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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September 9, 2018

Ayurvedic Detox with Khichri

Khichri is a free-form dish, allowing for many variations. Although any type of lentil can be used like Mung, Tuver, or Masoor, the most common parsi version uses Tuver dal. White Basmati rice is used since it is easy to digest but brown rice can also be used for more fiber and minerals in your […]

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September 6, 2018

Parsi Mitthu Dahi

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Home-made Sweet Yogurt is a traditional parsi dish for Birthday, Navjote, Wedding, Jashan and other auspicious occasions. Mitthu Dahi is served cold with Sev, Ravo or just by itself. Dahi is very good for indigestion, heart burn and good health. For example when you are taking antibiotics for a Virus or […]

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August 23, 2018 Doodh na Puffs

Milk at breakfast can help manage diabetes risk

If you are diabetic, then consuming milk at breakfast can help lower blood glucose level throughout the day, suggests a study. The findings showed that milk consumed with a high-carbohydrate breakfast reduced blood glucose even after lunch, and high-protein milk had a greater effect. Milk with an increased proportion of whey protein had a modest […]

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July 14, 2018

Sugarcane Juice (Sherdi no Ras)

We just had Sherdi no Ras, Sugar cane juice in Lowell, USA! Made in a very clean way and safe to drink. Recipe 1 Large Sugar Cane Stick, crushed in vendor machine to a Juice Pinch of grated ginger Juice of Lemon Sprinkle Masala (optional) Mix all and enjoy! Add ice if desired. If you […]

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June 25, 2018

Health benefits of Barberry

Barberries are used in a favorite rice dish of the Iranis and Parsis of India. It is Berry Pulao. 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 to kill fungi, bacteria, […]

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June 15, 2018

Eid Mubarak

CNN For the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, Thursday and Friday mark the conclusion of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires participants to abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset. The end of Ramadan is ushered in by Eid al-Fitr, a one- to three-day celebration abounding with culinary treats including sweet dishes like baklava and […]

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June 10, 2018

Known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Known as Bottle Gourd in USA. Doodhi is a vegetable also known as Lauki, Lavki in India.  Buy one that has soft skin and if you dig your nail into it, it should leave a mark and feel soft. Doodhi is very good for diabetes. Drinking it as a juice has been […]

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May 30, 2018

Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. Topli na Panir

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Topli or Tokri means Basket in Indian Gujarati. Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. (Topli na Paneer) Many easy ways to make them and enjoy! Topli na Panir (2 recipes with rennet)  By Rita Jamshed Kapadia Recipe #1 (with rennet) Makes 4 – 5 Ingredients 4 […]

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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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March 30, 2018

Lemon Grass: Leeli Chai/Lemon Grass Health benefits

Lemon grass is a perennial, aromatic tall grass with a light lemon scent used for culinary and medicinal purposes. For centuries, herbalists have used the herb as an effective digestive tonic and nervous system relaxant. Lemon grass oil is used to help clear blemishes and maintain balanced skin tone. Lemon grass is also used as an insect and mosquito repellent. Now, […]

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January 27, 2018

Health Benefits of Dry or Fresh Boomla, Bombil

  Recipe for the Bombay Duck Pickle (Dried Salty Fish  Pickle) The Parsi community loves Seafood and this Bombay duck patio preparation shows their desire to eat fish in all seasons. The native Fish called Boomla (or Bombay Ducks) is abundant in the rainy season in Tarapore, Mumbai and other places. The villagers dry and salt […]

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January 12, 2018

Chicken Soup for fighting a Cold or Flu

It is my personal experience, this  Chicken Soup improves immunity and helps during a flu or cold. Ingredients 1 lb or 4 chicken drumsticks 2 Tomatoes chopped 1 large red onion sliced 2 inch piece of cinnamon stick 2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste (adoo lasan) 1 tsp salt or to taste (optional can omit for […]

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December 10, 2017

Parsi Vasanu

Vasanu is a very well-known health food in India. Traditionally, it is made in the winter in India, and has been reported to give vitality and strength. Made with fresh dry fruits – Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios, Dates and several other natural healthy ingredients like Musli, Kamar Kakri, Char jat nu Magaj, Ginger, Wheat – ghau nu […]

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October 23, 2017

Salted Lassi with Coriander and Cumin

Drink Indian Cumin Lassi without sugar. Great for Diabetics.  Salted Lassi is healthy and nutritious for your body. Ingredients: Plain Yogurt 1 cup Water 1 cup Coriander leaves 3 Cumin powder a pinch Salt to taste Method of preparation: Wash coriander leaves and grind them with little amount of yogurt using a juice blender. Add […]

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September 5, 2017

Detox Juice

Serves 2 Ingredients: • 1 cup (chopped) spinach leaves (without stems) • 1 cup chilled fresh orange juice • 1 cup cubed mango • ¼ cup (chopped) fresh mint • 2 medium ribs celery (finely chopped) • ¼ cup (chopped) flat-leaf parsley Method: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Keep blending it, until it is […]

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June 27, 2017

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table

by Robert Lustig With kids consuming half their sugar quota first thing, it’s no wonder they’re getting diabetes and liver disease. We have to fight corporate interests. Breakfast is considered by most nutrition experts, including Public Health England, to be the most important meal of the day. It gets your brain and your metabolism going, and […]

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April 18, 2017

Health Benefits of Basil Seeds (Sabja or Tukmaria Seeds)

Tukmaria Seeds (ocimum basilicum) are also known as Basil Seeds and Edible Vegetable Seeds. They are holy seeds in many Asian countries, due to their exceptional qualities. Although tukmaria has been part of a balanced diet in many countries for ages, it is almost unknown in many western countries. In part due to the success […]

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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 14, 2017

Masala Chai ( Spiced Tea)

A cup of tea shared with another person is known to create a new karma each time. So next time you have a cup of tea with someone, have good thoughts, and share good words.   Health value: Antioxidant Removes Headaches, Muscle aches, soothes and relaxes. Ingredients: 2 cups water 4 tea bags, black tea […]

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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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December 17, 2016

Vasanu

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia It is to be made exactly as follows: 1 1/2 kg ghee 1/2 kg char jaatna magaz 50 g baval nu goonder (resin of the baval tree) 2 1/4 kg sugar 500 g ghau nu doodh 500 g cummar kakri 400 g dates 100 g akhrot (walnut) soak overnight in hot water, […]

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November 30, 2016

The Golden Spice Turmeric is the new Kale. Recipe included.

  Turmeric dates back to 500 BC, it is a central part of Hindu ceremonies and ancient medicinal Ayurveda. It heals wounds and rejuvenates the body. In Ice cream to Ice Lattes now. See what the celebrities and experts are saying. Grandmother’s Recipe Soothes coughs, heals wounds and is an anti-inflammatory. Tried and tested in […]

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November 8, 2016

Parsi Vasanu for the winter season

VASANU is very healthy to eat in the winter. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. This nutritious, vasanu recipe is from my grandmother. Rita Jamshed Kapadia INGREDIENTS General: 1 1/2kg Ghee 1/2kg Char jaatnu magaz 50g Goonder 2 1/4kg Sugar 500g Ghau nu Dudh (Wheat milk powder) 500g Kammar Kakri 400g […]

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October 21, 2016

Drink Coffee! It won’t give your heart extra beats

By Scott Maier on January 26, 2016 NEW YORK– You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead – in rare cases – to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality. The study, led […]

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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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June 22, 2015

Healthy Patrani Machchi

  A healthy Patra-Ni-Machchi recipe, only with some mustard oil to give flavor. Pomfret wrapped in a tangy marinade and steamed in a banana leaf. Ingredients 1 fresh pomfret (medium sized)Banana leaves For Marinade: 4 Tbsp curd 1/2 Tbsp turmeric Some chopped garlic 1 1/2 Tbsp mustard oil Chilli flakes 1/2 Tbsp salt Half lemon, […]

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June 18, 2015

I love my Maggi

by Hormaz Fatakia Jam-e-Jamshed Here’s a young Parsi who’s not giving up on Maggi — even if it means he turns into a pencil with all that alleged lead!!!

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June 16, 2015

Nestle to destroy noodles worth $50m

Nestle says it will destroy more than $50m (£32m) worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following a ban imposed by India’s food safety regulator. India’s food safety regulator says tests have found the instant noodles “unsafe and hazardous” and has accused Nestle of failing to comply with food safety laws. The company insists that […]

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June 11, 2015

Nestlé Challenges India Ban on Maggi Noodles

by Preetika Rana   NEW DELHI— Nestlé SA stepped up efforts to defend its business in India on Thursday, taking Indian food regulators to court to challenge a ban on the company’s instant noodles, which authorities say contain hazardous levels of lead. The Swiss food giant has been scrambling to contain the damage since state regulators […]

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March 4, 2015

Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

By Roberto A. Ferdman Indian food, with its hodgepodge of ingredients and intoxicating aromas, is coveted around the world. The labor-intensive cuisine and its mix of spices is more often than not a revelation for those who sit down to eat it for the first time. Heavy doses of cardamom, cayenne, tamarind and other flavors […]

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January 14, 2015

Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

GANTHODA Ganthoda is a powder made from the root of a long pepper. This powder is known by several other names, which include pipramul and peepramul; however, ganthoda is a word native to India. Ganthoda powder mixed with ginger powder, water and jiggery is an Indian natural remedy for gastric discomfort and joint pain, according […]

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January 6, 2015

Crunchy Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

These are awesome. Simply baked with olive oil, salt and black pepper they come out crunchy.   Very good and healthy for all ages.   Ingredients 1 Can of Garbanzo, Chickpeas 2 Tbs of Olive oil Salt to taste Black Pepper to taste    Method 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees 2) Rinse the […]

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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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September 2, 2012

Karela Juice

Karela or Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon has many health benefits. The main being regulate the blood sugar and hence it is very good for diabetics. Karela Juice Recipe Ingredients – Makes 1 small glass 1 Karela Big salt to taste lime/lemon juice as per taste Method Wash the Karela. Remove the seeds. Cut into small […]

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July 24, 2012

Ginger

Ginger raises new hope in fight against ovarian cancer Polly Curtis The Guardian, Tuesday 18 April 2006 Article history Common ginger may be the next weapon in the battle against ovarian cancer, scientists have suggested. Laboratory studies have shown that powdered root ginger could be as effective as chemotherapy for treating ovarian cancer. When research-grade […]

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July 24, 2012

Licorice

Licorice Compound Offers New Cancer Prevention Strategy ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2009) — A chemical component of licorice may offer a new approach to preventing colorectal cancer without the adverse side effects of other preventive therapies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report. In the study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Raymond Harris, M.D., Ming-Zhi […]

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