Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (with vegetarian option)

Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (Vegetarians can leave the meat out) Ingredients: 2 lbs papri (surti Papri can be found in Indian Grocery Stores. Threaded and broken into 1 inch long pieces) 1 lb Mutton, Chicken or Lamb 3/4th tsp ajwain (bishop seed) 2 onions thinly sliced 2 whole pods of garlic, unpeeled or 10-12 […]

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Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 Cup or 8 oz tomato puree (puree tomatoes) Canola oil for frying 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1/2 tsp flour (optional I like to omit this) Salt to taste 1 tsp Sugar to taste (brown, raw or white) 1 […]

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Moussaka – Classic Greek Moussaka with Eggplant

  Moussaka is a casserole made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling then topping it off with a creamy bechamel sauce that is baked to golden perfection. It is perhaps the most widely recognized of all Greek dishes and was made famous by the legendary Greek chef, Nicholas Tselementes. This eggplant version is […]

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Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

Today is the Shortest Day of the Year and the Darkest. Yalda on December 21 is celebrated in many parts of the world. Eating watermelon today is believed to keep you healthy in the new year. Watermelon seeds are one of the items in the parsi char jat nu magaj. I was requested to create […]

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Mutton Pulao

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lbs Chicken, Lamb, Goat meat or Mutton 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup milk 2 generous pinches of saffron 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 […]

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Happy Halloween! Cook with leftover pumpkin after Halloween is over

So the Trick or Treaters are back home safe. Left with the decorated  White or Orange Pumpkin? Do NOT throw. Re-use and make Pumpkin Bread.   Ingredients 2 Cups Pumpkin grated (or 1 1lb. canned pumpkin) 1 ½ teaspoon SALT 3 cups sugar 3 ½ cups wondra flour 1 ½ tsp nutmeg/cinnamon 2 tsp. baking powder […]

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White Pumpkin Preserve for your Thanksgiving Table

Introducing my White Pumpkin Preserve

Dear Friends, Rita’s Parsi Cuisine is introducing “Kohra no Murambo” (White Pumpkin Preserve). White Pumpkin Preserve is flavored with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg with an amber caramel color which come from hours of gently simmering the grated pumpkin. Truly,  this Kohrano Murambo is a labor of love in the finest traditions of the Parsis.  […]

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SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

  INGREDIENTS 1/2 kg boneless chicken, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp rum 1 tsp red chilli sauce 1 tbsp chopped spring onions 2 tsp garlic paste 2 egg whites 4 tbsp corn flour oil for deep fryingSweet and Sour Sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp […]

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