Back to school

Back to school

It’s that time of year again! Wishing a safe and wonderful school year to students of all ages! Welcome to Parsi Cuisine. It’s always a great idea to involve kids in the kitchen. As a mom and an avid cook for my family, I initiated my daughter and son into baking cookies, cakes, making scrambled […]

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The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders

The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders

by Niloufer Mavalvala (Author), Zara Contractor (Creator), William Reavell, Niloufer Mavalvala (Photographer) This cookbook is a must for anyone who loves the planet and likes nutritious foods. With 51 recipes and a full page coloured picture for each one its a great find A quick glance through the new cookbook thanks to Tanya Hoshi. It is indeed a beautiful cookbook. I got […]

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Khordad Sal Mubarak

Khordad Saal Mubarak

Khordad Sal The birthday of Zoroaster Khordad Sal is celebrated as the birthday of Zoroaster. This is known as the ‘Greater Noruz’ and happens six days after Navroze. The chosen date is symbolic since the actual date of the Prophet’s birth cannot be identified accurately. This festival is considered one of the most important in the Zoroastrian […]

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Kedgeree

Kedgeree

I just made this awesome dish for my cookbook club and it was a hit! Learnt the indian plain khichri is a european fav! Kedgeree (or occasionally kitcherie, kitchari, kidgeree, kedgaree, kitchiri, or khichuri) is a dish consisting of cooked, flaked fish (traditionally smoked haddock), boiled rice, parsley, hard-boiled eggs, curry powder, butter or cream, and occasionally sultanas. According to “Larousse Gastronomique”, what we call kedgeree originated from a concoction of spiced lentils, rice, fried onions and ginger […]

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Shrewsbury Biscuits

Traditional Shrewsbury Cookies This recipe is over a hundred years old! I followed the recipe as closely as I could, except for reducing the sugar content just a little. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 rounded tsp cinnamon powder /(or 1 heaping […]

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Sheermal or Shirmal

Sheermal or Shirmal

Sheermal or Shirmal (Persian-Urdu: شیرمال, Hindi: शीरमल), is a saffron-flavored traditional flatbread from Greater Iran. The word sheermal is derived from the Persian words شیر (translit. sheer) meaning milk, and مالیدن (translit. malidan) meaning to rub. In a literal translation, sheermal means milk rubbed. After being introduced to North India by the Persianate Mughal emperors. It became a delicacy of Lucknow and Hyderabad. It is also part of the Awadhi cuisine and is enjoyed in Old […]

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Millenials in Franchising: The Burger Boss

Millenials in Franchising: The Burger Boss

FRANCHISING PROVIDES AN ALTERNATIVE PATH FOR ARMAAN DIVECHA, FRESH BURGER’S ONLY MILLENNIAL FRANCHISEE Before becoming the youngest Fresh Burger franchisee in the company’s history, Armaan Divecha was an unmotivated student, dragging his feet to his university classes. “I took some courses and considered a few majors, but school wasn’t really motivating me,” Divecha says. “I was feeling […]

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Stum Food in the Muktads and Gatha days explained from Udvada

Stum Food in the Muktads and Gatha days explained from Udvada

By Marzban Hathiram Today’s afternoon Stum – Goan potato curry with basmati rice and kachumber – a lightly tossed onion, cucumber and carrot salad with coriander leaves; some pomegranate seeds, cow’s milk, a rose and freshly drawn well water… Bon apetit! There is deep spiritual significance behind each of these offerings as they represent the […]

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Dar ni Pori Bake a Thon

Dar ni Pori Bake a Thon

Extracted from the FEZANA Journal –Fall 2013 by Aban Daboo On March 30th the Arbab Rustam Guiv Darbe Mehr head start, Nergish and ZAC President, Dinaz Weber start.(home of the awesome Zoroastrian Association of Chicago preparing the pastry the day before the Bake-a-thon. ZAC) was buzzing from morning till night with the community. By 10 […]

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FEZANA JOURNAL offers 3 items

FEZANA JOURNAL offers 3 items

Subscribe To The FEZANA Journal The FEZANA Journal is published four times a year in Spring, Summer Fall and Winter. In order to boost subscriptions we have decided to offer three items created especially for our promotion, not available anywhere else! A special issue of Rita Kapadia’s Childrens Parsi Recipe Cookbook will allow parents, grandparents, aunts […]

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