April 7, 2017

FEZANA JOURNAL: Joys of Retiring in North America

FEZANA Journal, Winter Issue 2016   Joys of Retiring in North America. By Rita Jamshed Kapadia So many pleasures await you – there is a certain joy to retiring in North America. One of them is of course the joy of eating good food with activities that keep the body and spirit well-nourished for example […]

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February 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is February 14, 2017 on the corner. Chocolate Strawberry Fig Almond Cake Rum Cake  

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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 31, 2016

FEZANA Journal Joys of Retiring in North America.

    by Rita Jamshed Kapadia FEZANA Journal, Winter Issue 2016 So many pleasures await you – there is a certain joy to retiring in North America. One of them is of course the joy of eating good food with activities that keep the body and spirit well-nourished for example Travel, Gardening and Exercise. Good […]

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November 3, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Famous Cranberry Apple Sauce from our cookbook and featured in FEZANA Journal 2016.

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

Tomato and Eggs (Tabota par Eeda)

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. salt Grind together l/2 tsp. cumin seeds 8 cloves garlic 1 piece ginger 4 green chilies 9 dried […]

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September 25, 2016

E-Cookbooks from ParsiCuisine.com

  Indian Parsi Kitchen Manna of the 21st Century Pickles Chutneys and Preserves: Parsi Cuisine **************************************************************************************** Seafood **************************************************************************************** Dhansak ************************************************************************************* Desserts  **************************************************************************************** Parsi Custards and Egg Dishes **************************************************************************************** Vegetarian Delights **************************************************************************************** Meats **************************************************************************************** Tea of India **************************************************************************************** Mava Cake Lovers  

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August 21, 2016

Angelino Plums

Succulent and sweet with just the right amount of tartness, Angelino plums are a wonderful treat! Their vibrant red color makes them one of the most fun dried fruits out there. Dried Angelino plums make a delicious and healthy snack. They are a rich source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. HEALTH BENEFITS OF ANGELINO PLUMS […]

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August 12, 2016 BLUEBERRY CAKE

BLUEBERRY CAKE

When Blueberries are in season, make a blueberry cake. Here is a simple recipe that works. Ingredients 2 cups cake flour 1 and a half cups powdered/confectioners sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup butter (softened) 1 cup blueberries 3 eggs Method 1. Mix all the ingredients together, and beat a little […]

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June 26, 2016

Health benefits of Barberry

Barberries are used in a favorite rice dish of the Iranis and Parsis of India. It is Berry Pulao. (click for Recipe here) The barberry shrub produces edible berries that are a rich source of vitamin C. Barberry contains a chemical known as berberine that gives it its medicinal value. This chemical acts as an antibiotic […]

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May 6, 2016

Berry 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 dried barberries […]

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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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March 9, 2016

After Blockbuster Success in Mumbai, Floyd Cardoz Returns to Indian Cooking in New York

By Michael Snyder Editor’s note: See Floyd’s Indian Spiced Tomato Egg Casserole with Parsi flavors Even without a New York restaurant of his own right now, Floyd Cardoz remains one of the city’s most recognizable, celebrated chefs. It’s been half a decade since he closed Tabla, the highly decorated modern-Indian restaurant he ran with Danny […]

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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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February 8, 2016 Chocolate Covered Jimmy Strawberries

Happy Valentine’s Day !

Here is the simplest recipe for Chocolate Covered Jimmy Strawberries. Okay, I admit they don’t look as professional as Martha Stewart brand or Edible Arrangements brand, but they are so much fun and low cost/budget to make at home. Ingredients 21 Large Strawberries 2 Cups approx, Dark Chocolate pieces (or leftover chocolate) 3 tbsp Butter 1 […]

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January 29, 2016

Chili Soup

Hot soup for the cold winter days. Chili Soup Ingredients: 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 large tomatoes (or 2 cups canned, unsalted tomatoes) 4 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped celery 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder or to taste Water, as desired 2 […]

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July 18, 2015

The Mango Jamun

  I love home-made Gulab Jamuns and I have already mentioned my love for mangoes. So I thought of combining my loves and trust me, what came out of the combination was truly amazing…. So here’s presenting The Mango Jamun !!! The mango flavour tastes so good with the sugary jamun syrup that you do […]

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June 22, 2015

Kolmi Papeto Tetralo (Prawns and potatoes)

by Chef Parvez Ingredients 3-4 Tbsp oil 6-7 medium sized prawns 2 tsp chilli garlic paste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 6 Tbsp of fresh tomato puree 1 bowl of half boiled potatoes 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies 1/2 tsp finely chopped coriander Salt to taste Method Heat the oil […]

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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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February 18, 2015

Jardalu ma Marghi (Chicken with Apricots) (Original recipe)

Chicken with Apricots / Jardalu ma Marghi * Jardalu ma marghi is one of those fruit-and-meat dishes that reach far back into ancient Parsi culinary history, long before the migration to India. The starring ingredient in this royal dish is a type of apricot that comes to us from central Asia. Its scientific name is […]

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