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”. Pumpkin and Watermelon seeds keep […]

Nutty Feta Cheese Spread

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Sweet and Salty Spread to go with your favorite crackers ! Ingredients ½ cup crushed walnuts 1 cup Feta Cheese ¼ 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 […]

Bhakhra (Fried Cakes)

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Pastry filled with Cream or Malai Khaaja

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Malai Khaaja are a treat in India, missing these in USA, I made these  and they are slightly different, but they do satisfy the malai khaaja craving!    Recipe with Puff Pastry  Ingredients 1 heavy cream carton. Small size of 8 oz. 1 tin evaporated milk 1 lb. Mava / Khoya 3 tsp Sugar or […]

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 […]

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 […]


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1 cup maida 3/4 cup Rice Flour 3/4 cup curd 1 tbsp baking powder Water 2 tbsp A pinch of orange colour Syrup 2cups sugar 1 1/4 cup water A slice of lemon 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 12 saffron strands Method In a medium sized bowl, mix Maida (all purpose flour), rice flour, curd and […]

Happy Halloween Murambo. White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

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Happy Halloween

Dudh Pak with egg

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This here is the original Parsi DUDHPAK , NO MILK POWDER. We parsis make our authentic ‘Doodhpak’ with milk, egg and sugar whereas the hindu gujaratis make it with milk, soaked crushed rice and sugar. Parsi DUDHPAK Take 1 litre full cream milk, bring to boil with sugar as per sweetness required then cool it […]

Apple Strudel

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Apple Strudel


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Malpua is a sweet indian dessert. Delicious served on its own or with rabri or icecream Ingredients1 cup Maida / All purpose Flour1/2 cup Mawa (unsweetened khoya) or Milk Powder1/2 tsp Cardamom powder Salt just a pinch1 tbsp Sugar 1 cup Milk 1/2 cup Ghee – for frying (you can use oil also)Handful of Pistachios […]

ZAGNY presents a Virtual Cooking Class Series with Rita Kapadia – Chapat

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Chapat Recipe from Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Modak – Meaning and metaphor

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Ganpati Bappa Morya

Muktad, Malido and Memories

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Shehenshahi 10 days of Muktad Gatha starts next week on Thursday August 6th 2021, Roj Aastaad Maah Asfandaard YZ 1389 with 5 Vahishtoisht Gahambaar and Gatha days starting from August 11th Tuesday followed by our Navroze Parsi new year  on August 16th.    Food cooked for Muktad prayers is kept on a table set aside […]

4th of July

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Red White and Blue Shrikhand Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #1 of 2 Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #2 Re-igniting the ancient cuisine of India. Recipes and foods are cooked and photographed in USA. Parsi Cuisine cookbooks are authored by Rita Jamshed Kapadia.