July 2, 2018 Gor Papri

Gor Papri

by Farida J. Major

My darling Parsis,

This is my adored mother’s gor papri recipe.  After ages and ages I decided to make it again.  If you are retired and have an abundance of patience, go ahead and make it cos delicious as it is, it took a cool three hours to make.

What’s more I forgot to add a key ingredient – elaichi (cardamom).  My darling friend Nancy Daruwala had put this recipe in the ZAF parsi recipe book.

The ingredients run around $20 for one medium sized tray.  And although the picture shows one ball of gor, I used one large and one small.  A fanatic for ginger, I used 7 (yes, seven heaped tbsps of ginger).  This recipe is especially for my mother’s grand vohus my Andrea Major and my Nina Dubash.

Some pointers ( which kind of make this dish a pain in the ass to make) would be the constant stirring.  And equally painful, the pouring of the mixture on to the tray.

Ladies please, if there’s a child in the home, MAKE SURE he/she is not anywhere near when you pour the steaming hot mixture on to the tray.  Enjoy.

This brought back fond memories of my childhood and my ever beloved mother.

Also it is one of the most supreme of digestive treats ever.

God bless.

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3 thoughts on “Gor Papri

  1. Hi Ketty,
    For the Kumas, Yes I do use Almonds for the kumas cake mix and garnish. They should be grated and blanched.
    Use approx 1/4 cup for sprinkling the almonds on top and another 1/4 cup for the kumas flour mix.
    I have updated the recipe – thanks. http://www.parsicuisine.com/kumas-cake/
    Best wishes for a Happy Navroz for Aug 17th 2018.
    Rita

  2. Hi Ketty,
    For the Kumas, Yes I do use Almonds for the kumas cake mix and garnish. They should be grated and blanched.
    Use approx 1/4 cup for sprinkling the almonds on top and another 1/4 cup for the kumas flour mix.
    I have updated the recipe – thanks. http://www.parsicuisine.com/kumas-cake/
    Best wishes for a Happy Navroz for Aug 17th 2018.
    Rita

  3. Rita in your Kumas recipe in the ingredients you have forgotton to mention the almonds completely. But in your demo you mention to add the grated almonds. What is the amount of almonds used? Please update in your recipe ingredients.
    Wishing you a Happy Navroz for Aug 17th 2018

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