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 […]

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MANGO MURABBA (Parsi Murambo)

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.) 200 gms jaggery (more, if mangoes very raw and sour. Can use sugar to […]

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Parsi Dhansak Recipe – in an Instant Pot aka Pressure Cooker

  (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Parsi Dhansak Recipe: Parsi Dhansak for the good times by Rita Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out […]

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Eggless Mava Cake

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup Refined Flour 1 1/2 tbsp Crumbled Mava 3/4 cup Softened Butter 3/4 cup powdered Sugar 5 tbsp Milk Powder 2 tbsp Cornflour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Soda Bicarbonate 1/4 tsp Cardamon pwd 1/4 Cup butter milk 2 tbsp Milk Method Preheat the oven at 350 F. Grease the tin or […]

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Parsi Bhonu in Ahmedabad

Dhan dar, Patio, Dhansak, Curry Chawal, Sali goshst, Chicken Kaleji (liver), Thai green curry and Baked cauliflower, Cutlets,  Macaroni are some dishes which are on the regular menu. The ladies make non-veg and vegetarian dishes. Ask for the menu by phone since it changes daily, food is prepared daily and is fresh. Their Sev, Ravo, […]

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Pav Bhaji (Amdavadi)

CONGRATS! AHMEDABAD BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST WORLD HERITAGE CITY We always knew we were world-best. And now, we have UNESCO’s stamp of approval, too. On Saturday, the World Heritage Committee bestowed the World Heritage City status on the 606-year-old city of Ahmedabad. It is the highest global recognition that a site of cultural significance can receive. […]

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Bahman Mahino Meals

  Bahman mahino is when parsis do not eat meat. Fish is allowed for a wholesome diet with vegetables. Editor’s Note: photo shows the whole menu and effort that Rohinton Batlivala put into the cooking, extremely well done Rohinton! Recipes: ~ Grilled/Sauteed Basa Fish Fillets ~ ~ Tareli Vengna ni pori (fried brinjal slices) ~ ~ Vaghareli […]

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Vaghareli Khichri

It is the Ayurvedic detox food.  Khichadi, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled “kitchari” or “khichdi,” has long been used to nourish babies and the elderly, the sick and the healthy during special times of Diet Detox & Cleansing.    Vaghareli Khichri Recipe  Ingredients 1 Cup/tipri rice (barik Surti kolam, basmati) 1 Cup/tipri maag/mung OR red […]

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