Parsi Cuisine
Katy Dalal Cookbooks: “Jamva Chaloji”,”Seafood Fiesta” and “Vitality” (a book on vegetables and their nutritive content and benefits).

Katy Dalal Cookbooks: “Jamva Chaloji”,”Seafood Fiesta” and “Vitality” (a book on vegetables and their nutritive content and benefits).

Archaeology and Catering:The Dalal Family Came to know a lovely couple,the Dalals through friends.Kurush Dalal is an archaeologist and a caterer(and a humorous and jolly guy,quite evident from the photo taken by Kalyan Karmakar, above) while his wife Rhea Mitra-Dalal is a freelance content writer and also writes a food blog. Kurush is the son […]

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Bhicoo Manekshaw Cookbooks and a tribute to her passing away

Bhicoo Manekshaw Cookbooks and a tribute to her passing away

by Vikram Doctor   April 17, 2013 Bhicoo Manekshaw, the food writer has passed away. She wrote really excellent, professionally done and well researched cookbooks, like her book on the food of her Parsi community. She also promoted good food in more tangible ways, through Basil Thyme, the Delhi cafe that she created as a place […]

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The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

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 […]

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Restaurant:  SodaBottleOpenerWala

Restaurant: SodaBottleOpenerWala

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 […]

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