PARSI CUISINE: Parsi Cuisine Kindle $6.99

PARSI CUISINE: Parsi Cuisine Kindle $6.99

Cookbook presents an journey into the Food, History and Heritage of the Zoroastrians of India. Rita Jamshed Kapadia has the recipe blog established 1999, www.ParsiCuisine.com, now with 250,000 followers and over 302,000 hits from all over the world. Rita has authored “Parsi Cuisine The Manna of the 21st Century” and ten individual series cookbooks with […]

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Order from Rita a signed  cookbook (USA only)

Order from Rita a signed cookbook (USA only)

MEGA cookbook with over 181 recipes. See list below. Written for today’s generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, the cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. With over […]

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Parsi Dhansak Recipe. (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak)

Parsi Dhansak Recipe. (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak)

Dhansak is a popular  Parsi dish, originating among  the community centuries back. This is served with caramelized brown rice, which is rice cooked in caramel water to give it a typical taste and color. The dal cooked with mutton and vegetables served with brown rice, altogether is called dhansak. In Parsi homes, dhansak is traditionally made on […]

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Translation for Gujarati to English

Folks, there are many words on this site that are Gujarati, Hindi, and other languages. You can translate to English very easily. Click HERE to get this Google Translator for Gujarati to English. If you want the entire site to be read in another language, there is a handy translator. Please scroll down to see […]

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Mastering Parsi Cuisine A new Paperback

Mastering Parsi Cuisine A new Paperback

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia  (Author) This collection represents recipes that have been tried and cooked in my family kitchen, and passed around from Grandmother to Mother to Daughter. From India to USA, by the very nature of the way my family shared their recipes, it was a fun and a bonding experience. I hope you will find […]

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The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders

The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders

by Niloufer Mavalvala (Author), Zara Contractor (Creator), William Reavell, Niloufer Mavalvala (Photographer) This cookbook is a must for anyone who loves the planet and likes nutritious foods. With 51 recipes and a full page coloured picture for each one its a great find A quick glance through the new cookbook thanks to Tanya Hoshi. It is indeed a beautiful cookbook. I got […]

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FEZANA JOURNAL offers 3 items

FEZANA JOURNAL offers 3 items

Subscribe To The FEZANA Journal The FEZANA Journal is published four times a year in Spring, Summer Fall and Winter. In order to boost subscriptions we have decided to offer three items created especially for our promotion, not available anywhere else! A special issue of Rita Kapadia’s Childrens Parsi Recipe Cookbook will allow parents, grandparents, aunts […]

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Understanding Parsi Food & Customs in the light of Zoroastrian religion

Understanding Parsi Food & Customs in the light of Zoroastrian religion

by Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia Many a Parsi customs, because they are not properly understood or traced to Avestan times or scriptures, are believed to be of Hindu origin. This is not entirely correct as we will shortly see. Only perhaps 20% of the customs are of later origin. Some have undergone minor changes on […]

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Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. Re-print paperback and digital free download.

Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. Re-print paperback and digital free download.

Cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia Vividh Vani. (Volume 1): In Gujarati Language. Volume 1. by Meherbai Jamshedji Nusserwanji Wadia Vividh Vani. (Volume 2): In Gujarati Language. Volume 2. by Meherbai Jamshedji Nusserwanji Wadia   Volume 1 Product details Paperback: 792 pages Language: Gujarati ISBN-10: 1724206532 ISBN-13: 978-1724206534 Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches Volume 2 […]

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Cooking with the Time & Talents Club Book

Cooking with the Time & Talents Club Book

by Meher Mirza The smell of dried Bombay duck infiltrates the air. Mum is making the Parsi dish Tarapori Patio, a ruddy pickle made from the quintessentially Bombay fish, the curiously-named Bombay duck, assertively spiced and humming with the tang of vinegar. An old cookbook lies next to her, the pages brittle, dog-eared, covered with […]

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Chef Jehangir Mehta at Stony Brook University

Chef Jehangir Mehta at Stony Brook University

Chef Jehangir Mehta came to Stony Brook University to teach students and faculty alike on the topic of food waste and sustainability. Several lucky students got the chance to learn from Chef Mehta one on one in a special sustainability Teaching Kitchen and many more were able to enjoy his cuisine at our first ever […]

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Celebrated Parsi chef Anahita N Dhondy is today the toast of Asia

Celebrated Parsi chef Anahita N Dhondy is today the toast of Asia

Chef Anahita N Dhondy was selected in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019’ list for her contribution towards food sustainability and for popularising the Parsi cuisine. Chef Anahita N Dhondy was at a vegetable market in Hyderabad picking up fresh veggies for her restaurant when the news reached her. She was selected in the […]

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Very interesting cooking utensils, pressure cooker and pickle jars.

Houston Atash Kadeh

Photo: Ancient Parsi Food cooking utensils, pressure cooker and pickle jars. FIRE feeds the body and soul. The flames of the ancient FIRE were alive at the Houston Atash Kadeh on Avan Mahino and Adar Roj. May the Zoroastrian community find new roots and life in Texas, USA. Photo credit https://www.facebook.com/Parsiana The opening of of […]

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Indias Parsi Cooking Vessels

Indias Parsi Cooking Vessels

Popatjee Recipe Reviving the Art of Kalai from Lucknow, a tinning process of utensils. Earlier the metal of copper and brass were used in the Indian kitchen but with the rapid intrusion of stainless steel and aluminium vessels, these vessels have become extinct from the modern day kitchen. These artisans perform kalai work on copper […]

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Parsis gets their last name and first name with food

Parsis gets their last name and first name with food

It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously – very seriously. Love of good food and drink plays a central, oftentimes quirky, role in nearly every aspect of our culture. When our babies sit upright for the first time, we celebrate by making them sit on top […]

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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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My Bombay Kitchen

My Bombay Kitchen

My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking Paperback – June 18, 2007 The Persians of antiquity were renowned for their lavish cuisine and their never-ceasing fascination with the exotic. These traits still find expression in the cooking of India’s rapidly dwindling Parsi population―descendants of Zoroastrians who fled Persia after the Sassanian empire fell to the […]

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Parsi Chowk Designs

Parsi Chowk Designs

Parsi Chowk Designs are adapted from the land of India, where the parsi (persians) settled over 700 years back. The hindi indian word is “Rangoli”. Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujaratis  have unique designs. The Parsi designs are mostly floral. Fish shapes and fire patterns are popular. The designs and motifs are auspicious and bring good luck, […]

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Time & Talents Club Recipe Book

Time & Talents Club Recipe Book

Eggs on Potatoes and Onions (Serves 6) Recipe by Hilla JK Daruvala from Time and Talent Book. Ingredients 6 eggs 1 lb potatoes 2 tbsp ghee 1/2 lb onions (slice thinly) 2 green chilies (chopped) 2/3 tbsp salt 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Method  Cut potatoes into small cubes. Heat ghee and fry onions for […]

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Father’s Day: A Foreword by my Father

Father’s Day: A Foreword by my Father

Evolution of Cooking and a Foreword by my Father. The theory of Evolution of Universe has been discussed by Darwin, Einstein, Hawking and others. Evolution has proved the existence of the Creator beyond doubts, but it still remains a mystery to be solved. However we can feel and behold HIM through his manifestations such as Air, […]

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Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies

Ceremonies prior to the marriage  Rupiya Peravanu Rupiya Peravanu literally means gifting rupees in Gujarati language. This ceremony marks the unofficial engagement when both the families acknowledge the acceptance of the marriage alliance. On this day, ladies from the groom’s family pay a visit to the bride’s house. The bride is presented with a gift […]

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Book: Like sugar in milk

Book: Like sugar in milk

by Majlend Bramo This is the story of the Parsis, a small community following one of the oldest religion on Earth – Zoroastrianism. A community that is also trying to survive against its diminishing numbers. It is said that Zarthushtra, the prophet of Zoroastrianism, lived around 800 BCE and taught the core concept of Good […]

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Translated into Simple English

Translated into Simple English

Parsis have unique pronunciation of ordinary Gujarati words so we have provided an English translation for many Spices, Vegetables and other processes. Parsi Gujarati, Hindi and other Indian terms. English Achar Pickle Adoo Ginger Ajmo  It’s “ajwain”, carom seeds, or bishop’s weed. “Ajmo” is a Gujarati word for this plant. The scientific (or Latin) name is […]

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Katy Dalal Cookbooks: “Jamva Chaloji”,”Seafood Fiesta” and “Vitality” (a book on vegetables and their nutritive content and benefits).

Katy Dalal Cookbooks: “Jamva Chaloji”,”Seafood Fiesta” and “Vitality” (a book on vegetables and their nutritive content and benefits).

Archaeology and Catering:The Dalal Family Came to know a lovely couple,the Dalals through friends.Kurush Dalal is an archaeologist and a caterer(and a humorous and jolly guy,quite evident from the photo taken by Kalyan Karmakar, above) while his wife Rhea Mitra-Dalal is a freelance content writer and also writes a food blog. Kurush is the son […]

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Bhicoo Manekshaw Cookbooks and a tribute to her passing away

Bhicoo Manekshaw Cookbooks and a tribute to her passing away

by Vikram Doctor   April 17, 2013 Bhicoo Manekshaw, the food writer has passed away. She wrote really excellent, professionally done and well researched cookbooks, like her book on the food of her Parsi community. She also promoted good food in more tangible ways, through Basil Thyme, the Delhi cafe that she created as a place […]

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Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

Today is “Ava roj (day) and Ava mahinoh (month)” in the Parsi community of India. Dar ni Poris (Sweet lentil and dry fruit pastries) are sent and eaten. The devout parsis go to the sea or any form of water to pray and pay respect to the water that nourishes the body, while enjoying the […]

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The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Beloved Persian Food Favorites Kindle Edition by Shadi HasanzadeNemati (Author)

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Zarin’s Secrets

Zarin’s Secrets

  Zarin’s Secrets, is a venture started by me through which I am trying to revive old Parsee recipes. I have with me, my grand mothers old recipes for Home Made Authentic Masalas as well as Bhakras , chutney for Patra ni Machi , Kolmi No Achchar, Gajar meva nu achchar, Kachi keri no Murabbo […]

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Guide to OLD Measures for cooking with Vividh Vani

Guide to OLD Measures for cooking with Vividh Vani

Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia (as is from original volumes in Gujarati) First published at the turn of the 20th century, this mammoth book of two parts totaling 1500 pages carries over 2000 recipes, ranging from traditional Parsi to continental and Indian cuisines. Written in an era where all cooking was […]

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Free EBook: Eat, Live, Pray

  Dolly Dastoor, the Editor of the FEZANA Journal has this to say Food plays a very important role in our Zarathushti psyche. We create all varieties of food for different occasions; special food for happy occasions and we also have food for the dead in our religious ceremonies. In the Summer, 2011 edition of […]

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