Hot or Cold brew of Minty Green Tea

If using green tea leaves, they are added to hot water to release their flavor. Mint leaves are also added to hot water along with sweetener. Serve fresh minty green tea hot or cold. Makes: 1 Cup of Minty Green Tea. Ingredients: Dried Green Tea Leaves 1 Tbsp Fresh Mint Leaves 5 – 6 Honey […]

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Parsi Dhansak Recipe – in an Instant Pot aka Pressure Cooker

(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 and […]

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Traditional Parsi Akuri made the old fashioned way and with the old fashioned taste!

Traditional Parsi Akuri made the old fashioned way and with the old fashioned taste! My daughter Roshni says: After years of observing and searching and finally finding the right vessel in Ahmedabad, I have finally achieved Parsi akuri just like my grandmother’s! (yes, the pot/pan makes a difference). Akuri is basically scrambled eggs. The way […]

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Silver Pomfret Fry

Pampus argenteus/ silver or white pomfret is a species of butterfish that lives in coastal waters off the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. This fish is prized in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region; has subtle flavour and has high Omega 3 and Vitamin content, its flesh is soft and buttery when cooked. Quantity of small pomfret fish – 8 (Butter-fish can be substituted) […]

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Khurshid Mehta: Turkey Kebabs (little meatballs)

Recently  I met Khurshid Mehta in New York and she is as strong as ever. Khurshid is training to be a Mobedyar. Go Khurshid ! Anna Francese Gass runs a website “Heirloom Kitchen” where she chronicles her cooking escapades with grandmothers. One such grandmother she cooked with is Khurshid Mehta of New York. Anna writes… […]

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Seekh Kebab

Ingredients 1 lb Turkey or Chicken minced 2 Eggs 1 tbsp. Cumin (Jeera) powder 1 tsp Red chili powder 1 tsp White pepper powder Salt to taste Vegetable oil 4 tsp 4 tbsp. Cashew nuts(pounded) 5 tbsp Gram flour (besan) 2 tbsp. Ginger, Garlic each (finely chopped) 4 tsp Onions(chopped) 5 tbsp. Green coriander(chopped) 1 […]

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Almond Fish or Badam ni Boi or Marzipan

  This fish shaped dessert is very popular among the Indian Parsi community. It is molded in the shape of a fish because the fish is a symbol for fertility and good luck. It can be sliced and eaten as dessert. Recipe is included in the cookbook “Treasured Grandmother’s Recipes”. Click on the Cookbook below […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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Dhansaak Dal

Vegetarian Dhansak Recipe Instant Pot

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. Note: You will need a pressure cooker also known as Instant Pot. Ingredients 1 cup […]

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