After Blockbuster Success in Mumbai, Floyd Cardoz Returns to Indian Cooking in New York

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By Michael Snyder Editor’s note: See Floyd’s Indian Spiced Tomato Egg Casserole with Parsi flavors Even without a New York restaurant of his own right now, Floyd Cardoz remains one of the city’s most recognizable, celebrated chefs. It’s been half a decade since he closed Tabla, the highly decorated modern-Indian restaurant he ran with Danny […]

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 […]

Shrimp Coconut Sauce called Patio

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Shrimp Coconut Sauce called Patio

Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse

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Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse

Tomato per eedu

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Tomato and Eggs go  well together.  A parsi favorite anyday. Served with rotli and raw chopped onion on the side is my favorite way to enjoy this classic. It is a sweet and spicy dish with ginger, garlic and  Indian spices. Tomato per eedu Recipe  INGREDIENTS          1 kg ripe tomatoes 1 tsp. salt Grind together […]

15 health benefits of this amazing fruit – Manna from heaven!

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It is the fruit of the Tad (Palmyra) Palm. Found on the streets of Mumbai, India. We used to call it “Galeli”. I would love the soft texture and sweet flavor on the tongue. A delicate flavour and like lychee consistency. The tender ones are so sweet and soft to gulp. You get “Toddy” (todi) […]

Rita’s Christmas Fruit Cake

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Rita’s Fruitcake

Sweet & Sour Pomegranate Drink

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Pomegranates are reminders of the cycle of life. The purple outer covering of a pomegranate symbolizes birth or dawn, and their bright red seeds the glow of life. A Nutritious Fresh Drink to energize you! Ingredients 1 cup Pomegranate juice 1 Cup Watermelon pieces (without seeds) ¼ Sugar ½ Salt ¼ black pepper Crushed ice […]

Fruit Kebabs

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Simple watermelon and feta cheese kebabs. The flavor of watermelon and feta cheese explodes in your mouth. Try it sometime. Enjoy! – Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 cup cubed watermelon pieces 1 cup cubed feta cheese 4 skewers Method Skewer watermelon cubes and feta cheese cubes alternatively.

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”. Yalda Festival  Table (Shab e […]

Jardalu ma Marghi (Chicken with Apricots)

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Yazdani Bakery

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There are many Irani Bakeries in Mumbai, India. You must have heard of the Kayani Bakery, but have you heard of the Yazdani Bakery? Yazdani Bakery is an Irani cafe or Persian style bakery in Mumbai, India. The bakery was opened in 1953 by Meherwan Zend, an Irani baker. All products in the bakery are handmade, and baked in diesel ovens. The bakery draws […]

Shrewsbury Biscuits

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Traditional Shrewsbury Cookies This recipe is over a hundred years old! I followed the recipe as closely as I could, except for reducing the sugar content just a little. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 rounded tsp cinnamon powder /(or 1 heaping […]

Mango Murraba (Parsi Murambo) Recipe

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Celebrate  with this glorious Mango Murraba anyday. #mangoseasonison #ilovemangoes #mangoisthekingoffruits #mangolove #mango Ingredients 1 kg semi-ripe mangoes (any variety, but for best results and taste, either alphonso, or, even better still, the `bottle’ mango, `batli keri’. Best to use are small green, totally unripe mangoes. But then add more jaggery, according to taste.) White or […]

Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

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Coconut Mango Burfi Note: No artificial colors used. This post and recipe were created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always the opinions are 100% my own. Ingredients 1/2 kg aamras (mango puree) 1/2 cup sugar 250 gm desiccated coconut 1/2 cup milk powder 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup […]

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

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This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits. To top it all there are cherries, which are so festive. I specially like the red auspicious color they add, my mother used to get these added along with green, yellow and red Tutti-Frutti! ( candied fruits ) Question: Did you know why the […]

Pickled Mango Bafenu

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Recipe #1 Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes whole ½ vinegar ½ cup jaggery, grated 1 tbsp garlic paste ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1-1/2 tsps mustard powder 1 tsp salt 2 tbsps. Oil Method Take 3 ripe mangoes, wash and put into pressure cooker with a little water.  When […]

Ambakalyo

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Ambakalyo is Parsi Original. We used to have it at a Gahanbar / Ghambar which is a feast given in honor of a beloved who has passed away. Held as a charity event, all the residents are invited free of charge in old towns like Ahmedabad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch in India. Served with Vaal ni […]

Kanda Keri nu Gosth

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by Sheroo Rusi Parekh Clean & wash 1-1/2 kg mutton n marinate with ginger-garlic paste. Wash & peel 15 medium or 12 big Alfanso mangoes (I used 12 big ones). (Normally these are cooked whole but I prefer cutting slices from 2 sides for 2 reasons – one coz now a days there’s no guarantee […]

Recipe Contest Winner: Keri Kanda ma Gosth

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Congratulations to our member Mahrukh Mogrelia Click here to Enter Contest. by Mahrukh Mogrelia Ingredients:1 kilo mutton with bones7 ripe Alphonso mangoes,peeled and keep mango whole.1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp green chile garlic paste 1 tbsp Kashmiri chile powder 1 tbsp sambhar masala 1 tsp curry powder1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp sugar2 […]

Keri ni Khichri

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Aryuvedic Sweet Rice and Dal with Mango This Mango Khicri is delicious by itself and a known parsi favorite in the mango season. Of course cooked in USA any time – it is mango time anytime! INGREDIENTS 4 cups Rice 1 cup Tuvar Dal 1 1/2 cup sugar 4 Mangoes peeled and cubed (one per […]

Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

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Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

Eat Fruit on an empty stomach for maximum health benefit

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Eating Fruit on Empty Stomach This will open your eyes ! Read to the end; and then, send it to others on your list as I just did to you! Dr Stephen Mak treats terminal ill cancer patients by an “un-orthodox” way and many patients recovered. Before he used solar energy to clear the illnesses […]

Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe

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Goes with any meal. Serve with Mashed Potatoes Roast Turkey Vegetables in different styles Stuffing or my famous Chicken Cutlets  for that extra punch! Recipe Ingredients: For the pickled cranberries: 1 cup  cranberries 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Combine Cranberries, White Vinegar and salt in a glass bottle. Cover and pickle for a […]

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.

Khaman na ladoo

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Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “Besnu“. This is when a baby starts sitting upright on his/her own bottom. or These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts walking and standing on his/her own feet. Ingredients 1/2 Cup Rice flour 2 tbsp All purpose flour […]

Green Coconut Chutney

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by Dolly Contractor                     Ingredients 2 Cups of Coriander3-4 stems of Mint1 inch piece of fresh Ginger1 whole Garlic pod, peeled and washed3 fresh lemon’s juice3 small green mangoes7-8 green chillies1/2 cup fresh/frozen ground coconut1 tsp whole Cumin seeds1 tsp whole dry coriander seeds (Dhana)salt to […]

Kaanda Keri ma gos

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Delicious Mutton with small onions called “Doongri” in India. In summer (June – July), they are sold in the indian market. In fact there is a town called “Doongri” that I visited with my parents. These photos were sent from Surat, India. Thanks Hoshang Gandhi. Mangoes, Small whole Onions and Vinegar with Meat make a […]

Gor Papri

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by Farida J. Major My darling Parsis, This is my adored mother’s gor papri recipe.  After ages and ages I decided to make it again.  If you are retired and have an abundance of patience, go ahead and make it cos delicious as it is, it took a cool three hours to make. What’s more […]

Chutney and Salmon with a new twist

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Ingredients 6 – 8 Salmon Fillets 2 tsp Red Chilli powder 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp Salt Olive Oil as needed Baking Dish Prepared Creamy Coconut Chutney Method – Assemble the Baked Salmon Dish: Spread Olive oil in a baking dish. Mix turmeric, red pepper and salt over 4 salmon fillets. Spread a thick layer of […]

Mango Kulfi

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By Sheri Jeddy https://www.facebook.com/sheri.jeddy #Dessert # Mango Kulfi I believe if you are going to have a guilty indulgence go all the way. But have small portions. No Egg or Flour, I know there are short cuts but this is a labor of love as my husband loves. 2 liters half and half 2 liters. […]

Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 Cup or 8 oz tomato puree (puree tomatoes) Canola oil for frying 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1/2 tsp flour (optional I like to omit this) Salt to taste 1 tsp Sugar to taste (brown, raw or white) 1 […]

Mutton Pulao

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Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lbs Chicken, Lamb, Goat meat or Mutton 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup milk 2 generous pinches of saffron 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 […]

Sitaphal Pudding aka “Sugar Apple” or “Custard Apple” Pudding

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[amazon_link asins=’B01K9LZUT0,B01HDQVK6G,B01FKC22IK,B013851UOI,B074YGQQMH,B01MZYAMHC’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’parscuis-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’aa184ab4-c3cd-11e7-95a4-b34c25acde9e’] Sitaphal is also known as “Sugar Apple” or “Custard Apple”  has a typical buttery, delicate flavor. INGREDIENTS  Sitaphal pulp – 1 1/2 cup China grass – 1 packet Water – 1 cup Cream cheese – 500 grams Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup Fresh cream – 1 cup Almond – […]

Detox Juice

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Serves 2 Ingredients: • 1 cup (chopped) spinach leaves (without stems) • 1 cup chilled fresh orange juice • 1 cup cubed mango • ¼ cup (chopped) fresh mint • 2 medium ribs celery (finely chopped) • ¼ cup (chopped) flat-leaf parsley Method: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Keep blending it, until it is […]

Quickie Date & Coconut Sweet with Coconut Oil

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Servings: 10 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups nuts 20 pitted dates 3/4 cup dried, unsweetened coconut 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil * Method Place your nuts in a food processor and run it until you get a pretty fine texture. It’ll take about a minute. Add your dates, coconut, and 2 teaspoons of the […]

Yogurt Shrikand in Red White and Blue

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  Yogurt is hung to make it thick. Garnish with fresh blueberries, sliced almonds and serve shrikand immediately. Makes: 2 Servings of Shrikand. Ingredients 2 Cups Plain Yogurt 1 Pod Cardamom 4 Tbsps Sliced Blanched Almonds (optional) Fresh Blueberry Fruit (optional) Sugar to Taste A drop of red and blue food color (edible color) Method Crush […]

Mango Halwa

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Sweet Symphony of Strawberries, Roses and Custard

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Roses are my favorite flower, Strawberries my favorite Fruit and Custard favorite dessert, so here’s putting all 3 together for a sweet symphony! Ingredients 3 cups Milk 1/2 cup Sugar 2 Eggs 15 Strawberries 1 tsp Rose Essence Method Boil Milk and sugar down for 20 minutes. Cool and add essence. Beat the eggs into […]

An ancient and original treat – Gor Papri

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Kudos to Villy Divecha‎ who made it recently! Recipe by Shirin Byramji  Gor Papri was made by parsi grandmothers who had a sweet tooth. It is a good treat for nursing mothers to have while breast feeding their baby since ginger powder encourages milk production in the mother and the sugar gives energy. It is a forgotten […]

Famous Parsi Fish with Green Chutney, Patra ni Machhi

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A very popular recipe of the Parsi Cuisine. Patra ni Machhi   Recipe Ingredients 4 banana leaves 1 kg fish Juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tsp salt Chutney: 1 grated coconut 6 green chillies 50 gm coriander leaves with stems 1 tbsp mint leaves 1 tsp ground cumin seeds 1 tsp sugar Salt to taste […]

Parsi Berry Pulao

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  by  Jennifer Mascarenhas Few of my friends went to Sodabottleopenerwala and relished the Parsi cuisine there! While talking to me, their demand arose for home cooked versions of the restaurant dishes! So, on a recent potluck lunch, I made Parsi Berry Pulao and teamed it with some parsi ‘ kachumber’ on the side. Mumbaikars […]

FEZANA Journal Joys of Retiring in North America.

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    by Rita Jamshed Kapadia FEZANA Journal, Winter Issue 2016 So many pleasures await you – there is a certain joy to retiring in North America. One of them is of course the joy of eating good food with activities that keep the body and spirit well-nourished for example Travel, Gardening and Exercise. Good […]

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Audh is a better mood elevator than a bar of chocolate! The primary ingredient in this is rice. It is one Parsi (forgotten but now remembered) dish Audh can be ready in less than 1 hour. Audh is served as Dessert. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups fine rice flour 2 cups icing sugar 225 grams ghee […]

Coconut Milk

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Hindi Name: Nariyal ka doodh Coconut milk is obtained from grated coconut kernel. It is a very popular ingredient in South East Asian cuisine. The rich taste of coconut milk is due to the high oil content. It can be consumed raw or used as a substitute to milk in the preparation of various dishes. […]

Coconut

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Hindi Name: Nariyal Almost all parts of the coconut palm are useful. Fruit of the coconut palm can be eaten or used in preparation of sweet, chips and savory dishes. Oil and milk derived from this fruit that are widely used in cooking. Water found enclosed inside the coconut shell is considered one of the […]

Jaggery, Gur, Mollasses

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Jaggery, Gur, Mollasses Hindi Name: Gur Unrefined sugar, found in solid or powdered form, used in desserts as a substitute for sugar. Its color varies from golden brown to dark brown. It is used in both sweet and savory dishes across India. It keeps your body warm and is great to ward off common cold […]

Patrani Ni Machi

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Patrani machi is a Parsi steamed fish preparation. Fish coated in a coconut chutney mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed. Ingredients 4 banana leaves 1 kg fish Juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tsp salt Chutney: 1 grated coconut 6 green chillies 50 gm coriander leaves with stems 1 tbsp mint leaves 1 tsp ground […]

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 […]

Jardalu ma Marghi

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INGREDIENTS 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and finely julienned Kosher salt, to taste 2 tbsp. canola oil, plus more 2 cups dried apricots 2 cups unsweetened apple juice 6 chiles de árbol, stemmed 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (2″) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 2 lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs ½ tsp. cumin seeds […]