Navroze Mubarak

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Pistachio Kulfi

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Pistachio Kulfi Serves 6 to 8.  Make ahead – Kulfi stays in freezer for a long time. Ingredients:    16 oz. whipping cream 1 can (14 oz.) evaporated milk 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 tbs. pistachio pieces 1/2 tsp. pistachio flavoring 2 drops of green coloring (optional)           Method:         Blend all ingredients a […]

NYC’s Newest Must-Try Ice Cream is Babu Ji’s Kulfi

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By Chris Crowley   It’s worth the wait. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev New York’s ice-cream wars have really ramped up in recent years, spurred on by a bevy of excellent new shops and stakes-raising creations like the black-and-white-cookie ice-cream sandwich and, uh, Kanye West Ice Cream Week. The latest contestant in this frozen-treat frenzy isn’t even […]

Lagan nu Custard

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Chef Niru Gupta It’s the Parsi version of the Creme Brulee and is essentially a bake of milk, eggs and cardamom. ‘Lagan-Nu-Custard’ is a Parsi dessert prepared during weddings. The name itself means ‘wedding custard’. Made with simple everyday ingredients like milk, eggs, butter and nuts. Ingredients 5 cups (1 kg) full cream milk 1/4 […]

Easy Creamy Coconut Delight or Parsi Kopra Pak

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  Ingredients: 1 cup coconut, grated. (frozen grated coconut) 1 1/2 cup Sugar 3 tablespoon Cream 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and cardamom powder Few drops red colouring 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon butter 1/2 cup pistachio nuts optional Method 1. Grease a tray with butter. 2. In a pan add grated coconut and […]

Rituals and Food

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Food plays a important and necessary role in our daily lives. Each ceremony we perform has an associated food involved. Guests who come to share good times and bad times, auspicious and joyous occasions have to be cordially entertained and food is the most important. Guests should be made to feel welcome and a well […]

The Batasas, Nankhatais and Kahri Biscuits of Dotivala Bakery

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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, […]

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 […]