April 12, 2019 Fried Puri, Roti, Rotli

Fried Puri, Roti, Rotli

Puri is an indian fried flour bread. Eaten by itself it is delicious and satisfying. Any vegetable or meat dish goes well with these puris. If you do NOT fry the puri and just roast it on a non-stick pan or the Indian tava (Non-Stick Chapati Tawa/Roti Tawa/Paratha Tawa, Aluminium 2.6 MM with Free Wooden […]

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March 15, 2019 Rita’s Dar ni Pori

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits. 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 know why the […]

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January 23, 2019 India’s Parsi Cuisine

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 top […]

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January 7, 2019 Sweet and Crispy Parsi Puri – Tal Papra

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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December 18, 2018 Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

  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”. I was requested to […]

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December 9, 2018 Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai These soft cookies are similar to the European dutch shortbread cookies. I flavored them with Rose and Cardamon. Very easy and fun to make. Round shapes are the easiest but feel free to roll out the dough and cut into other shapes. Makes 12 Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners […]

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November 30, 2018

Bhakhra

Recipe Contest Winner: Congratulations to our member Dolly Contractor Bhakhra is a popular Parsi snack recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Bhakra by following this easy recipe. Ingredients: • 500 gms Whole wheat flour • 250 gms self raising • 250 gms Rava (semolina) • 120 gms sugar (or to your taste) • 120 gms Cashew […]

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November 20, 2018 Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

GANTHODA Ganthoda is a powder made from the root of a long pepper. This powder is known by several other names, which include pipramul and peepramul; however, ganthoda is a word native to India. Ganthoda powder mixed with ginger powder, water and jaggery is an Indian natural remedy for gastric discomfort and joint pain, according […]

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November 17, 2018 Bhakhra made in an “Ebelskiver” pan. The dutch call these Poffertjes

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

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 […]

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November 14, 2018 Papri and Daran for Malido

Papri and Daran for Malido

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 1/4 lb Sugar (fine barik) Method Mix above with little water to make a very tight dough. Keep for 1 hour and then […]

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