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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Parsi Dhansak Recipe – in an Instant Pot aka Pressure Cooker

(Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Parsi Dhansak Recipe: Parsi Dhansak for the good times by Rita Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out and […]

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Eggless Mava Cake

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup Refined Flour 1 1/2 tbsp Crumbled Mava 3/4 cup Softened Butter 3/4 cup powdered Sugar 5 tbsp Milk Powder 2 tbsp Cornflour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Soda Bicarbonate 1/4 tsp Cardamon pwd 1/4 Cup butter milk 2 tbsp Milk Method Preheat the oven at 350 F. Grease the tin or […]

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Parsi Bhonu in Ahmedabad

Dhan dar, Patio, Dhansak, Curry Chawal, Sali goshst, Chicken Kaleji (liver), Thai green curry and Baked cauliflower, Cutlets,  Macaroni are some dishes which are on the regular menu. The ladies make non-veg and vegetarian dishes. Ask for the menu by phone since it changes daily, food is prepared daily and is fresh. Their Sev, Ravo, […]

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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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Quickie Date Coconut Sweet

Quickie Date & Coconut Sweet with Coconut Oil

Servings: 10 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups nuts 20 pitted dates 3/4 cup dried, unsweetened coconut 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil * Method Place your nuts in a food processor and run it until you get a pretty fine texture. It’ll take about a minute. Add your dates, coconut, and 2 teaspoons of the […]

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Mango Preserve Keri no Ambakalyo

AMBAKALIO

AMBAKALIO Ingredients: 1 kg semi-ripe mangoes (any variety, but for best results and taste, either alphonso, or, even better still, the bottle’ mango,batli keri’. In places where no fresh mangoes are available, even tinned slices would do, even of ripe mangoes. Alternatively, even small green, totally unripe mangoes would do. But then add more jaggery, […]

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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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Vaghareli Khichri

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/tipri rice (barik Surti kolam, basmati) 1 Cup/tipri maag/mung OR red […]

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Almond Fish or Badam ni Boi or Marzipan

  This fish shaped dessert is very popular among the Indian Parsi community. It is molded in the shape of a fish because the fish is a symbol for fertility and good luck. It can be sliced and eaten as dessert. Recipe is included in the cookbook “Treasured Grandmother’s Recipes”. Click on the Cookbook below […]

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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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Masala Chai ( Spiced Tea)

A cup of tea shared with another person is known to create a new karma each time. So next time you have a cup of tea with someone, have good thoughts, and share good words.   Health value: Antioxidant Removes Headaches, Muscle aches, soothes and relaxes. Ingredients: 2 cups water 4 tea bags, black tea […]

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Parsi Berry Pulao

  by  Jennifer Mascarenhas Few of my friends went to Sodabottleopenerwala and relished the Parsi cuisine there! While talking to me, their demand arose for home cooked versions of the restaurant dishes! So, on a recent potluck lunch, I made Parsi Berry Pulao and teamed it with some parsi ‘ kachumber’ on the side. Mumbaikars […]

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How to make Indian Ghee or Clarified Butter

  Ingredients 2 Sticks of unsalted butter 1 pot (thick bottom) Strainer Jar for storing Method Heat the butter in the pot on very low heat. Wait till the foam, fat and salt floats on top. Immediately strain into your jar. Cool completely

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Kumas Cake

by Rita Makes 24 pieces Time to prepare – 2 days Ingredients 6 oz salted butter (melted) 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup rava (fine grain semolina) 1/2 cup cake flour or baking plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cardamom powder 2 tsp nutmeg 1 […]

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VASANU is very healthy to eat. Best time is to take a one inch square at breakfast time. Not good for diabetics unless you substitute sugar with Splenda.

Parsi Vasanu for the winter season

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. Vasanu is very hard to make. Click here to order Vasanu from Dilly Umrigar   INGREDIENTS General: 1 1/2kg Ghee 1/2kg Char jaatnu magaz 50g Goonder 2 1/4kg […]

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