Cookbooks

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Cookbook Price reduced for the Holidays till Dec 31, 2020.

Title: Manna of the 21st Century: Parsi Cuisine Paperback

Gift it to someone who has a passion for cooking and wants to learn India’s Parsi Cuisine. $29.99 (was$39.99)

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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.

Earth Day Cookies

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Happy Earth Day

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbreads Ingredients 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest 2 cups / 4 sticks very soft butter (leave outside overnight) 4 cups self-rising flour 1 cup Sugar Cookie Cutters Method Whip Lemon juice, zest, sugar and butter till creamy Add flour and make dough. Wrap dough in 2 cylindrical […]

Epiphany Day – January 6

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Question: When should you take down Christmas tree? The Traditional Answer: Traditionally, Catholics do not take down their Christmas trees and holiday decorations until January 7, the day after Epiphany. Time to put away the Christmas tree till next year. Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January (or January 19th for some Orthodox Church who have […]

Rita’s Christmas Fruit Cake

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Rita’s Fruitcake

The lip-smacking story of the cake revolution in India

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By Vikram Doctor One of the most startling things of this festive season: the desi bride and groom are actually made of cake. Flury’s became known both for the cakes it provided in its café and the elaborate concoctions it made on demand. Bachi Karkaria, in her book, Flury’s of Calcutta: The Cake That Walked, recorded […]

The Forgotten Christmas Pudding

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Nothing makes a better end to a Christmas dinner than a rich, dense Christmas pudding. Home chef Rhea Mitra Dalal is keeping the steam and spirit alive. The days are getting cooler and it will be winter soon. We found a nice article on the forgotten Christmas pudding. On Belvedere Road in Mazagaon, we look […]

The 3 Kings and Magi and the Zoroastrian Link

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The Magi are popularly referred to as wise men and kings. The word magi is the plural of Latin magus, borrowed from Greek μάγος magos,[10] as used in the original Greek text of the Gospel of Matthew (“μάγοι”). Greek magos itself is derived from Old Persian maguŝ from the Avestan magâunô, i.e., the religious caste […]

Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe

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This pickled cranberry sauce goes with Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey. If you do not have the time (one week) to pickle the cranberries, you can make it with fresh cranberries. Recipe for pickled cranberries. (These cranberries are almost like the Indian Bor we used to get in India) 1 cup fresh cranberries, not dried. 1 cup […]

 Three Kings Cake

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Traditionally made on Epiphany Day – January 6.  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 […]