May the angels of destiny visit and bless baby.

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In parsis a ancient “Chhathi na lekh” ritual is performed on the sixth day after a baby’s birth.

Guide to OLD Measures for cooking with Vividh Vani Cookbook

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Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia (as is from original volumes in Gujarati) First published at the turn of the 20th century, this mammoth book of two parts totaling 1500 pages carries over 2000 recipes, ranging from traditional Parsi to continental and Indian cuisines. Written in an era where all cooking was […]

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream

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Hot Summer Days call for Cold Falooda!

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

Celebration for the centenarian

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Keki Pirojshah Illava of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada who is celebrating his 100th birthday on June 7 epitomizes the Parsi approach of “khaaavo, piyo ne majah karo (eat, drink and be merry),” notes a brief write-up by Meher Panthaky, erstwhile director of the Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation. He eats his favorite British breakfast of eggs and […]

Recipe Contest Winner: Baked Cauliflower

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Congratulations to our member Navaaz Mehta. I personally had the pleasure to sample this baked cauliflower in NY. Navaaz worked hard to get the ingredients for these 2 large trays of cauliflower trays in cold and rainy winter days! Fresh heads of Cauliflower are scarce in NY markets at this time of the year (Christmas […]

Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

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Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi