Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 1 comment

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 […]

Creamy Coconut Chutney

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 8 comments

This chutney may be used on Patra ni Maachi, Salmon Baked Fish, Sandwiches, Potato Pattice and as a condiment. Ingredients: 4 tbsp desiccated coconut 1 cup cream of coconut 2 small bunches Coriander 4 green Chilies 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp Salt I lime, juice of 2 tsp cumin seeds 4 cloves Garlic roasted 1/4 […]

Vaghareli Khichri

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 12 comments

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 rice (barik Surti kolam, basmati) 1 Cup maag/mung OR red masoor […]

The Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 1 comment

Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun  by Rita Jamshed Kapadia The Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular indian sweet, served at restaurants in the states.”Gulab” means “Rose” and “Jamun” means a “Drop”. Translated these are literally “Drops of Rose”. In this recipe the flavor is real kesar (saffron) *and elaichi (cardamom) * so I call these “Drops […]

4th of July Indian Menu with an American Twist

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Cook up some Indian food with an American twist. Red White and Blue Shrikhand Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #1 of 2 Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #2 Chicken Salad Blueberry Cake

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 2 comments

Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

Kumas Cake Class – Video and Recipe

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 8 comments

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 […]

Khaman na ladoo

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 6 comments

Guess this Ladoo Name.  HINT: It is used for a Parsi Ceremony and made of Coconut 🙂  Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts walking and standing on his/her own feet.   Ingredients1/2 Cup Rice flour2 tbsp All purpose flour2 tbsp butter3/4 cup water […]

Batasa a favorite biscuit snack. Good with Tea or Coffee anytime!

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 13 comments

Batasa a favorite biscuit snack.

After Blockbuster Success in Mumbai, Floyd Cardoz Returns to Indian Cooking in New York

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By Michael Snyder Editor’s note: See Floyd’s Indian Spiced Tomato Egg Casserole with Parsi flavors Even without a New York restaurant of his own right now, Floyd Cardoz remains one of the city’s most recognizable, celebrated chefs. It’s been half a decade since he closed Tabla, the highly decorated modern-Indian restaurant he ran with Danny […]

Parsi Sev

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 23 comments

How to make authentic fluffy and delicious Parsi Sev for Birthdays, New Year, Weddings, and any Auspicious Occasion in your home. Time tested recipe by Rita. Parsi Sev is also known as Sweet Vermicelli and found in Indian Grocery Stores in the USA, UK and other countries outside India. Here is the recipe. Serves 10 […]

Almond Milk

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 4 comments

If you have lactose problems, this milk will help. Easy to make at home. Almond Milk is very easy to make and it is so much better than the supermarket versions. Much tastier and NO SUGAR. Almond Milk Recipe Ingredients 1/2 Cup Almond Flour * 2 cups water Method To make Almond Milk follow these […]

Baby Eggplants with Chutney

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

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 […]

Marzipan Boi (Fish shaped Dessert)

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

This fish shaped dessert is very popular among the Indian Parsi community. It is molded in the shape of a fish because the fish is a symbol for fertility and good luck. It can be sliced and eaten as dessert. Storage Instructions: Can be kept outside for 2 or 3 days, refrigerated for a couple […]

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 […]