White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

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An old parsi favorite, White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”. Saw the white pumpkin today at the garden center in Home Depot !!!   Murambo goes with toast (burnt or lightly toasted), Fried eggs (half – fried eggs or fully fried crisp). My mother in law, Jalloo used to make it and add peaches or […]

Diwali Recipes

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Diwali Recipes

Buryani, Doodhi ma gosht and Doodhi skin par eeda

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Buryani, Doodhi ma gosht and Doodhi skin par eeda Buryani is generally made with Doodhi (Lauki, Gourd), Cucumbers (Kakdi ), Eggplant (Vengnu) OR Tooryiya. Buryani is an old dish made in parsi homes  back in India.  This buryani is generally eaten with biryani or rice pulav.  I made this from “Vividh Vani by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia”. However the cookbook […]

Doodhi, Lauki or gourd is 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 […]

Parsi Cuisine and Ashdeen Lilaowala meet in a cup

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Wow Parsi Cuisine and Ashdeen Lilaowala meet in a cup! Fudna ni Choy Recipe and Video Chai is the common equalizer in India – from the rich to the poor. No matter what their position in life, an Indian relishes a cup of tea. The rich ones have their tea served in fancy tea-pots, delicate porcelain cups on well […]

Pori

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From Behram Palamkote The best dar ni pori in Bombay one would get is from a parsi lady called Sheramai who is 89 years old and that is my mom. Once you taste it you will not like any other pori that’s a guarantee!  I can give you all her secret recipe which she does […]

Muktad, Malido and Memories

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Muktads foods Items like Malido, Daran, Papri for chasni are prepared. After the prayers are done the food is partaken of with clean hands.   ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on […]

Dhansakh Masala

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by Meherwan D.Mehta 1 Kg. Coriander seeds – Dhanya 200 gms. Jeera 100 gms. Black Pepper – Kali Mirchi 100 gms. Fenugreek seeds – Menthi 100 gms. Mustard seeds – Rai 300 gms. Red Chillies 200 gms. Haldi – Tumeric 50 gms. Tej Patta – Tamal Patta 20 gms. Badyan (Black – Flower shaped) 20 […]

Parsi Sev

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Parsi Sev

4th of July

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Red White and Blue Shrikhand Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #1 of 2 Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #2 ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Papeta Parsi Rai na Papeta @parsicuisine

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Parsi Rai na Papeta @parsicuisine Spicy potatoes with black mustard seeds. Recipe & Video Ingredients3 cups cubed cooked potatoes1 tsp salt1 tsp Turmeric powder1 tsp Curry Powder1/4 tsp Coriander powder1 tsp red chilli pepper1 tsp black mustard seeds1/4 or 3 pinches tsp Asefotida (Hing)1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves (fresh)1 stalk of fresh curry leavesOil as […]

Khaman na ladoo for Pug Ladoo ceremony

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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. Recipe Ingredients For Rice covering which stays longer. (Alternatively you can use homemade […]

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

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Today is “Ava roj (day) and Ava mahinoh (month)” in the Parsi community of India. Dar ni Poris (Sweet lentil and dry fruit pastries) are sent and eaten. The devout parsis go to the sea or any form of water to pray and pay respect to the water that nourishes the body, while enjoying the […]

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

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This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits (Mawa is optional). To top it all there are cherries, which are so festive. I specially like the red auspicious color they add, my mother used to get these added along with green, yellow and red Tutti-Frutti! ( candied fruits ) Question: Did you […]