Cookbook by Bhicoo J. Manekshaw

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Paperback  Kindle A treasure-house of recipes and customs that define the Parsi way of life Celebrations, rituals and food inevitably go together. And so it is with the Parsis. From Navroz, the dawn of the Parsi New Year, to Navjote, the initiation ceremony of a young child, lagan or marriage, jashans and ghambhars, there […]


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INGREDIENTS 1 lb. minced meat (Beef, Turkey, or Chicken mince) 2 medium onions minced with meat or chopped fine. 6 garlic cloves (grind with ginger root) 2 cm piece of ginger root (grind with garlic cloves) 1 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, chili powder and curry powder 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander 4 teaspoons […]

Health benefits of Cardamon

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You can use the whole pods (remove them before serving the dish) or powder the seeds. The famous Indian masala chai gets it’s flavor from green cardamom and ginger. 10 Health Benefits of Cardamom, Backed by Science Cardamom is a spice with an intense, slightly sweet flavor that some people compare to mint. It originated […]

Fish Curry

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A quick and easy fish curry. Ingredients 1 lb salmon fillets (I used salmon fillets but any fish like cod, haddock or shrimps can be used.) 3 tsp marchu lasan (Green Chillies and garlic minced together) 3 tsp Besan / Chick pea flour Dry curry spice powder: 1 tsp each of turmeric, red chilli or […]

Sona Masoori White Rice

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Recently, I went for shopping to my favorite store – Costco. I saw a 20 lb huge bag of Sona Masoori White Rice. and I have never used this, I usually use Basmati Rice which Costco sells as well. I bought it because I like experimenting! Here is the cooked rice with the inset of […]

Khorshed Masi’s  Junglee Palav / Dill (Suva Ni Bhaji) no Palav

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by Shirin Engineer Ingredients: I pound Mutton (Goat meat) (if Goat meat is not available then Lamb or Beef can be substituted) 2 potatoes (unpeeled) washed and cut into roughly 1 – 2 inch pieces. 2 cups of Basmati Rice I medium red Onion I bunch of cilantro destemmed and cleaned 1 bunch of Dill […]

Vaghareli Khichri

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It is the Ayurvedic detox food.  Khichadi, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled “kitchari” or “khichdi,” has long been used to nourish babies and the elderly, the sick and the healthy during special times of Diet Detox & Cleansing.  Vaghareli Khichri Recipe  Ingredients 1 Cup rice (barik Surti kolam, basmati) 1 Cup maag/mung OR red masoor […]

The Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun

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Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun  by Rita Jamshed Kapadia The Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular indian sweet, served at restaurants in the states.”Gulab” means “Rose” and “Jamun” means a “Drop”. Translated these are literally “Drops of Rose”. In this recipe the flavor is real kesar (saffron) *and elaichi (cardamom) * so I call these “Drops […]

Eggs on potato chips / Wafer per Eedu

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Wafer per Eedu. Eggs on potato chips. Video

Run Chicken run !

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Bahman mahino is over!
Chicken and other meat recipes are at

Are you an authentic Parsi?

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Check off the squares! Let us know your comments below. 🙂 Rita Jamshed Kapadia Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita has published the MEGA "Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine cookbook" and several other mini cookbooks.