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 […]

Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield, Princeton University

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Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield. Dan Sheffield is a professor at Princeton University, New Jersey, US Dan’s website: www.dansheffield.com Video Contents: The Banquets of Persepolis and Ctesiphon Food is integrally tied to our identity. As we say You are what you eat. Eating practices of Zoroastrians in Persepolis flavored with […]

Parsi Vasanu for the winter season

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VASANU is very healthy to eat in the winter. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. This nutritious, vasanu recipe is from my grandmother. Rita Jamshed Kapadia INGREDIENTS General: 1 1/2kg Ghee 1/2kg Char jaatnu magaz 50g Goonder 2 1/4kg Sugar 500g Ghau nu Dudh (Wheat milk powder) 500g Kammar Kakri 400g […]

Drink Coffee! It won’t give your heart extra beats

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By Scott Maier on January 26, 2016 NEW YORK– You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead – in rare cases – to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality. The study, led […]

Restaurant: SodaBottleOpenerWala

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Twenty-six-year-old chef-manager Anahita Dhondy is working to popularize Parsi cuisine through a rapidly expanding chain of restaurants – SodaBottleOpenerWala. In “Soda’s ‘chilled out’ boss,” August 7 issue, she reveals that she is off in October to Gujarat to “all the small cities which are populated with Parsis to do some research, get some old recipes […]

How to make Crispy Onion Rings

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Ingredients 3 Onions cut into rings 1 cup besan (channa/chickpea) flour 1 cup breadcrumbs (any old bread pulverized or store bought) 1 tsp salt for sprinkling later Oil for frying Method Press onion rings into breadcrumbs. These make the rings crisp! Wet besan (chickpea) flour by adding a little water, add onion rings Heat oil […]

Navroze Mubarak

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Pistachio Kulfi

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Pistachio Kulfi Serves 6 to 8.  Make ahead – Kulfi stays in freezer for a long time. Ingredients:    16 oz. whipping cream 1 can (14 oz.) evaporated milk 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 2 tbs. pistachio pieces 1/2 tsp. pistachio flavoring 2 drops of green coloring (optional)           Method:         Blend all ingredients a […]

Healthy Patrani Machchi

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  A healthy Patra-Ni-Machchi recipe, only with some mustard oil to give flavor. Pomfret wrapped in a tangy marinade and steamed in a banana leaf. Ingredients 1 fresh pomfret (medium sized)Banana leaves For Marinade: 4 Tbsp curd 1/2 Tbsp turmeric Some chopped garlic 1 1/2 Tbsp mustard oil Chilli flakes 1/2 Tbsp salt Half lemon, […]

Easy Creamy Coconut Delight or Parsi Kopra Pak

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This Koprapak (1 lb for $7) is available from Roshan Rivetna in Chicago, USA. For more details go to http://www.parsicuisine.com/parsimithaishop/ Ingredients: 1 cup coconut, grated. (frozen grated coconut) 1 1/2 cup Sugar 3 tablespoon Cream 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and cardamom powder Few drops red colouring 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon butter 1/2 cup pistachio […]

About the author

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My mega coffee table Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” is available for $29.99 EBook and Hardcover are available. Contact us if you have questions. Thanks, Rita. Review Truly a labor of love to preserve the unique Parsi (Persian-Indian) culinary heritageby Roshan RivetnaThis is a “must have” book for Parsi-Zoroastrians, especially those living […]

Crunchy Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

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These are awesome. Simply baked with olive oil, salt and black pepper they come out crunchy.   Very good and healthy for all ages.   Ingredients 1 Can of Garbanzo, Chickpeas 2 Tbs of Olive oil Salt to taste Black Pepper to taste    Method 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees 2) Rinse the […]

Brain Masala Fry

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Ingredients 2 brains cleaned and cut into three sections 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp green chilli paste 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp dhansak masala (u get it readymade or you can substitute with readymade garam masala or put 1/2 tsp each coriander, cumin and […]

Vividh Vani Recipe: Toad in a hole

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Toad in a hole trsnlated from the Vividh Vani Cookbook

Sabudana Kichdi (from cookbook)

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Cooking time : 20 mins Serves :2 Ingredients Sabudana/ sago 1 cup Potato 1 Green chilli 3 Lemon 1/2 Peanuts 3 tblsp Ghee 1 tblsp To Temper Ghee 1 tsp Jeera 1 tsp Mustard (optional) 3/4 tsp Curry leaves 1 sprig Method Wash sago well and soak it overnight with water just enough to immerse […]