April 12, 2017 Creamy Coconut Chutney

How to make the famous Parsi Fish with Green Chutney, Patra ni Machhi Videos

A very popular recipe of the Parsi Cuisine. Pomfret Patra ni Machhi Patra ni Maachi Chutney & Salmon with a new twist!  

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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 10, 2017

Papeta par Eeda

Papeta par eeda aka Potatoes and Eggs is a easy dish to make anytime. Have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is fully satisfying and yummy. A Egg Fritata is similar and made in a pan just like this parsi favorite. Enjoy with fresh Rotli or toasted bread. Kheemo, Chicken Liver / Kaleji / […]

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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

Traditional Parsi Dishes explained

ALL RECIPES  EGGS Akuri (Scrambled Eggs with spices) Omelette (Poro) is a wonderful breakfast dish, spicy and goes well with jam and toast.  Spanish Omelette Persian Omelette  – Kokoo Sabzi Ravo is a sweet semolina breakfast. (made on auspicious occasions) Bharuchi Akuri (Scrambled Eggs with raisins and nuts) Egg Vindaloo Tabota par Eeda (Tomato Eggs) BREADS Puri Rotli Ghee Gor ni […]

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February 1, 2017

Understanding Parsi Food & Customs in the light of Zoroastrian religion

by Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia Many a Parsi customs, because they are not properly understood or traced to Avestan times or scriptures, are believed to be of Hindu origin. This is not entirely correct as we will shortly see. Only perhaps 20% of the customs are of later origin. Some have undergone minor changes on […]

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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 30, 2017

BADAM NI BOI FUNDRAISER FOR ZAKOI WORSHIP CENTER FUND

Dear Friends, Yes, the BADAM-NI-BOI fundraiser is back! (See attached document on ingredients.  Each BOI consists of: crushed Almonds, sugar, flavorings, such as rosewater, corn syrup and only 2 tbsp of milk). The BOIs are $32 for a Pair, or $18 for 1 BOI (See more details on Shipping below, if you want them mailed […]

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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 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 17, 2016

Winter Vasanu by Diana Buhariwalla

Grandmother’s recipe from Wadia Baug. It is to be made exactly as follows: 1 1/2kg ghee 1/2kg char jaatna magaz 50g baval nu goonder (resin of the baval tree) 2 1/4kg sugar 500g ghau nu doodh 500g cummar kakri 400g dates 100g akhrot (walnut) soak overnight in hot water, peel and chop and fry : 1/2 […]

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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 21, 2016

Mumbai: From Parsi to Peshawri (with recipes)

Explore the Irani eateries and Parsi cafes of this diverse city, and you’ll discover that Mumbai is a culinary mecca but Bombay is an emotion, one that’s truly embodied in its food By Audrey Gillan. Published on 17th November 2016 Photo: Crawford Market, Mumbai.  It’s 7am as we move through a door under a peeling […]

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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 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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October 4, 2016

Chef Jehangir Mehta coming to next two Disney burger bashes Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan kicks off Rockin’ Burger Block Parties at Epcot Book the October 14 party if you want to meet Seidel or November 11 to see Mehta in person. Like most special events at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, space is limited for this party. Some available options for the event […]

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September 25, 2016

E-Cookbooks from ParsiCuisine.com

  Indian Parsi Kitchen Manna of the 21st Century Pickles Chutneys and Preserves: Parsi Cuisine **************************************************************************************** Seafood **************************************************************************************** Dhansak ************************************************************************************* Desserts  **************************************************************************************** Parsi Custards and Egg Dishes **************************************************************************************** Vegetarian Delights **************************************************************************************** Meats **************************************************************************************** Tea of India **************************************************************************************** Mava Cake Lovers  

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September 4, 2016

The place of Tea in Indian Culture

Indians love tea, they are crazy about it – and they even have a special word for it – chai. India is one of the largest tea growers in the world. Tea is grown in the north and the south – in exotic places like Munnar in Kerala, Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri Mountains. The tea […]

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