Super Bowl Game Snack : Paneer Tikka

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Served as an appetizer Paneer Tikka is very healthy for kids and adults alike. Go Pats! 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 […]

Indias Parsi Cooking Vessels

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Popatjee Recipe Reviving the Art of Kalai from Lucknow, a tinning process of utensils. Earlier the metal of copper and brass were used in the Indian kitchen but with the rapid intrusion of stainless steel and aluminium vessels, these vessels have become extinct from the modern day kitchen. These artisans perform kalai work on copper […]

A Tribute to the Feriyas

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Feriyas is a colloquialism from Feriwalla, Gujarati for someone who takes a ‘Fero’, a round of some place. During the struggle for Indian Independence, people used to have Prabhat Feri, a small early morning procession that went around singing patriotic songs, raising the Indian flag and reminding people about Independence struggle. Fist published on Parsi […]

Almond Macroons

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 7 comments

Ingredients 1 cup fine powdered sugar2 cups roasted and ground Almonds or Hazelnuts3 eggs white1 tsp. vanilla essence1 ½ cup very lightly roasted slivered/flaked almonds1 tsp. Butter for greasing fingers2 tbsp. powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional) Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment or butter paper. In a glass […]

Recipe Contest Winner: Pav Bhaji

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Congratulations to our member Erik Treasuryvala for his Pav Bhaji Masala and Pav Bhaji recipes. Erik says – Pav Bhaji has its origins in the civil war of America in the 1860s. Read more here… Erik is a member of the Facebook Parsi Cuisine (PC) group and regularly shares his creations with us. I am […]

Udvada’s Sweet and Crispy Parsi Puri – Tal Papra Recipe

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by Ervad Marzban Hathiram Editor’s Note: Sweet and Crispy Parsi Puri stays for a long time like a month. It is fondly called Tal Papra. Made from sesame seeds (Tal), cardamom and nutmeg powder, and caraway seeds. As I get ready for a very important prayer day tomorrow, here’s an old recipe not very commonly made today.. […]

Surti Papri (Hyacinth Beans)

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Congratulations to our member Sheroo Rusi Parekh SURTI PAAPRI (Hyacinth Beans) Ingredients500 gms paapri, stringed, each broken into two pieces or kept whole, washed & soaked.2 big or 3 medium onions finely chopped.200 gms baby brinjal halved lengthwise & each piece cut slantwise into 1-1/2 inch pieces.3 or 4 or as reqd whole garlic pods washed.250 […]

Dhun Dar

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On New Year day, Birthday, Anniversary or a Festive occasion the parsi auspicious dish to make is Dhun Dar. “Dhun” a gujarati word means “wealth” and “Dar” is a translation of the indian lentil called “Dal” which come in various lentils of Toovar dal, Masoor dal, Channa dal, Urad dal and so on. The dal […]

Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 8 comments

Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

Bhakhra made in an “Ebelskiver” pan. The dutch call these Poffertjes

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I wandered around in the kitchen section of Costco almost unconsciously thinking I need better non-stick pans. My eyes rested on a wonderful box of Ebelskiver  pancake pan. Somehow I thought this pan could make excellent Indain Parsi Bhakras. I bought the pan. Rushed home and dug out the bhakhra recipe from my cookbook for #fiestafriday […]

Papri and Daran for Malido

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Papdi to eat with Malido from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook Recipe translated from Gujarati to English by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Click here for the Guide to Old Measures Ingredients 1 tipri Wheat Flour 1/4 lb Sugar (fine barik) Method Mix above with little water to make a very tight dough. Keep for 1 hour and then […]

Kiku’s Kitchen

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by Kainaz Antia Kiku Engineer : passionate about food and fitness An array of dishes made by Kiku’s Kitchen in Chicago. “No two days of cooking are ever the same but I love the fervor and exhilaration of it all,” says Kiku Engineer (née Mistry), nicknamed “the Godiwala of Chicago.” Sorely disappointed when she realized that […]

Eat Fruit on an empty stomach for maximum health benefit

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Eating Fruit on Empty Stomach This will open your eyes ! Read to the end; and then, send it to others on your list as I just did to you! Dr Stephen Mak treats terminal ill cancer patients by an “un-orthodox” way and many patients recovered. Before he used solar energy to clear the illnesses […]

Gos-no-kharo Ras Chaval with Khatti Mithi Kachumbar

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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 […]

Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe

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Goes with any meal. Serve with Mashed Potatoes Roast Turkey Vegetables in different styles Stuffing or my famous Chicken Cutlets  for that extra punch! Recipe Ingredients: For the pickled cranberries: 1 cup  cranberries 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Combine Cranberries, White Vinegar and salt in a glass bottle. Cover and pickle for a […]