Haft Sheen/Seen Sofreh (spread) for Naurooz

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Hamā Anjuman Prayers for Naurooz In English, Farsi and Gujarati

Get ready for Navroze 2020

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From Persia to India

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Parsi recipes travelled from Persia to the beaches of Gujarat, up north India, then to the west of India, east India and south India, acquiring technique and adding new flavours to the food. Pallonji raspberry soda is a popular drink served during Parsi weddings.(Shutterstock) Despite their dwindling population, the Parsis strive to preserve the legacy […]

Marzipan Boi (Fish shaped Dessert)

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This fish shaped dessert is very popular among the Indian Parsi community. It is molded in the shape of a fish because the fish is a symbol for fertility and good luck. It can be sliced and eaten as dessert. Storage Instructions: Can be kept outside for 2 or 3 days, refrigerated for a couple […]

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

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Yalda on December 21 is celebrated in many parts of the world. Eating watermelon in the winter is believed to keep you healthy in the new year. Watermelon seeds are one of the items in the health food – parsi vasanu and the gujarati word is “char jat nu magaj”. Yalda Festival  Table (Shab e […]

Pastry filled with Cream or Malai Khaaja

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Malai Khaaja Method 1 (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 to taste 1 tsp Elaichi Cardamom powder or to taste 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder or to taste. 3 threads of Saffron or to taste. (Note […]

Irani Choi or Chai ( Spice Masala Chai)

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Serves 6 Ingredients Spice ingredients for one pot of tea: 1/2 of a star anise star 10-12 whole cloves 7 whole allspice or 1/4 tsp ground allspice powder *See photo below 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon bark (or 2 short sticks) 7 whole white peppercorns 1 cardamon pod opened to the seeds Other ingredients: 1 […]

Navroze Greetings

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Wishing all our supporters, subscribers and well wishers a very Prosperous, Peaceful, Navroze Mubarak!

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 […]

Mutton Pulao

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Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lbs Chicken, Lamb, Goat meat or Mutton 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup milk 2 generous pinches of saffron 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 […]

Seven recipes to celebrate Parsi New Year 2017

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Satisfy your Parsi Food cravings. We hope you will cook delicious, mouth-watering food with the recipes, cookbooks and videos provided on this site. Get $5 off our books for the coming Parsi New Year Celebrations.  Apply Discount Code “AFDX5BD5” * Sale ends August 31, 2017 Click on image to go to the Amazon Create Space shopping cart. Next, add […]

The Secret History of Shiraz Wine

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By Anahita Shams Is there a Zoroastrian connection? Music, poetry and wine-drinking at the court of 17th Century Persian ruler Shah Abbas Until the Islamic revolution, Iran had a tradition of wine-making which stretched back centuries. It centred on the ancient city of Shiraz – but is there a connection between the place and the […]

Zoroastrians and their roots

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by Meher Mirza       Cyrus Dotivala talks to Zororoots participants at Surat’s Dotivala Bakery. Photograph from Zoroastrian Return to Roots team I’m going to be honest with you. I’m a Parsi but I’ve always had a somewhat tenuous love for Parsi food. Of course I liked the odd dish here and there—dhan-dar chawal, […]