February 17, 2017

Celebrating Navroze – 2017 Shahenshahi New Year

“Nav” (meaning new) + “roze”(meaning day)  = “New Day” The Zoroastrian Jamshedi Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz is on March 21, 2017. Nowruz  Celebrations All the Zoroastrians observe this festival by performing all the rituals and rites with full devotion and duty. A particular sect of Zarathuhtis  – “Parsi ” resides in the western part […]

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February 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is February 14, 2017 on the corner. Chocolate Strawberry Fig Almond Cake Rum Cake  

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February 1, 2017 Cookbook Series: Dhansak

Enjoy learning how to make a very mouth-watering, satisfying and healthy Parsi Dhansak Meal for the Super Bowl

Recipe (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Parsi Dhansak Recipe: Parsi Dhansak for the good times by Rita Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out […]

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January 24, 2017

Mava ni Boi – the easy way

Mava ni boi, I made for a library presentation of my cookbook. Mava ni boi is a fish-shaped dessert made from ricotta cheese, sugar, cardamom and vanilla. Fish is a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility. Ingredients 500 gms – soft fresh white Mava or Ricotta Cheese 300 gms – powdered sugar (or to […]

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January 13, 2017

FEZANA 30th Anniversary

As FEZANA enters its 30th anniversary, and migrants grow roots in the North American continent and establish a unique new identity for themselves in our new western Zarathushti diaspora, traditions are forming. Harkening back to our countries of origin, to celebrate the New Year and the coming of Spring on March 21st (Jamshedi Navroz) we […]

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January 3, 2017

How to make Kumas

We made a video to kick off  our “Parsi Cuisine Heritage Video Presentations”. This video is of making the Parsi Kumas Cake, which is very forgotten but tasty parsi cake. Our YouTube Channel is http://www.YouTube.com/TheParsiCuisine  Kumas Recipe  Kumas is an ancient cake from 18th century and beyond!

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December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, Jamjoji and Jamarjoji !

Our 2017 Calendar is attached here in the post. Enjoy the calendar, share, and hope you use it in the coming new year. Visit http://www.ParsiCuisine.com for Traditional and Authentic Indian Parsi Recipes, Videos, Cookbooks, ECookbooks free and not-free ones. 🙂 Keep cooking, sharing food with friends and family, and wishing you all good health in […]

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December 19, 2016

 Zoroastrian link to the Biblical Magi Kings

 Three Kings”, or “Three Wise Men” or the “Magi” In Christian tradition, the Magi (pronounced Greek: μάγοι, magoi), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three)Kings, or Kings from the East, are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity and […]

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December 17, 2016

Winter Vasanu by Diana Buhariwalla

Grandmother’s recipe from Wadia Baug. It is to be made exactly as follows: 1 1/2kg ghee 1/2kg char jaatna magaz 50g baval nu goonder (resin of the baval tree) 2 1/4kg sugar 500g ghau nu doodh 500g cummar kakri 400g dates 100g akhrot (walnut) soak overnight in hot water, peel and chop and fry : 1/2 […]

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December 3, 2016

Foodie Alert: Parsi Manor Food Festival

Khavanu, Pivanu is Majja ni Life! To celebrate this spirit, we bring to you the Parsi Manor Food Festival. Scrumptious Parsi dishes + Weekend stay at a Parsi heritage villa = An experience you don’t want to miss! Highlights: > Feast on a Special Menu curated by Parsi HomeChef & published author Ms. Gulrukh Irani […]

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November 13, 2016

Videos and Photos from the amazing ZAGNY Fundraiser – Jamva Chaloji 2016

ZAGNY just had it’s famous “Jamva Chaloji” Event. We were not able to make it from Boston, but I feel it deserves to be shared on this blog. Jamva Chaloji literally means “Come Eat Please” – what a generous and warm welcoming set of words to say and hear anytime. Of couse at $100 a […]

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November 3, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Famous Cranberry Apple Sauce from our cookbook and featured in FEZANA Journal 2016.

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October 28, 2016

Happy Diwali and a very healthy and prosperous New Year !

  Cook up some delicious Diwali Delights! Orange Kheer What is Diwali ? The word “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, originating from the Sanskrit word Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) which can be translated to “Row of Lights”. Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the “Festival of Lights“. Diwali is the name for the festival in North-India. In […]

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October 19, 2016

Indulge in rich, authentic Parsi cuisine at Parsi Food Festival in Noida

New Delhi: Celebrating the tradition of love for rich and authentic cuisines, the iconic hospitality destination of Delhi-NCR, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida is hosting the much-awaited Parsi Food Festival at their fine dining Indian specialty restaurant, Made In India from the 14th October till 23rd October. Introducing the Parsi cuisine to food enthusiasts, an […]

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October 5, 2016

Travel: Places for Indian Parsi Fare

Have a safe and happy journey! We welcome pictures if you visit any of these places!

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October 2, 2016

DIWALI ARRIVES EARLY IN USA WITH A STAMP Get Parsi Sweet recipes and supplier

Some Diwali Sweets Suppliers and Recipes: Where to buy unsalted butter in Mumbai ?  – Parsi Dairy Farm White Butter for Mithai, Cakes and Sweets Mithai Kulfi (recipe) Halwa (recipe) DIWALI ARRIVES EARLY IN USA WITH A STAMP FOREVER By Bidisha Roy USPS organized a special function to unveil the Diwali Stamp at the Consulate General of […]

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August 18, 2016 Best wishes for a very Happy Navroze for you and your family,

B-Town celebs wish Navroz Mubarak to Parsis, plus media coverage of Navroze

On the occasion of the Parsi New Year (Navroz), Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Boman Irani took to social media on Wednesday to wish the Parsi community a year full of love and happiness. Here is what the celebrities had to say: Amitabh Bachchan: Happy Parsi New year. August 17. Love, happiness […]

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August 12, 2016

Madavsaro

Madavsaro The Madavsaro ceremony is done four days before the wedding. The families of the bride and the groom each plant a young tree in a pot, amidst recitation of prayers by the family priest and place this at the entrance of their individual homes. This is generally a mango plant and is treated as […]

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August 12, 2016

Sofitel Hotel for a New Year treat

What is an Irani cafe set-up doing in the middle of Mumbai’s swankiest five star hotel, I wonder. I ought to be glimpsing Salade Nicoise and asparagus quiche; not brun maska andpaneer akuri in a place like Pondichery Cafe, Sofitel Mumbai BKC! And then it dawns upon me. The Parsi New Year is almost upon […]

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August 10, 2016

What’s brewing at the Sanatorium at Sanjan

Indeed this Sanatorium is a jewel. What a nice place to chill out and relax. Our fore-fathers were wise to acquire such a beautiful property and so generous to bequeath it to our community. All for Rs 540 / day  (about $8) – fresh air, ocean, clean beaches, lush gardens, sali-boti, margi-na-farcha, dhaan-shaak… a peg […]

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