April 11, 2017

Deviled Easter Eggs

What do you do with Easter Eggs ? After the big hunt is over and if the decorated eggs are still edible, You can make hot deviled eggs. My kids love them and adults like them as appetizers anytime. Follow these steps for making Deviled Eggs: Ingredients 4 hard-boiled eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp […]

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April 7, 2017

FEZANA JOURNAL: Joys of Retiring in North America

FEZANA Journal, Winter Issue 2016   Joys of Retiring in North America. By Rita Jamshed Kapadia So many pleasures await you – there is a certain joy to retiring in North America. One of them is of course the joy of eating good food with activities that keep the body and spirit well-nourished for example […]

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February 4, 2017

Bhakhra made in an “Ebelskiver” pan. The dutch call these Poffertjes

I wandered around in the kitchen section of Costco almost unconsciously thinking I need better non-stick pans. My eyes rested on a wonderful box of Ebelskiver  pancake pan. Somehow I thought this pan could make excellent Indain Parsi Bhakras. I bought the pan. Rushed home and dug out the bhakhra recipe from my cookbook. I […]

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February 1, 2017 Cookbook Series: Dhansak

Enjoy learning how to make a very mouth-watering, satisfying and healthy Parsi Dhansak Meal for the Super Bowl

Recipe (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Parsi Dhansak Recipe: Parsi Dhansak for the good times by Rita Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out […]

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January 30, 2017

Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

While vacationing in Dahanu a couple of years back, and driving back to Gujarat from the Maharashtra state. I saw fisher women selling promfrets, pronounced locally as pamplets on the roadside. Dahanu is a coastal town and a municipal council in Palghar district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located 110 km from Mumbai […]

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January 24, 2017

Mava ni Boi – the easy way

Mava ni boi, I made for a library presentation of my cookbook. Mava ni boi is a fish-shaped dessert made from ricotta cheese, sugar, cardamom and vanilla. Fish is a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility. Ingredients 500 gms – soft fresh white Mava or Ricotta Cheese 300 gms – powdered sugar (or to […]

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January 21, 2017

Lamb / Goat Trotters with Black Eyed Peas -Chora ma Khariya

by Farhad B Billimoria. Hope you and your readers enjoy. It has been in my family for over a hundred years with slight variations but has been enjoyed thoroughly over the decades. My mother passed away about 3 yrs ago but her culinary tradition continues. It is on the spicier side but very tasty. Best […]

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January 14, 2017

Ravo (from cookbook)

My favorite – Pink colored ravo to rave for! Or a traditional white ravo with fried raisins and almonds! by Rita Kapadia Ingredients:       1 liter of pasteurized cold milk.       4 tbsp of Ravo (semolina or suji)       4 tbsp (equal quantity ratio to ravo) of sugar   […]

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January 11, 2017

Bombay Bakery’s Coffee Cake

by Bisma Tirbizi Nostalgia is a beautiful thing — it comes with editing, and our brain selectively remembers only the very wonderful. One memory I cherish is the legendary coffee cake from the famed Bombay Bakery in Hyderabad. Abu was a marketing executive at a German multinational, the times were the glorious ’70s and ’80s, […]

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January 5, 2017

Parsi Berry Pulao

by  Jennifer Mascarenhas Few of my friends went to Sodabottleopenerwala and relished the Parsi cuisine there! While talking to me, their demand arose for home cooked versions of the restaurant dishes! So, on a recent potluck lunch, I made Parsi Berry Pulao and teamed it with some parsi ‘ kachumber’ on the side. Mumbaikars who’ve […]

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January 3, 2017

How to make Kumas

We made a video to kick off  our “Parsi Cuisine Heritage Video Presentations”. This video is of making the Parsi Kumas Cake, which is very forgotten but tasty parsi cake. Our YouTube Channel is http://www.YouTube.com/TheParsiCuisine  Kumas Recipe  Kumas is an ancient cake from 18th century and beyond!

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January 1, 2017 Prawn Patio

Shrimp Patio

              Ingredients 3 Onions finely chopped2 lbs Prawns or Shrimp3 Green chilles finely chopped2 tsp Garlic finely minced1 bunch Kotmir ( coriander leaves)1 tsp Haldi ( tumeric) powder1 tsp red chilli powder1 tsp Cumin seeds1 tsp dhanya powder2 inch piece of Jaggery5 Tomatoes finely chopped1 tsp Salt Method1. Marinate the […]

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December 29, 2016

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

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 […]

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December 29, 2016

How to make Indian Ghee or Clarified Butter

  Ingredients 2 Sticks of unsalted butter 1 pot (thick bottom) Strainer Jar for storing Method Heat the butter in the pot on very low heat. Wait till the foam, fat and salt floats on top. Immediately strain into your jar. Cool completely

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December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, Jamjoji and Jamarjoji !

Our 2017 Calendar is attached here in the post. Enjoy the calendar, share, and hope you use it in the coming new year. Visit http://www.ParsiCuisine.com for Traditional and Authentic Indian Parsi Recipes, Videos, Cookbooks, ECookbooks free and not-free ones. 🙂 Keep cooking, sharing food with friends and family, and wishing you all good health in […]

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December 19, 2016

 Zoroastrian link to the Biblical Magi Kings

 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 regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity and […]

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December 7, 2016

Kumas Cake

by Rita Makes 24 pieces Time to prepare – 2 days Ingredients 6 oz salted butter (melted) 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup rava (fine grain semolina) 1/2 cup cake flour or baking plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cardamom powder 2 tsp nutmeg 1 […]

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November 8, 2016 VASANU is very healthy to eat. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. Not good for diabetics unless you substitute sugar with Splenda.

Parsi Vasanu for the winter season

VASANU is very healthy to eat in the winter. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. This nutritious, vasanu recipe is from my grandmother. Vasanu is very hard to make. Click here to order Vasanu from Dilly Umrigar   INGREDIENTS General: 1 1/2kg Ghee 1/2kg Char jaatnu magaz 50g Goonder 2 1/4kg […]

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October 21, 2016

Drink Coffee! It won’t give your heart extra beats

By Scott Maier on January 26, 2016 NEW YORK– You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead – in rare cases – to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality. The study, led […]

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October 14, 2016 Dhansaak Dal

Vegetarian Dhansak

Important for Vegetarians – Omitting the meat from this recipe, will make this Dal a Vegetarian Dhansak Dal. Click here to see Video for Parsi Dhansak for the good times with full Dhansak recipe. Also known as parsi masala dal. Ingredients 1 cup yellow lentils (arhar/tuvar daal) 60 gm pumpkin-peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup) […]

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