September 9, 2018

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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June 26, 2018 GAJAR METHI

Vegetarian Vegan and Jain Dining

The Jain cuisine is completely vegetarian and also excludes onions, potatoes, and garlic, similar to the shojin-ryori Buddhist cuisine of Japan. The strictest forms of Jain diet is practiced by the ascetics; in addition to potatoes it may exclude other root vegetables. Some sites to explore: Jain Food Struggles in America Boston Vegetarian Society Ritu ki Rasoi Family-owned hideaway eatery offers vegetarian Indian & […]

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December 21, 2017

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

Today is the Shortest Day of the Year and the Darkest. Yalda on December 21 is celebrated in many parts of the world. Eating watermelon today is believed to keep you healthy in the new year. Watermelon seeds are one of the items in the parsi char jat nu magaj. I was requested to create […]

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