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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Food Sustainability at New York’s Graffiti Earth Restaurant

Chef Jehangir Mehta Gives Us a Taste of His New Restaurant in New York – Graffiti Earth MEHTA: About 20 to 30 % of food is wasted per year! Creativity is in Graffiti Earth’s Menu Farm to Table Eating: Example salads, soups made from farm purchased food. Watch the New York Cheddar TV Show:  …

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…

Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

While vacationing in Dahanu a couple of years back, and driving back to Gujarat from the Maharashtra state. I saw fisher women selling promfrets, pronounced locally as pamplets on the roadside. Dahanu is a coastal town and a municipal council in Palghar district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located 110 km from Mumbai…

BADAM NI BOI FUNDRAISER FOR ZAKOI WORSHIP CENTER FUND

Dear Friends, Yes, the BADAM-NI-BOI fundraiser is back! (See attached document on ingredients.  Each BOI consists of: crushed Almonds, sugar, flavorings, such as rosewater, corn syrup and only 2 tbsp of milk). The BOIs are $32 for a Pair, or $18 for 1 BOI (See more details on Shipping below, if you want them mailed…

Know Your Food: Parsi Cuisine At A Glance

Jamva chaloji We all know how the lovely Parsi community came to the Indian subcontinent, but we seldom adore the culinary offerings of their underrated cuisine. With influences from Azerbaijani, Kurdish and Turkish cuisines, it’s intriguing how such a huge chunk stays unexplored. Chicken Farcha@Sodabottle Openerwala, New Delhi Chicken Farcha Move over fried chicken; Farcha…

Heritage and History of the Parsis of India

by Ashdeen Lilaowala “Behold, the flag of independent India is born! It has been made sacred by the blood of young Indians who sacrificed their lives in its honour. In the name of this flag, I appeal to lovers of freedom all over the world to support this struggle.” – Bhikaji Rustom Cama (1861-1936) These profound…