Diwali Mubarak and a very Happy New Year

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White Pumpkin Preserve for your Thanksgiving Table

Introducing my White Pumpkin Preserve

Dear Friends, Rita’s Parsi Cuisine is introducing “Kohra no Murambo” (White Pumpkin Preserve). White Pumpkin Preserve is flavored with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg with an amber caramel color which come from hours of gently simmering the grated pumpkin. Truly,  this Kohrano Murambo is a labor of love in the finest traditions of the Parsis.  […]

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Thanksgiving in Canada with Parsi Dar ni Pori (Pie)

by Sheri Jeddy  HAPPY THANKSGIVING  – remember there is always something to be Thankful for.  This Monday 9th October, is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. The tradition started in 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. My Canadian neighbors invited us over on […]

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Eggless Mava Cake

Take butter and sugar in a bowl or pan. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add  mava Mix the crumbled mava with the creamed butter & sugar mixture. Next sieve the flour with baking soda and baking powder directly into the bowl. Add cardamom powder. Add milk and cream. Fold everything till the flour, […]

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SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

  INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg boneless chicken, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp rum 1 tsp red chilli sauce 1 tbsp chopped spring onions 2 tsp garlic paste 2 egg whites 4 tbsp corn flour oil for deep fryingSweet and Sour Sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp […]

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Did You Know Berry Pulao Was Invented In Mumbai?

We trace the origins of the Berry Pulao, not to Iran, but closer home in the kitchen of Britannia & Co at Ballard Estate. In 1923, Rashid Kohinoor started Britannia & Co in Ballard Estate. Until 1947, it served Continental fare, with British dishes like Fish and Chips. In 1947, after India’s Independence on August […]

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Nankhatai Recipe

by Meher Mirza The Parsis especially have taken the nankhatai to their heart and it is to my favourite Parsi cookbook writer that I turned for the recipe. This is of course, my well-thumbed copy of Bhicoo Manekshaw’s Parsi Food and Customs in which she writes, “Parsis have no boundaries when it comes to good food […]

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Gos-no-kharo Ras Chaval with Khatti Mithi Kachumbar (from cookbook)

Ingredients 1 kg tender Goat Mutton or Lamb – cut into medium pieces, washed & left to drain in colander 6 large onions – chopped very fine (cut like chhudna no kando) 4 tomatoes – again chopped very fine (tamota) 4 Potatoes – cut into 2 halves (papeta) 8-10 pods of garlic (lasan) 1.5″ piece […]

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Detox Juice

Serves 2 Ingredients: • 1 cup (chopped) spinach leaves (without stems) • 1 cup chilled fresh orange juice • 1 cup cubed mango • ¼ cup (chopped) fresh mint • 2 medium ribs celery (finely chopped) • ¼ cup (chopped) flat-leaf parsley Method: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Keep blending it, until it is […]

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MANGO MURABBA (Parsi Murambo)

Ingredients 1 kg semi-ripe mangoes (any variety, but for best results and taste, either alphonso, or, even better still, the `bottle’ mango, `batli keri’. Best to use are small green, totally unripe mangoes. But then add more jaggery, according to taste.) 200 gms jaggery (more, if mangoes very raw and sour. Can use sugar to […]

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LEVTA (Mudfish) WITH KHICHDI

by Jenifer Petigara Mistry Growing up in Surat and that too the old part of the city, at 10-12 years of age Makar-Sankranti was a day full of loud music blaring from the rooftops, “Kaipo Chhe” or “Kaipoch” or”aye peli peeli gayi ” or “Laali ni pi” sounds. In the narrow streets, there would be […]

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Rita’s Secret Cashew Lamb Curry revealed!

Rita’s Secret “Kaju Mutton ” Cashew Lamb Curry revealed ! Lamb can be substituted with Mutton. Kaju is a Indian word for Cashew. (Cashews can be substituted with Almonds) Ingredients 4 lbs boneless Lamb Marinate lamb 10 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tsp salt Fry in hot oil 2 medium onions grated […]

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