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“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.  

All cookbooks are  available as either a ECookbook  or Paperback. 

To Purchase Paperback (click here). 

To Purchase ECookbook (click here).

We have 11 Cookbooks published.  Feel good knowing that part of every cookbook you purchase will be helping to raise funds for improving the quality of life of those in need.

What is included in the cookbook? Many Recipes from our Cookbooks  are available here for you to try at home. 

  • 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! 



11 thoughts on : Welcome

  • January 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks Amy. Glad you like the video. You can use fermented coconut water instead of tari. I just made bhakras using it.

    Yes, i have similar memories of my mother in law Jaloo mai using coals, no electric mixer and making great tarapori patio.

  • January 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I watched your Kumas making video with interest. This brought back child hood memories from 50+ years ago. My Dad’s Masiji Najamai Taraporewalla who lived in Tarapore used to make Kumas, Bhakra and Tara pori Patio and sell to Parsis all over the world. I remember her Kumas was made with Tari (fermented Sap from Palm trees). I still remember the taste, it was awesome. I know in those days Naja masi had no electric mixer nor modern day oven. She I remember baked on wood stove and put hot coals on top..It was wonderful. Thank you for bringing the old food to the modern era. I enjoy your posts.

  • August 28, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    The website has been re-designed. Please try our new search in the category of “Chicken”

  • Arvind Korde
    July 19, 2016 at 12:44 am

    How do I custom search for recipes. Does not seem to work. I ve used a chicken biryani recipe from tthe site. Terrific! Cannot find it anymore. Help!

  • July 22, 2015 at 10:42 am

    We share your excitement, this site is popular and so many contributions pour in each day ! All we can say is ‘keep coming’

    So glad it is your favorite site!

  • Rukshy Batliwalla
    July 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

    All i can say is ‘keep em coming’. This is my favorite site as I’m a huge foodie.

  • June 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    This recipe is available exclusively in our cookbooks.

  • June 12, 2015 at 2:10 am

    I want recipe for Parsi Lagan stew.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I am so glad you used the recipe and enjoyed your own cooked food. This is the driving force behind this site and my passion for people eating good parsi cuisine. Thank you for the blessings Yasmin.

  • February 14, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I made vagareli khichri after reading on yr site & I must say its super—earlier I used to make plai with toovar dal & eat it with raita but this khichri doesn’t need any thing else if eaten off the stove–thx
    Same way I made malido also & I really bless you for the recipe


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