Saas

Saas

Recipe Ingredients 2 lbs Cod or Prawns or Pomfret or Surmai slices5 Cloves of Garlic 1/2 tsp Jeeru 1/2 Onion 1 Ladle Oil Note: for a brown saas – I use Gram / Besan flour. See photo below. 5 tbsp Rice Flour (or white flour) 2 Glasses of Water 3 tsp sugar 2 tsp salt […]

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Sev

Seven Ways to Celebrate

  2019 Shahenshahi New Year Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz is on August 17, 2019. Commemorated in a grand and elaborate fashion, preparations for  Navroze begin well in advance. Houses are cleaned to remove all the cobwebs and painted new. They are then adorned with different auspicious symbols, namely, stars, butterflies, birds and fish. New […]

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Famous Mawa Cakes

The humble ‘mawa’ cake story

The year 1981 saw the release of Manmohan Desai’s blockbuster Naseeb. While it is Amitabh Bachchan’s famous image of cage-fighting, Kim’s lip-reading talent and Hema Malini’s pink boa that make the film unforgettable for most, I will always associate the film with the beginning of a love affair with the mawa cake (click here for […]

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Pickled Mango Bafenu

Pickled Mango Bafenu

Recipe #1 Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes whole ½ vinegar ½ cup jaggery, grated 1 tbsp garlic paste ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1-1/2 tsps mustard powder 1 tsp salt 2 tbsps. Oil Method Take 3 ripe mangoes, wash and put into pressure cooker with a little water.  When […]

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Summer Frikadeller Meatballs

Summer Frikadeller Meatballs

Scandinavian Meatballs Welcome to long summer days, sharing food with friends and making the most of the season. This month we are visiting Scandinavia in our Local Town Cookbook Club. The Scandinavians excel at comfort family, friends, a good atmosphere, long meals, relaxation, and an emphasis on the simple pleasures. They even have a word […]

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Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

You may have heard of the American Red Indian Dance for Rains, but have you heard of the Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri? In Navsari (a small town in the Gujarat State of India) often referred to as the “Dharam Ni […]

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Podcast by Perzen Patel

Podcast by Perzen Patel

On this new episode Ep. 07: The Funny Parsis, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel talks to two famous television personalities, Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijaykar about their childhood memories around Parsi food. Together, they recall the Parsi food from popular food joints and neighbourhood gullies they grew up in. Cyrus, Kunal and Perzen also talk about […]

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Popatjee

Popatjee – sweet donuts

Popatji Otherwise known as poffertjes, in Holland these baby pancake puffs are traditionally served with melted butter and sieved powdered sugar. Perfect for Sunday brunch, a lazy lunch or dessert. Recipe #1 INGREDIENTS 1 level tsp. instant yeast 1 tbsp. milk 1 cup buckwheat flour (100 g) 1 cup flour (100 g) 2 eggs 1 […]

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