“Parsi Cuisine” is the traditional food of Zoroastrian Parsis all over the globe. Since 1999, ParsiCuisine.com, has provided free recipes, food news, health tips and articles on this website.
India, USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom and Europe are some of the countries where Parsi/Parsees make their homes. According to the NY Times most individual Zoroastrians appear to be thriving. They are well-educated and well-traveled professionals, earning incomes that place them in the middle and upper classes of the countries where they or their families settled after leaving their homeland in India.
Some basic guidelines of the Parsi way of cooking:
- Vegetables, Meats, Eggs and Dairy products are the foundation of the parsi diet.
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cardamon, Rosewater, and Vanilla flavor the food and remind us of the sweetness of life.
- Curry Powder, Ginger, Garlic, add the zest to the palate.
- Good Food, Good Health, Good Life.
- It is well known that Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic, Cumin, Saffron, cinnamon have health benefits. Do not be afraid to add a pinch here and there. Happy cooking and stay healthy!
Our Parsi Cuisine cookbooks are a labor of love. The cookbooks began in an effort to maintain and preserve our recipes and traditions for the next generation, many of whom have been raised in USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada and other countries outside of India.
- Basic guidelines of the Parsi methods and techniques of cooking.
- How to make the essential ginger-garlic and spice blends and masala at home with step-by-step instructions and photos.
- Recipes with Vegetables, Meats, Eggs and Dairy products, are they are the staples of the parsi diet.
- Family favorites and cooking tips, literally learnt at my mother and mother-in-law’s side like the Prawn Curry and Rice, Comforting foods like dhansak, brown rice and kachumbar.
- Daily dinner dishes of potatoes and chicken, veggies and lamb, fish, desserts, snacks and beverages all made in USA in the parsi style.
- Authentic and original recipes of unique snacks of Dar ni pori (an indian pastry), Mawa cakes, Mava ni boi, Nankhatai, Batasas, and other delicacies. So many ask me if these are being catered in US!