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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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

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 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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February 22, 2016

Quality, Taste, Convenience are the pillars on which the Variavas have founded Aatash Foods.

AATASH FOODS : ADDING TASTE TO BUSY LIVES In 1993, a young and enterprising Parsee couple Dinshaw & Khurshid Variava took their love for good food a step further … by introducing one of the first Ginger-Garlic Paste brand ( SuperChef’s ) in Mumbai. For a country where no food preparation comes without its share […]

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January 27, 2016

Believe in the magic of kindness

The beautiful and heartwarming story of an old man and his Mawa Cake….Watch it and feel a surge of emotions run through you.. Related Recipes: Eggless Mava Cake Mava Cake Lovers Cookbook

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June 20, 2015

Zoroastrians and their roots

by Meher Mirza       Cyrus Dotivala talks to Zororoots participants at Surat’s Dotivala Bakery. Photograph from Zoroastrian Return to Roots team I’m going to be honest with you. I’m a Parsi but I’ve always had a somewhat tenuous love for Parsi food. Of course I liked the odd dish here and there—dhan-dar chawal, […]

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