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 18, 2018

Foods Kids will like

Finding Food and Dinner ideas is a challenge for even the most organized moms and dads, especially with kids – those notoriously pick eaters. Having brought up 2 kids myself here are my favorites. Try these well known kid’s foods below: French Toast Shortbread Cookies  3 Flavorsome Slow Cooker Recipes for Kids Rice Macaroni Puri […]

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August 8, 2018

Bombay Bakery’s Coffee Cake

Looking for Bombay Bakery Coffee Cake Recipe? Why wait for a trip to Hyderabad when you can replicate the famous cake’s recipe at home? Nostalgia is a beautiful thing — it comes with editing, and our brain selectively remembers only the very wonderful. One memory I cherish is the legendary coffee cake from the famed […]

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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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August 6, 2018

Easy Malido

Dolly Contractor’s: MALIDO for Mukhtads offerings 8 Wholemeal Tortilla Wraps/or whole meal chapatti’s 2 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 1 Mug of Ghee Cardamom crushed seeds Nutmeg Saffron Rose water Scraped Vanilla pod Sliced Almonds Sultana’s Preparation: In a pan 2 cups of sugar with 1.5 cup of water, boil until sugar is dissolved and sticky. […]

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July 21, 2018

Khao, Piyo, Maja Karo: Explore the Parsi mantra with Kunal Vijayakar

#MaskaMaarke: There’s a lot more to Irani Parsi food than bun-maska and berry pulao. This is a rich cuisine that retains its delicious Levantine roots. Which community in India celebrates three birthdays for each person and four New Years per annum? It’s the Zoroastrian Irani Parsi community. Every Irani Parsi (and I am going to […]

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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 28, 2018

Bahman Mahino Meal

 Bahman mahino is the month (June) when some religious parsis do not eat meat. Fish is allowed for a wholesome diet with vegetables. Recipes: Dry Bhindi (Okra) ~ Grilled/Sauteed Basa Fish Fillets ~ ~ Tareli Vengna ni pori (fried brinjal slices) ~ ~ Vaghareli Khichri ~  

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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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June 11, 2018

Chasni Recipes

Chasni served at 11th World Zoroastrian Congress – Perth, Australia After the Jashan, the Master of Ceremonies Zarine Commissariat, Afreed Mistry and Farzana Khambatta took over and the Ervads were felicitated by our Congress Chairman Mr Firoz Pestonji, for their contribution to the community. Aspandiyar jee also gave a short speech informing the people of the importance of the Jashan […]

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June 6, 2018

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 […]

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May 18, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake Looks Absolutely Stunning

By Amy Mackelden With only a day to go, preparations are well underway for the royal wedding. And one crucial part of the big day has to be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. It was announced back in March that Harry and Meghan had selected pastry chef Claire Ptak of London-based bakery, Violet Cakes, to make their […]

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March 18, 2018

Penguin India: Upcoming Book ‘Bhagwan ke Pakwaan’ or ‘Food of the Gods’

Penguin India has commissioned a book called ‘Bhagwan ke Pakwaan’ or Food of the Gods, showing the close association between food and religion. For the Zoroastrian section of this book, they contacted Marzban Hathiram to demonstrate some of the religious food items we make for our Stum prayers. So over the next three days he […]

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March 15, 2018

Parsiana ” Politics Per Eedu”

   

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March 7, 2018

Sweet and Crispy Parsi Puri – Tal Papra

by Ervad Marzban Hathiram Editor’s Note: Sweet and Crispy Parsi Puri stays for a long time like a month. It is fondly called Tal Papra. Made from sesame seeds (Tal), cardamom and nutmeg powder, and caraway seeds. As I get ready for a very important prayer day tomorrow, here’s an old recipe not very commonly made today.. […]

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February 16, 2018

FOOD MEETS ART WITH DINARA KASKO’S FANTASTIC CONFECTIONS

The Ukrainian pastry chef’s confections are abound with structural elements and geometric formations. On her baking process “First, I come up with some ideas and then I think about how I can realistically realise them – so, I imagine what my finished product will look like. After that, I create a 3D model on my computer, […]

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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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February 6, 2018

Wedding Menu

On the auspicious occasion of Weddings (Lagan) we Parsis make a special Lunch! Beginning with Sagan ni Sev (Click for recipe), and Dahi (for all things auspicious begin on a sweet note and so does the Union, Plain lentil preparation in Pure Ghee (clarified butter) called Dhaan Daar or Mori Daar (Click for recipe) and […]

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January 27, 2018

Health Benefits of Dry or Fresh Boomla, Bombil

  Recipe for the Bombay Duck Pickle (Dried Salty Fish  Pickle) The Parsi community loves Seafood and this Bombay duck patio preparation shows their desire to eat fish in all seasons. The native Fish called Boomla (or Bombay Ducks) is abundant in the rainy season in Tarapore, Mumbai and other places. The villagers dry and salt […]

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December 3, 2017

Mangal Masala Online – Spices of India

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 […]

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November 30, 2017

Get A FREE Persian OR Parsi Cookbook on Signup or Renewal of FEZANA Journal Subscription.

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November 29, 2017

Parsika

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 […]

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November 28, 2017

Parsi Food Menu Ad Circa 1953

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, […]

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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 26, 2017

Tea at Taj Boston

Taj Boston, the landmark hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets overlooking the Public Garden, has long been a favorite spot to enjoy the gracious tradition of afternoon tea. The inviting experience includes a variety of menu options and tea selections for adults and children in two sittings on Saturdays and Sundays. The French & Adam […]

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October 23, 2017

Kayani Bakery Shuts Shop!

To the point: If you haven’t heard yet, Kayani Bakery along with Kwality and Bagban Restaurant have been asked to shut operations until further notice by Pune Cantonment Board. According to a report on TOI, the aforementioned restaurants have been running operations for the past 11 years (since 2006) without the requisite trade license. These eateries […]

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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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September 17, 2017

Nankhatai Recipe

by Meher Mirza The Parsis especially have taken the nankhatai to their heart and it is to my favourite Parsi cookbook writer that I turned for the recipe. This is of course, my well-thumbed copy of Bhicoo Manekshaw’s Parsi Food and Customs in which she writes, “Parsis have no boundaries when it comes to good food […]

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September 5, 2017

India’s Chef and Caterer: Perzen Darukhanawalla Patel, who will be on “Grilled” this October 9th on FOX Life. 

When I was 7, I used to pretend to be a celebrity chef and talk out loud to the ‘camera’ while I made my cereal. When I was 16, my favourite show to watch on TV was Apprentice. And, once I started writing about food and catering, Masterchef soon became one of the few shows […]

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September 4, 2017

The Carlisle Gleason Public Library Presentation and Feature Story

The event was wonderful! It was a pleasure to share my history and heritage with the Carlisle town folk, who attended this even with the cold weather in January. There was a ice and snow storm going on outdoors, but warm, hot and spicy food was had by all indoors. The library staff was so […]

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August 31, 2017

LEVTA (Mudfish) WITH KHICHDI

by Jenifer Petigara Mistry Growing up in Surat and that too the old part of the city, at 10-12 years of age Makar-Sankranti was a day full of loud music blaring from the rooftops, “Kaipo Chhe” or “Kaipoch” or”aye peli peeli gayi ” or “Laali ni pi” sounds. In the narrow streets, there would be […]

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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 14, 2017

Stum Food in the Muktads and Gatha days explained from Udvada

By Marzban Hathiram Today’s afternoon Stum – Goan potato curry with basmati rice and kachumber – a lightly tossed onion, cucumber and carrot salad with coriander leaves; some pomegranate seeds, cow’s milk, a rose and freshly drawn well water… Bon apetit! There is deep spiritual significance behind each of these offerings as they represent the […]

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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 31, 2017

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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 14, 2017

Mumbai’s top Parsi food caterer Tanaz Godiwalla serves up Summer Vine

Mumbai’s top Parsi food caterer Tanaz Godiwalla serves up Summer Vines. Summer Vines once a vision has now come into fruition ! The legendary culinary  expert, Tanaz Godiwalla and Periodontist, Dr. Tanaz Boyce are delighted to have seen their dream turn into a reality. ​ Summer Vines brings together their passion for people, food and […]

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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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June 26, 2017

Khurshid Mehta: Turkey Kebabs (little meatballs)

Recently  I met Khurshid Mehta in New York and she is as strong as ever. Khurshid is training to be a Mobedyar. Go Khurshid ! Anna Francese Gass runs a website “Heirloom Kitchen” where she chronicles her cooking escapades with grandmothers. One such grandmother she cooked with is Khurshid Mehta of New York. Anna writes… […]

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May 23, 2017

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 […]

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May 16, 2017

Marzipan for Almond Fish or Parsi Badam ni Boi

Ingredients 1 lb Almond Flour made from blanched almonds crushed well 1 8 oz box confectioners sugar or regular sugar to taste 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 to 2 drops of Flavoring (rosewater, vanilla, ice cream essence, or cardamom) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons milk. Vegetable shortening, for greasing hands and mold 1 […]

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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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February 17, 2017

Celebrating Navroze 2018

Celebrating Zoroastrian Festivals and Traditions Authored by Mrs Rita Jamshed Kapadia Book explains Zoroastrian Ceremonies of Parsi Weddings, Navjotes, Agarni, Pug Ladoo Ceremony, Death and Birth Ceremonies These ceremonies of joy and sad days are celebrated with Indian Parsi Foods. (Recipes: Inspired by old traditional parsi cookbooks like the “Vividh Vani”, Kapadia has come up […]

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January 30, 2017

Motilal Masalawala The best place for Parsi dhana jeera masala.

I would like to let you know about my shop’s variety of parsi Spices pickles saryas and whole and grounded blended spices. Thank you. Please contact on 9821118557 Himanshu Patel M. Motilal Masalawala Sonawala building no. 2, Opp Tardeo Circle, Tardeo road, Mumbai -400007 Contact no.- 9821118557

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January 30, 2017

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 […]

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January 27, 2017

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 […]

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January 26, 2017

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 […]

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January 13, 2017

FEZANA 30th Anniversary

Journal Archive Current Issue FEZANA JOURNAL and the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations in North America  Print Subscriptions, Online Subscriptions are available to the FEZANA JOURNAL. (Click here to subscribe)  If you are not already a subscriber to the FEZANA JOURNAL, you don’t know what you you are missing. As FEZANA enters its 30th anniversary, and migrants […]

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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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January 8, 2017

Catering by Chef Gulrukh Irani

 

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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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November 21, 2016

Mumbai: From Parsi to Peshawri (with recipes)

Explore the Irani eateries and Parsi cafes of this diverse city, and you’ll discover that Mumbai is a culinary mecca but Bombay is an emotion, one that’s truly embodied in its food By Audrey Gillan. Published on 17th November 2016 Photo: Crawford Market, Mumbai.  It’s 7am as we move through a door under a peeling […]

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November 17, 2016

Belgaum Gheewala, a shop often patronized by Parsis

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November 13, 2016

Videos and Photos from the amazing ZAGNY Fundraiser – Jamva Chaloji 2016

ZAGNY just had it’s famous “Jamva Chaloji” Event. We were not able to make it from Boston, but I feel it deserves to be shared on this blog. Jamva Chaloji literally means “Come Eat Please” – what a generous and warm welcoming set of words to say and hear anytime. Of couse at $100 a […]

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October 25, 2016

Back to the future

Once it was the luxury home of Indian aristocrats who counted the royal family among their friends. But today the 40-bedroom mansion of shipping magnate Sir Dhunjibhoy and Lady Bomanji appears to be trapped in a time warp, having been untouched for more than a quarter of a century. It has been sold in a […]

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October 21, 2016

What Will Brexit Mean for Food in the UK?

How restaurants and agriculture could be affected Brexit: The strange portmanteau has dominated headlines for the past week as the entire world watched and waited — would the UK stay part of the European Union, or would it go out on its own? This morning America woke up to learn that a majority of citizens […]

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October 21, 2016

There’s a curry angle: Should the UK leave Europe?

Here’s one way those in favor of a “Brexit” are hoping to drum up support by using the UK’s national dish. Owners of some of Britain’s popular curry houses have complained that strict EU immigration rules have made it tough to hire new chefs from Bangladesh and India. Curry restaurants in Britain say they generate more than […]

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October 19, 2016

Indulge in rich, authentic Parsi cuisine at Parsi Food Festival in Noida

New Delhi: Celebrating the tradition of love for rich and authentic cuisines, the iconic hospitality destination of Delhi-NCR, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida is hosting the much-awaited Parsi Food Festival at their fine dining Indian specialty restaurant, Made In India from the 14th October till 23rd October. Introducing the Parsi cuisine to food enthusiasts, an […]

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October 6, 2016

Global Food Eats – Links

  Peri’s Spice Ladle Aban Kekobad   Cyrus Todiwala  Parsi and Persian Recipes Parsi cuisine recipes for food cooked in Udvada, Devka, Dahanu and Gholvad.  Unusual Chutneys Mumbai Boss: The Chef Behind Godiwalla Caterers Parsi Khabar Home Remedies Guide All About Cuisines. Connecting Cultures Through Food! Wikipedia Parsi Cuisine Of frilly cutlets and wedding custard A […]

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October 6, 2016

Dorabjee & Sons

Pune Camp Area Phone number: 020 26145955 Cuisines Parsi Cost AVERAGE ₹500 for two people (approx.) Cash only Address 845, Dastur Meher Road, Sarbatwalla Chowk, Camp Area, Pune Dorabjee & Sons address, Dorabjee & Sons location Get Directions Highlights Breakfast Delivers Only on Online Ordering Zomato Fulfilled Delivery Authentic Parsi food at pocket friendly prices   https://www.zomato.com/pune/dorabjee-sons-camp-area

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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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October 4, 2016

Chef Jehangir Mehta coming to next two Disney burger bashes Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan kicks off Rockin’ Burger Block Parties at Epcot Book the October 14 party if you want to meet Seidel or November 11 to see Mehta in person. Like most special events at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, space is limited for this party. Some available options for the event […]

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September 26, 2016

Raw Milk Benefits vs. the Law in USA

We love raw milk! Yogurt is best made from raw milk, so is paneer, lassi, mava ni boi (indian mithai), barfi and other dairy food. Where to Buy Raw Milk Legally in USA or Why You Can’t at All? by Marissa Ames Humans have enjoyed raw milk benefits for millennia. But now only 28 American states allow the […]

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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 4, 2016

The place of Tea in Indian Culture

Indians love tea, they are crazy about it – and they even have a special word for it – chai. India is one of the largest tea growers in the world. Tea is grown in the north and the south – in exotic places like Munnar in Kerala, Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri Mountains. The tea […]

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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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August 26, 2016

The Incredible Spicemen are back, hosting this Saturday show on BBC

The Incredible Spicemen are back! Hosting this Saturday’s SATURDAY KITCHEN. HAVE FUN! (August 27, 2016) 27/08/2016, Saturday Kitchen – BBC One Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh present with help from chefs Dan Doherty and Selin Kiazim, while Hattie Morahan faces her food heaven or food hell. There are great moments from the BBC food archive, […]

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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 10, 2016

What’s brewing at the Sanatorium at Sanjan

Indeed this Sanatorium is a jewel. What a nice place to chill out and relax. Our fore-fathers were wise to acquire such a beautiful property and so generous to bequeath it to our community. All for Rs 540 / day  (about $8) – fresh air, ocean, clean beaches, lush gardens, sali-boti, margi-na-farcha, dhaan-shaak… a peg […]

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August 8, 2016

Wah Bawa: In conversation with uncrowned queen of Parsi cuisine – Tanaz Godiwalla

— By Khushnuma Jabulee Mumbai: Tanaz Godiwala at Mazagoan . Photo by BL SONI Khushnuma Jabulee speaks to the uncrowned queen of Parsi cuisine, Tanaz Godiwalla. India is a melting pot of diverse cultures and religions. Amongst all these diverse people lies a little group that I belong to, called the Zoroastrians. Though Zoroastrians are […]

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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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June 20, 2016

Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

I was in Gujarat last week and the record temperatures (once in 100 years) of 50 C (122 F) are scorching hot. People have been hospitalized due to the heat wave. There are no rains as yet. You may have heard of the American Red Indian Dance for Rains. Or the song in Gujarati song […]

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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 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 9, 2016

Parsi Cuisine at Inaugural Event at the Dar-E-Mehr in Pomona, NY : Sheroo Kanga’s Malido

 Recently we attended the Inauguration of the Dar-E-Mehr in Pomona, NY. The food served was delicious and one of the delicacies was Sheroo’s Malido. Malido Sales from 2013 – 2016 and for this event are an on-going fundraising effort by Sheroo that speaks of the dedication and loyalty of the Kanga family. Fresh Malido Trays were made by […]

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April 6, 2016

Udvada Where The Fires Are Always Burning

Udvada Where The Fires Are Always Burning The holy town of Udvada is where the sacred fire of the Iranshah Atashbehram is burning since Zoroastrians came to India, writes CYRUS H. MERCHANT. And outside, in small Parsi homes and a lonely bakery, a different kind of fire burns, keeping the community’s cuisine alive, says MARK […]

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April 6, 2016

Dhansak on a banana leaf: How Chennai’s dwindling Parsi community is keeping its cuisine alive

The Parsi community celebrating Navroz at their community hall in Royapuram. (Photo: Gitika Gitanjali) The estimated 200 Parsis who live in Chennai are determined to keep their cuisine alive, whether inside their homes or through monthly banquets. Article By Gitika Gitanjali | The News Minute Ask any Parsi and you’ll get a passionate response about […]

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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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