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Dedicated to all chicken lovers

Chicken vocabulary 🐓 Who is the chicken’s father? Chicken ka bab. Who is the chicken’s mother? Chicken Kima. How do you tell a chicken to call you on your mobile? Kalmi chicken What happens when a chicken takes a bath? Chicken showerma. Chicken in trouble? Chicken soup. Chicken getting injection? Chicken teeka. Chicken flatterer? Butter chicken. […]

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Kheema Meat Empanadas

Kheema Meat Empanadas

Empanadas are perfect little pastries. The dough bakes (or air fries!) into a golden flaky crust that shatters beautifully. We filled ours with a classic parsi kheema mixture, but you could fill yours with chicken or even beans and rice for a vegetarian version. We used empanada dough bought from the market for the perfect empanada, […]

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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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Jardaloo ma Gosht

Jardalu ma Marghi (Chicken with Apricots)

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Parsi Mutton Cutlets

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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Parsi Cookbooks.

Cookbooks

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Surti Papri

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

Surti Papri

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

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

Dhansak is a popular  Parsi dish, originating among  the community centuries back. This is served with caramelized brown rice, which is rice cooked in caramel water to give it a typical taste and color. The dal cooked with mutton and vegetables served with brown rice, altogether is called dhansak. In Parsi homes, dhansak is traditionally made on […]

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Delicious Chicken Puffs

Delicious Chicken Puffs

On this #NationalPieDay Pastry + Filling = pie. #PieDay here is a parsi favorite recipe in this Video to share, make and enjoy. I’m linking this recipe to Fiesta Friday #286, co-hosted this week are Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau and Laurena @ Life Diet Health. Recipe Ingredients2 cups chicken breasts1 tsp black pepper1 onion2 green chillies1 tsp Garlic Powder1/4 cup ghee1 cup […]

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Meatballs by any other name

Meatballs by any other name

All cultures have meatballs. It is just not an Italian favorite! This such an universal food. Parsis have Kavab, Muslims have Kabab, Indians have Kabobs, Turks have Kebabs, and so on Let us know what your culture calls a meatball?

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Fried Goat or Lamb Chops from the Cookbook Vividh Vani

Fried Goat or Lamb Chops from the Cookbook Vividh Vani

Anyone know what the parsi Chap tastes like? My mom used to make it with a special masala with ground onions, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves etc. Maybe it was the love in her hands or maybe it was this recipe, I have used this many times in my cooking to make foods like Chicken Farcha, […]

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Chicken Farcha like the Chap

Chicken Farcha like the Chap

I have adapted this recipe from the way my mother used to make “Chap”. The onions ground in the masala in the chap were an taste unforgettable! Try it sometime. The Vividh Vani Cookbook has the Chap recipe. How do you make tasty Chicken Farcha ? Better than KFC and worth the effort? Let us know […]

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Indian Parsi Meat and Potatoes

Indian Parsi Meat and Potatoes

Spicy Indian Potatoes and Meat with Naan or Roti is an home cooked Parsi favorite. (above was made in USA by Rita) Recipe by Zarin’s Secrets Featured on Fiesta Friday #278 

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Kanda Keri nu Gosth

Kanda Keri nu Gosth

by Sheroo Rusi Parekh Clean & wash 1-1/2 kg mutton n marinate with ginger-garlic paste. Wash & peel 15 medium or 12 big Alfanso mangoes (I used 12 big ones). (Normally these are cooked whole but I prefer cutting slices from 2 sides for 2 reasons – one coz now a days there’s no guarantee […]

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Chicken Tikka Masala

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 onion, […]

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken

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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Recipe Contest Winner: Keri Kanda ma Gosth

Recipe Contest Winner: Keri Kanda ma Gosth

Congratulations to our member Mahrukh Mogrelia Click here to Enter Contest. by Mahrukh Mogrelia Ingredients:1 kilo mutton with bones7 ripe Alphonso mangoes,peeled and keep mango whole.1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp green chile garlic paste 1 tbsp Kashmiri chile powder 1 tbsp sambhar masala 1 tsp curry powder1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp sugar2 […]

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Sheek Kababs

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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Eggs in crispy potato basket. (Topli na Eeda)

Eggs in crispy potato basket. (Topli na Eeda)

Baked egg in crispy potato cups for an easy all-in-one breakfast! 🍳 These potato baskets (topli) are made from grated potato at home (chemical free). Bake and cool and then fill with any filling of your choice. I chose eggs here since I like the protein they provide. If you are a vegetarian you can […]

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WARLI STYLE MUTTON CURRY

WARLI STYLE MUTTON CURRY

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 – 4 cardamoms 1 tbsp of cumin […]

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The Parsi Trail: Top 7 Parsi Restaurants In Mumbai

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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Sali Marghi

Sali Marghi

Recipe Contest Winner: Congratulations to our member Sheroo Rusi Parekh Ingredients 750 gm Chicken cut into small or medium pieces Grind to paste all these roasted ingredients together with: 2 tbsp khuskhus (soak for 5 minutes and drain) 8-9 Kashmiri Chilies (soak for 10 minutes and drain) 2 tspn jeera (cumin seeds dry roasted in pan) 1 […]

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Gos-no-kharo Ras Chaval with Khatti Mithi Kachumbar

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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Instant Pot: Dhansak (Lentils with meat) or Masala Dal (Lentils without meat)

Instant Pot: Dhansak (Lentils with meat) or Masala Dal (Lentils without meat)

Instant Pot (IP) Recipe of the Parsi Dhansak  by Rita Kapadia (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) This dhansak was made in an instant pot which is a pressure cooker with souped up button controls. Gives you the flexibility of walking away and setting it on a timer. As you may already know dhansak […]

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Chicken Liver Aleti Paleti

Chicken Liver Aleti Paleti

Aleti Paleti | Parsi Bhonu with Chef Kayzad | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana Aleti Paleti – a classic Parsi breakfast dish made by cooking lamb offals and potatoes in a tomato masala. Served with pav. ALETI PALETI Recipe 1 Ingredients 15 grams mutton kidney fat, chopped 1 tablespoon oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon […]

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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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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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Kabab Pastry

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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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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Known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

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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Chicken Cutlets Parsi Style

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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Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

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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Russian Pattice

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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Rita’s Secret Cashew Lamb Curry revealed!

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 3 tsp Salt 1 tsp turmeric powder Fry in hot oil 2 medium onions grated […]

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Mumbai Chicken Puffs

Click here to see Video  Mumbai Chicken Puffs 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 […]

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Seekh Kebab

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

Navroze Mubarak

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80 Biryanis around the world

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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Sali Marghi

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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Salli Boti

Salli Boti

Red hot mutton cooked to perfection amid sizzling hot spices, crowned with beautiful golden potato shreds. (Sali) 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 coriander […]

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Parsi Kheemo

Parsi Kheemo

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, in season optional […]

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Jardalu ma Marghi

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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Brain Masala Fry

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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Vividh Vani Recipe: Toad in a hole

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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