Vasanu is a very well-known health food in India. Traditionally, it is made in the winter in India, and has been reported to give vitality and strength. Made with fresh dry fruits – Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios, Dates and several other natural healthy ingredients like Musli, Kamar Kakri, Char jat nu Magaj, Ginger, Wheat – ghau nu […]
Mangal Masala is a brand of M. Motilal Masalawala, 405 Maulana Shaukatali Road, Grant Road, Mumbai 400007. M. Motilal Masalawala (Grant Road) is celebrating 100 years of quality and innovative products. Please visit M. Motilal Masalawala store at Grant Road, Mumbai, for other exciting and novelty food products.Also you can buy Indian spices online on our website. We […]
A few months ago, few of my friends decided to take a couple of all-time favourite Parsi recipes and let a larger audience discover them, under Parsika. Since then, they’ve added some contemporary classics to their portfolio. Some of these, are now on the menu of the city’s leading restaurants and also being retailed at […]
A 1953 ad in the Jam-e-Jamshed Gujarati newspaper lists the daily change of menu specialties at PAC Confectioners for the festive week before Spring Equinox (Jamshedi Navroze) celebrated by Zoroastrians on March 21 First up is Gowalia Tank Dairy, opened 70 years ago by Ahmad Sahid Vora. His son Ayaz says they supplied milk, dahi, […]
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. […]
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 […]