June 25, 2019 Sev

Seven Ways to Celebrate

  “Nav” (meaning new) + “roze”(meaning day)  = “New Day” 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 […]

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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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June 14, 2019 Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

You may have heard of the American Red Indian Dance for Rains, but have you heard of the Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri? In Navsari (a small town in the Gujarat State of India) often referred to as the “Dharam Ni […]

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May 23, 2019 Dudh Puli by Mitali Singer

Dudh Puli

Contest Entry for Cuisinart 2019 Event * “Dudh” means milk in Bengali and “puli” is another name for pitha. Dudh puli can be described as rice flour dumpling with coconut filling. by Mitali Kumar Ingredients: 2 cups coarse semolina 3 cups water 2 cups fresh shredded coconut 1 cup date palm jaggery 2 tablespoon of sugar 3-4 green […]

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November 12, 2018 Boomla Khaaro Ras

Boomla Khaaro Ras

Congratulations to our member Sheroo Rusi Parekh for winning the FridayFiesta contest. Boomla Khaaro Ras is a very delicious gravy made with Bombay Ducks (click to see health benefits of this fresh seafood)   (Please adjust ingredients as per your taste) Clean & wash Bombay ducks / Boomla.   Cut them into 2 pieces & […]

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September 9, 2018 Instant Pot: Ayurvedic Detox with Khichri

Instant Pot: Ayurvedic Detox with Khichri

Khichri is a free-form dish, allowing for many variations. Although any type of lentil can be used like Mung, Tuver, or Masoor, the most common parsi version uses Tuver dal. White Basmati rice is used since it is easy to digest but brown rice can also be used for more fiber and minerals in your […]

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July 12, 2018 Baingan (Eggplant) Bharta with Curd (Yogurt)

Baingan (Eggplant) Bharta with Curd (Yogurt)

Ingredients 2 medium Brinjals (Eggplant) 1 onion 150 gms curd (yogurt) 2-3 chillies 100 gms peanuts Sprinkle of coriander Salt to taste Method 1) Roast brinjal over fire. 2) Make paste 3) In a pot add the brinjal paste, crushed peanuts, curds, chillies, cut onion, coriander and salt. 4) Mix it together and serve.

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June 28, 2018 Dry Bhindi (Okra)

Dry Bhindi (Okra)

Great Snack and Appetizer by Dolly Contractor Ingredients 1 Lb Okra 1 tsp each of turmeric, paprika, salt, pepper, dhana-jeera Pinch of garam masala 2 tsp corn flour 1 splutter guard for your non-stick pan (optional to prevent a mess) Method Wash, dry Okra thoroughly. Cut tall in quarters from top to bottom. Add, turmeric, paprika, […]

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December 14, 2016

Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield, Princeton University

Bhonu Prakash: Zoroastrians & Food in Historical Perspective – Daniel Sheffield. Dan Sheffield is a professor at Princeton University, New Jersey, US Dan’s website: www.dansheffield.com Video Contents: The Banquets of Persepolis and Ctesiphon Food is integrally tied to our identity. As we say You are what you eat. Eating practices of Zoroastrians in Persepolis flavored with […]

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