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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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August 12, 2016

Sofitel Hotel for a New Year treat

What is an Irani cafe set-up doing in the middle of Mumbai’s swankiest five star hotel, I wonder. I ought to be glimpsing Salade Nicoise and asparagus quiche; not brun maska andpaneer akuri in a place like Pondichery Cafe, Sofitel Mumbai BKC! And then it dawns upon me. The Parsi New Year is almost upon […]

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August 8, 2016

Wah Bawa: In conversation with uncrowned queen of Parsi cuisine – Tanaz Godiwalla

— By Khushnuma Jabulee Mumbai: Tanaz Godiwala at Mazagoan . Photo by BL SONI Khushnuma Jabulee speaks to the uncrowned queen of Parsi cuisine, Tanaz Godiwalla. India is a melting pot of diverse cultures and religions. Amongst all these diverse people lies a little group that I belong to, called the Zoroastrians. Though Zoroastrians are […]

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July 28, 2016 BHARUCHI AKURI (Parsi breakfast dish.)

Eggsciting Bharuchi Akuri

 by JAVED GAYA One of my favourite breakfast preparations is scrambled eggs, even higher on the scale of delicacy, is the akuri, a much underrated dish. Akuri means egg curry in its most basic sense. It is like dhansak and patra ni machi, considered to be a pan-Indian favourite. The Parsis have a love affair […]

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April 28, 2016

Parsi Cuisine at Inaugural Event at the Dar-E-Mehr in Pomona, NY : Karma Kafe – An Indian Bistro

Mehernosh Daroowalla and his team were proud to cater the lunch for the inauguration. Originally from Mumbai, India, Mehernosh has a business background and a passion for the food business. Mehernosh opened his first restaurant, India On The Hudson, quickly followed by Karma Kafe, both located in Hoboken, NJ and known for specializing in regional […]

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April 21, 2016

Parsi Mutton Cutlets

Aditya Bal whips up his version of the Parsi mutton cutlets. They are succulent and delicious.           Ingredients 250 gm mutton mince 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 green chilli, coarsely ground 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp clove-cinnamon powder 2 Tbsp potatoes, boiled […]

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March 8, 2016

Chocolate or Coffee Almond Lassi

Diabetics can substitute chocolate with coffee – less sugar. Total Time: 2 mins melting chocolate + 3 mins grinding Serves: 3 people Ingredients: -►200 gms chilled thick yogurt ( you could also use hung curd if you wish) -►2 tbsp water -►100 gms dark chocolate chunks (substitute chocolate with coffee – less sugar) -►4 tbsp […]

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February 22, 2016

Quality, Taste, Convenience are the pillars on which the Variavas have founded Aatash Foods.

AATASH FOODS : ADDING TASTE TO BUSY LIVES In 1993, a young and enterprising Parsee couple Dinshaw & Khurshid Variava took their love for good food a step further … by introducing one of the first Ginger-Garlic Paste brand ( SuperChef’s ) in Mumbai. For a country where no food preparation comes without its share […]

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February 12, 2016

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 J. 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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June 22, 2015

Healthy Patrani Machchi

by Aditya Bal & Devanshi A healthy Patra-Ni-Machchi recipe, only with some mustard oil to give flavor. Pomfret wrapped in a tangy marinade and steamed in a banana leaf. Ingredients 1 fresh pomfret (medium sized) Banana leaves For Marinade: 4 Tbsp curd 1/2 Tbsp turmeric Some chopped garlic 1 1/2 Tbsp mustard oil Chilli flakes 1/2 […]

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June 22, 2015

Patrani Ni Machi

by Roopa Gulati Patrani machi is a Parsi steamed fish preparation. Fish coated in a coconut chutney mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed.           Ingredients 4 banana leaves 1 kg fish Juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tsp salt Chutney: 1 grated coconut 6 green chillies 50 gm coriander leaves with […]

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June 7, 2015

Parsi Street Food

RAJYASREE SEN My comfort food in college was milky cutting chai – spiced tea ‘cut’ into a small glass portion –accompanied with maska pav (a bread bun with lots of butter) sold on a Mumbai street corner. Or, on a good day if the vendor had stocked up on eggs, I’d upgrade to an anda pav – a bun with an […]

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