August 24, 2018

Chicken Dhansak recipe from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook

Myth busted about some folks saying chicken dhansak is not traditional. Chicken Dhansak is one of the OLDEST dishes ! The Vividh Vani cookbook from circa 1800 AD has this recipe! NOTE this recipe has CHICKEN or MUTTON used. See the words circled below, they say “Marghi” which means “chicken”   Language used is Gujarati […]

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August 24, 2018

Dahi Aanthelu Kaju Gos (Curds Marinated Smoked Tender Lamb in Cashew Cream)

~ Dahi Aanthelu Kaju Gos ~ (Curds Marinated Smoked Tender Lamb in Cashew Cream) by  Rohinton Batlivala ▪️1 kg tender baby goat mutton (shoulder portion). Clean n cut into large chunky pieces – ‘meat-on-bone’. Wash in 3 running waters with a sea salt rub before the last rinse. Keep aside in boiyu (colander) to drain […]

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August 5, 2018

Lamb / Goat Trotters with Black Eyed Peas -Chora ma Khariya

by Farhad B Billimoria. Hope you and your readers enjoy. It has been in my family for over a hundred years with slight variations but has been enjoyed thoroughly over the decades. My mother passed away about 3 yrs ago but her culinary tradition continues. It is on the spicier side but very tasty. Best […]

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July 22, 2018

Kabab Pastry

Make the Shami Kababs (recipe). Unroll Puff Pastry sheets and cut into round circles. Put one kabab between 2 rounds of the puff pastry and press with a fork to seal. Bake in 400 degrees oven for 25 minutes or till golden brown.

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July 10, 2018 13. Remove and place in serving bowl. Sprinkle fresh coriander if you like.

Kaanda Keri ma gos

Delicious Mutton with small onions called “Doongri” in India. In summer (June – July), they are sold in the indian market. In fact there is a town called “Doongri” that I visited with my parents. These photos were sent from Surat, India. Thanks Hoshang Gandhi. Mangoes, Small whole Onions and Vinegar with Meat make a […]

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June 22, 2018

Parsi Dhansak Recipe. (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak)

  (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Parsi Dhansak Recipe: Parsi Dhansak for the good times by Rita Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out […]

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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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June 5, 2018

Chicken Cutlets Parsi Style

So many people wanted me to make chicken cutlets and mail them within USA. However meats can spoil easily, we do not want to take the risk. Here ia a VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE THE CHICKEN CUTLETS. We hope you can make your own! :)) Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes 18 approx based […]

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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 8, 2018

Acchari Chicken

Achari Chicken by Nazneen Khodaiji Ingredients 1 kg Chicken, cut into pc. 3 onions, sliced fine 3 tomatoes, chopped fine 1 tbsp garlic paste 1 tbsp ginger paste 3 tbsp yogurt 1 tsp kalonji (nigella seeds) ½ tsp methi dana (Fenugreek seeds) 1 tsp whole zeera (cumin seeds) 1 tsp saunf (fennel seeds) ½ tsp […]

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April 19, 2018

Chicken Tikka Masala

  INGREDIENTS 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise 6 garlic cloves, finely grated 4 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger 4 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1½ cups whole-milk yogurt 1 tablespoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil 1 small […]

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April 14, 2018

Chicken Dum Biryani

    Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 (400 gm) chicken thighs (boneless) or goat meat (mutton) 6 eggs hard-boiled and cut length wise into 2 pieces for garnish Marinade: 1 tsp white pepper Pinch of salt Juice of 1/2 lemon For Masala: 1/2 Tbsp desi ghee 4-5 cardamoms 1 bay leaf Small piece of cinnamon 2-3 […]

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April 9, 2018

Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (with vegetarian option)

Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (Vegetarians can leave the meat out) Ingredients: 2 lbs papri (surti Papri can be found in Indian Grocery Stores. Threaded and broken into 1 inch long pieces) 1 lb Mutton, Chicken or Lamb 3/4th tsp ajwain (bishop seed) 2 onions thinly sliced 2 whole pods of garlic, unpeeled or 10-12 […]

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March 12, 2018

Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 Cup or 8 oz tomato puree (puree tomatoes) Canola oil for frying 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1/2 tsp flour (optional I like to omit this) Salt to taste 1 tsp Sugar to taste (brown, raw or white) 1 […]

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March 11, 2018

Russian Pattice

Russian Pattice by Anahita Ghista (makes around 60 balls ) 8-10 medium Chicken thighs (with skin and bone) 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper Salt to taste 3/4 cup of milk 2 big spoonfuls of flour 1 big spoondul of ghee 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar 5-6 Green chillies finely chopped, […]

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March 9, 2018

Parsi Mutton Cutlets

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 250 gm mutton mince 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 green chilli, coarsely ground 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp clove-cinnamon powder or garam masala 2 Tbsp potatoes, boiled and mashed 5 mint leaves , chopped coarsley 1 Tbsp chopped coriander Salt to […]

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January 31, 2018

Moussaka – Classic Greek Moussaka with Eggplant

  Moussaka is a casserole made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling then topping it off with a creamy bechamel sauce that is baked to golden perfection. It is perhaps the most widely recognized of all Greek dishes and was made famous by the legendary Greek chef, Nicholas Tselementes. This eggplant version is […]

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January 23, 2018

Delicious Chicken Puffs

On this #NationalPieDay Pastry + Filling = pie. #PieDay here is a parsi favorite recipe in this Video to share, make and enjoy. Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chicken breasts 1 tsp black pepper 1 onion 2 green chillies 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1/4 cup ghee 1 cup maida 2 cups milk or as needed for sauce 2 tbsp […]

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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 17, 2017

Mutton 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 raisins 1/4 […]

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November 2, 2017

India’s Parsi Cuisine

  It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously – very seriously. Love of good food and drink plays a central, oftentimes quirky, role in nearly every aspect of our culture. When our babies sit upright for the first time, we celebrate by making them sit on […]

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September 21, 2017

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

  INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg boneless chicken, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp rum 1 tsp red chilli sauce 1 tbsp chopped spring onions 2 tsp garlic paste 2 egg whites 4 tbsp corn flour oil for deep fryingSweet and Sour Sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp […]

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September 12, 2017

Gos-no-kharo Ras Chaval with Khatti Mithi Kachumbar

Ingredients 1 kg tender Goat Mutton or Lamb – cut into medium pieces, washed & left to drain in colander 6 large onions – chopped very fine (cut like chhudna no kando) 4 tomatoes – again chopped very fine (tamota) 4 Potatoes – cut into 2 halves (papeta) 8-10 pods of garlic (lasan) 1.5″ piece […]

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August 23, 2017

Rita’s Secret Cashew Lamb Curry revealed!

Rita’s Secret “Kaju Mutton ” Cashew Lamb Curry revealed ! Lamb can be substituted with Mutton. Kaju is a Indian word for Cashew. (Cashews can be substituted with Almonds) Ingredients 4 lbs boneless Lamb Marinate lamb 10 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tsp salt Fry in hot oil 2 medium onions grated […]

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August 20, 2017

Mumbai Chicken Puffs

Click here to see Video  Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chicken breasts 1 tsp black pepper 1 onion 2 green chillies 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1/4 cup ghee 1 cup maida 2 cups milk or as needed for sauce 2 tbsp Mayo 1 Cup parmesan cheese grated Salt and pepper to taste 1 muffin pan Pastry […]

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August 3, 2017

Bhuna Kheema

From Punjab! In India this meat dish is a staple in Punjabi homes. INGREDIENTS 500 gm minced meat 1 tbsp oil (prefer canola oil, but any oil is fine. Usually peanut oil is used in India) 2 tsp cumin seeds 500 gm onions-grated 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 cup tomato puree […]

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July 12, 2017 CHICKEN SALAD

CHICKEN SALAD

INGREDIENTS 1 kg chicken-boneless, cooked and diced 1/4 cup mayonnaise sauce 2 tbsp cream 1/4 cup cabbage-chopped 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tsp chilli sauce lettuce leaves spring onions-for garnish   METHOD When the chicken is cold, mix together with the rest of the ingredients, except the lettuce leaves. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a […]

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June 26, 2017

Khurshid Mehta: Turkey Kebabs (little meatballs)

Recently  I met Khurshid Mehta in New York and she is as strong as ever. Khurshid is training to be a Mobedyar. Go Khurshid ! Anna Francese Gass runs a website “Heirloom Kitchen” where she chronicles her cooking escapades with grandmothers. One such grandmother she cooked with is Khurshid Mehta of New York. Anna writes… […]

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June 23, 2017

Seekh Kebab

Ingredients 1 lb Turkey or Chicken minced 2 Eggs 1 tbsp. Cumin (Jeera) powder 1 tsp Red chili powder 1 tsp White pepper powder Salt to taste Vegetable oil 4 tsp 4 tbsp. Cashew nuts(pounded) 5 tbsp Gram flour (besan) 2 tbsp. Ginger, Garlic each (finely chopped) 4 tsp Onions(chopped) 5 tbsp. Green coriander(chopped) 1 […]

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April 2, 2017 MURG-E-KALMI

Murg e Kalmi

Murg is the indian hindi word for chicken. INGREDIENTS : 1 kg chicken-skinned and cut into 8-10 pieces 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste salt to taste 1 cup yoghurt-placed in a colander to drain out excess water 2 cloves 1/2 tsp cinnamon-broken, roasted and powdered 1/2 tsp black cumin seeds-roasted and powdered […]

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December 29, 2016

Khorshed Masi’s  Junglee Palav / Dill (Suva Ni Bhaji) no Palav

by Shirin Engineer Ingredients: I pound Mutton (Goat meat) (if Goat meat is not available then Lamb or Beef can be substituted) 2 potatoes (unpeeled) washed and cut into roughly 1 – 2 inch pieces. 2 cups of Basmati Rice I medium red Onion I bunch of cilantro destemmed and cleaned 1 bunch of Dill […]

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July 23, 2016 MURG RASEDAAR

MURG RASEDAAR

MURG RASEDAAR INGREDIENTS : 1 kg chicken-skinned and cut into pieces 1/4 cup oil 1 tsp garlic paste 2 cups grated onions 1/2 cup grated tomatoes 1/2 cup yoghurt 2 tsp garam masala salt to taste 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp coriander powder 1 tsp chilli powder 2 tbsp chopped coriander leavesMETHOD: Heat the oil […]

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April 25, 2016

Vindaloo Flank Steak

by Meherwan Irani In India, this fiery curry is often served with chicken, lamb or vegetables. Atlanta chef Meherwan Irani turns it into a thick paste to marinate steak. The meat is terrific on its own or served with naan. INGREDIENTS 8 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed and wiped clean 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon […]

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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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March 20, 2016 Best wishes for a very Happy Navroze for you and your family,

Navroze Mubarak

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March 6, 2016

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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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 1, 2015

Grilled Tandoori Chicken

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Ingredients: 8 to 10 Kashmiri Red dry chillies 10 to 15 leaves of Phuduna(mint) Fresh Coriander leaves (dhanya) 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 1 tbsp Soy sauce 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1 Lime 1 tea spoon salt 5 to 6 Cashews 1/2 tsp Garam masala 2 tbsp Yogurt 2 full green chillies […]

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June 22, 2015

Parsi Sali Keema

by Chef Kishore D Reddy A delicious lamb mince cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and served with grated and deep-fried potatoes. Ingredients 400 gm lamb mince 10 gm turmeric 50 gm ginger garlic paste Salt 50 ml oil 1 gm cardamom 1 gm cinnamon 1 gm cloves 5 gm cumin seeds 10 gm garlic […]

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June 22, 2015

Sali Marghi

by Darius M Dorabjee Recipe Servings : 4 Recipe Cook Time : 50 Minutes Ingredients 3 Tbsp oil 1 cup onions, chopped 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped 2 tsp garlic paste 1 1/2 cup tomato puree 1/2 Tbsp red chilli powder (For color) 1/4 Tbsp turmeric 1 green chilli, chopped 1/2 Tbsp garam masala 7 -8 chicken […]

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June 22, 2015

Salli Boti

Red hot mutton cooked to perfection amid sizzling hot spices, crowned with beautiful golden potato shreds. by Chef Parvez     Ingredients 4-5 Tbsp of oil 1 bowl of chopped onions 2 Tbsp ginger garlic paste 300 gm of boneless mutton 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder 1 1/2 tsp roasted […]

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June 20, 2015

The Parsi Trail: Top 7 Parsi Restaurants In Mumbai

Article credit: Meher Mirza of NDTV   The Parsis take their food very seriously. No wonder, since Parsi cuisine perfectly braids together Iranian, Gujarati, British, even Portuguese and Goan influences. Think dhansak with its roots in the gently-spiced meat and rice dishes of Iran, layered with Gujarati spices and dal. Or imagine saas ni macchi, transforming an insipid béchamel […]

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June 20, 2015

10 Best Parsi Recipes

Parsi cuisine is an eclectic mix of hot and sweet, nice and spice. It involves simple yet diverse ingredients that in theory seem a bit odd but make complete sense on a plate. ‘Parsis’ or ‘parsees’ are descendants of Zoroastrians who fled Iran during the Arab invasion in the 17th century. They eventually settled along […]

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June 16, 2015

Parsi Kheemo

For Father’s Day. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 lb mince, mutton or beef 2 large onions, sliced tsp chili powder 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp salt 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp turmeric ketchup, Worcester sauce 4 green chilies, slit 1/2 bunch coriander 3 raw mangoes, […]

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April 16, 2015

Chicken Farcha

INGREDIENTS 1 tender, medium chicken cut into 8 pieces   Grind to masala paste: 6 cloves garlic peeled 3 cm piece of fresh ginger root 4 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh coriander 5 to 10 green chilies 1 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 small onion, cut into 2 pieces 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

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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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August 28, 2014

Jardalu ma Marghi

INGREDIENTS 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and finely julienned Kosher salt, to taste 2 tbsp. canola oil, plus more 2 cups dried apricots 2 cups unsweetened apple juice 6 chiles de árbol, stemmed 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (2″) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 2 lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs ½ tsp. cumin seeds […]

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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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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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July 27, 2012

WARLI STYLE MUTTON CURRY

WARLI STYLE MUTTON CURRY by Firdosh Mavji INGREDIENTS 1 kg mutton 6 green chillies 3 – 4 pods of garlic 1 – 2 inch ginger 3 – 4 onions (medium size) 4 – 5 teja mirch 5 – 6 tbsps of refined oil 3 tbsps of turmeric powder 1 tbsp of red chilli powder 3 […]

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July 27, 2012

Kashmiri Mutton

 by Meenal Ghai Thakore  Marinate 1 kg meat with 2″ pc gin and 12 cloves gar paste, 2 caps full vinegar, 1 tsp saunf pd, 15-20 akkhi red kashmiri mirchi obv depending on taste, 1 bowl curd, 2 onions chopped coarsely, khada garam masalas roasted ( 2 badi elaichi, 3-4 sm elaichi, 5-6 laung, 15 […]

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July 27, 2012

Cruncy Lamb

By Rusi Umrigar  &  Kainaaz Writer Bokdawalla ‎350 gms lamb, thinly sliced 1 cups finely shredded spring onions 1 cup finely sliced capcicums 1/2 cup finely sliced carrots 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp Chinese rice vinegar 1 tbsp chopped garlic 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1 tsp […]

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