Rice Flour Rotli

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

Recipe tried and tested, translated from the Vividh Vani cookbook by Rita Kapadia Chokha ni Rotli * or Rice Flour Rotli * is an age old bread enjoyed in India by the parsi community. Yes, all rice (in its natural form) is gluten–free. This includes brown rice, white rice and wild rice. In this case, the “glutinous” term refers to the sticky […]

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 […]

Tipri – an old measure

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What is a “Tipri” ? – It is an old measure used by cooks to measure Rice, Wheat and other whole grains, flour and sugar. The old bombay kitchens kept it as a standard measure. Using an old cigarette tin, (sans the 50 cigarettes) it was called “Tipri” for measuring Rice, Wheat and other whole […]

Khichri for diabetes

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Khichri for diabetes

Parsi Sev

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How to make authentic fluffy and delicious Parsi Sev for Birthdays, New Year, Weddings, and any Auspicious Occasion in your home. Time tested recipe by Rita. Parsi Sev is also known as Sweet Vermicelli and found in Indian Grocery Stores in the USA, UK and other countries outside India. Here is the recipe. Serves 10 […]

Recipe for Channa Masala (Bhatura Channa)

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Recipe for Channa Masala (Bhatura Channa)

Kervai (Banana Pattice)

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Kervai OR Keraisia Pattice (Banana Pattice Stuffed With Dry Fruits), a very old and forgotten Parsi delicacy.

GHAU NU DOODH (MILK OF WHEAT)

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How to make GHAU NU DOODH (MILK OF WHEAT) Recipe for making GHAU NU DOODH Ingredients 1 cup Whole Wheat Grains Water to soak Strong Grinder Strainer with small holes like for making paneer or I use a white cotton cloth Method Soak the wheat for about 4-5 days, and then grind it with enough […]

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

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) […]

Kummas Cake Class

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Rita’s Parsi Cuisine – Kummas.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet, Modaks are sweet flour dumplings stuffed with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg and saffron. This modak recipe is a steamed version, which is also known as ‘ukdiche modak’, however there is a wide variety of this Indian dessert which includes fried modak as well. A popular dessert from Maharashtra which is consumed highly […]

Khorshed Masi’s  Junglee Palav / Dill (Suva Ni Bhaji) no Palav

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by Shirin Engineer Ingredients: I pound Mutton (Goat meat) (if Goat meat is not available then Lamb or Beef can be substituted) 2 potatoes (unpeeled) washed and cut into roughly 1 – 2 inch pieces. 2 cups of Basmati Rice I medium red Onion I bunch of cilantro destemmed and cleaned 1 bunch of Dill […]

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

A selection of recipes from a bygone era when food was cooked over wood stoves.

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Parsiana August 7, 2016 – A selection of recipes from a bygone era when food was cooked over wood stoves. By Farrokh Jijina. Pickled Lady’s Fingers, Daal Madrasi and Coffee Jelly. RE-Print of Original Gujarati Volumes available as a paperbacks in new glossy paper. Printed in USA. Click below to purchase: Check out ENGLISH Translations […]