August 15, 2018 The humble ‘mawa’ cake

The humble ‘mawa’ cake

The year 1981 saw the release of Manmohan Desai’s blockbuster Naseeb. While it is Amitabh Bachchan’s famous image of cage-fighting, Kim’s lip-reading talent and Hema Malini’s pink boa that make the film unforgettable for most, I will always associate the film with the beginning of a love affair with the mawa cake. The cake that […]

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August 7, 2018

Parsi Dairy Farm: Mumbai’s Gold Standard in Milk & Milk-Based Products

I was at a modern food superstore in Bandra, Mumbai’s swish suburb, the other day. I walked past rows of imported gourmet cheeses, pastas and meats when I suddenly spotted a group of blue coloured packs which looked as if they were cheerfully waving at me. A closer inspection showed that they were packs of the homegrown […]

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July 31, 2018 Pori

Pori

From Behram Palamkote The best dar ni pori in Bombay one would get is from a parsi lady called Sheramai who is 89 years old and that is my mom. Once you taste it you will not like any other pori that’s a guarantee!  I can give you all her secret recipe which she does […]

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June 11, 2018 Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

Coconut Mango Burfi Note: No artificial colors used. 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 of coarsely grounded charoli nuts and almonds (dry fruits) 1 tbsp pure ghee Method Take a non stick pan and add mango puree aamras and sugar and […]

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June 4, 2018 Doodhi ni Barfi

Doodhi ni Barfi

Doodhi ni Barfi Ingredients: 800 gm Doodhi 400 gm sugar 200 gm mawa Pinch of cardamom 0ne drop of edible green color 5 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds Method:  Boil the doodhi for 1 minute Put the doodhi in a non-stick pot and then put 400 gm sugar. Keep cooking for 15-20 minutes. Then put the mava […]

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May 30, 2018 Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. Topli na Panir

Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. Topli na Panir

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Topli or Tokri means Basket in Indian Gujarati. Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. (Topli na Paneer) Many easy ways to make them and enjoy! Topli na Panir (2 recipes with rennet)  By Rita Jamshed Kapadia Recipe #1 (with rennet) Makes 4 – 5 Ingredients 4 […]

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May 24, 2018 Omelette with Potato Sticks and Spice

Omelette with Potato Sticks and Spice

by Hosang Gandhi Our Hosang likes experimenting! He made a egg omelette recipe with matchstick potatoes (Parsi Sali). Make a mix of: 3 eggs beaten 1 cup Potato sticks 1 Chopped Tomato 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1/2 Red Chilly Powder In a non-stick pan heat 3 tsp of canola oil […]

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May 9, 2018 Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream

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

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream by Rita Jamshed Kapadia In the Persian language it is called it Faloodeh or Paludeh.  The Indian word “Falooda” is a Hindi and Urdu word.  Faluda is Bengali as well ! Serves 4 Prep time 15 minutes Cooking time 0 Ingredients […]

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April 24, 2018 Mawa Cake  With Pistachios, Rose and Saffron Cream

Mawa Cake With Pistachios, Rose and Saffron Cream

  By Aban Kekobad This is my version of the Mawa cake and I am sure you will find many versions online. It is a rich dense cake bursting with flavour -so it’s just-once in a while indulgence!   Ingredients for the cake 3 and a half cups of white flour 6 eggs *Mawa (sweet) 1 cup 1/2 cup […]

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January 14, 2018 A Parsi Story: Sugar in the Milk

A Parsi Story: Sugar in the Milk

I would like to take you on a journey into the culture, and nuances of the Parsi Cuisine of India. I would like to present to you the famous Story of Parsi immigration (into India) and their welcome with “Sugar in the Milk”. One of the oldest stories of Sugar and Milk in Parsis (Parsi / […]

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