September 13, 2018

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

Akuri is basically scrambled eggs. You can have it for breakfast. Serve it with Rotli or toasted bread. The way you make each dish changes based on the method and process used in cooking the eggs. Ingredients  change the flavor of the spicy scrambled egg dish. You can make it spicy, sweet and savory as […]

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August 31, 2018

Yummy Eggwich

by Hosang Gandhi It’s like a sandwich made of eggs! (eggs instead of bread) Eggwich ! Ingredients 4 Eggs Salt and Pepper to Taste Tomato Chutney Ghee, Oil or Butter as needed 1/4 cup grated cheese Method 1. Best 4 eggs in a bowl. 2. Take a small fry pan (8-9 inch) and heat oil […]

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August 18, 2018

French Toast

New way to make your basic french toast French toast is a basic staple for breakfast in my family. My daughter loves to make this with me. My little son would watch as we beat the eggs to the tune of Sesame Street. Now grown-up the kids are feeding and making french toasts. It is […]

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August 18, 2018

VIDEO and RECIPE : 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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August 18, 2018

Foods Kids will like

Finding Food and Dinner ideas is a challenge for even the most organized moms and dads, especially with kids – those notoriously pick eaters. Having brought up 2 kids myself here are my favorites. Try these well known kid’s foods below: French Toast Shortbread Cookies  3 Flavorsome Slow Cooker Recipes for Kids Rice Macaroni Puri […]

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August 17, 2018

Understanding the Parsi love for Eggs

Parsi Stories and Recipes by Rita Kapadia (Boston’s Cookbook Author) and Kainaz Contractor (New Delhi’s Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu) featured in an egg-cellent article by Henna Achhpal  of  LivingFoodsz.com Eggs stories and beliefs from Rita Kapadia and Kainaz Contractor. You’re not in a real Parsi home if you don’t find trays of eggs stacked over each […]

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August 8, 2018

Bombay Bakery’s Coffee Cake

Looking for Bombay Bakery Coffee Cake Recipe? Why wait for a trip to Hyderabad when you can replicate the famous cake’s recipe at home? 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 […]

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August 7, 2018 Malido is a speciality of ours. Made from pure ingredients with flour, eggs, nutmeg, cardamon and garnished with fried or roasted almonds and raisins. Cherries can be added if desired.

Rita’s Malido

  Ingredients 8  Cups Whole wheat flour 550 Gram Evaporated dry milk powder 1 kg 350 g castor sugar 1 Cup  Milk approx 7 Eggs  beaten 1 Cup  Pistachio 1 Cup  Blanched almonds  slivered 1/2 Cup  Sultanas (Raisins) 2 tsp powdered cardamoms and nutmeg Rosewater to taste 1 tsp Salt 1 1/4 Kg Ghee approx Method: […]

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July 22, 2018

Shami Kababs

Shami Kababs: Ingredients 2 pounds lamb mince 2 pounds chicken mince 1/4 cup khus khus, 8 cloves 1 large stick of cinnamon crushed 5-6 green elaichi pods seeded 2 tablespoons of whole black pepper 4-5 whole red chilies 7-8 cloves of garlic 1 two inch piece of ginger 1/4 cup of chick peas (daria) 3 […]

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May 24, 2018

Omelette with Potato Sticks and Spice

by Hosang Gandhi Our Hosang likes experimenting! He made a egg omelette recipe with matchstick potatoes (Parsi Sali). Make a mix of: 3 eggs beaten 1 cup Potato sticks 1 Chopped Tomato 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1/2 Red Chilly Powder In a non-stick pan heat 3 tsp of canola oil […]

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May 22, 2018

Sheek Kababs

Recipe Ingredients 1 lb Turkey minced 2 eggs 4 Tbsp Cashew Nut powder for binder 1 tbsp Cumin powder 1 tbsp Chili powder 1 tbsp White pepper powder 5 tbsp Coriander fresh leaves finely chopped 1 tsp Garam masala 1 tbsp chopped green scallions (substitute onion powder if desired) 4 Tsp Vegetable Oil 2 tsp […]

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May 17, 2018

6 Things That Will Happen To Your Body If You Start Eating Eggs

Eating eggs is a fantastic way to give you a health boost. According to WebMD, each egg only contains 75 calories and is packed with 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 1.6 grams of saturated fat. Not to mention it contains iron and other essential vitamins and minerals. If you’re not eating […]

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April 24, 2018

Mawa Cake With Pistachios, Rose and Saffron Cream

  By Aban Kekobad This is my version of the Mawa cake and I am sure you will find many versions online. It is a rich dense cake bursting with flavour -so it’s just-once in a while indulgence!   Ingredients for the cake 3 and a half cups of white flour 6 eggs *Mawa (sweet) 1 cup 1/2 cup […]

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March 31, 2018

Leftover Easter Eggs

Happy Easter. What do you do with leftover Easter Eggs ? After the big hunt is over and if the decorated eggs are still edible, You can make spicy deviled eggs. Follow these steps for making Deviled Eggs: Ingredients 4 hard-boiled eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp mustard salt black pepper red paprika Method take […]

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February 25, 2018

A inspirational video using the Parsi Akuri (Spicy Paris Scrambled Eggs) as a example for life issues

Having problems in your life? Career? Stymied for writing a book? A inspirational video using the Parsi Akuri (Spicy Paris Scrambled Eggs) as a example for life issues. Recipes follow… Two men stumble upon each other at an Irani Cafe and what happens next will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. How many times […]

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February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day “Bawa” Style with Half-Fried Eggs

My husband and I love eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner after a hard days work and no energy or desire to cook!  He calls these half-fried eggs which is a very old parsi term used for eggs that are fried and not fully cooked. The yolks are still raw and jelly like. The fully […]

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January 21, 2018

Bhakhra

  Bhakhras can be dusted with powdered sugar for variety and a Christmas look. by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients: 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all purpose bleached flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup fine semolina (Ravo) 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter) 1 egg, beaten 125 ml toddy mixed with 1 tsp sugar and 125 […]

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December 27, 2017

Kumas Cake

Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes 24 pieces Ingredients 6 oz salted butter (melted) 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 cup grated blanched Almonds for cake mix 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 […]

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December 6, 2017 DESSERT: Lagan nu Custard - garnished with almonds, pistachios

Lagan nu Custard (from cookbook)

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Lagan nu Custard is made with eggs and is delicious! Recipe from my mother Parin Homi Munshi. More recipes in cookbook. Order HERE. Ingredients 6 cups milk or 3 cups heavy cream 1 slice bread 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence OR 1 tsp Rose Essence 3 tsp […]

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May 31, 2017

Sweet Symphony of Strawberries, Roses and Custard

Roses are my favorite flower, Strawberries my favorite Fruit and Custard favorite dessert, so here’s putting all 3 together for a sweet symphony! Ingredients 3 cups Milk 1/2 cup Sugar 2 Eggs 15 Strawberries 1 tsp Rose Essence Method Boil Milk and sugar down for 20 minutes. Cool and add essence. Beat the eggs into […]

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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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December 5, 2016

Plum Cake, Whiskey Fruit Cake

  Ingredients  Wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups Sugar – 3/4 cup Eggs – 3 Large Oil – 3/4 cup Baking powder – 1 tsp Baking soda – 1/4 tsp Salt – 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract – 1 tsp Caramel syrup – 1/2 cup Whiskey as needed – lots! Soak in 1 cup whiskey (more […]

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October 6, 2016 Tomato and Eggs (Tabota par Eeda)

Tomato and Eggs (Tabota par Eeda)

Parsi Community are Egg Lovers. We put eggs in our Cakes, Vegetables, Kebabs, Curry, Rice Pilaos, Garnishes, Custards! Tomato and Eggs go so well together. I made Tomato and Eggs a parsi favorite yesterday. It is a sweet and spicy dish with ginger, garlic and  Indian spices. Recipe  INGREDIENTS          1 kg ripe tomatoes 1 tsp. […]

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

Bharuchi Akuri

Recipe 6 eggs 1 onion which is crisply fried Salt for seasoning 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons of ghee 5 green chillies A small bunch of coriander washed and chopped 1 tsp Raisins Combine all of above and beat till well blended. Heat all in a deep pot and keep stirring on very low heat. […]

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May 7, 2016

OATS AND HONEY MAWA CAKE by SodaBottleOpenerWala and Huffington Post

Ingredients Butter: 400 gm Sugar: 400 gm Eggs: 10 Vanilla essence: 5 ml Flour: 300 gm Oats: 300 gm Baking powder: 5 gm Mawa: 500 gm Milk: 250 ml Seeds: 250 gm Honey: 150 ml Method Preheat oven to 175°C. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat the eggs until nice and fluffy, […]

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April 24, 2016 Mahivallah

Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream

A Parsi Baked Dish Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream INGREDIENTS 200 grms almonds, blanch, slice and fried 200 grms raisins 750 grms onions, slice fine, fry golden brown 12 green chilies, finely chopped 225 grms double cream or malai 1 large bunch coriander leaves, cleaned and chopped 12 eggs 1 whole chicken 1 onion, […]

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April 22, 2016

A PARSI STYLE SEMOLINA KHEER SERVED ON FESTIVE OCCASIONS

RAVO Ingredients Ghee: 50 ml Semolina: 200 gm Milk: 750 ml Water: 250 ml Rosewater: 1 tbsp Cardamom powder: 5 gm Sugar: 200 gm Charoli (also known as chironji): 15 gm (for mixing inside) Charoli, sautéed raisins and roasted almond flakes for garnish. Method Slightly warm ghee in a non stick pan. Add semolina, and […]

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April 21, 2016

A sophisticated Parsi answer to the Russian Pavlova

COCONUT, DATE AND WHITE CHOCOLATE MERINGUE Ingredients Egg whites: 6 Icing sugar: 250 gm Ground almonds: 70gm Chopped dates: 75 gm White chocolate chips: 70 gm Desiccated coconut: 70 gm Method Preheat oven to 190C. Beat the eggs whites for 1-2 minutes, gradually adding the sugar a little at a time. Fold in the rest […]

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June 22, 2015

Sali Par Edu (Eggs with shredded fried potatoes)

Grated deep fried potatoes topped with eggs, sunny side up. An easy to make Parsi breakfast dish. by Chef Dharmendar, Mocha, New Delhi Ingredients 3 eggs2 tsp olive oil4 Tbsp Sali (Sali is available in the market or you can make these at home by deep frying partially boiled grated potatoes.) Salt and pepper, to taste […]

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June 22, 2015

Parsi Eggs

As the name suggests, this one is a traditional Parsi dish, popularly known as ‘Akuri’. Scrambled eggs with mild spices eaten with bread, buns or rotis.           Recipe Cook Time : 30 Minutes Ingredients 4 eggs 3 large potatoes – peeled and finely sliced 2-3 Tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds […]

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February 26, 2015

Indian-Spiced Tomato and Egg Casserole

Indian-Spiced Tomato and Egg Casserole This dish, inspired by a traditional recipe from the Parsis (a group of Zoroastrians from Persia who settled in India sometime between the 8th and 10th centuries), is possibly one of the most fragrant and vivid casseroles you’ll ever see. It starts with a highly spiced tomato sauce flavored with […]

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November 16, 2013

Almond Macroons

Ingredients 1 cup fine powdered sugar 2 cups roasted and ground Almonds or Hazelnuts 3 eggs white 1 tsp. vanilla essence 1 ½ cup very lightly roasted slivered/flaked almonds 1 tsp. Butter for greasing fingers 2 tbsp. powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional) Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment […]

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November 14, 2013

Vividh Vani Recipe: Toad in a hole

Very old parsi dish made during the British Raj. Inspired by recipe from an ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” (click for a free download) Makes 12 Ingredients: 250 gms  flour 500 whole milk 4 tsp caster sugar 1 tsps butter 4 eggs whole 1 egg white 1 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp garlic powder n […]

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February 3, 2013

Methi per Edu (Fenugreek Eggs Parsi style)

2 cups fresh Methi(fenugreek) leaves 2 shallots 2 spring onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 2 tomatoes 6 eggs 2 tbsp oil   Saute in hot oil all of above ingredients except eggs for a few minutes. Crack the eggs on top with some water and cover to steam. Add very […]

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