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#parsicuisine Traditional ‘Sil Batta’ (Flat Grind Stone) is an age-old home appliance used to prepare spice mixes for Indian Cuisine by crushing garlic, onion, chillies or any other ingredients between the flat stone (Sil) and the grinding stone (Batta). A sil batta is usually made out of stone or granite. Can still be found in […]

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 […]

Curry Paste

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Curry Paste 5 to 6 red chillies roasted 2 tsp jeera 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 2 tsp sesame seeds 5 to 6 cashews some kokam 250 gms freshly grated coconut few curry leaves 1 small onion 1 small tomato 1 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder In a pot, heat 3 […]

Bhakhra (Fried Cakes)

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Dhansakh Masala

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by Meherwan D.Mehta 1 Kg. Coriander seeds – Dhanya 200 gms. Jeera 100 gms. Black Pepper – Kali Mirchi 100 gms. Fenugreek seeds – Menthi 100 gms. Mustard seeds – Rai 300 gms. Red Chillies 200 gms. Haldi – Tumeric 50 gms. Tej Patta – Tamal Patta 20 gms. Badyan (Black – Flower shaped) 20 […]

Papeta Parsi Rai na Papeta @parsicuisine

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Parsi Rai na Papeta @parsicuisine Spicy potatoes with black mustard seeds. Recipe & Video Ingredients3 cups cubed cooked potatoes1 tsp salt1 tsp Turmeric powder1 tsp Curry Powder1/4 tsp Coriander powder1 tsp red chilli pepper1 tsp black mustard seeds1/4 or 3 pinches tsp Asefotida (Hing)1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves (fresh)1 stalk of fresh curry leavesOil as […]


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Dry Whole Chillies
The spicy peppers find their way into nearly every dish: Chutneys and Pickles, Curries and Stir-fries, even cold drinks. Chillies are deceptively beautiful. Theie Taste ranges from mil to dynamite. While they scorch your taste buds, they also blend a little heat and a whole lot of fragrance and flavor to Indian Parsi Cuisine.

Various varieties of chilies include: Teja, Sanam, Kashmiri Chilli, Wrinkle, Karnataka Byadagi, Guntur Byadagi, Round (Mundu).

Parsi Cuisine cookery books authored by Rita Jamshed Kapadia. Re-igniting the ancient cuisine of India, Recipes and foods cooked and photographed in USA.

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

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Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

Parsi Sambhar, Dhansak and Garam Masala

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My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking Hardcover – June 18, 2007 by Niloufer Ichaporia King  (Author), Alice Waters (Foreword)  PARSI SAMBHAR MASALA Makes about 2 cups Red chilli powder – 3/4 cup Salt – 2 tbsp Ground turmeric – 1 tbsp Asafoetida – 2 tsp Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 cup Brown Mustard seeds – 2 tbs Peppercorns […]

Purchase Dhansak Masala, Indian Curry Powder, Spices and Herbs, Nuts and Parsi Vasanu, Badam Pak items

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To order Dhansak Masal, Indian Curry Powder, Spices and Herbs, Nuts and Parsi Vasanu, Badam Pak items

Seven Ways to Celebrate Navroz

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Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz  Commemorated in a grand and elaborate fashion, preparations for  Navroze begin well in advance. Houses are cleaned to remove all the cobwebs and painted new. They are then adorned with different auspicious symbols, namely, stars, butterflies, birds and fish. New attires are ordered and made especially for the festival. On […]


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How to make Dhansak masala at home

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Dhansak Masala Powder Ingredients: 1 Kg. Coriander seeds (Dhanya seeds) 200 grms Cumin (Jeera Seeds) 100 grms Black Pepper (Kali Mirchi) 100 grms Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds) (Omit if you are allergic to fenugreek) 100 grms Black Mustard seeds (Rai) 300 grms Red Chilies 200 grms Haldi (Turmeric powder) 50 grms Tej Patta (Tamal Patta) […]

Dhansak Masala (Spices for Dhansak)

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by Niru Gupta Dhansak masala might seem tedious at first glance but is totally worth the effort! It’s a popular dish of the Parsi Zoroastrian community and combines elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. Ingredients 250 gm sabut dhania 125 gm jeera 125 gm sabut lal mirch 10 gm shahi jeera 10 gm mustard seeds […]