]

Coconut Milk

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Hindi Name: Nariyal ka doodh Coconut milk is obtained from grated coconut kernel. It is a very popular ingredient in South East Asian cuisine. The rich taste of coconut milk is due to the high oil content. It can be consumed raw or used as a substitute to milk in the preparation of various dishes. […]

Coconut

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Hindi Name: Nariyal Almost all parts of the coconut palm are useful. Fruit of the coconut palm can be eaten or used in preparation of sweet, chips and savory dishes. Oil and milk derived from this fruit that are widely used in cooking. Water found enclosed inside the coconut shell is considered one of the […]

Green Chillies

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Hindi Name: Hari Mirch A spice without which Indian cuisine would be incomplete, the most common variety of chilli used apart from red is the green. These are used with or without the stalks, whole or chopped, with seeds or deseeded. They are used fresh, dried, powdered, pickled or in sauces. Though not used in […]

Red Chilli

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Hindi Name: Lal Mirch Dried red pepper may be used whole or powdered. India is the largest producer of red chillies. As the name suggests it is red in color and can be consumed as it is or can be broken down and made into a powder. It is really spicy and the intense heat […]

Jaggery, Gur, Mollasses

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Jaggery, Gur, Mollasses Hindi Name: Gur Unrefined sugar, found in solid or powdered form, used in desserts as a substitute for sugar. Its color varies from golden brown to dark brown. It is used in both sweet and savory dishes across India. It keeps your body warm and is great to ward off common cold […]

Lagan nu Custard

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Chef Niru Gupta It’s the Parsi version of the Creme Brulee and is essentially a bake of milk, eggs and cardamom. ‘Lagan-Nu-Custard’ is a Parsi dessert prepared during weddings. The name itself means ‘wedding custard’. Made with simple everyday ingredients like milk, eggs, butter and nuts. Ingredients 5 cups (1 kg) full cream milk 1/4 […]

Sali Par Edu (Eggs with shredded fried potatoes)

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Grated deep fried potatoes topped with eggs, sunny side up. An easy to make Parsi breakfast dish. by Chef Dharmendar, Mocha, New Delhi Ingredients 3 eggs2 tsp olive oil4 Tbsp Sali (Sali is available in the market or you can make these at home by deep frying partially boiled grated potatoes.) Salt and pepper, to taste […]

Dhansak Masala (Spices for Dhansak)

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by Niru Gupta Dhansak masala might seem tedious at first glance but is totally worth the effort! It’s a popular dish of the Parsi Zoroastrian community and combines elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. Ingredients 250 gm sabut dhania 125 gm jeera 125 gm sabut lal mirch 10 gm shahi jeera 10 gm mustard seeds […]

Healthy Patrani Machchi

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  A healthy Patra-Ni-Machchi recipe, only with some mustard oil to give flavor. Pomfret wrapped in a tangy marinade and steamed in a banana leaf. Ingredients 1 fresh pomfret (medium sized)Banana leaves For Marinade: 4 Tbsp curd 1/2 Tbsp turmeric Some chopped garlic 1 1/2 Tbsp mustard oil Chilli flakes 1/2 Tbsp salt Half lemon, […]

Patrani Ni Machi

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Patrani machi is a Parsi steamed fish preparation. Fish coated in a coconut chutney mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed. Ingredients 4 banana leaves 1 kg fish Juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tsp salt Chutney: 1 grated coconut 6 green chillies 50 gm coriander leaves with stems 1 tbsp mint leaves 1 tsp ground […]

Sali Marghi

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by Darius M Dorabjee Recipe Servings : 4 Recipe Cook Time : 50 Minutes Ingredients 3 Tbsp oil 1 cup onions, chopped 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped 2 tsp garlic paste 1 1/2 cup tomato puree 1/2 Tbsp red chilli powder (For color) 1/4 Tbsp turmeric 1 green chilli, chopped 1/2 Tbsp garam masala 7 -8 chicken […]

Zoroastrians and their roots

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by Meher Mirza       Cyrus Dotivala talks to Zororoots participants at Surat’s Dotivala Bakery. Photograph from Zoroastrian Return to Roots team I’m going to be honest with you. I’m a Parsi but I’ve always had a somewhat tenuous love for Parsi food. Of course I liked the odd dish here and there—dhan-dar chawal, […]

Parsi Kheemo

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Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 lb mince, mutton or beef 2 large onions, sliced tsp chili powder 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp salt 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp turmeric ketchup, Worcester sauce 4 green chilies, slit 1/2 bunch coriander 3 raw mangoes, in season optional […]

First Ever Large Scale Festival on Parsi Culture in 2016

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A mega festival, with exhibits being brought from world over, is being proposed by Minority Affairs Ministry for March next year Article by Sobhana K Nair | Bangalore Mirror New Delhi: In March next year, Delhi will be hosting, for the first time ever, a celebration of Parsi culture, with three exhibitions, one of them […]

Veggie Frankie

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Ingredients For The Roties: 1/2 cup plain flour (maida) 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) 1 tsp oil salt to taste For the stuffing:1 cup noodles 2 boiled potatoes (mashed) 2 Onions (cut into half circle shape) 1 tomato (chopped) 1 capsicum (chopped) chilly powder schezwan sauce soya sauce ( 1 tbl spoon) […]