Mutton Pulao

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lbs Chicken, Lamb, Goat meat or Mutton 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup milk 2 generous pinches of saffron 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 […]

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Thanksgiving In Iran

Pomegranate Harvest and Thanksgiving In Iran Picture is of people in Zardui village in western Iranian province of Kermanshah..Iran is the largest producer of pomegranate in the world. There are more than 700 varieties of this nutritional ancient fruit in Iran and they are classified based on the skin color, seeds and taste. Most pomegranate […]

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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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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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Welcome! For, your presence brings purity. Kindness, love and sincerity a hundred fold

Here is an old Persian couplet resounded with an earthy Dari-flavor: ‘Khosh aamadi o safaa aavardi, sad mehr o mohabbat o vafaa aavardi.’ Translation: Welcome! For, your presence brings purity. Kindness, love and sincerity a hundred fold !   But, when one of India’s oldest living Iranians welcomes you to what has been deemed an […]

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