September 1, 2019 Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha’s favorite sweet, Modaks are sweet flour dumplings stuffed with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg and saffron. This modak recipe is a steamed version, which is also known as ‘ukdiche modak’, however there is a wide variety of this Indian dessert which includes fried modak as well. A popular dessert from Maharashtra which is consumed highly […]

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August 27, 2019 Back to school

Back to school

It’s that time of year again! Wishing a safe and wonderful school year to students of all ages! Welcome to Parsi Cuisine. It’s always a great idea to involve kids in the kitchen. As a mom and an avid cook for my family, I initiated my daughter and son into baking cookies, cakes, making scrambled […]

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August 21, 2019 Vengna nu Bhartu (Baingan Bhartu) (Eggplant Bhurtu)

Vengna nu Bhartu (Baingan Bhartu) (Eggplant Bhurtu)

Ingredients: 1lb Eggplant  (also known as Vengnu or Baingan in India) 2 chopped onions 2 tsp Ginger/garlic paste 1 finely chopped green chilli 2 tsp Cumin Jeera seeds 3 sprigs of green garlic (I grow it ) 1 green scallion chopped fine 1 tsp Salt or to taste 1 cup Yogurt and 2 tsp sugar […]

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July 19, 2019 Rice Flour Rotli

Rice Flour Rotli

translated by Rita Kapadia Chokha ni Rotli * or Rice Flour Rotli * is an age old bread enjoyed in India by the parsi community. Yes, all rice (in its natural form) is gluten–free. This includes brown rice, white rice and wild rice. In this case, the “glutinous” term refers to the sticky nature of therice and not the gluten protein found in wheat, barley […]

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July 17, 2019 Mango Murraba (Parsi Murambo) Recipe

Mango Murraba (Parsi Murambo) Recipe

Celebrate  with this glorious Mango Murraba anyday. #mangoseasonison #ilovemangoes #mangoisthekingoffruits #mangolove #mango Ingredients 1 kg semi-ripe mangoes (any variety, but for best results and taste, either alphonso, or, even better still, the `bottle’ mango, `batli keri’. Best to use are small green, totally unripe mangoes. But then add more jaggery, according to taste.) White or […]

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July 14, 2019 Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

Coconut Mango Burfi Note: No artificial colors used. This post and recipe were created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always the opinions are 100% my own. Ingredients 1/2 kg aamras (mango puree) 1/2 cup sugar 250 gm desiccated coconut 1/2 cup milk powder 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup […]

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July 8, 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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June 25, 2019 Sev

Seven Ways to Celebrate

  2019 Shahenshahi New Year Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz is on August 17, 2019. Commemorated in a grand and elaborate fashion, preparations for  Navroze begin well in advance. Houses are cleaned to remove all the cobwebs and painted new. They are then adorned with different auspicious symbols, namely, stars, butterflies, birds and fish. New […]

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June 25, 2019 Kumas Cake Video and Recipe from Rita

Kumas Cake Video and Recipe from Rita

Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes 24 pieces Ingredients 6 oz salted butter (melted) 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 cup grated blanched Almonds for cake mix 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup rava (fine grain semolina) 1/2 cup cake flour or baking plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cardamom […]

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June 18, 2019 Bahman Mahino Meal

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) ~ Vaghareli Khichri ~

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