How to make Dhansak masala at home

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Dhansak Masala Powder Ingredients: 1 Kg. Coriander seeds (Dhanya seeds) 200 grms Cumin (Jeera Seeds) 100 grms Black Pepper (Kali Mirchi) 100 grms Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds) (Omit if you are allergic to fenugreek) 100 grms Black Mustard seeds (Rai) 300 grms Red Chilies 200 grms Haldi (Turmeric powder) 50 grms Tej Patta (Tamal Patta) […]

How to make Kumas – Kumas is an ancient cake from 18th century

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We made a video to kick off  our “Parsi Cuisine Heritage Video Presentations”. This video is of making the Parsi Kumas Cake, which is very forgotten but tasty parsi cake. Our YouTube Channel is http://www.YouTube.com/TheParsiCuisine Recipe Link: http://www.parsicuisine.com/kumas-cake/

Kabab Pastry

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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.

Baingan (Eggplant) Bharta with Curd (Yogurt)

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Ingredients 2 medium Brinjals (Eggplant) 1 onion 150 gms curd (yogurt) 2-3 chillies 100 gms peanuts Sprinkle of coriander Salt to taste Method 1) Roast brinjal over fire. 2) Make paste 3) In a pot add the brinjal paste, crushed peanuts, curds, chillies, cut onion, coriander and salt. 4) Mix it together and serve.

Kaanda Keri ma gos

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 4 comments

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 […]

Gor Papri

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

by Farida J. Major My darling Parsis, This is my adored mother’s gor papri recipe.  After ages and ages I decided to make it again.  If you are retired and have an abundance of patience, go ahead and make it cos delicious as it is, it took a cool three hours to make. What’s more […]

Father’s Day: A Foreword by my Father

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My father believed in me. Pappa encouraged me to write. When I was growing up he took me to bookstores, shopped for novels, comics and anything my heart desired to read. He passed on some of his good literature to me. When I wanted to write a cookbook, he was very proud. Here is a […]

Known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 11 comments

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 […]

Chicken Cutlets Parsi Style

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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. Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes 18 approx based on the size Ingredients 1 lb ground chicken mince 4 Cups boiled and mashed potatoes 1/2 cup fresh, washed, […]

Doodhi ni Barfi

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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 […]

Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. Topli na Panir

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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 […]

Omelette

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Make a mix of: 4 eggs beaten 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1/2 Red Chilly Powder In a non-stick pan heat 3 tsp of canola oil and pour in the mixture. Cover. Cook on very slow heat till done. Serve immediately.

Varadhvara

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Did you know Bhakra are similar to  Varadhvara? Varadhvara are made fresh and served at Weddings to the guests. Read about the wedding ceremonies. Recipe from Rita’s cookbook “Parsi Cuisine: Manna of the 21st Century” 750 grams fine wheat flour 350 grams semolina (Ravo) 400 grams castor sugar 500 grams pure ghee 1 ½ tsp. […]

Chutney and Salmon with a new twist

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Ingredients 6 – 8 Salmon Fillets 2 tsp Red Chilli powder 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp Salt Olive Oil as needed Baking Dish Prepared Creamy Coconut Chutney Method – Assemble the Baked Salmon Dish: Spread Olive oil in a baking dish. Mix turmeric, red pepper and salt over 4 salmon fillets. Spread a thick layer of […]

Home made Ghee or Clarified Butter

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Home made Ghee or Clarified Butter