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Malpua is a sweeet indian dessert. Delicious served on its own or with rabri or icecream Ingredients1 cup Maida / All purpose Flour1/2 cup Mawa (unsweetened khoya) or Milk Powder1/2 tsp Cardamom powder Salt just a pinch1 tbsp Sugar 1 cup Milk 1/2 cup Ghee – for frying (you can use oil also)Handful of Pistachios […]

ZAGNY presents a Virtual Cooking Class Series with Rita Kapadia – Chapat

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Chapat Recipe from Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Modak – Meaning and metaphor

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Ganpati Bappa Morya

Muktad, Malido and Memories

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Shehenshahi 10 days of Muktad Gatha starts next week on Thursday August 6th 2021, Roj Aastaad Maah Asfandaard YZ 1389 with 5 Vahishtoisht Gahambaar and Gatha days starting from August 11th Tuesday followed by our Navroze Parsi new year  on August 16th.    Food cooked for Muktad prayers is kept on a table set aside […]

4th of July

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Red White and Blue Shrikhand Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #1 of 2 Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #2 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.

Ladoo, Penda for baby Besnu Ceremony

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Besnu ceremony is performed when a baby is able to sit (approximately at 7 months of age). The child is seated on a “Patla” (little stool)and ladoos are placed around him/her. Some folks touch one ladoo to the babies feet and feed a little of it to the baby. “Tili” is put on the forehead and garland […]

Khaman na ladoo for Pug Ladoo ceremony

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Guess this Ladoo Name.  HINT: It is used for a Parsi Ceremony and made of Coconut 🙂  Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts walking and standing on his/her own feet. Recipe Ingredients For Rice covering which stays longer. (Alternatively you can use homemade […]

Mawa Cake

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Khoya (Mawa) cakes by Dolly Contractor 335 grms self rising flour 250/300 grms sugar 3 grms caraway seeds or (1 tsp=teaspoon) 1/2 (half) tsp Nutmeg 1/2 tsp cardamom 1/2 tsp Essence vanilla or rose 2 tsp Full, baking powder 250g butter (melted) 150g Khoya (Mawa) 5-6 eggs (depending on size L, M or S) Mix […]

Paneer made at home with Yogurt.

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Recipe of an Indian Parsi soft cheese made at home with yogurt. Topli na Panir


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Eid Mubarak ! Peace ! The “Cashew” symbolizes the Eid Moon. Recipe –

What the Farohar is that ? !

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by Zubin Mistry (The Chocolate Bawa) Jasa me Avanghe Mazda. I am a first-generation, American-born Zoroastrian. Every day I pray, wear my Sudreah and Kusti, and give thanks for the life I have been blessed to live. I am extremely proud to represent a faith that promotes a freedom of choice, the understanding of consequences, and the […]

Ravo with Egg

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Ingredients:       2 cups pasteurized cold milk.       1 cup of Ravo (fine semolina or suji)       3 tbsp (equal quantity ratio to ravo) of sugar       5 tbsp of Ghee (or unsalted butter)       1 Egg       2-3 drops of Vanilla or […]

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 […]

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 […]