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Parsi Saas


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Mom’s cooking

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Name a dish that your mother/father cooked that is your favorite and would like it today. 🤔 Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Brown Eggs or White Eggs? Test done in the Parsi Cuisine Kitchen

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Brown Eggs or White Eggs? Test done

Italian Roll

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Recipe translation from Vividh Vani cookbook. 011 ratal fine wheat flour 01 fine castor sugar, butter 2 tola Orange or malunga murraba Pa Sher milk 4 eggs Jam Butter Grind the murraba into pulp. Beat the eggs fluffy with a fork. Sift the flour, roast to make it dry but not burn. Next add the […]

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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Recipe for Modak and Karanji

Creamy Coconut Chutney

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This chutney may be used on Patra ni Maachi, Salmon Baked Fish, Sandwiches, Potato Pattice and as a condiment. Ingredients: 4 tbsp desiccated coconut 1 cup cream of coconut 2 small bunches Coriander 4 green Chilies 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp Salt I lime, juice of 2 tsp cumin seeds 4 cloves Garlic roasted 1/4 […]

Kala Chana

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These Kala Chana are so healthy and tasty you will want to make these regularly.


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Just released a Dhansak ECookbook on Kindle and Paperback. I have cooked Dhansak for many years and have condensed my experience, stories and love for the dish in this book. Learn how to make your own dhansak masala, side dishes and many other parsi dishes.

Besan Ladoo

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For any occasion, whether it is Diwali, Rakhsa Bhandhan (Raki Time) or  Parsi mithu monu. These besan ladoo are so easy to make. I used to make them at 7 years of age playing with my friend. 

Cookbook by Bhicoo J. Manekshaw

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Paperback  Kindle A treasure-house of recipes and customs that define the Parsi way of life Celebrations, rituals and food inevitably go together. And so it is with the Parsis. From Navroz, the dawn of the Parsi New Year, to Navjote, the initiation ceremony of a young child, lagan or marriage, jashans and ghambhars, there […]


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INGREDIENTS1 lb. minced meat (Beef, Turkey, or Chicken mince)2 medium onions minced with meat or chopped fine.6 garlic cloves (grind with ginger root)2 cm piece of ginger root (grind with garlic cloves)1 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, chili powder and curry powder3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves2 to 4 […]

Fish Curry

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A quick and easy fish curry. Ingredients 1 lb salmon fillets (I used salmon fillets but any fish like cod, haddock or shrimps can be used.) 3 tsp marchu lasan (Green Chillies and garlic minced together) 3 tsp Besan / Chick pea flour Dry curry spice powder: 1 tsp each of turmeric, red chilli or […]

Vaghareli Khichri

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It is the Ayurvedic detox food.  Khichadi, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled “kitchari” or “khichdi,” has long been used to nourish babies and the elderly, the sick and the healthy during special times of Diet Detox & Cleansing.  Vaghareli Khichri Recipe  Ingredients 1 Cup rice (barik Surti kolam, basmati) 1 Cup maag/mung OR red masoor […]

The Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun

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Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun  by Rita Jamshed Kapadia The Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular indian sweet, served at restaurants in the states.”Gulab” means “Rose” and “Jamun” means a “Drop”. Translated these are literally “Drops of Rose”. In this recipe the flavor is real kesar (saffron) *and elaichi (cardamom) * so I call these “Drops […]