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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US Diwali Stamp and Recipes

The Diwali stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. This Forever stamp will also be equal in value to the current First Class Mail 1-ounce price. The Postal Service receives approximately 40,000 suggestions for stamp ideas annually from the public. Stamp subjects are reviewed by the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. Of that, approximately 25 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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