August 8, 2018

Bombay Bakery’s Coffee Cake

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 — 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 […]

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July 23, 2018

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

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/

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May 18, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake Looks Absolutely Stunning

By Amy Mackelden With only a day to go, preparations are well underway for the royal wedding. And one crucial part of the big day has to be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. It was announced back in March that Harry and Meghan had selected pastry chef Claire Ptak of London-based bakery, Violet Cakes, to make their […]

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April 24, 2018

Mawa Cake With Pistachios, Rose and Saffron Cream

  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 […]

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February 16, 2018

FOOD MEETS ART WITH DINARA KASKO’S FANTASTIC CONFECTIONS

The Ukrainian pastry chef’s confections are abound with structural elements and geometric formations. On her baking process “First, I come up with some ideas and then I think about how I can realistically realise them – so, I imagine what my finished product will look like. After that, I create a 3D model on my computer, […]

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January 21, 2018

Bhakhra

  Bhakhras can be dusted with powdered sugar for variety and a Christmas look. by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients: 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all purpose bleached flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup fine semolina (Ravo) 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter) 1 egg, beaten 125 ml toddy mixed with 1 tsp sugar and 125 […]

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December 27, 2017

Kumas Cake

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 […]

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December 5, 2017

Fondant Icing

This is a soft fondant icing recipe for decorating a Wedding Cake which is made as a Plum Cake (Oldies call it a Fruit Cake) Ingredients 250 grams fondant icing sugar 4–5 teaspoons water To roll: 1 tablespoon icing sugar 1 dessertspoon cornflour Method Begin by sifting the icing sugar (all but 1 heaped tablespoon) […]

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November 2, 2017

India’s Parsi Cuisine

  It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously – very seriously. Love of good food and drink plays a central, oftentimes quirky, role in nearly every aspect of our culture. When our babies sit upright for the first time, we celebrate by making them sit on […]

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September 29, 2017

Eggless Mava Cake

Take butter and sugar in a bowl or pan. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add  mava Mix the crumbled mava with the creamed butter & sugar mixture. Next sieve the flour with baking soda and baking powder directly into the bowl. Add cardamom powder. Add milk and cream. Fold everything till the flour, […]

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July 12, 2017

Eggless Mava Cake

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup Refined Flour 1 1/2 tbsp Crumbled Mava 3/4 cup Softened Butter 3/4 cup powdered Sugar 5 tbsp Milk Powder 2 tbsp Cornflour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Soda Bicarbonate 1/4 tsp Cardamon pwd 1/4 Cup butter milk 2 tbsp Milk Method Preheat the oven at 350 F. Grease the tin or […]

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June 9, 2017

Falooda Ice-cream Mawa Cake

Layered Falooda Ice Cream Cake (cardamom flavored cake layered with falooda ice cream) by  ‎Kshama Parikh‎ 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 […]

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December 19, 2016

 Zoroastrian link to the Biblical Magi Kings

 Three Kings”, or “Three Wise Men” or the “Magi” In Christian tradition, the Magi (pronounced Greek: μάγοι, 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 regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity and […]

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December 5, 2016

Plum Cake, Whiskey Fruit Cake

  Ingredients  Wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups Sugar – 3/4 cup Eggs – 3 Large Oil – 3/4 cup Baking powder – 1 tsp Baking soda – 1/4 tsp Salt – 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract – 1 tsp Caramel syrup – 1/2 cup Whiskey as needed – lots! Soak in 1 cup whiskey (more […]

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August 12, 2016 BLUEBERRY CAKE

BLUEBERRY CAKE

When Blueberries are in season, make a blueberry cake. Here is a simple recipe that works. Ingredients 2 cups cake flour 1 and a half cups powdered/confectioners sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup butter (softened) 1 cup blueberries 3 eggs Method 1. Mix all the ingredients together, and beat a little […]

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May 7, 2016

OATS AND HONEY MAWA CAKE by SodaBottleOpenerWala and Huffington Post

Ingredients Butter: 400 gm Sugar: 400 gm Eggs: 10 Vanilla essence: 5 ml Flour: 300 gm Oats: 300 gm Baking powder: 5 gm Mawa: 500 gm Milk: 250 ml Seeds: 250 gm Honey: 150 ml Method Preheat oven to 175°C. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat the eggs until nice and fluffy, […]

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April 21, 2016

A sophisticated Parsi answer to the Russian Pavlova

COCONUT, DATE AND WHITE CHOCOLATE MERINGUE Ingredients Egg whites: 6 Icing sugar: 250 gm Ground almonds: 70gm Chopped dates: 75 gm White chocolate chips: 70 gm Desiccated coconut: 70 gm Method Preheat oven to 190C. Beat the eggs whites for 1-2 minutes, gradually adding the sugar a little at a time. Fold in the rest […]

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March 24, 2016

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

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 […]

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March 20, 2016 Best wishes for a very Happy Navroze for you and your family,

Navroze Mubarak

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February 2, 2016

Valentines Day

  Recipes for your pleasure: Here is the simplest recipe for Chocolate Covered Jimmy Strawberries. Okay, I admit they don’t look as professional as Martha Stewart brand or Edible Arrangements brand, but they are so much fun and low cost/budget to make at home. Chocolate Strawberries Valentines Fig Almond Cake Valentines Rum Cake Date and Prune […]

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January 20, 2016 Nankhatai Homemade, Wholesome and Authentic

What do Nankhatai Biscuits and Nankhatai Band have in common?

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 ‘Nan‘ meaning bread and ‘Khatai’ probably comes from ‘Catai’ or ‘Cathay’, the older name for China. Thus translating […]

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January 24, 2015 Batasa

The Batasas, Nankhatais and Kahri Biscuits of Dotivala Bakery

Dotivala The ‘Batasas’ Family of Surat UpperCrust visits Dotivala, Surat’s 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, […]

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November 16, 2013

Almond Macroons

Ingredients 1 cup fine powdered sugar 2 cups roasted and ground Almonds or Hazelnuts 3 eggs white 1 tsp. vanilla essence 1 ½ cup very lightly roasted slivered/flaked almonds 1 tsp. Butter for greasing fingers 2 tbsp. powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional) Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment […]

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