January 31, 2017

Translated into Simple English

Parsis have unique pronunciation of ordinary Gujarati words so we have provided an English translation for many Spices, Vegetables and other processes. Parsi Gujarati, Hindi and other Indian terms. English Achar Pickle Adoo Ginger Ajmo  It’s “ajwain”, carom seeds, or bishop’s weed. “Ajmo” is a Gujarati word for this plant. The scientific (or Latin) name is […]

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January 1, 2017 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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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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June 27, 2015

How to make Dhansak masala at home

Dhansak Masala Powder Ingredients: 1 Kg. Coriander seeds (Dhanya seeds) 200 grms Cumin (Jeera Seeds) 100 grms Black Pepper (Kali Mirchi) 100 grms Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds) 100 grms Black Mustard seeds (Rai) 300 grms Red Chilies 200 grms Haldi (Turmeric powder) 50 grms Tej Patta (Tamal Patta) 20 grms Badyan (Black Flower shaped anise […]

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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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June 22, 2015

Dhansak Masala (Spices for Dhansak)

by Niru Gupta Dhansak masala might seem tedious at first glance but is totally worth the effort! It’s a popular dish of the Parsi Zoroastrian community and combines elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. Ingredients 250 gm sabut dhania 125 gm jeera 125 gm sabut lal mirch 10 gm shahi jeera 10 gm mustard seeds […]

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January 26, 2015

Irani Chai ( Spice Masala Chai)

Serves 6 Ingredients Spice ingredients for one pot of tea: 1/2 of a star anise star 10-12 whole cloves 7 whole allspice or 1/4 tsp ground allspice powder *See photo below 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon bark (or 2 short sticks) 7 whole white peppercorns 1 cardamon pod opened to the seeds Other ingredients: 1 […]

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January 9, 2015

Do not have time to prepare parsi dhansak ? GITS Dhansak ready meals has the solution.

    Do not have time to prepare parsi dhansak ?  GITS Dhansak ready meals has the solution. Dhansak is the all-time favourite dish of the Parsis-Zoroastrians who fled religious persecution in Iran, during the eighth century, and settled in India. The ‘national’ dish of Parsis, Dhansak is probably the most satisfying of curries. A […]

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September 8, 2014

Hot Chillies and Peppers, what is the “Bhut Jalokia”?

Did you know the indian “Bhut Jalokia” Chilli is sold in the USA to make hot sauces in gourmet food stores? Hot peppers are terrific way to spice up any dish. However some are sweet and some are hot. Add a ghost (bhut) pepper and your dish will be high on the heat index! Here […]

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July 17, 2014

Brain Masala Fry

BRAIN MASALA FRY By Jenifer Petigara Mistry Brain used to be a delicacy while I was growing up, to be cooked only on occasions. I was the official raw food taster which meant I would taste the balance of spices and seasoning before the kebabs or cutlets were cooked. Some may go ewwww … But honestly […]

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July 14, 2014

Salli Boti by Chef Ranveer Brar

Chef Ranveer Brar travels across the country, visits various places and rediscovers the flavours of India through diverse cuisines in his new show, The Great Indian Rasoi, on Zee Khana Khazana. Salli Boti Ingredients  500 gms chopped onion  2 tsp garam masala from Motilal Masalas at Grant Road   1 tsp turmeric powder  1 tsp cumin […]

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July 10, 2013

Masala Baby Potatoes

By Zarina Cama Clowsley Masala baby potatoes are great take along for picnics! Method: Boil 500 grams (1 lb) of baby potatoes in salted water. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee or oil. Add a large pinch of hing(asofetidia) and a few curry leaves Add a teaspoon each of jeera(cumin), methi(fenugreek), dhana(corander) and rai(mustard) seeds Add […]

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July 1, 2013

Masala Drumsticks (vegetable) (from cookbook)

Drumsticks are a healthy indian vegetable similar to celery. Drumsticks are cooked till soft either in boiling water or covered in a pan. They are then briefly fried and seasoned with spice powders. Serve masala drumsticks with steamed rice and dollop of ghee. Makes: 25 Pieces of Masala Drumsticks. Ingredients: Drumsticks 25 Pieces Garam Masala […]

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June 10, 2013

Chicken Pasanda

  Ingredients: Chicken breasts 8 pcs Onions chopped (1 large) Butter 7 tbsp Tomatoes chopped 2 Yogurt 1 cup Ginger Garlic paste 3 tbsp Green Cardamom 5 Red Chilli Powder 1tsp Black pepper ½ tsp Saffron a pinch Green coriander Mace Powder ½ tsp Cloves 5 Chicken stock 5 cup Flour 2 tsp Salt to […]

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February 8, 2013

Fish Pickle Masala

Ingredients 1 cup of malt/cane vinegar (Kolah or Balsamic Vinegar) 1 teaspoon of black mustard seeds 2 tsp of cumin (jeera) 20 dry kashmiri chillies 8 cloves of garlic 1 kilo fish slices – you can use surmai, pomfret, singada or any white single boned fish. Soak below ingredients for around 2 hours. 1 cup of malt/cane […]

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September 10, 2012


HARIYALI MURG MASALA INGREDIENTS 1 chicken – cut into pieces 1 cup yoghurt 1/2 cup onion paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp ginger paste 1 cup chopped coriander leaves 1 cup chopped mint leaves 1 tbsp chopped green chillies 1 cup roasted gram (bhuna channa) 1 tsp salt or to taste 1 tbsp coriander […]

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