Seven Ways to Celebrate Navroz

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Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz  Commemorated in a grand and elaborate fashion, preparations for  Navroze begin well in advance. Houses are cleaned to remove all the cobwebs and painted new. They are then adorned with different auspicious symbols, namely, stars, butterflies, birds and fish. New attires are ordered and made especially for the festival. On […]

Navroze Celebrations – a video by PARZOR

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Ravo

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Ingredients:       2 cups pasteurized cold milk.       1 cup of Ravo (fine semolina or suji)       3 tbsp Sugar (equal quantity ratio to ravo would be 1 cup of sugar. I am diabetic so I use much less and the ravo comes out just as tasty)      […]

Essentials of a parsi kitchen

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Ginger Garlic Paste 1 cup of peeled and washed ginger, garlic and green chillies. (Equal amount ratio) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin seeds Grind to a paste Store in glass jar for use in refrigerator

Saas

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Parsi Saas

Khordad Saal Mubarak

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Khordad Sal The birthday of Zoroaster Khordad Sal is celebrated as the birthday of Zoroaster. This is known as the ‘Greater Noruz’ and happens six days after Navroze. The chosen date is symbolic since the actual date of the Prophet’s birth cannot be identified accurately. This festival is considered one of the most important in the Zoroastrian […]

Wedding Shopping List

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Shopping for parsi wedding items, Ses etc. Tailors for Daglis. Wedding Sari. Click HERE for the list : http://zagba.org/parsi-shopping-list/

Wedding Ceremonies

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Ceremonies prior to the marriage  Rupiya Peravanu Rupiya Peravanu literally means gifting rupees in Gujarati language. This ceremony marks the unofficial engagement when both the families acknowledge the acceptance of the marriage alliance. On this day, ladies from the groom’s family pay a visit to the bride’s house. The bride is presented with a gift […]

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

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This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits (Mawa is optional). 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 […]

Haft Sheen/Seen Sofreh (spread) for Naurooz

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Hamā Anjuman Prayers for Naurooz In English, Farsi and Gujarati

Pastry filled with Cream or Malai Khaaja

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Malai Khaaja are a treat in India, missing these in USA, I made these  and they are slightly different, but they do satisfy the malai khaaja craving!    Recipe with Puff Pastry  Ingredients 1 heavy cream carton. Small size of 8 oz. 1 tin evaporated milk 1 lb. Mava / Khoya 3 tsp Sugar or […]

Recipes for Parsi New Year

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Navroz is celebrated to mark the beginning of the new Persian calendar. In the Persian language ‘Nav’ means new, and ‘Roz’ that stands for – New Day. New Delhi: The Parsi New Year is called ‘Navroz’ or ‘Nowruz’, which means a ‘New Day’. Navroz marks the beginning of a fresh year for the Parsis.

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 […]

Get ready for Navroze 2020

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Cookbooks by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Available to purchase on https://www.amazon.com/shop/parsicuisine

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