Health Benefits of Tukmaria Seeds

Health Benefits of Tukmaria Seeds

Tukmaria Seeds (ocimum basilicum) are also known as tukham malanga. They are holy seeds in many Asian countries, due to their exceptional qualities. Although tukmaria has been part of a balanced diet in many countries for ages, it is almost unknown in many western countries. In part due to the success of their “cousin” chia […]

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Drunken Parsi Pickled Prawns.

Drunken Parsi Pickled Prawns.

by Rusi Sorabji INGREDIENTS. Pre-cooked but frozen and cleaned large prawns as available in  the super markets. Kholahji nu Gor Kerri nay fruit nu achar. Or DEEP nu Gor Keri no chundo           (available in the Indian store) METHOD Thaw the  frozen prawns, marinate with achar for an hour or more before serving with tooth-picks. Once […]

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 4 hard-boiled eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp mustard salt black pepper red paprika Method Peel the hard-boiled eggs and cut them lengthwise in half. In a small bowl, separate the cooked yolk and add all the ingredients, mash well to make a paste. Fill each half with the paste and sprinkle red paprika […]

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Dotivala Bakery completes 158 years – one of the longest surviving businesses in India.

Dotivala Bakery completes 158 years – one of the longest surviving businesses in India.

Considering India just celebrated its independence of 70 years from the British Raj, this makes the bakery one of the longest surviving and thriving business in modern day India. During their reign in India, the Dutch established in Surat a warehouse on Dutch Road, in which five Parsi gentlemen were employed as bakers. When the […]

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Very interesting cooking utensils, pressure cooker and pickle jars.

Houston Atash Kadeh

Photo: Ancient Parsi Food cooking utensils, pressure cooker and pickle jars. FIRE feeds the body and soul. The flames of the ancient FIRE were alive at the Houston Atash Kadeh on Avan Mahino and Adar Roj. May the Zoroastrian community find new roots and life in Texas, USA. Photo credit https://www.facebook.com/Parsiana The opening of of […]

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Sticky Semolina Cake

Sticky Semolina Cake

  Feast: Food That Celebrates Life Recently I have joined a Cookbook Club. The idea is to cook a recipe from chosen cookbooks by the librarian. We then shared our dishes and discussed / reviewed the cookbook. I chose this cake since it was well written by the author and easy to make.  This Middle-Eastern inspired […]

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