Eggs over Sali or Potatoes

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Eggs over Sali or Potatoes

Tomato per eedu

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Tomato and Eggs go  well together.  A parsi favorite anyday. Served with rotli and raw chopped onion on the side is my favorite way to enjoy this classic. It is a sweet and spicy dish with ginger, garlic and  Indian spices. Tomato per eedu Recipe  INGREDIENTS          1 kg ripe tomatoes 1 tsp. salt Grind together […]

Baby Eggplants with Chutney

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I like these little baby eggplants my mother used to stuff with chutney and tie with a string. The Indian word for Eggplant is also Ravaiya, Vengnu, Aubergine or Brinjal. Ingredients 8-10 small ravaiya (baby eggplant) 1 cup coconut milk, extracted from 1/2 coconut 50 grams tamarind soaked in warm water and pulp strained off […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Nutty Feta Cheese Spread

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

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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”. Yalda Festival  Table (Shab e […]

Fenugreek Eggs Parsi style

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Fenugreek is known to lower blood sugar levels. In fact everytime I make this dish, I feel better the next day!

Butternut Squash

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Perfect side dish with turkey, chicken or any meat at Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving Here is a simple and easy recipe for making it. Ingredients 1 lb peeled butternut squash sliced 1 tsp of lemon juice mixed with 1/4 tsp each of turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Method In a non-stick pan, add olive oil […]

White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

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“Kohra (White Pumpkin)  Murambo (Preserve)” recipe is included in the cookbook . White Pumpkin Preserve is flavored with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg with an amber caramel color which come from hours of gently simmering the grated pumpkin. Truly,  this Kohra no Murambo is a labor of love in the finest traditions of the Parsis.  […]

Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (with vegetarianism option)

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Surti Papri

Parsi Dhansak Recipe. (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak)

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Dhansak is a popular  Parsi dish, originating among  the community centuries back. This is served with caramelized brown rice, which is rice cooked in caramel water to give it a typical taste and color. The dal cooked with mutton and vegetables served with brown rice, altogether is called dhansak. In Parsi homes, dhansak is traditionally made on […]

Vengna nu Bhartu (Baingan Bhartu) (Eggplant Bhurtu)

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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 […]

Channa Dal Palak

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Quick and easy to make Channa Dal Palak. Subscribe and like my video, my channel, Happy Life.

Bahman Mahino Meal

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 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 ~

Indian Parsi Meat and Potatoes

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Spicy Indian Potatoes and Meat with Naan or Roti is an home cooked Parsi favorite. (above was made in USA by Rita) Recipe by Zarin’s Secrets Featured on Fiesta Friday #278 

Eggs in crispy potato basket. (Topli na Eeda)

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Baked egg in crispy potato cups for an easy all-in-one breakfast! 🍳 These potato baskets (topli) are made from grated potato at home (chemical free). Bake and cool and then fill with any filling of your choice. I chose eggs here since I like the protein they provide. If you are a vegetarian you can […]

Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

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Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

Recipe Contest Winner: Pav Bhaji

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Congratulations to our member Erik Treasuryvala for his Pav Bhaji Masala and Pav Bhaji recipes. Erik says – Pav Bhaji has its origins in the civil war of America in the 1860s. Read more here… Erik is a member of the Facebook Parsi Cuisine (PC) group and regularly shares his creations with us. I am […]

Recipe Contest Winner: Baked Cauliflower

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Congratulations to our member Navaaz Mehta. I personally had the pleasure to sample this baked cauliflower in NY. Navaaz worked hard to get the ingredients for these 2 large trays of cauliflower trays in cold and rainy winter days! Fresh heads of Cauliflower are scarce in NY markets at this time of the year (Christmas […]

Food Fact: Green Pepper Bumps story is True or Fake ?

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Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #287 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs, so we can feature you. Your co-hosts this week areJhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Rita @ Parsi Cuisine

Baingan (Eggplant) Bharta with Curd (Yogurt)

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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.

Known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Known as Bottle Gourd in USA. Doodhi is a vegetable also known as Lauki, Lavki in India.  Buy one that has soft skin and if you dig your nail into it, it should leave a mark and feel soft. Doodhi is very good for diabetes. Drinking it as a juice has been […]

Doodhi ni Barfi

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Doodhi ni Barfi Ingredients: 800 gm Doodhi 400 gm sugar 200 gm mawa Pinch of cardamom 0ne drop of edible green color 5 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds Method:  Boil the doodhi for 1 minute Put the doodhi in a non-stick pot and then put 400 gm sugar. Keep cooking for 15-20 minutes. Then put the mava […]

Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 Cup or 8 oz tomato puree (puree tomatoes) Canola oil for frying 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1/2 tsp flour (optional I like to omit this) Salt to taste 1 tsp Sugar to taste (brown, raw or white) 1 […]

Mutton Pulao

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Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lbs Chicken, Lamb, Goat meat or Mutton 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder (coriander-cumin) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup milk 2 generous pinches of saffron 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 […]

Detox Juice

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Serves 2 Ingredients: • 1 cup (chopped) spinach leaves (without stems) • 1 cup chilled fresh orange juice • 1 cup cubed mango • ¼ cup (chopped) fresh mint • 2 medium ribs celery (finely chopped) • ¼ cup (chopped) flat-leaf parsley Method: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Keep blending it, until it is […]

Rita’s Secret Cashew Lamb Curry revealed!

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Rita’s Secret “Kaju Mutton ” Cashew Lamb Curry revealed ! Lamb can be substituted with Mutton. Kaju is a Indian word for Cashew. (Cashews can be substituted with Almonds) Ingredients 4 lbs boneless Lamb Marinate lamb 10 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste 3 tsp Salt 1 tsp turmeric powder Fry in hot oil 2 medium onions grated […]

Cucumber Pickle made fresh from Summer Cucumbers

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Made fresh from Summer Cucumbers, which are a plenty here in USA 🙂 With 5 large ones and the heat of the summer, I knew these cukes would go bad soon. After 5 minutes of wondering what to do with the whole batch, I thought of making a pickle/pani nu achar with the cucumbers. Guess […]

Papeta par Eeda

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Papeta par eeda aka Potatoes and Eggs is a easy dish to make anytime. Have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is fully satisfying and yummy. A Egg Fritata is similar and made in a pan just like this parsi favorite. Enjoy with fresh Rotli or toasted bread. Kheemo, Chicken Liver / Kaleji / […]

How to make Crispy Onion Rings

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Ingredients 3 Onions cut into rings 1 cup besan (channa/chickpea) flour 1 cup breadcrumbs (any old bread pulverized or store bought) 1 tsp salt for sprinkling later Oil for frying Method Press onion rings into breadcrumbs. These make the rings crisp! Wet besan (chickpea) flour by adding a little water, add onion rings Heat oil […]

Green Chillies

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Hindi Name: Hari Mirch A spice without which Indian cuisine would be incomplete, the most common variety of chilli used apart from red is the green. These are used with or without the stalks, whole or chopped, with seeds or deseeded. They are used fresh, dried, powdered, pickled or in sauces. Though not used in […]

Red Chilli

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Hindi Name: Lal Mirch Dried red pepper may be used whole or powdered. India is the largest producer of red chillies. As the name suggests it is red in color and can be consumed as it is or can be broken down and made into a powder. It is really spicy and the intense heat […]

Parsi Kheemo

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Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 lb mince, mutton or beef 2 large onions, sliced tsp chili powder 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp salt 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp turmeric ketchup, Worcester sauce 4 green chilies, slit 1/2 bunch coriander 3 raw mangoes, in season optional […]

How to make potato matchsticks (sali) from scratch

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The Indian Parsi community calls “Potato Matchsticks” –  “Potato Sali”.  Sali is a Gujarati word meaning “straw” or “sticks”. Enjoyed best when fresh with salt and pepper. Bon Appetite! Step 1: Peel and wash Potatoes Step 2: Shred potatoes into thin strings (I used my old Oster)   Step 3: Salt Shredded Potatoes  Step 4: In a electric fryer or […]

Vividh Vani Recipe: Toad in a hole

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Very old parsi dish made during the British Raj. Inspired by recipe from an ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” (click for a free download) Makes 12 Ingredients: 250 gms  flour 500 whole milk 4 tsp caster sugar 1 tsps butter 4 eggs whole 1 egg white 1 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp garlic powder n […]

Sabudana Kichdi (from cookbook)

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Cooking time : 20 mins Serves :2 Ingredients Sabudana/ sago 1 cup Potato 1 Green chilli 3 Lemon 1/2 Peanuts 3 tblsp Ghee 1 tblsp To Temper Ghee 1 tsp Jeera 1 tsp Mustard (optional) 3/4 tsp Curry leaves 1 sprig Method Wash sago well and soak it overnight with water just enough to immerse […]

Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Karela Juice

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Karela or Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon has many health benefits. The main being regulate the blood sugar and hence it is very good for diabetics. Karela Juice Recipe Ingredients – Makes 1 small glass 1 Karela Big salt to taste lime/lemon juice as per taste Few slices of cucumber for garnish Method Wash the Karela. […]