Eggs in crispy potato basket. (Topli na Eeda)

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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 […]

Scrambled Eggs with wild garlic

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Wild Garlic is a favorite of mine. In India it is actually cultivated for consumption. It has the same health benefits that garlic has. Called as Garlic Chives (Garlic Organic) “Leelu Lasan” in India. Field Garlic Crow Garlic, or Onion Grass. Allium Vineale Popular nurseries sell these The flat, tender leaves have a flavor midway […]

WARLI STYLE MUTTON CURRY

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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 […]

Polson Butter

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All those Biharis in a position to remember the smells and flavours of their breakfasts from the 1950s-60s, may jump at the mention of Polson butter. It may please them to know of a very intimate connection between Pestonji Edulji Dalal, the founder of Polson butter and Patna. The library at the National Dairy Development […]

Fried Puri, Roti, Rotli

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Puri is an indian fried flour bread. Eaten by itself it is delicious and satisfying. Any vegetable or meat dish goes well with these puris. If you do NOT fry the puri and just roast it on a non-stick pan or the Indian tava (Non-Stick Chapati Tawa/Roti Tawa/Paratha Tawa, Aluminium 2.6 MM with Free Wooden […]

The Parsi Trail: Top 7 Parsi Restaurants In Mumbai

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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 […]

Salli Boti

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Sali Boti.  Yet another traditional Parsi Dish. Slow cooked mutton in gravy topped with crispy potato straws (sali). Best enjoyed with fresh homemade chappatis !! Congratulations to our member Shikha Sepai FOR MARINATION1 kg mutton 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste1 tablespoon green chilli, garlic and jeera paste1/2 cup yogurt   FOR COOKING4 tablespoons oil3 large onions chopped […]

Mumbai-based chef Mahrukh Mogrelia shares the recipe for Patrani Machhi

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That Parsi food is all about sweet and sour flavours is a completely wrong notion, says fifth generation Parsi chef Mahrukh Mogrelia. “Not all our food is sweet and sour. There are a lot of fresh herbs and homemade spices that go into Parsi cooking,” shares Mahrukh, a resident of Nana Chowk in South Mumbai, […]

Easy Suterfeni

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3 cups Kataifi – I used Apollo Brand Kataifi 2 tbsp Ghee/ clarified butter 1/2 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Water 1 tsp Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp Saffron Garnish of Almonds, Pistachios, Cashewnut Method Defrost the kataifi according to package instructions. I used Apollo brand and mine came with the instruction to keep it outside for […]

Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

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Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

Drunken Parsi Pickled Prawns.

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by Rusi Sorabji INGREDIENTS. Pre-cooked but frozen and cleaned large prawns as available in  the super markets. Kholahji nu Gor Kerri nay fruit nu achar. Or DEEP nu Gor Keri no chundo           (available in the Indian store) METHOD Thaw the  frozen prawns, marinate with achar for an hour or more before serving with tooth-picks. Once […]

Deviled Eggs

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Ingredients 4 hard-boiled eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp mustard salt black pepper red paprika Method Peel the hard-boiled eggs and cut them lengthwise in half. In a small bowl, separate the cooked yolk and add all the ingredients, mash well to make a paste. Fill each half with the paste and sprinkle red paprika […]

Sticky Semolina Cake

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  Feast: Food That Celebrates Life Recently I have joined a Cookbook Club. The idea is to cook a recipe from chosen cookbooks by the librarian. We then shared our dishes and discussed / reviewed the cookbook. I chose this cake since it was well written by the author and easy to make.  This Middle-Eastern inspired […]

Saffron Angoori Rabdi – sugar free

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Preparation Time: 10 minsCooking Time: 10 minsMakes 4 servings Ingredients 3 cups low fat milk8 rasgullas , cut into halves1/4 tsp lemon juice1 tsp cornflour dissolved in1 tbsp low-fat milk4 tsp sugar substitutea pinch cinnamon (dalchini) powder For The Garnisha few strands saffron (kesar) MethodSoak the rasgullas in water for 1 minute, drain and discard […]

Age well. Boost your Brain Health by eating well. Tasty Spice of Life Mix

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Salt free, All Natural and non irradiated. Research suggests that our brain and body thrive on variety. The 19 nutrient-rich ingredients of this spice of life work together, offering many health protecting properties. Shake it every day on your Chicken, Turkey or Fish. I have this many times on baked salmon, roast chicken and it […]