August 28, 2018

Cookbooks

Since 1999, it has been my hobby to give out free recipes, foodie news, health tips and articles on my blog at ParsiCuisine.com. It has been a labor of love. Using this as a base and web-technology software skills, I have published several Parsi Cuisine cookbooks.

1. My cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” provides classical and regional Parsi recipes as well as an introduction to Parsi heritage, history, and culture. The book’s full color photographs and recipes are intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern Parsi ceremonies, folktales, travel excerpts and anecdotes.

2. The “Parsi Cuisine Cookbook Series” are individually written with recipes for Desserts, Pickles & Preserves, Meats, Eggs and so on. These cookbooks began in an effort to maintain and preserve our recipes and traditions for the next generation, many of whom have been raised in parsi/parsee homes in US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and abroad far from the umbrella culture of India.

3. Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia (original in gujarati) has been re-printed and available for order. Click HERE for details.

We grew up and learnt parsi culture and religion by osmosis, the next generation did not have that and these cookbooks aim to provide some background.

Please help me to promote these cookbooks by letting friends and family know. Besides being a reliable reference, it also makes an ideal gift for your children and friends during holidays.

1. Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century

by Mrs Rita Jamshed Kapadia (Author)

Cookbook provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine of India. 

With classical and regional India’s Parsi / Parsee recipes as well as an introduction to Parsi heritage, history, and culture. The book’s full color photographs, Recipes are intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern Indian Parsi ceremonies.

List price: $29.99

 

Product details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1986907511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1986907514
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 poundTreasured Grandmother’s Recipes: Zoroastrian Parsi Celebrations and Ceremonies (Parsi Cuisine) 1st Edition
    by Mrs. Rita Jamshed Kapadia (Author, Illustrator)

$24.99


2. “Parsi Cuisine Cookbook Series”

Indian Parsi Kitchen

 

Product details

  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1535410132
  • ISBN-13: 978-1535410137
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • $9.99

This cookbook has the basics! You can use it to start a business in Catering. I have included easy-to-make Popular and Favorite Indian Parsi Recipes which are in demand for take-home meals or catering for large parties and events. Food dishes of Cutlets, Dhansak, Sali Boti, Dhan Dal, Pulao Dal, Fish Patio, Custard, Sev, Ravo, Chutney Sandwiches and my famous Mitthu Dahi (homemade sweet yogurt). Bhakhras, Batasas and other items like Dar ni Pori (Pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits) are in demand and will sell well if priced right. If you are adventurous and want to make your own pickles, chutneys and other esoteric dishes like vasanu from old antique cookbooks and heirloom recipes passed down from family. I hope this book inspires you to cook healthy wholesome food for your family and friends. It can be daunting while reading and seeing so many Ingredients in one dish, if you do not have one or two, don’t worry go ahead and cook! How these parsi-indian flavors explode or soothe your mouth, mind and spirit is explained so you can prepare and serve the food successfully.

Distributed in the FEZANA Subscription drive, the list price is $9.99

$9.99


Pickles, Chutney, Masala and Preserves: Parsi Cuisine

Authored by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Inspired by old traditional parsi cookbooks like the “Vividh Vani”, Rita has come up with homemade recipes. Recipes of unique Parsi Pickles, Jams and Murabba are for you to try and make successfully. Rita learnt from her Mother Parin and Mother-in-Law Jaloo favorites and staples of a parsi home. Dhansak, Dhan Dar, Patio, Sali Gosht, Cutlets, Kebabs, Custard, Falooda, Ras Chawal are taught in these cookbooks. Pickles are the poor men’s vegetable. Did you know in India, many folks eat pickles for lunch with bread? This is actually very healthy and avoids all the cholesterol issues. Pickles have turmeric, fenugreek and other healthy ingredients. Spices and herbs like mint, garlic, ginger and turmeric promote good health.

Product details

  • Series: Parsi Cuisine
  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149612412X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496124128
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • $15

 


 

 

 

Parsi Vegetarian Delights.

A Vegetarian Diet is defined as a diet with no eggs, no meat, no fish. In this Vegetarian volume, you will find traditional parsi recipes made with no eggs, no meat, no fish. Hard to beleive but Yes some parsis are “Pareji” and vegetarian!

Spicy, Sweet and Savory Recipes of Vegetarian Pilau, Curry, Dhansak, Khicri, Famous Parsi Lagan(wedding) Stew. Pickles of parsi made Bafenu, Lagan Achar and Parsi Chundo. Vasanu a aryuvedic health parsi food is included.

How to make Parsi Dhansak Masala at home. Curry powder, Garam masala, authentic and famous parsi tomato chutney, patra ni chutney. Cooking with a parsi lady from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  • Product details

    • Series: Parsi Cuisine (Book 1)
    • Paperback: 28 pages
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1505500729
    • ISBN-13: 978-1505500721
    • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

Desserts: Sweet and Savory Desserts, Breakfast and Snack recipes are featured in this volume.


MEATS

Product details

  • Series: Parsi Cuisine
  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496124782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496124784
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

 

 


Parsi Custards and Egg Dishes

Cookbook: Parsi Custards and Unique Egg Dishes
Cookbook: Parsi Custards and Unique Egg Dishes

Product details

  • Series: Parsi Cuisine
  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496124952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496124951
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches


Seafoods

Product details

  • Series: Parsi Cuisine (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496075293
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496075291
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

$24.99


Tea of India

A cup of tea shared with another person is known to create a new karma each time. So next time you have a cup of tea with someone, have good thoughts, and share good words.

Product details

  • Series: Parsi Cuisine (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1519331185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1519331182
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

$24.99

Dhansak

Enjoy learning how to make a very mouth-watering, satisfying and healthy Parsi Dhansak Meal – with or without Meat. Vegetarian or Non-Veg.

 

Product details

  • Series: Parsi Cuisine (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496124529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496124524
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

$24.99


Treasured Grandmother’s Recipes: Zoroastrian Parsi Celebrations and Ceremonies

 

Product details

  • Series: Parsi Cuisine (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 47 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1546904557
  • ISBN-13: 978-1546904557
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

$24.99

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