December 18, 2018 Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

  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”. I was requested to […]

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December 14, 2018 Parsi Mithai Shop

Parsi Mithai Shop

“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 […]

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December 9, 2018 Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai

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. Round shapes are the easiest but feel free to roll out the dough and cut into other shapes. Makes 12 Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners […]

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November 28, 2018 Eggless Mawa Cake

Eggless Mawa Cake

by Madhulika Vatsal Tea time cakes can be enjoyed any time anywhere. These cakes are perfect for tea parties, small get together. This eggless parsi mawa cake is full of Indian flavours. This is the soft, spongy and perfect recipe for beginners. Ingredients 1 Cup = 200ml 1 Cup Maida (all purpose flour) 200g / […]

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November 17, 2018 Bhakhra made in an “Ebelskiver” pan. The dutch call these Poffertjes

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

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 […]

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November 16, 2018 Chapat – Sweet Parsi Pancakes

Chapat – Sweet Parsi Pancakes

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup flour (atta) 6 small eggs (put less eggs if they are large) 2 – 1/2 cups coconut milk 1/2 cup milk (remove cream) 7 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp essence of vanilla 15 gms pista (finely chopped) 25 gms almonds (finely chopped) 1 1/4 cup ghee Method Beat the eggs and […]

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November 14, 2018 Papri and Daran for Malido

Papri and Daran for Malido

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 […]

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November 11, 2018 White Pumpkin Preserve for your Thanksgiving Table

White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

“Kohra (White Pumpkin)  Murambo (Preserve)” recie 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.  […]

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November 9, 2018 Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo

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 […]

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November 7, 2018 Cillie’s Bakery for Cakes and other Parsi Delicacies

Cillie’s Bakery for Cakes and other Parsi Delicacies

WELCOME TO CILLIE’S CAKES & SNACKS Located in Stafford – just southwest of downtown Houston – we cater to guests and customers all over the Greater Houston area including Sugar land, Katy, Clear Lake. We have been in business for over 15 years and recently moved our operations to Stafford because we needed to expand […]

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