Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day

Free Cookbook: Dhansak

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Ever wonder what Dhanshak is? (Also spelt as Dhansaak, Dhanshak, Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the lentil dal, it comes out very good. Learn step by step how to make the Parsi Dhanshak and Brown Rice. Email me for a free Cookbook Download Rita Jamshed Kapadia Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita […]

Yalda Table

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Yalda Table Related What is Yalda Rita Jamshed Kapadia Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita has published the MEGA "Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine cookbook" and several other mini cookbooks.

Popatjee – sweet donuts

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Recipe Ingredients 1/2 kg Whole wheat flour 400 ml Milk 1 cup Toddy 2 Tspns Fresh yeast, mixed with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 cup warm water 3 tblspns Sugar 1/2 Cup Warm water 5 Eggs 50 gms Almond.. blanched and chopped. 1 tblspn Caraway seeds 50 gms Ghee 2 tblspns Icing sugar 1 cup […]

Rice Flour Rotli

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Recipe tried and tested, translated from the Vividh Vani cookbook by Rita Kapadia Chokha ni Rotli * or Rice Flour Rotli * is an age old bread enjoyed in India by the parsi community. Yes, all rice (in its natural form) is gluten–free. This includes brown rice, white rice and wild rice. In this case, the “glutinous” term refers to the sticky […]

Thandai

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It is spicy, it is creamy and it is loaded with nutrients. This thandai recipe is decadence overload. It is made with the divine mixture of almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, watermelon seeds, poppy seeds, green cardamoms, cinnamon and cumin boiled in milk. The chilled beverage is an answer to all your cravings. It is also […]

Holi Special

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by Sarika Rana India is gearing up to celebrate one of the biggest festivals, that is Holi.  Holi is said to derive its name from the mythological character Holika, who was the evil sister of the demon king Hiranyakashyap. After the night of Holika Dahan on Choti Holi where a bonfire is lit, people play […]

Freny Mehta Dar ni Pori Bake Along

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Do you love dar? Do you love pori? Are you excited to learn how to put them together in the comfort of your own kitchen? If so, fill out the fields below to register for the first ever, all digital, Dar ni Pori Bake-along!

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

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This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits. To top it all there are cherries, which are so festive. I specially like the red auspicious color they add, my mother used to get these added along with green, yellow and red Tutti-Frutti! ( candied fruits ) Question: Did you know why the […]

Parsi Pulao Biryani style

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Step 1. Cut potatoes in very small pieces and fry in hot oil. Step 2. Cook chicken in yogurt and spices. Step 3. Make orange saffron rice like zarda. Step 4. Make white basmati rice. Step 5. Fry onions till golden brown. Step 6. Assemble all of above in layers. Seal in an airtight container, […]

Parsi Sev

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How to make authentic fluffy and delicious Parsi Sev for Birthdays, New Year, Weddings, and any Auspicious Occasion in your home. Time tested recipe by Rita. Parsi Sev is also known as Sweet Vermicelli and found in Indian Grocery Stores in the USA, UK and other countries outside India. Here is the recipe. Serves 10 […]

Celebrating Navroze

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Book explains Zoroastrian Ceremonies of Parsi Weddings, Navjotes, Agarni, Pug Ladoo Ceremony, Death and Birth Ceremonies
These ceremonies of joy and sad days are celebrated with Indian Parsi Foods.
Inspired by old traditional parsi cookbooks like the “Vividh Vani”, Kapadia has come up with homemade recipes.

Navroze 2021

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Best wishes for a very Happy Navroze for you and your family in 2021. Here are many recipes that you can enjoy and cook with. These class recipes are free for Navroze and beyond 🙂 Please click on link to get my recipes and Navroze Mubarak! – Rita Parsi Feast for Navroze Learn how Zoroastrians […]

Kervai (Banana Pattice)

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Kervai OR Keraisia Pattice (Banana Pattice Stuffed With Dry Fruits), a very old and forgotten Parsi delicacy.

Indian Ghee or Clarified Butter. Also known as Butterschmalz – German for clarified butter which is excellent for making sugar cookies.

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How to make Indian Ghee or Clarified Butter.
Also known as Butterschmalz – German for clarified butter.

Bringing in the Butterschmalz – German for clarified butter which is excellent for making sugar cookies.