A BIG thank you to FEZANA

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A BIG thank you to FEZANA for honouring me with this FEZANA JOURNAL Article in the summer 2023 issue. FEZANA JOURNAL is a great resource on the Zoroastrian Arts, Heritage, History and latest news. #fezana #fezanajournal #parsicuisine #Zoroastrianism #zoroastrian #foodie FEZANA JOURNAL is the official publication for FEZANA. FEZANA JOURNAL is published four times a […]

Apricot Chicken

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INGREDIENTS 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and finely julienned Kosher salt, to taste 2 tbsp. canola oil, plus more 2 cups dried apricots 2 cups unsweetened apple juice 6 chiles de árbol, stemmed 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (2″) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 2 lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs ½ tsp. cumin seeds […]

Why are you so fat

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Translation to english Uncle why are you so fat ? See my son. You just cant get a body like this overnight! Listed all the Parsi Delightful foods in picture, enjoy the recipes! ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, […]


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The Parsi baugs are all in a frenzy. The entrances have huge torans (garlands adorning the gates). Jer, Aloo, Freny, and Dolly are all at the beauty parlour, having their eyebrows threaded and hair blow dried. Tamaroo varus chhe? (Is it your birthday)? Asked one attendant; to get a terse reply: no darling.. We are […]

Baba Baby O Movie : Rita’s cookbook featured in movie

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The Parsi Dharmshala in Central Calcutta has been fermenting for about 110 years now.

A historical marvel of art, architecture and culture kept under wraps, this heritage guest house is home to an assortment of Parsi gastronomical delights carefully being preserved by the Kitchen of Meher & Dara Hansotia.

Meher and Dara Hansotia, Baachi Karkaria in Calcutta.

Take a look at this short documentary
on Calcutta’s long-lost congenial company
to know more about the pedigree tracing
back to Iran, Bombay State and Freddie Mercury.


Raag Sindhi Bhairavi by Ustad Aashish Khan & John Barham

Made by:
Jaimin Rajani & Vineet Arora

Assisted by:
Annway Ghosh

Special Thanks:
Shiraz Ali Khan
Bachi Karkaria

Recipe for Meher’s Special Cutlet:

– Boiled Potatoes, Mashed
– Boiled Eggs, Grated
– Boiled Chicken, Shredded
– Cheese, Grated
– Mustard Powder
– Chopped Green Chillies
– Salt & Pepper

For Frying:
– Oil
– Beaten Eggs For Egg Wash
– Bread Crumbs

Mix all non-frying ingredients. Make patties / balls out of the mixture. Coat in breadcrumbs, dip into egg wash and fry till golden brown.

The Manackjee Rustomjee Parsi Dharamshala is located at the following address:

9 Bow Street
Kolkata 700012

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Kalaghoda Malido Cafe

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Kalaghoda Malido Cafe

Irish Tea Cake

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Irish Butter Kerrygold Has Conquered America’s Kitchens or NOT ?

Memories of Pune

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POONA : Of Broon, Bread and more! When the Iranis came to Pune from Iran there were only two options in the job market that they could take up that didn’t require educational qualifications. One was becoming an hotelier and the other was becoming a baker. When Salamat Ardeshir Irani came to India he started […]

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”. Pumpkin and Watermelon seeds keep […]

The 3 Kings and Magi and the Zoroastrian Link

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The Magi are popularly referred to as wise men and kings. The word magi is the plural of Latin magus, borrowed from Greek μάγος magos,[10] as used in the original Greek text of the Gospel of Matthew (“μάγοι”). Greek magos itself is derived from Old Persian maguŝ from the Avestan magâunô, i.e., the religious caste […]

King Cake for Mardi gras

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Traditionally made on Epiphany Day – January 6.  Three Kings”, or “Three Wise Men” or the “Magi” In Christian tradition, the Magi (pronounced Greek: μάγοι, magoi), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three)Kings, or Kings from the East, are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They are […]

Mushkil Asaan & Behram Yazad | Zoroastrian Friday Prayer | The Woodcutter & His Fortune

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White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

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An old parsi favorite, White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”. Saw the white pumpkin today at the garden center in Home Depot !!!   Murambo goes with toast (burnt or lightly toasted), Fried eggs (half – fried eggs or fully fried crisp). My mother in law, Jalloo used to make it and add peaches or […]

Diwali Recipes

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Diwali Recipes

Happy Diwali and a very prosperous New Year

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Diwali is the Indian “festival of lights”—a holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on October 24. Though technically religious, it’s also become a cultural event in North America that’s celebrated with sweets and special foods. Learn about Diwali, when it occurs, and common traditions! Five Festive […]