FEZANA Journal Joys of Retiring in North America.

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    by Rita Jamshed Kapadia FEZANA Journal, Winter Issue 2016 So many pleasures await you – there is a certain joy to retiring in North America. One of them is of course the joy of eating good food with activities that keep the body and spirit well-nourished for example Travel, Gardening and Exercise. Good […]

 Three Kings Cake

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Traditionally made on Epiphany Day – January 6.  Three Kings”, or “Three Wise Men” or the “Magi” In Christian tradition, the Magi (pronounced Greek: μάγοι, magoi), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three)Kings, or Kings from the East, are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They are […]

Vasanu

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia It is to be made exactly as follows: 1 1/2 kg ghee 1/2 kg char jaatna magaz 50 g baval nu goonder (resin of the baval tree) 2 1/4 kg sugar 500 g ghau nu doodh 500 g cummar kakri 400 g dates 100 g akhrot (walnut) soak overnight in hot water, […]

Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield, Princeton University

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Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield. Dan Sheffield is a professor at Princeton University, New Jersey, US Dan’s website: www.dansheffield.com Video Contents: The Banquets of Persepolis and Ctesiphon Food is integrally tied to our identity. As we say You are what you eat. Eating practices of Zoroastrians in Persepolis flavored with […]

Head over to TAJ Lands End for fine dining

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DINING From hearty Italian, to aromatic Indian to the piquant spices of fine Chinese, fine-dining restaurants at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, will make you travel the world. Savour each unique recipe perfected.     Whether it’s cooking up innovative dishes or infusing recipes with genuine flavours, winner of the Best Lady Chef, Amninder Sandhu continues […]

Parsi Vasanu for the winter season

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VASANU is very healthy to eat in the winter. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. This nutritious, vasanu recipe is from my grandmother. Rita Jamshed Kapadia INGREDIENTS General: 1 1/2kg Ghee 1/2kg Char jaatnu magaz 50g Goonder 2 1/4kg Sugar 500g Ghau nu Dudh (Wheat milk powder) 500g Kammar Kakri 400g […]

Drink Coffee! It won’t give your heart extra beats

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By Scott Maier on January 26, 2016 NEW YORK– You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead – in rare cases – to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality. The study, led […]

Vegetarian Dhansak Recipe Instant Pot

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Important for Vegetarians – Omitting the meat from this recipe, will make this Dal a Vegetarian Dhansak Dal. Click here to see Video for Parsi Dhansak for the good times with full Dhansak recipe. Also known as parsi masala dal. Note: You will need a pressure cooker also known as Instant Pot. Ingredients 1 cup […]

Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream

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A Parsi Baked Dish Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream INGREDIENTS 200 grms almonds, blanch, slice and fried 200 grms raisins 750 grms onions, slice fine, fry golden brown 12 green chilies, finely chopped 225 grms double cream or malai 1 large bunch coriander leaves, cleaned and chopped 12 eggs 1 whole chicken 1 onion, […]

The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

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Recipe of Batasa Is it true that the Dotivala family invented the famous Parsi Batasa ? How and when did this come about? Yes, our forefathers were the inventors of the famous tea time biscuit popularly known as Batasa. It was in the early 1800’s when our forefather Mr. Faramji Pestonji Dotivala joined the Dutch […]

Restaurant: SodaBottleOpenerWala

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Twenty-six-year-old chef-manager Anahita Dhondy is working to popularize Parsi cuisine through a rapidly expanding chain of restaurants – SodaBottleOpenerWala. In “Soda’s ‘chilled out’ boss,” August 7 issue, she reveals that she is off in October to Gujarat to “all the small cities which are populated with Parsis to do some research, get some old recipes […]

Atlanta’s new Indian restaurant: Botiwalla

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Photo courtesy Michael Files Fathers, mothers and grandmothers still figure in the new wave of Indian restaurants showing up around metro Atlanta. But family tradition is a touchstone rather than a millstone, nowadays. And please don’t bring up those bad old memories of face-stuffing buffets set to wailing sitar soundtracks, or you just might elicit […]

Irani Café 2.0: These young chefs are here to make Parsi food cool again

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by Meenakshi Iyer, Hindustan Times, Mumbai Since its opening in Gurgaon two years ago, SodaBottleOpenerWala (SBOW) has enjoyed good reviews from patrons and critics alike. Whether it is the décor — complete with a make-believe family tree of Rustom SodaBottleOpenerWala (the Parsi mascot who appears on plates, coasters and stirrers) — or the menu, that […]

Madavsaro

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Madavsaro The Madavsaro ceremony is done four days before the wedding. The families of the bride and the groom each plant a young tree in a pot, amidst recitation of prayers by the family priest and place this at the entrance of their individual homes. This is generally a mango plant and is treated as […]

Bharuchi Akuri

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Bharuchi Akuri

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