Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar made in the USA

Lagan nu Achaar is a Pickle made from fresh carrots, ginger, garlic, raisins, apricots, figs, spices, sugar, jaggery and balsamic vinegar. Sweet and Savory this pickle is a great condiment on the table. I just made a batch. It takes 3 days of preparation and 2 days to make! Not easy but very tasty to relish […]

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Lagan nu Achaar from ParsiCuisine.com

Dear Friends, By popular demand, Rita’s Parsi Cuisine is introducing “Lagan nu Achaar”. Lagan nu Achaar is a pickle made from fresh carrots, ginger, garlic, raisins, apricots, figs, dates, spices, jaggery and balsamic vinegar. Sweet and savory this pickle is a great condiment on the table. It is called “Lagan nu Achaar” as it is […]

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Pav Bhaji (Amdavadi)

CONGRATS! AHMEDABAD BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST WORLD HERITAGE CITY We always knew we were world-best. And now, we have UNESCO’s stamp of approval, too. On Saturday, the World Heritage Committee bestowed the World Heritage City status on the 606-year-old city of Ahmedabad. It is the highest global recognition that a site of cultural significance can receive. […]

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Cucumber Pickle

Summer Cucumbers are a plenty here in USA. 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 what it was delicious. My […]

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Bahman Mahino Meals

  Bahman mahino is when parsis do not eat meat. Fish is allowed for a wholesome diet with vegetables. Editor’s Note: photo shows the whole menu and effort that Rohinton Batlivala put into the cooking, extremely well done Rohinton! Recipes: ~ Grilled/Sauteed Basa Fish Fillets ~ ~ Tareli Vengna ni pori (fried brinjal slices) ~ ~ Vaghareli […]

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Papeta par Eeda

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 / […]

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Happy Diwali and a very healthy and prosperous New Year !

  Cook up some delicious Diwali Delights! Orange Kheer What is Diwali ? The word “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, originating from the Sanskrit word Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) which can be translated to “Row of Lights”. Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the “Festival of Lights“. Diwali is the name for the festival in North-India. In […]

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Berry 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 dried barberries […]

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Fry in Hot Oil

How to make Crispy Onion Rings

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 […]

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Chili Soup

Hot soup for the cold winter days. Chili Soup Ingredients: 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 large tomatoes (or 2 cups canned, unsalted tomatoes) 4 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped celery 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder or to taste Water, as desired 2 […]

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Essentials of a Parsi Kitchen

Essentials of a parsi kitchen

Ginger Garlic Paste 1 cup of peeled and washed ginger, garlic and green chillies. (Equal amount ratio) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin seeds Grind to a paste Store in glass jar for use in refrigerator

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Parsi Sali Keema

by Chef Kishore D Reddy A delicious lamb mince cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and served with grated and deep-fried potatoes. Ingredients 400 gm lamb mince 10 gm turmeric 50 gm ginger garlic paste Salt 50 ml oil 1 gm cardamom 1 gm cinnamon 1 gm cloves 5 gm cumin seeds 10 gm garlic […]

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Parsi Eggs

As the name suggests, this one is a traditional Parsi dish, popularly known as ‘Akuri’. Scrambled eggs with mild spices eaten with bread, buns or rotis.           Recipe Cook Time : 30 Minutes Ingredients 4 eggs 3 large potatoes – peeled and finely sliced 2-3 Tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds […]

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Parsi Kheemo

For Father’s Day. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 lb mince, mutton or beef 2 large onions, sliced tsp chili powder 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp salt 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp turmeric ketchup, Worcester sauce 4 green chilies, slit 1/2 bunch coriander 3 raw mangoes, […]

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Rita’s Secret Cashew Lamb Curry revealed!

Rita’s Secret “Kaju Mutton ” Cashew Lamb Curry revealed ! Lamb can be substituted with Mutton. Kaju is a Indian word for Cashew. (Cashews can be substituted with Almonds) Ingredients 4 lbs boneless Lamb Marinate lamb 10 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tsp salt Fry in hot oil 2 medium onions grated […]

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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 the […]

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