June 14, 2019 Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

You may have heard of the American Red Indian Dance for Rains, but have you heard of the Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri? In Navsari (a small town in the Gujarat State of India) often referred to as the “Dharam Ni […]

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June 11, 2019 Podcast by Perzen Patel

Podcast by Perzen Patel

On this new episode Ep. 07: The Funny Parsis, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel talks to two famous television personalities, Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijaykar about their childhood memories around Parsi food. Together, they recall the Parsi food from popular food joints and neighbourhood gullies they grew up in. Cyrus, Kunal and Perzen also talk about […]

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May 29, 2019 Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. Re-print paperback and digital free download.

Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. Re-print paperback and digital free download.

Cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia Vividh Vani. (Volume 1): In Gujarati Language. Volume 1. by Meherbai Jamshedji Nusserwanji Wadia Vividh Vani. (Volume 2): In Gujarati Language. Volume 2. by Meherbai Jamshedji Nusserwanji Wadia   Volume 1 Product details Paperback: 792 pages Language: Gujarati ISBN-10: 1724206532 ISBN-13: 978-1724206534 Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches Volume 2 […]

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April 11, 2019 The Parsi Trail: Top 7 Parsi Restaurants In Mumbai

The Parsi Trail: Top 7 Parsi Restaurants In Mumbai

Article credit: Meher Mirza of NDTV   The Parsis take their food very seriously. No wonder, since Parsi cuisine perfectly braids together Iranian, Gujarati, British, even Portuguese and Goan influences. Think dhansak with its roots in the gently-spiced meat and rice dishes of Iran, layered with Gujarati spices and dal. Or imagine saas ni macchi, transforming an insipid béchamel […]

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February 12, 2019 Parsi Lagan nu Patru (wedding and Navjote Parsi Cuisine)

Stories of Parsi Gahambars

By Meher Mirza It’s a fight for a seat, and sometimes, a chicken leg, at the Parsi gahambar that celebrates an age-old tradition of praying and feasting. At 8 pm on March 21, stewards from legendary caterer Tanaz Godiwala’s team were on stand-by like soldiers awaiting a general’s order, even as a line of cooks […]

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January 25, 2019 Tribute to Chef Anthony Bourdain

Tribute to Chef Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJ Anthony Bourdain Bourdain in 2014 Born Anthony Michael BourdainJune 25, 1956New York City, New York, U.S. Died June 8, 2018 (aged 61)Kaysersberg-Vignoble, Haut-Rhin, France Cause of death Suicide by hanging Education Vassar CollegeThe Culinary Institute of America Spouse(s) Nancy Putkoski(m. 1985; div. 2005)Ottavia Busia(m. 2007; sep. 2016) Children 1 Culinary career Cooking style French; eclectic Television show(s)[show] Anthony Michael […]

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December 18, 2018 Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

  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”. I was requested to […]

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December 5, 2018 The 3 Kings and Magi and the Zoroastrian Link

The 3 Kings and Magi and the Zoroastrian Link

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 […]

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November 27, 2018 Food Fact: Green Pepper Bumps story is True or Fake ?

Food Fact: Green Pepper Bumps story is True or Fake ?

There is a food fact floating around of Green Peppers with 3 bumps or 4 bumps. It claims that the 4 bump pepper is a female and has more seeds and tastes sweet.  The 3 bump pepper is a male and has less seeds and better for cooking. We at ParsiCuisine.com decided to do a real taste […]

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November 11, 2018 Kiku’s Kitchen

Kiku’s Kitchen

by Kainaz Antia Kiku Engineer : passionate about food and fitness An array of dishes made by Kiku’s Kitchen in Chicago. “No two days of cooking are ever the same but I love the fervor and exhilaration of it all,” says Kiku Engineer (née Mistry), nicknamed “the Godiwala of Chicago.” Sorely disappointed when she realized that […]

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