Chapat

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Chapat Recipe from Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Papri and Daran for Malido

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Papdi to eat with Malido from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook Recipe translated from Gujarati to English by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Click here for the Guide to Old Measures Ingredients 1 tipri Wheat Flour (See tipri measure) 1/4 lb Sugar (fine barik) Method Mix above with little water to make a very tight dough. Keep for 1 […]

The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

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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 […]

Bhakhra made in an “Ebelskiver” pan. The dutch call these Poffertjes

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I wandered around in the kitchen section of Costco almost unconsciously thinking I need better non-stick pans. My eyes rested on a wonderful box of Ebelskiver  pancake pan. Somehow I thought this pan could make excellent Indain Parsi Bhakras. I bought the pan. Rushed home and dug out the bhakhra recipe from my cookbook for #fiestafriday […]

Bhakhra (Fried Cakes)

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Parsi Batasa

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Parsi Batasa

Parsi Sev

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Parsi Sev

Grilled Tandoori Chicken

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken Ingredients: 8 to 10 Kashmiri Red dry chillies 10 to 15 leaves of Phuduna(mint) Fresh Coriander leaves (dhanya) 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 1 tbsp Soy sauce 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1 Lime 1 tea spoon salt 5 to 6 Cashews 1/2 tsp Garam masala 2 tbsp Yogurt 2 full green chillies […]

Parsi Dahitran

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Cookbook: Vividh Vani (Gujarati) – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1724202332

Purchase Dhansak Masala, Indian Curry Powder, Spices and Herbs, Nuts and Parsi Vasanu, Badam Pak items

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To order Dhansak Masal, Indian Curry Powder, Spices and Herbs, Nuts and Parsi Vasanu, Badam Pak items

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

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Today is “Ava roj (day) and Ava mahinoh (month)” in the Parsi community of India. Dar ni Poris (Sweet lentil and dry fruit pastries) are sent and eaten. The devout parsis go to the sea or any form of water to pray and pay respect to the water that nourishes the body, while enjoying the […]

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

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This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits (Mawa is optional). To top it all there are cherries, which are so festive. I specially like the red auspicious color they add, my mother used to get these added along with green, yellow and red Tutti-Frutti! ( candied fruits ) Question: Did you […]

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

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Yalda on December 21 is celebrated in many parts of the world. Eating watermelon in the winter is believed to keep you healthy in the new year. Watermelon seeds are one of the items in the health food – parsi vasanu and the gujarati word is “char jat nu magaj”. Pumpkin and Watermelon seeds keep […]

Paneer made at home with Yogurt.

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Recipe of an Indian Parsi soft cheese made at home with yogurt. Topli na Panir

Ravo with Egg

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Ingredients:       2 cups pasteurized cold milk.       1 cup of Ravo (fine semolina or suji)       3 tbsp (equal quantity ratio to ravo) of sugar       5 tbsp of Ghee (or unsalted butter)       1 Egg       2-3 drops of Vanilla or […]