September 4, 2018

Spice Kitchen Catering – Kiku Engineer

Welcome to my Kitchen! I love to cook, love to eat even more but above all I love “feeding people” and I can’t think of a better way than to share my recipes with you. I hope I inspire you to cook or even entertain that thought for some of you ( you know who […]

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August 7, 2018

Parsi Dairy Farm: Mumbai’s Gold Standard in Milk & Milk-Based Products

I was at a modern food superstore in Bandra, Mumbai’s swish suburb, the other day. I walked past rows of imported gourmet cheeses, pastas and meats when I suddenly spotted a group of blue coloured packs which looked as if they were cheerfully waving at me. A closer inspection showed that they were packs of the homegrown […]

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July 14, 2018

Holi Restaurant in Bedford, MA

Recently, We had a celebrations party at the function room in the restaurant. The buffet food was awesome, tasty and in abundant variety. From Pani puri, samosas, bhajia, fresh dosa, chicken, goat curry to biryani they had over 25 dishes to eat. Dessert was Jalebi and Fruit with Masala Chai. I give a 5 star […]

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July 14, 2018

Sugarcane Juice (Sherdi no Ras)

We just had Sherdi no Ras, Sugar cane juice in Lowell, USA! Made in a very clean way and safe to drink. Recipe 1 Large Sugar Cane Stick, crushed in vendor machine to a Juice Pinch of grated ginger Juice of Lemon Sprinkle Masala (optional) Mix all and enjoy! Add ice if desired. If you […]

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June 26, 2018 GAJAR METHI

Vegetarian Vegan and Jain Dining

The Jain cuisine is completely vegetarian and also excludes onions, potatoes, and garlic, similar to the shojin-ryori Buddhist cuisine of Japan. The strictest forms of Jain diet is practiced by the ascetics; in addition to potatoes it may exclude other root vegetables. Some sites to explore: Jain Food Struggles in America Boston Vegetarian Society Ritu ki Rasoi Family-owned hideaway eatery offers vegetarian Indian & […]

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February 9, 2018

Feast on fine food from the American South

AT THE QUARTER While the show goes on at the Royal Opera House, Mumbai, you can now also experience a bite of true creole cuisine at The Quarter set up right there You have one more reason to visit The Royal Opera House, Mumbai – as if you honestly needed another – but this will […]

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November 26, 2017

Pune’s Kayani Bakery to reopen

BACK IN BUSINESS: Rustom Kayani, one of the owners of Pune’s iconic Kayani Bakery, conducts prayers before the wood-fired furnace that bakes the outlet’s famous Shrewsbury biscuits. The establishment will reopen on Saturday after being shut for 45 days following verbal orders for closure from the Pune Cantonment Board over the issue of trade licence. […]

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November 21, 2017

THE DISAPPEARING CUISINE OF AN ANCIENT RELIGION: Mumbai’s beloved Parsi restaurants are struggling to survive.

  The Britannia Parsi restaurant in Mumbai Inside Brittania & Co. DOMINIC SANSONI IT ALL BEGAN WITH A milkshake. After the Arab conquest of Persia in the mid seventh century, adherents to Zoroastrianism, which may be the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, fled their ancestral home. Piling into boats and carrying their sacred fire with them, they landed […]

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November 7, 2017

Wow what a wonderful world it is to get a meal for two for $5 !!!

FREYAN PATEL   Wow what a wonderful world it is to get a meal for two for $5 !!! Where: Parsi Amelioraton Committee, 292 Shastri Hall, Shop No. 3, Nana Chowk, Tardeo Road Timings: 9.30 am to 7 pm (Monday – Saturday); 9.30 am to 1.30 pm (Sunday) Meal for two: Rs 250 To the point: The Parsi Amelioration Committee-run […]

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November 2, 2017

India’s Parsi Cuisine

  It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously – very seriously. Love of good food and drink plays a central, oftentimes quirky, role in nearly every aspect of our culture. When our babies sit upright for the first time, we celebrate by making them sit on […]

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October 31, 2017

Jehangir Mehta is named by the famed Michelin as NYC’s most sustainable chef

Meet the Most Sustainable Chef in NYC: Jehangir Mehta Jehangir Mehta is named by the famed Michelin as NYC’s most sustainable chef guide.michelin.com | Oct 30th 2017 “I almost say you can compare umami to the first time seeing someone you really love,” says Jehangir Mehta, chef/owner of Graffiti Earth in New York City’s TriBeCa […]

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October 15, 2017

Chopped N’ Stewed: Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya Restaurant

  By Alexa Crenshaw Located in the Olympic Center shopping strip directly off of Hillcroft and Southwest Freeway, right at the Mahatma Gandhi District, Himalaya Restaurant & Catering is perched atop a mountain of its own sage prestige. Open since 2004, the restaurant remains unassuming, even with its walls decked in great professional reviews. Photo: Blair […]

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October 2, 2017 Cafe Spice Namaste

Parsi food at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Dhansak takes off at Heathrow! He’s the Bombay boy who’s cooked his way into British hearts with his innovative twists to authentic Indian cuisine. Cyrus Todiwala, who graduated from Mumbai’s BK Somani Polytechnic and trained as a chef with the Taj group, has for over a decade so excited the palates of even the curry […]

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September 19, 2017

Did You Know Berry Pulao Was Invented In Mumbai?

We trace the origins of the Berry Pulao, not to Iran, but closer home in the kitchen of Britannia & Co at Ballard Estate. In 1923, Rashid Kohinoor started Britannia & Co in Ballard Estate. Until 1947, it served Continental fare, with British dishes like Fish and Chips. In 1947, after India’s Independence on August […]

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August 29, 2017

Mince Meet: The City’s Best Kheema Paos

The kheema pao is a somewhat underrated snack, a simple preparation of minced mutton and in rare cases beef, which is generally fried or cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and a blend of whole spices that lend it a fiery kick. Given the versatility of kheema, it’s not surprising that many restaurants serve it […]

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August 1, 2017

Busybee’s Restaurant Guide for Bombay, Mumbai today

  In the history of Indian journalism, there will never be another humorist like Busybee; he was the Art Buchwald of India, the P.G. Wodehouse of our times and more, a writer with a brilliant sense of timing for satire and humour, but with a soft and sensitive pen. And with a flow of words […]

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July 19, 2017

Home-chef Firdosh of Firdy’s Parsi Bhonu invites you for a quintessential Parsi lunch

ABOUT THE HOST Firdosh has recently started his venture Firdy’s Cafe with a promise of delivering authentic Parsi cuisine. He is a passionate chef who loves spending time at his beautiful farmhouse in Gholvad and with his 2 pet labs Pepper and Brandy. MENU Authenticook is thrilled to collaborate with Firdosh of Firdy’s Parsi Bhonu […]

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July 16, 2017

Lily Has Left the Kitchen: The last Parsi cook in Ahmedabad looks back at better days

In the only place in Ahmedabad where you can get Parsi cuisine outside the home, the last Parsi cook looks back at better days. The kitchen of the Zoroastrian Ladies Cooperative Society (ZLCS), in a busy lane in Khanpur in the walled city of Ahmedabad, is brimming with activity. In a corner of the impeccably […]

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July 10, 2017

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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May 13, 2017

Anthony Bourdain Doesn’t Like Any Indian Restaurant in Manhattan

Globe-trotting TV chef Anthony Bourdain talked to Vogue India after the launch of his new website Explore Parts Unknown, and he had some shade to throw at his hometown food scene. Though Bourdain loves Indian food, he claims that New York doesn’t have a single Indian restaurant that he likes: Back home, we are really […]

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May 13, 2017

Anthony Bourdain’s Field Notes

PUNJAB, April, 2014—In India—Punjab in particular—the thing you notice first, the thing that stays with you, is the colors. They pop, they leap right out at you. It’s like somebody, just before you got off the plane, changed the lenses in your head, which turned up your color receptors from 7 to like 14. You […]

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May 12, 2017

Chef Zubin Kolah of San Diego, California

“Bombay Coast” is the named appropriately for the original bombayite Indian cuisine served by Zubin Kolah. Offering dine-in, take-out and catering services, this restaurant in San Diego California is known for lunch specials. Zubin cooks Parsi food on order. His specialities are sali boti, mutton dhansak, patra fish, vegetarian paneer patia, shrimp patia, and delicious […]

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April 23, 2017

Meet Chef Peri and Chef Rohit from Spice Ladle

Spice Ladle creates fresh wholesome gourmet food with an ethnic touch, using natural high quality ingredients. A combined 24 years of hospitality experience, especially in food and beverages, helps Chefs Perinaz Avari & Rohit Kapoor to consistently showcase their creativity in the kitchen. Frequent travels have lead to interesting global food experiences, often reflected in […]

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April 9, 2017

Restaurant: Curry Paradise Indian Cafe – West Sacramento

If you happen to travel to Sacramento California and ask any one where one finds a good restaurant serving Parsi food, they will tell you not to miss the restaurant operated by Dinyar Noshir Anklesaria. by Aspi Ustad – Vancouver, Canada He is a name synonymous with Parsi Food in Northern California. People who know […]

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January 9, 2017

Dishoom Restaurant

In Edinburgh, Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby, Covent Garden 2017 News Well, it’s nearly over. 2016 has been a real piece of work, and as the year draws to a close, we’ve had a chance to think a little about what it all meant and how it felt. In the meantime, we wish you and your […]

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December 4, 2016

Head over to TAJ Lands End for fine dining

DINING From hearty Italian, to aromatic Indian to the piquant spices of fine Chinese, fine-dining restaurants at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, will make you travel the world. Savour each unique recipe perfected.     Whether it’s cooking up innovative dishes or infusing recipes with genuine flavours, winner of the Best Lady Chef, Amninder Sandhu continues […]

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December 3, 2016

Foodie Alert: Parsi Manor Food Festival

Khavanu, Pivanu is Majja ni Life! To celebrate this spirit, we bring to you the Parsi Manor Food Festival. Scrumptious Parsi dishes + Weekend stay at a Parsi heritage villa = An experience you don’t want to miss! Highlights: > Feast on a Special Menu curated by Parsi HomeChef & published author Ms. Gulrukh Irani […]

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October 5, 2016

Travel: Places for Indian Parsi Fare

Have a safe and happy journey! We welcome pictures if you visit any of these places!

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September 8, 2016

Is there a fabulous Parsi-food cook?

We are wanting to provide a complete Parsi experience at our lovely heritage property, the Parsi Manor, at Matheran. Only food is missing here: ‘Is there a fabulous Parsi-food cook in here? Come over and stay with us at SaffronStays, Parsi Manor, Matheran and help us train our cook in a few signature Parsi dishes […]

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September 2, 2016

The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

Recipe of Batasa Is it true that the Dotivala family invented the famous Parsi Batasa ? How and when did this come about? Yes, our forefathers were the inventors of the famous tea time biscuit popularly known as Batasa. It was in the early 1800’s when our forefather Mr. Faramji Pestonji Dotivala joined the Dutch […]

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September 2, 2016

Restaurant: SodaBottleOpenerWala

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 […]

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August 25, 2016

Atlanta’s new Indian restaurant: Botiwalla

Photo courtesy Michael Files Fathers, mothers and grandmothers still figure in the new wave of Indian restaurants showing up around metro Atlanta. But family tradition is a touchstone rather than a millstone, nowadays. And please don’t bring up those bad old memories of face-stuffing buffets set to wailing sitar soundtracks, or you just might elicit […]

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August 23, 2016

USA: Atlanta Ponce City New Boti

 Meherwan Irani, founder of Chai Pani in Decatur and Asheville, is opening a food stall in Ponce City Market called Boti, the name for a marinated, grilled, and skewered chunk of meat. “With Chai Pani, we introduced Indian street food to America, but there are subcultures of it,” he explains. “At Chai Pani, it was […]

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August 15, 2016

Irani Café 2.0: These young chefs are here to make Parsi food cool again

by Meenakshi Iyer, Hindustan Times, Mumbai Since its opening in Gurgaon two years ago, SodaBottleOpenerWala (SBOW) has enjoyed good reviews from patrons and critics alike. Whether it is the décor — complete with a make-believe family tree of Rustom SodaBottleOpenerWala (the Parsi mascot who appears on plates, coasters and stirrers) — or the menu, that […]

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August 12, 2016

Sofitel Hotel for a New Year treat

What is an Irani cafe set-up doing in the middle of Mumbai’s swankiest five star hotel, I wonder. I ought to be glimpsing Salade Nicoise and asparagus quiche; not brun maska andpaneer akuri in a place like Pondichery Cafe, Sofitel Mumbai BKC! And then it dawns upon me. The Parsi New Year is almost upon […]

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August 2, 2016

Oldie But A Goodie: Creamy Kulfi and Fresh Chhaas at Parsi Dairy Farm

Ten-second Takeaway A much-loved Mumbai favourite, Parsi Dairy Farm has been proudly standing on Princess Street in Marine Lines since 1916, which makes it a century-old establishment here. What Do We Have Here? Parsi Dairy Farm began its journey selling milk, and the best milk around at that, out of the same institution that still stands […]

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July 31, 2016

The Parsi Way or the Highway: My Way Little Dinnete review

The Parsi Way or the Highway. If you’ve driven past it, you would have noticed it. Inside, olive walls, woody, serviceable tables and pale floors lead to a more eccentric upper level. Everything is strikingly pink: fuchsia glass tabletops against ornate rouge window grills, everything clean, new, and attractive. You hope the food is as […]

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June 24, 2016

Parsi Food Festival at Blu: Aauris hotel, Kolkata.

by Yazdi Tantra After 15 days of holidaying out abroad, coming back to my country was a welcome change. What was more welcoming however, was getting an invitation to become a part of a respective set of the blogging community and attend a kind of food festival Kolkata has craved to savor. The city of […]

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June 24, 2016

Persian Icecream: Does this remind you of Kulfi, Falooda ?

Meet the Man Who Introduced Persian Ice Cream to Los Angeles – Chef, Mashti Shirvani Many frozen dessert trends have come and gone—Froyo, Dippin’ Dots, liquid nitrogen-chilled ice cream, to name a few. However, Persian-style ice cream and sorbets are eternal. At least that’s what it seems like when you are sitting at one of […]

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April 28, 2016

Parsi Cuisine at Inaugural Event at the Dar-E-Mehr in Pomona, NY : Karma Kafe – An Indian Bistro

Mehernosh Daroowalla and his team were proud to cater the lunch for the inauguration. Originally from Mumbai, India, Mehernosh has a business background and a passion for the food business. Mehernosh opened his first restaurant, India On The Hudson, quickly followed by Karma Kafe, both located in Hoboken, NJ and known for specializing in regional […]

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April 25, 2016

Vindaloo Flank Steak

by Meherwan Irani In India, this fiery curry is often served with chicken, lamb or vegetables. Atlanta chef Meherwan Irani turns it into a thick paste to marinate steak. The meat is terrific on its own or served with naan. INGREDIENTS 8 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed and wiped clean 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon […]

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April 20, 2016

Tuck into delicious Parsi delicacies Pala Fala

Pala Fala, the brand new Parsi restaurant at Worli, is gaining popularity for its authentic Sali Chicken, Mutton Dhansak and Patra Fish. They also serve over 100 other not-so-commonly found Parsi delicacies like mouth-watering Mutton Cutlets, Chicken Cheese Croquettes, an entire section dedicated to egg specialties like Sali Par Eendu, Kheema Par Eendu, Bharuchi Akuri […]

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April 11, 2016

Maharashtra: Parsi Hospitality in Panchgani

A weekend well-spent in the scenic hills of the Sahyadri range Apoorva Salkade Guests enjoy a natter at a wedding held at the Il Palazzo hotel by Manasi Mathkar  Dhanjishah Khambata took this hotel on lease in 1923 and the fourth generation cares for it now. The family supervises the kitchen keenly and there’s no compromise […]

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April 11, 2016

Road trip from Mumbai: Driving down to Udvada and Navsari

For most of us, the upcoming Gudi Padwa weekend will be the last of the long weekends (unless of course you are one of those lucky chaps who also have the Ram Navmi weekend off). This will follow an almost three-and-a-half month drought of public holidays that will extend all the way up to the […]

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April 10, 2016

Will the Royal Family visit Britannia Restaurant?

You made it happen! Will & Kate met him Take a bow, internet. You backed this 2-min video and gave 93-year-old ‘Britannia Uncle’ the chance of a lifetime Photo courtesy: The British Deputy High Commission Mumbai The Conde Nast Traveller reports It may take a while, but dreams do come true, Boman Kohinoor will tell you. […]

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April 10, 2016

Indian Feast for Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

  The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai welcomes the Royal Couple on their maiden visit to India Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who commenced their maiden visit to India from here on Sunday, will get a whiff of ‘desi’ flavours and aromas as a lavish […]

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April 3, 2016

Welcome! For, your presence brings purity. Kindness, love and sincerity a hundred fold

Here is an old Persian couplet resounded with an earthy Dari-flavor: ‘Khosh aamadi o safaa aavardi, sad mehr o mohabbat o vafaa aavardi.’ Translation: Welcome! For, your presence brings purity. Kindness, love and sincerity a hundred fold !   But, when one of India’s oldest living Iranians welcomes you to what has been deemed an […]

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March 13, 2016

Graffiti and Metaphor Restaurant Reviews

  Chef Jehangir Mehta opened Graffiti in the East Village of New York City in 2007 after being highly acclaimed at New York City restaurants including Aix, Compass, and Jean-Georges. It all started when, much to the amusement of his family’s maids and cooks, Mumbai-born Jehangir took an interest in the goings-on of the kitchen. […]

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March 9, 2016

After Blockbuster Success in Mumbai, Floyd Cardoz Returns to Indian Cooking in New York

By Michael Snyder Editor’s note: See Floyd’s Indian Spiced Tomato Egg Casserole with Parsi flavors Even without a New York restaurant of his own right now, Floyd Cardoz remains one of the city’s most recognizable, celebrated chefs. It’s been half a decade since he closed Tabla, the highly decorated modern-Indian restaurant he ran with Danny […]

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July 21, 2015

New fifth branch of SodaWaterBottleOpenerwala (SBOW)

Mumbai, the home ground of Irani cafes and culinary fanatic Parsis, readies to judge a hospitality veteran on nostalgia. Phorum Dalal drops in for chai. Hospitality veteran AD Singh traces his fascination for the Zoroastrian community that totals a minuscule 1,30,000 globally, to his childhood. Hathikhanawala was the surname of a set of family friends, […]

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July 20, 2015

Here’s a sneak peek of Off The Hook, a specialist seafood retail store in Breach Candy

                                by Melissa D’Costa D’Silva Given a choice fishetarians would love to get their hands on the freshest catch of the day, however, considering many don’t have the time to fish for themselves, most rely on local fish markets to get […]

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July 13, 2015

Jamva Chaloji – Parsi Cuisine At Movenpick Hotel And Spa, Bangalore

By RakshasKitchen.com I was invited for tasting the Parsi food at My Place, Movenpick Hotel and Spa last Saturday by Chef Rayomund Pardiwalla. He has selected a few of his grandmother’s secret recipes for this event. I had never tasted Parsi food before and was excited to attend this event. When I reached the venue, I […]

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July 10, 2015

Kayani Bakery, Pune, India

A visit to Kayani Bakery is the tradition in Pune. One must visit at least once if not more and gorge on their delicious Shrewsbury biscuits, creamy cakes, and other confectionary. They also have enough for those who prefer salty stuff. For those who are nostalgic – here are some pictures: The tradition for my […]

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June 22, 2015

NYC’s Newest Must-Try Ice Cream is Babu Ji’s Kulfi

By Chris Crowley   It’s worth the wait. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev New York’s ice-cream wars have really ramped up in recent years, spurred on by a bevy of excellent new shops and stakes-raising creations like the black-and-white-cookie ice-cream sandwich and, uh, Kanye West Ice Cream Week. The latest contestant in this frozen-treat frenzy isn’t even […]

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June 20, 2015

The Parsi Trail: Top 7 Parsi Restaurants In Mumbai

Article credit: Meher Mirza of NDTV   The Parsis take their food very seriously. No wonder, since Parsi cuisine perfectly braids together Iranian, Gujarati, British, even Portuguese and Goan influences. Think dhansak with its roots in the gently-spiced meat and rice dishes of Iran, layered with Gujarati spices and dal. Or imagine saas ni macchi, transforming an insipid béchamel […]

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April 12, 2015

Fun Foods From Udwada

Compiled with Roxanne Bamboat’s blog article and photos  Udwada is a sleepy town in Gujarat and one of the most sacred places in the world for any Parsi- Irani Zoroastrian. It is the home of our beloved Iran Shah, which houses the holy fire which the Zoroastrians brought with them   when they escaped Iran centuries […]

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March 17, 2015

A Food Tour of Udvada

Instead of booking a table at a city Bawa eatery on Parsi new year, drive to Udwada for boi, dal-chawal and patio 1. The Hormuzd Bakery stall outside Iranshah Atash Behram stocks crumbly nankhatais and spongy bhakras; 2. Breakfast at Ahura: Parsi poro, akuri and salli par eedu with fresh pav make a jumbo breakfast at […]

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July 25, 2012

Parsi Food – showcasing Parsi restaurants of Mumbai

Click Here for a wonderful food tour !

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