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 […]

Agharni Karvani Reet (Khoro Bharvani Reet)

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Nothing is written below is compulsory, do everything happily according to your choice and convenience.  Agharni  can be done either in the seventh month or ninth month. Seventh month is preferable. It should be done either on a Thursday or a Sunday.  Unlike a Baby Shower, this ceremony is not about the Unborn Child.  It is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mumbai Sutarpheni सुतर फेणी

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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

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 […]

Parsi Mithai Shop

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“Badam-ni-Boi & More” 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 […]

Besan Ladoo

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One of the most popular and favorite sweets that are made during the Diwali festivities are “Besan Ladoo”. 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 […]

Khaman na ladoo

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Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “Besnu“. This is when a baby starts sitting upright on his/her own bottom. or These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts walking and standing on his/her own feet. Ingredients 1/2 Cup Rice flour 2 tbsp All purpose flour […]

Gor Papri

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by Farida J. Major My darling Parsis, This is my adored mother’s 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’s more […]

Mango Halwa

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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 […]

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 […]