Besan Ladoo

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For any occasion, whether it is Diwali, Rakhsa Bhandhan (Raki Time) or  Parsi mithu monu. These besan ladoo are so easy to make. I used to make them at 7 years of age playing with my friend. 

The Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun

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Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun  by Rita Jamshed Kapadia The Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular indian sweet, served at restaurants in the states.”Gulab” means “Rose” and “Jamun” means a “Drop”. Translated these are literally “Drops of Rose”. In this recipe the flavor is real kesar (saffron) *and elaichi (cardamom) * so I call these “Drops […]

4th of July Indian Menu with an American Twist

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Cook up some Indian food with an American twist. Red White and Blue Shrikhand Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #1 of 2 Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #2 Chicken Salad Blueberry Cake

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream

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Hot Summer Days call for Cold Falooda!

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

Parsi Mawa Cake

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Parsi Mawa Cake

Parsi Kumas

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Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes 24 pieces Ingredients 6 oz salted butter (melted) 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 cup grated blanched Almonds for cake mix 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup rava (fine grain semolina) 1/2 cup cake flour or baking plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cardamom […]

Kumas Cake Class – Video and Recipe

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Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes 24 pieces Ingredients 6 oz salted butter (melted) 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 cup grated blanched Almonds for cake mix 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup rava (fine grain semolina) 1/2 cup cake flour or baking plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cardamom […]

Khaman na ladoo

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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.   Ingredients1/2 Cup Rice flour2 tbsp All purpose flour2 tbsp butter3/4 cup water […]

Earth Day Cookies

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Happy Earth Day

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 […]

Mawa Coconut Rawa cake

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Sweetner – Brown Sugar. Ingredients 250 grams Mawa 1 cup yogurt/Dahi 100 grams Rawa/Sooji/Semolina 100 grams desicated coconut 6 eggs 250 grams Amul Butter 250 grams brown sugar 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder 1 teaspoon vanilla essence. Method Blend Mawa and Yogurt in a mixer so that the Mawa is free […]

Batasa a favorite biscuit snack. Good with Tea or Coffee anytime!

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Batasa a favorite biscuit snack.

Easter Honey Cake

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Honey Cake Ingredients1 1/2 cup Plain flour 1/2 cup Butter 1/4th cup Oil 3/4 cup Sugar powder 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 cup Milk 1 1/2 tb sp. Vanilla essence 3 Eggs For Honey syrup 1/4 cup of water 4tb sp.of honey 2 tsp. of rose water Mix together to make […]

A selection of recipes from a bygone era when food was cooked over wood stoves.

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Parsiana August 7, 2016 – A selection of recipes from a bygone era when food was cooked over wood stoves. By Farrokh Jijina. Pickled Lady’s Fingers, Daal Madrasi and Coffee Jelly. RE-Print of Original Gujarati Volumes available as a paperbacks in new glossy paper. Printed in USA. Click below to purchase: Check out ENGLISH Translations […]