Taraporee Prawn Patio: Nergis’s 100-year-old prawn recipe

   by Ajoy Joshi Mrs Nergis in Bangalore at home! Don’t understand the title? Well then, keep reading . . . all will be explained! No kidding, friends, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear a 90-year-old chef from Bangalore talk about this yummy prawn dish, and I mean literally ‘talk’!! But before we do the […]

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LEVTA (Mudfish) WITH KHICHDI

by Jenifer Petigara Mistry Growing up in Surat and that too the old part of the city, at 10-12 years of age Makar-Sankranti was a day full of loud music blaring from the rooftops, “Kaipo Chhe” or “Kaipoch” or”aye peli peeli gayi ” or “Laali ni pi” sounds. In the narrow streets, there would be […]

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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 […]

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Bahman Mahino Meals

  Bahman mahino is when parsis do not eat meat. Fish is allowed for a wholesome diet with vegetables. Editor’s Note: photo shows the whole menu and effort that Rohinton Batlivala put into the cooking, extremely well done Rohinton! Recipes: ~ Grilled/Sauteed Basa Fish Fillets ~ ~ Tareli Vengna ni pori (fried brinjal slices) ~ ~ Vaghareli […]

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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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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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How to fry Levti (a very tiny freshwater fish found in Surat Gujarat India)

Ingredients 500 grams Levti 3 tsp Chilli Garlic Paste (see essential of parsi cooking) 1 tsp salt Lemon juice or wedges of lemons Oil for frying Non stick pan or Iron Tava Method Wash the levti fish in several washes of water till clean. Marinate Levti in Chilli Garlic Paste (see essential of parsi cooking) Keep […]

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80 Biryanis around the world

Best Biriyani Around the world and its Origin Biryani was originated in Iran (Persia) and it was brought to South Asia by Iranian travelers and merchants. Local variants of this dish are popular not only in South Asia but also in Arabia and within various South Asian communities in Western countries. The spices and condiments […]

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Parsi Saas

Parsi Saas

Parsi Saas is a tasty, delicate, savory white sauce. Add any fish or shrimp and it is manna from the heavens. Indeed this Saas is different. It is something I like serving my family often. Easy to make and a variation from the white saas we are all used to. This is brown and has […]

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