Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

This article first appeared in the FEZANA JOURNAL FALL 2015 Vol 29 No 3 page 76-79 Yalda Festival  Table (Shab e Cheleh) By Rita Jamshed Kapadia Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails Everywhere in the world, people observe various seasonal days of celebration during the month of December. Most are religious holy days […]

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India’s Parsi Cuisine

  It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously – very seriously. Love of good food and drink plays a central, oftentimes quirky, role in nearly every aspect of our culture. When our babies sit upright for the first time, we celebrate by making them sit on […]

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Salted Lassi with Coriander and Cumin

Drink Indian Cumin Lassi without sugar. Great for Diabetics.  Salted Lassi is healthy and nutritious for your body. Ingredients: Plain Yogurt 1 cup Water 1 cup Coriander leaves 3 Cumin powder a pinch Salt to taste Method of preparation: Wash coriander leaves and grind them with little amount of yogurt using a juice blender. Add […]

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Mumbai’s top Parsi food caterer Tanaz Godiwalla serves up Summer Vine

Mumbai’s top Parsi food caterer Tanaz Godiwalla serves up Summer Vines. Summer Vines once a vision has now come into fruition ! The legendary culinary  expert, Tanaz Godiwalla and Periodontist, Dr. Tanaz Boyce are delighted to have seen their dream turn into a reality. ​ Summer Vines brings together their passion for people, food and […]

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The Secret History of Shiraz Wine

By Anahita Shams BBC   You can watch The Secret History of Shiraz Wine on BBC World. Is there a Zoroastrian connection? Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionMusic, poetry and wine-drinking at the court of 17th Century Persian ruler Shah Abbas Until the Islamic revolution, Iran had a tradition of wine-making which stretched back centuries. It centred on […]

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Masala Chai ( Spiced Tea)

A cup of tea shared with another person is known to create a new karma each time. So next time you have a cup of tea with someone, have good thoughts, and share good words.   Health value: Antioxidant Removes Headaches, Muscle aches, soothes and relaxes. Ingredients: 2 cups water 4 tea bags, black tea […]

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Translated into Simple English

Parsis have unique pronunciation of ordinary Gujarati words so we have provided an English translation for many Spices, Vegetables and other processes. Parsi Gujarati, Hindi and other Indian terms. English Achar Pickle Adoo Ginger Ajmo  It’s “ajwain”, carom seeds, or bishop’s weed. “Ajmo” is a Gujarati word for this plant. The scientific (or Latin) name is […]

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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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