Happy Republic Day to all in India

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Rita Jamshed Kapadia Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita has published the MEGA "Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine cookbook" and several other mini cookbooks.

Parsi connection with the soda and aerated water industry

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I am Dinyar Patel,  a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, currently based in Mumbai on a Fulbright fellowship where I have been researching some aspects of Parsi history. I would like to ask my readers for assistance with one topic of interest: the Parsi connection with the Indian soda or “aerated […]

Recipe index  

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ParsiCuisine.com has one of the largest collection of free Indian and Parsi / Parsee food recipes, cooking tips, chefs and restaurants. We are expanding this site with fusion foods and to other wonderful people and cultures like Bengali, Gujarati, Goan, Persian, Sindhi, Punjabi, is my Joy. For your convenience we created a recipe index, click […]

We wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

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We wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Go Udvada! Gujarat Gears Up For Parsi Festival

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#Parsicuisine is a wonderful blend of Persian (Iranian) cuisine Gujarati flavours, Maharashtrian, and British influences.Parsi dishes reveal traces of their Persian past in its use of sweet dried fruit and nuts such as apricots and golden raisins, almonds, or Charoli seeds, and cashews. The most notable part about the Parsi cuisine in India is that it […]

Marzipan Boi (Fish shaped Dessert)

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This fish shaped dessert is very popular among the Indian Parsi community. It is molded in the shape of a fish because the fish is a symbol for fertility and good luck. It can be sliced and eaten as dessert. Storage Instructions: Can be kept outside for 2 or 3 days, refrigerated for a couple […]

A Parsi Story: Sugar in the Milk

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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 / […]

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”. Yalda Festival  Table (Shab e […]

Indian Grocery Stores

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ACTON Little Market Address: 276 Great Road Acton, MA, 01720; Tel: (978) 263 0675 Shiva’s Super Bazaar Address: 5 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720; Tel: (978) 429-8043 ALLSTON Cheema Supermarket Address: 562 Cambridge St, Allston, MA, 02134; Tel: (617) 783-9800 ASHLAND The Real Food Address: 200 Butterfield Drive, Unit B, Ashland, MA, 01721; Tel: (508) […]

Cow Dung purifies every kind of impurity

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The Upanishads say, “Gomaye Vasate Lakshmi”, meaning the Goddess Lakshmi lives in the cow dung.
The epic Mahabharata says, “Of all the 84 lakh (8.4 million) species of living entities, only the cow is such an entity whose dung is not impure, but rather it purifies every kind of impurity.”
According to the Text, Shridharmapaddathi,” Every day early in the morning, the woman of the house should smear cow dung throughout the home, once she has done so, she will meet with no difficulties at all”.
“In the early morning, the threshold of the house is not to be left blank. The Goddess, the Deity of all resides at the threshold. The woman must smear cow dung at the threshold and make auspicious powder designs over it and mark with an auspicious sign of swastika. A woman who follows these rituals will have three things: wealth, long life and good reputation”

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 […]

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

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

Cooking With the Parsis

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Cooking With the Parsis; Parsi: Indian Spices, Mideastern Cooking; Tehmina Alphonse’s Parsi Recipes Method for Making Ghee Kheema Kebabs (Spiced meatballs) Mango Kulfi Dhansak (Chicken with lentil puree) By Craig Claiborne PRINCETON, N.J. WOULD YOU come to dinner?” Tehmina Alphonse asked. “I will prepare you the traditional meal of the Parsis in India. Our culture […]

Mr Boman Rashid Kohinoor passed away.

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The Britannia Parsi restaurant in Mumbai Rita Jamshed Kapadia Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita has published the MEGA "Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine cookbook" and several other mini cookbooks.

Parsi Films that never made it

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When Harry met Salli BotiBohemian RhapsodawaterwallaTata, Mr. ChipsSo near, yet so farchaMalcolm Baug XLast Tango in Parsi ColonyWhere Eagles DaruwallaHomi AloneDhansak With WolvesChariots of Fire TempleTehmina the Shrew and/or The Taming of KekashrooAnahita HallGuess Who’s Coming to DinyarAntony and Cleopatra ni machhiApocalypse NowrowjiDriving Miss DinshawDinshawshank Redemption and/or Maneckshawshank RedemptionThe Big LeBawaskiAdil To Pagal HaiWaiting for […]