Surti Papri (Hyacinth Beans)

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

Congratulations to our member Sheroo Rusi Parekh SURTI PAAPRI (Hyacinth Beans) Ingredients500 gms paapri, stringed, each broken into two pieces or kept whole, washed & soaked.2 big or 3 medium onions finely chopped.200 gms baby brinjal halved lengthwise & each piece cut slantwise into 1-1/2 inch pieces.3 or 4 or as reqd whole garlic pods washed.250 […]

Parsi Mithai Shop

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 4 comments

“Badam-ni-Boi & More” Order super-delicious Marzipan mithai for all your happy occasions — birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, navjotes, weddings,  …. Customized party favors available. Will ship to family and friends in USA and Canada. All items $7 Mini-boi party favors $1.50 each plus shipping cost. All orders are custom gift-wrapped in serving trays or in gift […]

Dhun Dar

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 12 comments

On New Year day, Birthday, Anniversary or a Festive occasion the parsi auspicious dish to make is Dhun Dar. “Dhun” a gujarati word means “wealth” and “Dar” is a translation of the indian lentil called “Dal” which come in various lentils of Toovar dal, Masoor dal, Channa dal, Urad dal and so on. The dal […]

The 3 Kings and Magi and the Zoroastrian Link

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

The Magi are popularly referred to as wise men and kings. The word magi is the plural of Latin magus, borrowed from Greek μάγος magos,[10] as used in the original Greek text of the Gospel of Matthew (“μάγοι”). Greek magos itself is derived from Old Persian maguŝ from the Avestan magâunô, i.e., the religious caste […]