ZAGNY presents a Virtual Cooking Class Series : Chapat

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Chapat Recipe from Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Persian Dates

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The Mediterranean and Middle Eastern region has always been famous for the cultivation of dates and has ancient roots. The dates of Iran are grown mainly towards the southern region of the country and especially in the provinces of Kerman, Khuzestan, Sistan & Balouchestan, Hormozgan and Bushehr. Iran produces over one million Tons of high […]

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream

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Hot Summer Days call for Cold Falooda!

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

Khaman na ladoo

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Guess this Ladoo Name.  HINT: It is used for a Parsi Ceremony and made of Coconut 🙂  Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts walking and standing on his/her own feet.   Ingredients1/2 Cup Rice flour2 tbsp All purpose flour2 tbsp butter3/4 cup water […]

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 […]