Eggs in crispy potato basket. (Topli na Eeda)

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Baked egg in crispy potato cups for an easy all-in-one breakfast! 🍳 These potato baskets (topli) are made from grated potato at home (chemical free). Bake and cool and then fill with any filling of your choice. I chose eggs here since I like the protein they provide. If you are a vegetarian you can […]

Mawa Kulfi / Ice Cream

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Mawa Kulfi / Ice Cream 2 litres full fat milk1 tin condensed milk1 cup sugar (as required- Sweetness)1/2 kg Mawa (khoya)1 cup finely chopped pistachio1/2 cup finely chopped almondsKesarElichi powderJaifal powder Method Boil the milk and add in sugar , kesar and nuts then reduce a little on slow flame and stirring it in short […]

Scrambled Eggs with wild garlic

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Wild Garlic is a favorite of mine. In India it is actually cultivated for consumption. It has the same health benefits that garlic has. Called as Garlic Chives (Garlic Organic) “Leelu Lasan” in India. Field Garlic Crow Garlic, or Onion Grass. Allium Vineale Popular nurseries sell these The flat, tender leaves have a flavor midway […]

WARLI STYLE MUTTON CURRY

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INGREDIENTS 1 kg mutton 6 green chillies 3 – 4 pods of garlic 1 – 2 inch ginger 3 – 4 onions (medium size) 4 – 5 teja mirch 5 – 6 tbsps of refined oil 3 tbsps of turmeric powder 1 tbsp of red chilli powder 3 – 4 cardamoms 1 tbsp of cumin […]

Chef Jehangir Mehta at Stony Brook University

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Chef Jehangir Mehta came to Stony Brook University to teach students and faculty alike on the topic of food waste and sustainability. Several lucky students got the chance to learn from Chef Mehta one on one in a special sustainability Teaching Kitchen and many more were able to enjoy his cuisine at our first ever […]

Celebrated Parsi chef Anahita N Dhondy is today the toast of Asia

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Chef Anahita N Dhondy was selected in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019’ list for her contribution towards food sustainability and for popularising the Parsi cuisine. Chef Anahita N Dhondy was at a vegetable market in Hyderabad picking up fresh veggies for her restaurant when the news reached her. She was selected in the […]

Here comes the gourmet granny

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‘Granny Sathe Jamwanu’ is a Parsi feast not to be missed. Recipes are linked complements of this ParsiCuisine.com site. Of the five ladies, 93-year-old Perin B Dittia is the eldest. She is dressed in a blue sari, her pearl necklace has blue stones to match her sari and a white-dotted blue hair-band keeps her silky […]

Polson Butter

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All those Biharis in a position to remember the smells and flavours of their breakfasts from the 1950s-60s, may jump at the mention of Polson butter. It may please them to know of a very intimate connection between Pestonji Edulji Dalal, the founder of Polson butter and Patna. The library at the National Dairy Development […]

Fried Puri, Roti, Rotli

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Puri is an indian fried flour bread. Eaten by itself it is delicious and satisfying. Any vegetable or meat dish goes well with these puris. If you do NOT fry the puri and just roast it on a non-stick pan or the Indian tava (Non-Stick Chapati Tawa/Roti Tawa/Paratha Tawa, Aluminium 2.6 MM with Free Wooden […]

The Parsi Trail: Top 7 Parsi Restaurants In Mumbai

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Article credit: Meher Mirza of NDTV   The Parsis take their food very seriously. No wonder, since Parsi cuisine perfectly braids together Iranian, Gujarati, British, even Portuguese and Goan influences. Think dhansak with its roots in the gently-spiced meat and rice dishes of Iran, layered with Gujarati spices and dal. Or imagine saas ni macchi, transforming an insipid béchamel […]

Ginger Tea

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Ginger raises new hope in fight against ovarian cancer Polly CurtisThe Guardian, Tuesday 18 April 2006 Common ginger may be the next weapon in the battle against ovarian cancer, scientists have suggested. Laboratory studies have shown that powdered root ginger could be as effective as chemotherapy for treating ovarian cancer. When research-grade ginger – which […]

Salli Boti

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Sali Boti.  Yet another traditional Parsi Dish. Slow cooked mutton in gravy topped with crispy potato straws (sali). Best enjoyed with fresh homemade chappatis !! Congratulations to our member Shikha Sepai FOR MARINATION1 kg mutton 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste1 tablespoon green chilli, garlic and jeera paste1/2 cup yogurt   FOR COOKING4 tablespoons oil3 large onions chopped […]

Mumbai-based chef Mahrukh Mogrelia shares the recipe for Patrani Machhi

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That Parsi food is all about sweet and sour flavours is a completely wrong notion, says fifth generation Parsi chef Mahrukh Mogrelia. “Not all our food is sweet and sour. There are a lot of fresh herbs and homemade spices that go into Parsi cooking,” shares Mahrukh, a resident of Nana Chowk in South Mumbai, […]

Easy Suterfeni

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3 cups Kataifi * 2 tbsp Ghee/ clarified butter 1/2 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Water 1 tsp Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp Saffron Garnish of Almonds, Pistachios, Cashewnut Method Defrost the kataifi according to package instructions. I used Apollo brand and mine came with the instruction to keep it outside for a few hours. Once it […]

Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

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Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar