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. Ingredients: 2 pints half and half cream 3 cups milk (4%) 3 cups sugar 32 oz whole milk yogurt container (organic is […]

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September 5, 2018

Paneer Tikka

Served as an appetizer Paneer Tikka is very healthy for kids and adults alike. Recipe featured on Cover of our Vegetarian Delights Cookbook. Purchase HERE. INGREDIENTS : 2 cups paneer cubes, about 1″ each 2 tsp garlic paste 2 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp chaat masala 2 tsp chilli powder tandoori masala 1 tsp powdered […]

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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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August 7, 2018

Parsi Dairy Farm: Mumbai’s Gold Standard in Milk & Milk-Based Products

I was at a modern food superstore in Bandra, Mumbai’s swish suburb, the other day. I walked past rows of imported gourmet cheeses, pastas and meats when I suddenly spotted a group of blue coloured packs which looked as if they were cheerfully waving at me. A closer inspection showed that they were packs of the homegrown […]

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August 7, 2018 Malido is a speciality of ours. Made from pure ingredients with flour, eggs, nutmeg, cardamon and garnished with fried or roasted almonds and raisins. Cherries can be added if desired.

Rita’s Malido

  Ingredients 8  Cups Whole wheat flour 550 Gram Evaporated dry milk powder 1 kg 350 g castor sugar 1 Cup  Milk approx 7 Eggs  beaten 1 Cup  Pistachio 1 Cup  Blanched almonds  slivered 1/2 Cup  Sultanas (Raisins) 2 tsp powdered cardamoms and nutmeg Rosewater to taste 1 tsp Salt 1 1/4 Kg Ghee approx Method: […]

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July 31, 2018

Pori

From Behram Palamkote The best dar ni pori in Bombay one would get is from a parsi lady called Sheramai who is 89 years old and that is my mom. Once you taste it you will not like any other pori that’s a guarantee!  I can give you all her secret recipe which she does […]

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June 11, 2018

Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

Coconut Mango Burfi Note: No artificial colors used. Ingredients 1/2 kg aamras (mango puree) 1/2 cup sugar 250 gm desiccated coconut 1/2 cup milk powder 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup of coarsely grounded charoli nuts and almonds (dry fruits) 1 tbsp pure ghee Method Take a non stick pan and add mango puree aamras and sugar and […]

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June 4, 2018

Doodhi ni Barfi

Doodhi ni Barfi Ingredients: 800 gm Doodhi 400 gm sugar 200 gm mawa Pinch of cardamom 0ne drop of edible green color 5 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds Method:  Boil the doodhi for 1 minute Put the doodhi in a non-stick pot and then put 400 gm sugar. Keep cooking for 15-20 minutes. Then put the mava […]

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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 9, 2018

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream by Rita Jamshed Kapadia In the Persian language it is called it Faloodeh or Paludeh.  The Indian word “Falooda” is a Hindi and Urdu word.  Faluda is Bengali as well ! Serves 4 Prep time 15 minutes Cooking time 0 Ingredients […]

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April 24, 2018

Mawa Cake With Pistachios, Rose and Saffron Cream

  By Aban Kekobad This is my version of the Mawa cake and I am sure you will find many versions online. It is a rich dense cake bursting with flavour -so it’s just-once in a while indulgence!   Ingredients for the cake 3 and a half cups of white flour 6 eggs *Mawa (sweet) 1 cup 1/2 cup […]

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January 14, 2018

A Parsi Story: Sugar in the Milk

I would like to take you on a journey into the culture, and nuances of the Parsi Cuisine of India. I would like to present to you the famous Story of Parsi immigration (into India) and their welcome with “Sugar in the Milk”. One of the oldest stories of Sugar and Milk in Parsis (Parsi / […]

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December 6, 2017 DESSERT: Lagan nu Custard - garnished with almonds, pistachios

Lagan nu Custard (from cookbook)

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Lagan nu Custard is made with eggs and is delicious! Recipe from my mother Parin Homi Munshi. More recipes in cookbook. Order HERE. Ingredients 6 cups milk or 3 cups heavy cream 1 slice bread 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence OR 1 tsp Rose Essence 3 tsp […]

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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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May 31, 2017

Sweet Symphony of Strawberries, Roses and Custard

Roses are my favorite flower, Strawberries my favorite Fruit and Custard favorite dessert, so here’s putting all 3 together for a sweet symphony! Ingredients 3 cups Milk 1/2 cup Sugar 2 Eggs 15 Strawberries 1 tsp Rose Essence Method Boil Milk and sugar down for 20 minutes. Cool and add essence. Beat the eggs into […]

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May 16, 2017

Marzipan for Almond Fish or Parsi Badam ni Boi

Ingredients 1 lb Almond Flour made from blanched almonds crushed well 1 8 oz box confectioners sugar or regular sugar to taste 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 to 2 drops of Flavoring (rosewater, vanilla, ice cream essence, or cardamom) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons milk. Vegetable shortening, for greasing hands and mold 1 […]

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May 13, 2017 Ravo

Ravo

Ingredients:       1 liter of pasteurized cold milk.       4 tbsp of Ravo (semolina or suji)       4 tbsp (equal quantity ratio to ravo) of sugar       4 oz of Ghee (or 1/2 stick of unsalted butter)       1 Egg       1/2 cup […]

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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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January 24, 2017

Mava ni Boi – the easy way

Mava ni boi, I made for a library presentation of my cookbook. Mava ni boi is a fish-shaped dessert made from ricotta cheese, sugar, cardamom and vanilla. Fish is a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility. Using a mold* make these fish shaped desserts. The ingredients are not really fish but just sugar, ricotta […]

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September 26, 2016

Raw Milk Benefits vs. the Law in USA

We love raw milk! Yogurt is best made from raw milk, so is paneer, lassi, mava ni boi (indian mithai), barfi and other dairy food. Where to Buy Raw Milk Legally in USA or Why You Can’t at All? by Marissa Ames Humans have enjoyed raw milk benefits for millennia. But now only 28 American states allow the […]

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June 24, 2016

Persian Icecream: Does this remind you of Kulfi, Falooda ?

Meet the Man Who Introduced Persian Ice Cream to Los Angeles – Chef, Mashti Shirvani Many frozen dessert trends have come and gone—Froyo, Dippin’ Dots, liquid nitrogen-chilled ice cream, to name a few. However, Persian-style ice cream and sorbets are eternal. At least that’s what it seems like when you are sitting at one of […]

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May 7, 2016

OATS AND HONEY MAWA CAKE by SodaBottleOpenerWala and Huffington Post

Ingredients Butter: 400 gm Sugar: 400 gm Eggs: 10 Vanilla essence: 5 ml Flour: 300 gm Oats: 300 gm Baking powder: 5 gm Mawa: 500 gm Milk: 250 ml Seeds: 250 gm Honey: 150 ml Method Preheat oven to 175°C. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat the eggs until nice and fluffy, […]

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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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April 22, 2016

A PARSI STYLE SEMOLINA KHEER SERVED ON FESTIVE OCCASIONS

RAVO Ingredients Ghee: 50 ml Semolina: 200 gm Milk: 750 ml Water: 250 ml Rosewater: 1 tbsp Cardamom powder: 5 gm Sugar: 200 gm Charoli (also known as chironji): 15 gm (for mixing inside) Charoli, sautéed raisins and roasted almond flakes for garnish. Method Slightly warm ghee in a non stick pan. Add semolina, and […]

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April 22, 2016

Lagan nu Custard by Akshata Karkaria

The beauty of an Indian dessert often lies not in the intricate recipe but in the significance of its offering. This holds especially true for Parsi desserts. “On birthdays, my mother-in-law will come with some sev and dahi. When I was pregnant, we distributed the famous conical ladvo, which you only get at specific sweet […]

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March 8, 2016

Chocolate or Coffee Almond Lassi

Diabetics can substitute chocolate with coffee – less sugar. Total Time: 2 mins melting chocolate + 3 mins grinding Serves: 3 people Ingredients: -►200 gms chilled thick yogurt ( you could also use hung curd if you wish) -►2 tbsp water -►100 gms dark chocolate chunks (substitute chocolate with coffee – less sugar) -►4 tbsp […]

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July 22, 2015 KULFI

Pistachio Kulfi

Pistachio Kulfi Serves 6 to 8.  Make ahead – Kulfi stays in freezer for a long time. Ingredients:    16 oz. whipping cream 1 can (14 oz.) evaporated milk 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 tbs. pistachio pieces 1/2 tsp. pistachio flavoring 2 drops of green coloring (optional)           Method:         Blend all ingredients a […]

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June 22, 2015

NYC’s Newest Must-Try Ice Cream is Babu Ji’s Kulfi

By Chris Crowley   It’s worth the wait. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev New York’s ice-cream wars have really ramped up in recent years, spurred on by a bevy of excellent new shops and stakes-raising creations like the black-and-white-cookie ice-cream sandwich and, uh, Kanye West Ice Cream Week. The latest contestant in this frozen-treat frenzy isn’t even […]

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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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February 24, 2015 Game: Guess which Mithai is in the tray?

Mithai

Mithai / Sweets/ Sweetmeats.                                         Motichoor (Boondi) Ladoo, Bundi Ladoo, Besan Ladoo 2. Kesar Kaju Katli Bombay Masala Halve or Bombay Khjoor halwa. Kesar Panda or Mathura Pedha Sugar Batasha 6 & 7.  Ghanthia Mung Dal fried Rose […]

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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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September 23, 2014 Doodh na Puffs

Dudh Na Puff (Milk froth)

Dudh Na Puff (Milk froth) This delicious and nutritious drink is traditionally made in the winter. Fresh  milk is used and to cool the milk, it was  put out on an open terrace or flat roof overnight. In this century we use the refrigerator and USA dairy cow’s milk. Best served immediately in the morning […]

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November 4, 2013

Mava Kalakand Halvo (from cookbook)

Ingredients: Whole milk 3.5 ltr Sugar as per your taste Green cardamom powder Pistachio for garnishing Method: Put a heavy bottom pan on medium heat and put 2 ltr milk . Cook it till it become thick consistency like Rabdi. Meanwhile heat the leftover milk and make chena by adding vinegar/lemon. Strain it in a […]

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