Class: Parsi Khichri – Saas, a Unique Culinary Creation

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Parsi Khichri – Saas, a Unique Culinary Creation In our second class together, Parsi food expert, Perinaz Avari and I will meet across time zones in a virtual cooking class on a Parsi dish that can challenge many native cooks – Saas ni Macchi (white gravy fish) served with an Ayurvedic InstaPot Khichri (rice-n-lentil dish) […]

When you ask your husband to put the food away

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Rita Jamshed Kapadia Many thanks for your visit today from author Rita Jamshed Kapadia. Rita's Mega Cookbook "Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century" and 11 cookbooks in the Parsi Cuisine Series are available on Amazon.com Buy the printed Paperback or read the eBook Worldwide. To order autographed cookbook, email Rita@ParsiCuisine.com If you have purchased […]

Gos-no-kharo Ras Chaval with Khatti Mithi Kachumbar

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Ingredients 1 kg tender Goat Mutton or Lamb – cut into medium pieces, washed & left to drain in colander 6 large onions – chopped very fine (cut like chhudna no kando) 4 tomatoes – again chopped very fine (tamota) 4 Potatoes – cut into 2 halves (papeta) 8-10 pods of garlic (lasan) 1.5″ piece […]

Instant Pot: Dhansak (Lentils with meat) or Masala Dal (Lentils without meat)

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Instant Pot (IP) Recipe of the Parsi Dhansak  by Rita Kapadia (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) This dhansak was made in an instant pot which is a pressure cooker with souped up button controls. Gives you the flexibility of walking away and setting it on a timer. As you may already know dhansak […]

Instant Pot vs. Cuisinart

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Pressure cookers, probably more aptly called “fast cookers,” are vessels that allow you to seal in steam and raise the pressure around food to cook things incredibly quickly. Dry beans can be done in under an hour, rice in just a few minutes and so on. Today we’ll be looking at two different brands in […]

Instant Pot: Ayurvedic Detox with Khichri

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Khichri is a free-form dish, allowing for many variations. Although any type of lentil can be used like Mung, Tuver, or Masoor, the most common parsi version uses Tuver dal. White Basmati rice is used since it is easy to digest but brown rice can also be used for more fiber and minerals in your […]