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Parsika

A few months ago, few of my friends decided to take a couple of all-time favourite Parsi recipes and let a larger audience discover them, under Parsika. Since then, they’ve added some contemporary classics to their portfolio. Some of these, are now on the menu of the city’s leading restaurants and also being retailed at […]

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Parsi Food Menu Ad Circa 1953

A 1953 ad in the Jam-e-Jamshed Gujarati newspaper lists the daily change of menu specialties at PAC Confectioners for the festive week before Spring Equinox (Jamshedi Navroze) celebrated by Zoroastrians on March 21 First up is Gowalia Tank Dairy, opened 70 years ago by Ahmad Sahid Vora. His son Ayaz says they supplied milk, dahi, […]

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Pune’s Kayani Bakery to reopen

BACK IN BUSINESS: Rustom Kayani, one of the owners of Pune’s iconic Kayani Bakery, conducts prayers before the wood-fired furnace that bakes the outlet’s famous Shrewsbury biscuits. The establishment will reopen on Saturday after being shut for 45 days following verbal orders for closure from the Pune Cantonment Board over the issue of trade licence. […]

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THE DISAPPEARING CUISINE OF AN ANCIENT RELIGION: Mumbai’s beloved Parsi restaurants are struggling to survive.

  The Britannia Parsi restaurant in Mumbai Inside Brittania & Co. DOMINIC SANSONI IT ALL BEGAN WITH A milkshake. After the Arab conquest of Persia in the mid seventh century, adherents to Zoroastrianism, which may be the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, fled their ancestral home. Piling into boats and carrying their sacred fire with them, they landed […]

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce

  Vitamin E What it’s good for: Antioxidant powers protect cell membranes, essential for red blood cells, aids cellular respiration and protects lung tissue from pollution. Where you get it: Vegetable oils, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, seafood, apples, carrots and celery. Proanthocyanidins. These are powerful antioxidants that promote urinary tract health. Where you get […]

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