A Parsi Story: Sugar in the Milk

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 2 comments

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

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 1 comment

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 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 […]

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

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 […]

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 […]

Eggless Bhakra Gluten free and Vegan – Vegetarians rejoice!

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Eggless Bhakra

Bhakra

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 6 comments

#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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An old parsi favorite, White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”. Saw the white pumpkin today at the garden center in Home Depot !!!   Murambo goes with toast (burnt or lightly toasted), Fried eggs (half – fried eggs or fully fried crisp). My mother in law, Jalloo used to make it and add peaches or […]

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?” Tehmina Alphonse asked. “I 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 heavy cream carton. Small size of 8 oz. 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 […]

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