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

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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 […]

PARSI CUISINE: Parsi Cuisine Ebook on Kindle

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PARSI CUISINE: Meat Parsi Cuisine This cookbook has 34 Meat (non-veg) Recipes with instructions. Cookbook is fully indexed for recipes and with Table of Contents. Recipes Doodhi ma Gosht Jardaloo ma Gosht French Beans ma Gosht Khariya / Goat Trotters Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream Khari Murghi – Salty Chicken Sali ma Marghi or […]

Tea of India – Chai

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Chai is the common equalizer in India – from the rich to the poor. No matter what their position in life, an Indian relishes a cup of tea. The rich ones have their tea served in fancy tea-pots, delicate porcelain cups on well laid out tables with cookies and pastries. The not-so-affluent have it in […]

Order from Rita a signed cookbook (USA only)

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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 […]

English Version of Ashem Vohu Prayer. Good Thought, Good Words, Good Deeds.

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

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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 […]

Translation for Gujarati to English

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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 […]

Mastering Parsi Cuisine A new Paperback

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia  (Author) Mastering Parsi Cuisine Paperback ASIN: 107334603X ISBN-13: 978-1073346035 This cookbook has 143 Recipes. Cookbook is fully indexed for recipes and with Table of Contents. English Glossary of ingredients for easy reference. Mrs. Rita Jamshed Kapadia has authored “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” and others, with matched digital ebooks. Rita teaches […]

Mushkil Asaan & Behram Yazad | Zoroastrian Friday Prayer | The Woodcutter & His Fortune

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Parsi Songs for festive occasions

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FEZANA JOURNAL offers 3 items

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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 […]

Understanding Parsi Food & Customs in the light of Zoroastrian religion

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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 […]

FEZANA – FIRES – Down Memory Lane Video

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Down Memory Lane was a specially curated exhibition on the occasion of the Inauguration of the Bhandara Atash Kadeh in Houston. The exhibition was curated by FIRES: FEZANA Information Research Education System

YouTube Channel for Parsi Cuisine

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FEZANA Journal Subscription: FREE Parsi Cuisine Cookbook on a renewal

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Cooking with the Time & Talents Club Book

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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 […]

Chef Jehangir Mehta at Stony Brook University

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Houston Atash Kadeh

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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 The opening of of […]

Indias Parsi Cooking Vessels

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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 […]

Parsis gets their last name and first name with food

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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 […]

Parsi Mithai Shop

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“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 […]

Reprinting culinary heritage

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Muktad, Malido and Memories

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Food cooked for Muktad prayers is kept on a table set aside with the Afargan. Items like Malido, Daran, Papri for chasni are prepared. After the prayers are done the food is partaken of with clean hands.

Parsi Chowk Designs

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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, […]

Father’s Day: A Foreword by my Father

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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, […]

Wedding Ceremonies

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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 […]

Translated into Simple English

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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 […]

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

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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 […]

Zarin’s Secrets

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  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 […]

Guide to OLD Measures for cooking with Vividh Vani

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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 […]

Free EBook: Eat, Live, Pray

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  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 […]