March 29, 2019 Drunken Parsi Pickled Prawns.

Drunken Parsi Pickled Prawns.

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 […]

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March 29, 2019 Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

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 […]

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March 25, 2019 Dotivala Bakery completes 158 years – one of the longest surviving businesses in India.

Dotivala Bakery completes 158 years – one of the longest surviving businesses in India.

Considering India just celebrated its independence of 70 years from the British Raj, this makes the bakery one of the longest surviving and thriving business in modern day India. During their reign in India, the Dutch established in Surat a warehouse on Dutch Road, in which five Parsi gentlemen were employed as bakers. When the […]

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March 24, 2019 Very interesting cooking utensils, pressure cooker and pickle jars.

Houston Atash Kadeh

Photo: Ancient Parsi Food cooking utensils, pressure cooker and pickle jars. FIRE feeds the body and soul. The flames of the ancient FIRE were alive at the Houston Atash Kadeh on Avan Mahino and Adar Roj. May the Zoroastrian community find new roots and life in Texas, USA. Photo credit https://www.facebook.com/Parsiana The opening of of […]

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March 21, 2019 Sticky Semolina Cake

Sticky Semolina Cake

  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 […]

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March 18, 2019 Persian New Year: Nowruz

Persian New Year: Nowruz

    Celebrating the Persian New Year “Nowruz” on the Vernal Equinox every year in Spring is an Iranian tradition. Zoroastrians around the world set up the traditional Haft-Seen Table in their homes.   Haft-Seen (Persian: هفت‌سین‎) or the seven ‘S’s is a traditional table setting of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian spring celebration. The haft seen table includes seven items all starting with the letter seen (س) […]

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March 15, 2019 Rita’s Dar ni Pori

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits. To top it all there are cherries, which are so festive. I specially like the red auspicious color they add, my mother used to get these added along with green, yellow and red Tutti-Frutti! ( candied fruits ) Question: Did you know why the […]

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March 14, 2019 Sev

Seven Ways to Celebrate

“Nav” (meaning new) + “roze”(meaning day)  = “New Day” 2019 Shahenshahi New Year Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz is on March 21, 2019. Commemorated in a grand and elaborate fashion, preparations for  Navroze begin well in advance. Houses are cleaned to remove all the cobwebs and painted new. They are then adorned with different auspicious […]

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February 11, 2019 Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Jimmy Strawberries

  Here is the simplest recipe for Chocolate Covered Jimmy Strawberries, they are so much fun and low cost/budget to make at home. Ingredients 21 Large Strawberries 2 Cups approx, Dark Chocolate pieces (or leftover chocolate) 3 tbsp Butter 1 Cup Chocolate Jimmies Method Wash and dry strawberries with towel. Melt chocolate pieces in microwave on 50% […]

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