Indias Parsi Cooking Vessels

Indias Parsi Cooking Vessels

Popatjee Recipe Reviving the Art of Kalai from Lucknow, a tinning process of utensils. Earlier the metal of copper and brass were used in the Indian kitchen but with the rapid intrusion of stainless steel and aluminium vessels, these vessels have become extinct from the modern day kitchen. These artisans perform kalai work on copper […]

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A Tribute to the Feriyas

A Tribute to the Feriyas

Feriyas is a colloquialism from Feriwalla, Gujarati for someone who takes a ‘Fero’, a round of some place. During the struggle for Indian Independence, people used to have Prabhat Feri, a small early morning procession that went around singing patriotic songs, raising the Indian flag and reminding people about Independence struggle. Fist published on Parsi […]

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Almond Macroons

Almond Macroons

Ingredients 1 cup fine powdered sugar2 cups roasted and ground Almonds or Hazelnuts3 eggs white1 tsp. vanilla essence1 ½ cup very lightly roasted slivered/flaked almonds1 tsp. Butter for greasing fingers2 tbsp. powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional) Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment or butter paper. In a glass […]

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Cillie’s – A sweet token from the Parsis of Karachi

Cillie’s – A sweet token from the Parsis of Karachi

The Parsi community in Karachi has always been a minority, but one that has left an inimitable legacy. Late Jehangir Framroze Punthakey, in his book, The Karachi Zoroastrian Calendar, called the Parsis, “the makers of the Karachi of today.” They belonged to the elite in Karachi, with the city’s first mayor, Jamshed Nusserwanji, also belonging to a Parsi […]

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