Quickie Date & Coconut Sweet with Coconut Oil

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Servings: 10 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups nuts 20 pitted dates 3/4 cup dried, unsweetened coconut 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil * Method Place your nuts in a food processor and run it until you get a pretty fine texture. It’ll take about a minute. Add your dates, coconut, and 2 teaspoons of the […]

Cucumber Pickle made fresh from Summer Cucumbers

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Made fresh from Summer Cucumbers, which are a plenty here in USA ūüôā With 5 large ones and the heat of the summer, I knew these cukes would go bad soon. After 5 minutes of wondering what to do with the whole batch, I thought of making a pickle/pani nu achar with the cucumbers. Guess […]

Seekh Kebab

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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 […]

Yogurt Shrikand in Red White and Blue

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  Yogurt is hung to make it thick. Garnish with fresh blueberries, sliced almonds and serve shrikand immediately. Makes: 2 Servings of Shrikand. Ingredients 2 Cups Plain Yogurt 1 Pod Cardamom 4 Tbsps Sliced Blanched Almonds (optional) Fresh Blueberry Fruit¬†(optional) Sugar to Taste A drop of red and blue food color (edible color) Method Crush […]

Mango Halwa

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Falooda Ice-cream Mawa Cake

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Layered Falooda Ice Cream Cake (cardamom flavored cake layered with falooda ice cream) by¬† ‚ÄéKshama Parikh‚Ä鬆is an artist and a blooger. Kshama’s blog is KesarLilly.com¬† Kshama also blogs in the Facebook group¬†Foodaholics in Ahmedabad #Parsi #Cuisine The word Parsi means Persian and it is evident that Parsi cuisine is influenced by their Persian roots as […]

Sweet Symphony of Strawberries, Roses and Custard

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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 […]

Ravo

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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 […]

An ancient and original treat – Gor Papri

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Kudos to¬†Villy Divecha‚Äé who made it recently! Recipe by¬†Shirin Byramji¬† Gor Papri was made by parsi grandmothers who had a sweet tooth. It is a good treat for nursing mothers to have while breast feeding their baby since ginger powder encourages milk production in the mother and the sugar gives energy. It is a forgotten […]

Famous Parsi Fish with Green Chutney, Patra ni Machhi

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A very popular recipe of the Parsi Cuisine. Patra ni Machhi   Recipe Ingredients 4 banana leaves 1 kg fish Juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tsp salt Chutney: 1 grated coconut 6 green chillies 50 gm coriander leaves with stems 1 tbsp mint leaves 1 tsp ground cumin seeds 1 tsp sugar Salt to taste […]

Papeta par Eeda

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Papeta par eeda aka Potatoes and Eggs is a easy dish to make anytime. Have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is fully satisfying and yummy. A Egg Fritata is similar and made in a pan just like this parsi favorite. Enjoy with fresh Rotli or toasted bread. Kheemo, Chicken Liver / Kaleji / […]

Masala Chai ( Spiced Tea)

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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 […]

Mava ni Boi – the easy way

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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 […]

Shrimp Patio

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              Ingredients 3 Onions finely chopped2 lbs Prawns or Shrimp3 Green chilles finely chopped2 tsp Garlic finely minced1 bunch Kotmir ( coriander leaves)1 tsp Haldi ( tumeric) powder1 tsp red chilli powder1 tsp Cumin seeds1 tsp dhanya powder2 inch piece of Jaggery5 Tomatoes finely chopped1 tsp Salt¬†Method1. Marinate the […]

 Three Kings Cake

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Traditionally made on Epiphany Day – January 6. ¬†Three Kings”, or “Three Wise Men” or the “Magi” In¬†Christian tradition, the¬†Magi (pronounced¬†Greek: őľő¨ő≥őŅőĻ,¬†magoi), also referred to as the (Three)¬†Wise Men, (Three)Kings, or¬†Kings from the East, are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited¬†Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of¬†gold,¬†myrrh and¬†frankincense. They are […]