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 […]

Khaman na ladoo

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Guess this Ladoo Name.  HINT: It is used for a Parsi Ceremony and made of Coconut ūüôā  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 […]

Today’s Humor – Cake of the times

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Cake of the Year

Chapat – Sweet Parsi Pancakes

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Serves 2 Ingredients 3/4 cup flour 1 1/2 tbsp Semolina fine 3 eggs  1 – 1/2 cups coconut milk or plain milk 4 tbsp sugar or less if desired 1 1/2 tsp essence of vanilla 3/4 tsp Nutmeg powder 1 tsp Cardamon powder 1/4 cup Charoli or Almonds (finely chopped – optional) 1 tbsp cup […]

Lagan nu Custard (from cookbook)

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Lagan nu Custard is made with eggs and is delicious! Recipe from my mother Parin Homi Munshi. More recipes in cookbook. Order HERE. Ingredients 6 cups milk or 3 cups heavy cream 1 slice bread 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence OR 1 tsp Rose Essence 3 tsp […]

Quick and Easy Parsi Malido Video and Recipe

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Video Recipe 2 oz canola oil 2 – 4 oz butter (to tastes and diet needs) 1 cup coarse semolina 1/2 cup bisquick 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water Garnish 2 oz chopped / slivered almonds 1 oz raisins 1 tbsp Ghee or Oil 1 – 2 tsp vanilla essence (to taste) 2 […]

Agarni / Agharni Lavda

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By Rita Kapadia Recipe for Agarni Ladva Boondi: 2 1/2 cups gram flour (not superfine variety) 500 ml. milk (optional to remove sugar impurity) 1/2 tsp. cardamom powder 3 cups ghee for deep frying 2 fine hole shallow strainer metal spoons, or use a colander with holes (be innovative) 1/2 tsp vanilla or rose essence […]

Agarni Karvani Reet (Khoro Bharvani Reet)

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Note the indian gujarati parsi word Lavra is a plural form. Singular one is spoken as Lavro. Ladoo is a term for small round balls. Usually boondi ladoo, besan ladoo, moti-choor ladoo, coconut ladoo and many other ladoos. You get the drift right? Nothing is written below is compulsory, do everything happily according to your […]

Happy Valentines Day

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies ¬† Cooking on Valentine’s Day can be a gift from the heart¬† ¬†

Heart shaped French Macarons

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by¬†Havovi Bhomisha Patel Ingredients 120 gm Egg white 100 gm Castor sugar 125 gm Almond powder 200 gm Icing sugar Method Whip egg whites and castor sugar till soft peak. Add sieved almond powder and icing sugar. Fold in with a spatula. Add a drop of gel colouring. Pipe on paper with the shape drawn […]

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 […]

Parsi Sev

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Want to make a Special Valentine’s Day Treat? But the weather is bad and cold outside? Pull out your Sev Vermicelli package to make a sweet vermicelli dessert.¬† I served the dessert in a heart shape dish to add the special valentine touch! I got the dish from HERE – huge selection. Parsi Sev is […]

Dar ni Pori step by step

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By City Shor Editor’s Note: In gujarati but easy to follow steps visually. I knew Lily aunty at the Parsi Industrial in Khanpur and have had many of her tasty Dar ni Pori. Albeit have brought them over to USA. Untold Kitchen Stories Ep 9- Traditional Parsi dish- Dar ni Pori ft. Lily Sahuna Aunty […]

Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse

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Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse

Homemade Almond Joy candies

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Homemade Almond Joy candies recipe by Lylah Alphonse On ‚ÄúCooking Is Cheaper Than Therapy‚ÄĚ Ingredients1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut3 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla36 roasted, unsalted, whole almonds2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips1 Tablespoon coconut oil12 to 16 cupcake liners MethodArrange cupcake liners on a cookie sheet or tray that fits in your refrigerator. In […]

Ice cream Shop – an Old favourite and still awesome.

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K. Rustom Ice Cream Menu for your ready reference.

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‚Äôs became known both for the cakes it provided in its caf√© and the elaborate concoctions it made on demand. Bachi Karkaria, in her book, Flury‚Äôs of Calcutta: The Cake That Walked, recorded […]

Burger like no other – it is a cake!

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Guess what it is a cake burger made with cake mix, pancake mix, frosting and loads of creativity. Here are the steps to making this Burger Cake, French Fries, Pickles, Cheese: Tip: Visit McDonald’s or Burger King for paper container! Now, let‚Äôs party! Join Fiesta Friday #307 by adding your link. Don‚Äôt forget to link […]

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 […]

Mysore Pak

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Ingredients Method In a large kadai add ghee and oil. Bring to a boil and simmer till you prepare mysore pak. Keep Next, in a large heavy bottomed / non stick kadai take sugar and water and bring to a boil. Keep boiling and stirring till the sugar attains one string consistency. Next, keep the […]

A Parsi Story: Sugar in the Milk

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I would like to take you on a journey into the culture, and nuances of the Parsi Cuisine of India. I would like to¬†present to you the famous Story of Parsi immigration (into India) and their welcome with “Sugar in the Milk”. One of the oldest stories of Sugar and Milk in Parsis (Parsi / […]

Christmas Stollen – A German tradition for the holidays

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Sweet cakes and breads studded with candied fruits and nuts are hallmarks of Christmas baking in many areas of the world.  Examples include fruitcake which is traditional throughout the English speaking nations, panettone in Italy, keks in Poland, julekake in Norway, bolo-rei in Portugal and birnenbrot in Switzerland.  But perhaps none are revered as highly […]

Nutty Feta Cheese Spread

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Sweet and Salty Spread to go with your favorite crackers ! Ingredients ¬Ĺ cup crushed walnuts 1 cup Feta Cheese ¬ľ cup Raisins 1/2 tsp salt or to taste Your favorite crackers (I used Tostitos Scoops) Method Combine all of above in a food processor till blended and smooth. Taste for salt and serve on […]

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 […]

Sohan Halwa

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The Sohan Halwo is known as a jaw breaker. Be careful when biting into it, it is rock solid. But thats what it makes it last for 3 months. We used to buy this Sohan Halwa (mithai) from Ahmedabad to take for relatives living abroad. Why? Because this Sohan Halwa would keep for months and […]

Turkey Day Candy

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Edible Candy Turkeys You will need: Bag of Candy Corn Cupcake containers Blanched Almonds for garnish Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Oreo Cookies with thick cream center Chocolate covered Raisins Assemble: Take a Oreo cookie and stick a peanut butter for the turkey body. Stick a chocolate covered raisin on top for the head of the […]

Order from Rita a signed cookbook (USA only)

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MEGA cookbook with over 181 recipes. See list below. Written for today’s generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, the cookbook ‚ÄúParsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century‚ÄĚ by Rita Jamshed Kapadia provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. With over […]

Easy Parsi Vasanu

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If you have made the parsi vasanu ever, you know it requires a huge amount of stirring for hours. Of course if you have a spouse or a muscular kid in the house, you can enlist their services! Take a break and look into purchasing the Gourmia GST210B Stiriffic Adjustable Pot & Pan Hands Free […]

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 […]

Eggless Bhakra Gluten free and Vegan – Vegetarians rejoice!

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Eggless Bhakra

Bhakra

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#Bhakras are a sweet and doughy tea time snack for Parsis. Sneak into the snack cupboard and you are sure to find a steel dubbah with them stacked in there somewhere!While walking through Udvada you will be sure to find Bhakras on sale during the IUU 2019 but we have a treat for you today! A […]

White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

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“Kohra (White Pumpkin)¬† Murambo (Preserve)” recipe is included in the cookbook . White Pumpkin Preserve¬†is flavored with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg with an amber caramel color which come from hours of gently simmering the grated pumpkin. Truly,¬† this Kohra no Murambo is a labor of love in the finest traditions of the Parsis.¬† […]

Milk Peda

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Doodh Peda #Doodh #Peda #Homemade #MilkPeda #Recipe #Diwali #Special #Sweet #doodhpeda #diwali2019 Doodh Peda | Sweets & SavouriesSweets are those delicacies that make a definite appearance in every Indian festival and function, be it Diwali, a housewarming party or a wedding function. And doodh peda is one of the most common sweets at these occasions. Yet, most people prefer to order them from […]

Cooking With the Parsis

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Cooking With the Parsis; Parsi: Indian Spices, Mideastern Cooking; Tehmina Alphonse’s Parsi Recipes Method for Making Ghee Kheema Kebabs (Spiced meatballs) Mango Kulfi Dhansak (Chicken with lentil puree) By Craig Claiborne PRINCETON, N.J. WOULD YOU come to dinner?‚ÄĚ Tehmina Alphonse asked. ‚ÄúI will prepare you the traditional meal of the Parsis in India. Our culture […]

Pastry filled with Cream or Malai Khaaja

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Malai Khaaja Method 1 (with puff pastry) Ingredients 1 small cream 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 I prefer only cardamon/elaichi) Puff Pastry […]

Kharvas, Bali, Bari, Colostrum – Milk pudding

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Kharvas, Bali, Bari, Colostrum – Milk pudding

What do Nankhatai Biscuits and Nankhatai Band have in common?

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What do Nankhatai Biscuits & Nankhatai Band have in common? Answer: Both Biscuit and Band were popular in Surat, India. The soft crumbly nankhatai brings back many a fond memory.¬†The word Nankhatai comes from the Persian word ‚ÄėNan‚Äė meaning bread and ‚ÄėKhatai‚Äô probably comes from ‚ÄėCatai‚Äô or ‚ÄėCathay‚Äô, the older name for China. Thus translating […]

Nan Khatai

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Nan Khatai These soft cookies are similar to the European dutch shortbread cookies. I flavored them with Rose and Cardamon. Very easy and fun to make.¬† Makes 12 Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter (salted is fine but omit the pinch of salt) 1/2 tsp. double-acting baking […]

Mumbai Sutarpheni ŗ§łŗ•Āŗ§§ŗ§į ŗ§ęŗ•áŗ§£ŗ•Ä

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Friends be it Parsi, Gujarati or Maharashtrian these delicacies from Parsi Dairy are distinctly superior. Make it at home the easy way – Recipe HERE Bombay Ice Halwa / Mahim Halwa or Ice Halwa Another Mumbai delicacy best available at Dayaram Damodar and Parsi Dairy. It’s available in two colours white and yellow and I […]

Diwali Recipes

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Diwali Recipes

Mr Boman Rashid Kohinoor passed away.

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The Britannia Parsi restaurant in Mumbai

Yazdani Bakery

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There are many Irani Bakeries in Mumbai, India. You must have heard of the Kayani Bakery, but have you heard of the Yazdani Bakery? Yazdani Bakery¬†is an¬†Irani cafe¬†or Persian style¬†bakery¬†in¬†Mumbai,¬†India. The bakery was opened in 1953 by Meherwan Zend, an¬†Irani¬†baker. All products in the bakery are handmade, and baked in diesel ovens. The bakery draws […]

Chocolate or Coffee Almond Lassi

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Where there is chocolate, there is magic! ‚†Ä It‚Äôs International Chocolate day! Wrapped in deliciousness, holds childhood memories, stress buster, mood lifter and what not. Let ‚Äôs indulge in some chocolate lusciousness together. Chocolate or Coffee Almond Lassi Recipe Total Time: 2 mins melting chocolate + 3 minutes of grinding Serves: 3 people Ingredients 200 […]

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet, Modaks are sweet flour dumplings stuffed with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg and saffron. This modak recipe is a steamed version, which is also known as ‘ukdiche modak’, however there is a wide variety of this Indian dessert which includes fried modak as well. A popular dessert from Maharashtra which is consumed highly […]

Shrewsbury Biscuits

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Traditional Shrewsbury Cookies This recipe is over a hundred years old! I followed the recipe as closely as I could, except for reducing the sugar content just a little. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 rounded tsp cinnamon powder /(or 1 heaping […]

Sheermal or Shirmal

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Sheermal or Shirmal (Persian-Urdu: ōīŘĆōĪŔÖōßŔĄ, Hindi: ŗ§∂ŗ•Äŗ§įŗ§ģŗ§≤), is a saffron-flavored traditional flatbread from Greater Iran. The word sheermal is derived from the Persian words ōīŘĆōĪ (translit. sheer) meaning milk, and ŔÖōßŔĄŘĆōĮŔÜ (translit. malidan) meaning to rub. In a literal translation, sheermal means milk rubbed. After being introduced to North India by the Persianate Mughal emperors. It became a delicacy of Lucknow and Hyderabad. It is also part of the Awadhi cuisine and is enjoyed in Old […]

Dar ni Pori Bake a Thon

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Extracted from the FEZANA Journal ‚ÄďFall 2013 by Aban Daboo On March 30th the Arbab Rustam Guiv Darbe Mehr head start, Nergish and ZAC President, Dinaz Weber start.(home of the awesome Zoroastrian Association of Chicago preparing the pastry the day before the Bake-a-thon. ZAC) was buzzing from morning till night with the community. By 10 […]

Delicious Chicken Puffs

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On this¬†#NationalPieDay¬†Pastry + Filling = pie. #PieDay¬†here is a parsi favorite recipe in this Video to share, make and enjoy. I‚Äôm linking this recipe to¬†Fiesta Friday #286, co-hosted this week are¬†Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau¬†and¬†Laurena @ Life Diet Health. Recipe Ingredients2 cups chicken breasts1 tsp black pepper1 onion2 green chillies1 tsp Garlic Powder1/4 cup ghee1 cup […]

Mango Murraba (Parsi Murambo) Recipe

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Celebrate¬† with this glorious Mango Murraba anyday. #mangoseasonison #ilovemangoes #mangoisthekingoffruits #mangolove #mango Ingredients 1 kg semi-ripe mangoes (any variety, but for best results and taste, either alphonso, or, even better still, the `bottle‚Äô mango, `batli keri‚Äô. Best to use are small green, totally unripe mangoes. But then add more jaggery, according to taste.) White or […]

Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

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Coconut Mango Burfi Note: No artificial colors used. This post and recipe were created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always the opinions are 100% my own. Ingredients 1/2 kg aamras (mango puree) 1/2¬†cup sugar 250 gm desiccated coconut 1/2¬†cup milk powder 1/2¬†tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup […]

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 […]

Parsi Mawa Cake

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Parsi Mawa Cake

The humble ‚Äėmawa‚Äô cake story

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The year 1981 saw the release of Manmohan Desai‚Äôs blockbuster Naseeb. While it is Amitabh Bachchan‚Äôs famous image of cage-fighting, Kim‚Äôs lip-reading talent and Hema Malini‚Äôs pink boa that make the film unforgettable for most, I will always associate the film with the beginning of a love affair with the mawa cake (click here for […]

Dudh Puli

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Contest Entry for Cuisinart 2019 Event * ‚ÄúDudh‚ÄĚ means milk in Bengali and ‚Äúpuli‚ÄĚ is another name for pitha. Dudh puli can be described as rice flour dumpling with coconut filling. by Mitali Kumar Ingredients: 2 cups coarse semolina 3 cups water 2 cups fresh shredded coconut 1 cup date palm jaggery 2 tablespoon of sugar 3-4 green […]

Bhakhra (Fried Cakes)

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Yogurt

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Homemade Yogurt / Indian Dahi is very good for indigestion, heart burn and good health. For example when you are taking antibiotics for a Virus or Flu, the good bacteria in your body are wiped out by the antibiotic. Yogurt culture replaces the good bacteria and your immunity increases. Ingredients 2 […]

M5 Bakes

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Fellow Zarathosti – Farah Ardeshir Manekshaw who has started her company M5 Bakes SAVORY MENU Egg ham and cheese cups – $36 per dozenTurkey Bacon wraps – $6 each‚Äč Spinach puffs – $25 per dozenChicken puffs – $30 per dozenMince puffs – $30 per dozen Tuna tarts – $25 per dozen‚Äč Garlic cheese baguette – $5 […]

Easy Suterfeni

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3 cups Kataifi – I used Apollo Brand Kataifi 2 tbsp Ghee/ clarified butter 1/2 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Water 1 tsp Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp Saffron Garnish of Almonds, Pistachios, Cashewnut Method Defrost the kataifi according to package instructions. I used Apollo brand and mine came with the instruction to keep it outside for […]

Navroze Greetings

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

Saffron Angoori Rabdi – sugar free

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Preparation Time: 10 minsCooking Time: 10 minsMakes 4 servings Ingredients 3 cups low fat milk8 rasgullas , cut into halves1/4 tsp lemon juice1 tsp cornflour dissolved in1 tbsp low-fat milk4 tsp sugar substitutea pinch cinnamon (dalchini) powder For The Garnisha few strands saffron (kesar) MethodSoak the rasgullas in water for 1 minute, drain and discard […]

Almond Macroons

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Ingredients 1 cup fine powdered sugar2 cups roasted and ground Almonds or Hazelnuts3 eggs white1 tsp. vanilla essence1 ¬Ĺ cup very lightly roasted slivered/flaked almonds1 tsp. Butter for greasing fingers2 tbsp. powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional) Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment or butter paper. In a glass […]

Udvada’s Sweet and Crispy Parsi Puri – Tal Papra Recipe

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by Ervad Marzban Hathiram Editor’s Note:¬†Sweet and Crispy Parsi Puri stays for a long time like a month. It is fondly called Tal Papra. Made from sesame seeds (Tal),¬†cardamom and nutmeg powder, and caraway seeds. As I get ready for a very important prayer day tomorrow, here’s an old recipe not very commonly made today.. […]

Parsi Mithai Shop

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‚ÄúBadam-ni-Boi &¬†More‚ÄĚ Order super-delicious Marzipan mithai for all your happy occasions — birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, navjotes, weddings,¬† …. Customized party favors available. Will ship to family and friends in USA and Canada. All items $7 Mini-boi party favors $1.50 each plus shipping cost. All orders are custom gift-wrapped in serving trays or in gift […]

Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

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Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

Bhakhra made in an “Ebelskiver” pan. The dutch call these Poffertjes

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I wandered around in the kitchen section of Costco almost unconsciously thinking I need better non-stick pans. My eyes rested on a wonderful box of Ebelskiver ¬†pancake pan. Somehow I thought this pan could make excellent Indain Parsi Bhakras. I bought the pan. Rushed home and dug out the bhakhra recipe from my cookbook for¬†#fiestafriday […]

Papri and Daran for Malido

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Papdi to eat with Malido from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook Recipe translated¬†from Gujarati¬†to English by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Click here for the Guide to Old Measures Ingredients 1 tipri Wheat Flour 1/4 lb Sugar (fine barik) Method Mix above with little water to make a very tight dough. Keep for 1 hour and then […]

Besan Ladoo

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One of the most popular and favorite sweets that are made during the Diwali festivities are ‚ÄúBesan Ladoo‚ÄĚ. These ladoos are offered to the gods as offerings, distributed to family and friends and enjoyed as a blessing. This same ladoo is¬†used in a ceremony for besna – besan ladoos are kept. For paglaru ceremony khaman […]

Milk Pudding

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Milk Pudding Serves 4 Ingredients 6 cups milk 1/4 cup raw Rice 1 cup sugar Few pistachios, almonds and saffron strands for garnish 1 tsp cardamom powder Method 1. Process the raw rice in any food chopper till it is broken up in small bits. 2. Boil the rice, milk and sugar till creamy consistency. […]

Parsi Mitthu Dahi

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Home-made Sweet Yogurt is a traditional parsi dish for Birthday, Navjote, Wedding, Jashan and other auspicious occasions. Mitthu Dahi is served cold with Sev, Ravo or just by itself. Dahi is very good for indigestion, heart burn and good health. For example when you are taking antibiotics for a Virus or […]

Sandhna

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An ancient delicacy. Sandhna are fluffy white pancake like delicacy. They are made from rice flour that is kept to rise. You got to make them to know the taste of bygone days! Here is the much sought after recipe. Makes 25 Ingredients 3/4 kg. Rice Flour 4 cups milk 900 gm. Ghee 2 cups […]

Bombay Bakery’s Coffee Cake

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Looking for Bombay Bakery Coffee Cake Recipe? Why wait for a trip to Hyderabad when you can replicate the famous cake’s recipe at home? Nostalgia is a beautiful thing ‚ÄĒ it comes with editing, and our brain selectively remembers only the very wonderful. One memory I cherish is the legendary coffee cake from the famed […]

Rita’s Malido

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  Ingredients 8 ¬†Cups Whole wheat flour 550 Gram Evaporated dry milk powder (or 250 grams of mavo aka khoya) 1 kg 350 g castor sugar 1 Cup ¬†Milk approx 7 Eggs ¬†beaten 1 Cup ¬†Pistachio 1 Cup ¬†Blanched almonds ¬†slivered 1/2 Cup ¬†Sultanas (Raisins) 2 tsp powdered cardamoms and nutmeg Rosewater to taste 1 […]

Pori

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From Behram Palamkote The best dar ni pori in Bombay one would get is from a parsi lady called Sheramai who is 89 years old and that is my mom. Once you taste it you will not like any other pori that’s a guarantee!¬† I can give you all her secret recipe which she does […]

Muktad, Malido and Memories

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Food cooked for Muktad prayers is kept on a table set aside with the Afargan. Items like Malido, Daran, Papri for chasni are prepared. After the prayers are done the food is partaken of with clean hands.

How to make Kumas – Kumas is an ancient cake from 18th century

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We made a video to kick off ¬†our “Parsi Cuisine Heritage Video Presentations”. This video is of making the Parsi Kumas Cake, which is very forgotten but tasty parsi cake. Our YouTube Channel is http://www.YouTube.com/TheParsiCuisine Recipe Link:¬†http://www.parsicuisine.com/kumas-cake/

Kabab Pastry

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Make the Shami Kababs (recipe). Unroll Puff Pastry sheets and cut into round circles. Put one kabab between 2 rounds of the puff pastry and press with a fork to seal. Bake in 400 degrees oven for 25 minutes or till golden brown.

Gor Papri

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by Farida J. Major My darling Parsis, This is my adored mother‚Äôs gor papri recipe.¬† After ages and ages I decided to make it again.¬† If you are retired and have an abundance of patience, go ahead and make it cos delicious as it is, it took a cool three hours to make. What‚Äôs more […]

Doodhi ni Barfi

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Doodhi ni Barfi Ingredients: 800 gm¬†Doodhi 400 gm sugar 200 gm mawa Pinch of cardamom 0ne drop of edible green color 5 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds Method:¬† Boil the doodhi¬†for 1 minute Put the doodhi in a non-stick pot and then put 400 gm sugar. Keep cooking for 15-20 minutes. Then put the mava […]

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

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Topli or Tokri means Basket in Indian Gujarati. Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. (Topli na Paneer) Many easy ways to make them and enjoy! Topli na Panir (2 recipes with rennet)  By Rita Jamshed Kapadia Recipe #1 (with rennet) Makes 4 – 5 Ingredients 4 […]

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

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Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream by Rita Jamshed Kapadia In the Persian language it is called it Faloodeh or Paludeh.¬† The Indian word ‚ÄúFalooda‚ÄĚ is a Hindi and Urdu word. ¬†Faluda is Bengali as well ! Serves 4 Prep time 15 minutes Cooking time 0 Ingredients […]

Mawa Cake With Pistachios, Rose and Saffron Cream

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  By Aban Kekobad This is my version of the Mawa cake and I am sure you will find many versions¬†online. It is a rich dense cake bursting with flavour -so¬†it’s¬†just-once in a while¬†indulgence!   Ingredients for the cake 3 and a half cups of white flour 6 eggs *Mawa (sweet) 1 cup 1/2 cup […]

Mango Kulfi

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By Sheri Jeddy https://www.facebook.com/sheri.jeddy #Dessert # Mango Kulfi I believe if you are going to have a guilty indulgence go all the way. But have small portions. No Egg or Flour, I know there are short cuts but this is a labor of love as my husband loves. 2 liters half and half 2 liters. […]

Parsi Dahitra

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes a great Valentine’s Day Treat cuz it is sweet, rose flavored, salty and melts in your mouth. There is a big difference between the¬†Parsi Dahitra and Gujarati Dahitra. The parsi one has Rose and salt and the taste is heavenly. The Gujarati one is fluffy and melts in your mouth. […]

Sitaphal Pudding aka “Sugar Apple” or “Custard Apple” Pudding

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[amazon_link asins=’B01K9LZUT0,B01HDQVK6G,B01FKC22IK,B013851UOI,B074YGQQMH,B01MZYAMHC’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’parscuis-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’aa184ab4-c3cd-11e7-95a4-b34c25acde9e’] Sitaphal is also known as “Sugar Apple” or “Custard Apple” ¬†has a typical buttery, delicate flavor. INGREDIENTS ¬†Sitaphal pulp – 1 1/2 cup China grass – 1 packet Water – 1 cup Cream cheese – 500 grams Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup Fresh cream – 1 cup Almond – […]

Nankhatai Recipe

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by¬†Meher Mirza The Parsis especially have taken the nankhatai to their heart and it is to my favourite Parsi cookbook writer that I turned for the recipe. This is of course, my well-thumbed copy of Bhicoo Manekshaw’s Parsi Food and Customs in which she writes, “Parsis have no boundaries when it comes to good food […]

Mumbai Chicken Puffs

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Click here to see Video¬† Mumbai Chicken Puffs Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chicken breasts 1 tsp black pepper 1 onion 2 green chillies 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1/4 cup ghee 1 cup maida 2 cups milk or as needed for sauce 2 tbsp Mayo 1 Cup parmesan cheese grated Salt and pepper to taste 1 […]

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 […]

Quickie Date & Coconut Sweet with Coconut Oil

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Servings: 10 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups nuts 20 pitted dates 3/4 cup dried, unsweetened coconut 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil * Method Place your nuts in a food processor and run it until you get a pretty fine texture. It’ll take about a minute. Add your dates, coconut, and 2 teaspoons of the […]

Yogurt Shrikand in Red White and Blue

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  Yogurt is hung to make it thick. Garnish with fresh blueberries, sliced almonds and serve shrikand immediately. Makes: 2 Servings of Shrikand. Ingredients 2 Cups Plain Yogurt 1 Pod Cardamom 4 Tbsps Sliced Blanched Almonds (optional) Fresh Blueberry Fruit¬†(optional) Sugar to Taste A drop of red and blue food color (edible color) Method Crush […]

Mango Halwa

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Falooda Ice-cream Mawa Cake

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Layered Falooda Ice Cream Cake (cardamom flavored cake layered with falooda ice cream) by¬† ‚ÄéKshama Parikh‚Ä鬆is an artist and a blooger. Kshama’s blog is KesarLilly.com¬† Kshama also blogs in the Facebook group¬†Foodaholics in Ahmedabad #Parsi #Cuisine The word Parsi means Persian and it is evident that Parsi cuisine is influenced by their Persian roots as […]

Sweet Symphony of Strawberries, Roses and Custard

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Roses are my favorite flower, Strawberries my favorite Fruit and Custard favorite dessert, so here’s putting all 3 together for a sweet symphony! Ingredients 3 cups Milk 1/2 cup Sugar 2 Eggs 15 Strawberries 1 tsp Rose Essence Method Boil Milk and sugar down for 20 minutes. Cool and add essence. Beat the eggs into […]

Ravo

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Ingredients: ¬† ¬† ¬† 1 liter of pasteurized cold milk. ¬† ¬† ¬† 4 tbsp of Ravo (semolina or suji) ¬† ¬† ¬† 4 tbsp (equal quantity ratio to ravo) of sugar ¬† ¬† ¬† 4 oz of Ghee (or 1/2 stick of unsalted butter) ¬† ¬† ¬† 1 Egg ¬† ¬† ¬† 1/2 cup […]

Celebrating Navroze 2018

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Celebrating Zoroastrian Festivals and Traditions Authored by Mrs Rita Jamshed Kapadia Book explains Zoroastrian Ceremonies of Parsi Weddings, Navjotes, Agarni, Pug Ladoo Ceremony, Death and Birth Ceremonies These ceremonies of joy and sad days are celebrated with Indian Parsi Foods. (Recipes: Inspired by old traditional parsi cookbooks like the “Vividh Vani”, Kapadia has come up […]

Mava ni Boi – the easy way

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Mava ni boi, I made for a library presentation of my cookbook. Mava ni boi is a fish-shaped dessert made from ricotta cheese, sugar, cardamom and vanilla. Fish is a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility. Using a mold* make these fish shaped desserts. The ingredients are not really fish but just sugar, ricotta […]

 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: őľő¨ő≥őŅőĻ,¬†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 […]

Parsi Cuisine at Inaugural Event at the Dar-E-Mehr in Pomona, NY : Sheroo Kanga’s Malido

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¬† Inauguration of the Dar-E-Mehr in Pomona, NY. The food served was delicious and one of the delicacies was Sheroo’s Malido. Malido Sales from 2013 – 2016 and for this event are¬†an¬†on-going fundraising effort by Sheroo that speaks of the dedication and loyalty of the Kanga family. Fresh Malido Trays were made by Sheroo for […]

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

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Today is “Ava roj (day) and Ava mahinoh (month)” in the Parsi community of India. Dar ni Poris (Sweet lentil and dry fruit pastries) are sent and eaten. The devout parsis go to the sea or any form of water to pray and pay respect to the water that nourishes the body, while enjoying the […]

Navroze Mubarak

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Pistachio Kulfi

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Pistachio Kulfi Serves 6 to 8.¬† Make ahead ‚Äď Kulfi stays in freezer for a long time. Ingredients:¬†¬†¬† 16 oz. whipping cream 1 can (14 oz.) evaporated milk 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 tbs. pistachio pieces 1/2 tsp. pistachio flavoring 2 drops of green coloring (optional) ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Method:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Blend all ingredients a […]

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Audh is a better mood elevator than a bar of chocolate! The primary ingredient in this is rice. It is one Parsi (forgotten but now remembered) dish Audh can be ready in less than 1 hour. Audh is served as Dessert. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups fine rice flour 2 cups icing sugar 225 grams ghee […]

NYC’s Newest Must-Try Ice Cream is Babu Ji’s Kulfi

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By Chris Crowley ¬† It’s worth the wait. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev New York’s ice-cream wars have really ramped up in recent years, spurred on by a bevy of excellent new shops and stakes-raising creations like the black-and-white-cookie ice-cream sandwich and, uh, Kanye West Ice Cream Week. The latest contestant in this frozen-treat frenzy isn’t even […]

Lagan nu Custard

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Chef Niru Gupta It’s the Parsi version of the Creme Brulee and is essentially a bake of milk, eggs and cardamom. ‘Lagan-Nu-Custard’ is a Parsi dessert prepared during weddings. The name itself means ‘wedding custard’. Made with simple everyday ingredients like milk, eggs, butter and nuts. Ingredients 5 cups (1 kg) full cream milk 1/4 […]

Easy Creamy Coconut Delight or Parsi Kopra Pak

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  Ingredients: 1 cup coconut, grated. (frozen grated coconut) 1 1/2 cup Sugar 3 tablespoon Cream 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and cardamom powder Few drops red colouring 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon butter 1/2 cup pistachio nuts optional Method 1. Grease a tray with butter. 2. In a pan add grated coconut and […]

Rituals and Food

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Food plays a important and necessary role in our daily lives. Each ceremony we perform has an associated food involved. Guests who come to share good times and bad times, auspicious and joyous occasions have to be cordially entertained and food is the most important. Guests should be made to feel welcome and a well […]

The Batasas, Nankhatais and Kahri Biscuits of Dotivala Bakery

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Dotivala The ‚ÄėBatasas‚Äô Family of Surat UpperCrust visits Dotivala, Surat‚Äôs oldest bakery, which is known all over India for its Batasas, Nankhatais and Khari biscuits. WHATEVER you do in Surat, you cannot come away without buying Nankhatai, Batasas and Khari biscuits from the old Dotivala bakery there. It is located on Ardeshir Kotwal Road, Nanpura, […]

Mava Kalakand Halvo (from cookbook)

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Ingredients: Whole milk 3.5 ltr Sugar as per your taste Green cardamom powder Pistachio for garnishing Method: Put a heavy bottom pan on medium heat and put 2 ltr milk . Cook it till it become thick consistency like Rabdi. Meanwhile heat the leftover milk and make chena by adding vinegar/lemon. Strain it in a […]

Ladoo for 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 […]