Butternut Squash

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 2 comments

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”

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

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 […]

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

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 4 comments

Surti Papri

Nan Khatai

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

Nan Khatai These soft cookies are similar to the European dutch shortbread cookies. I flavored them with Rose and Cardamon. Very easy and fun to make.  Makes 12 Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter (salted is fine but omit the pinch of salt) 1/2 tsp. double-acting baking […]

Vengna nu Bhartu (Baingan Bhartu) (Eggplant Bhurtu)

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 2 comments

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 […]

Mango Murraba (Parsi Murambo) Recipe

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 9 comments

Celebrate  with this glorious Mango Murraba anyday. #mangoseasonison #ilovemangoes #mangoisthekingoffruits #mangolove #mango 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.) White or […]

Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

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Coconut Mango Burfi Note: No artificial colors used. This post and recipe were created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always the opinions are 100% my own. Ingredients 1/2 kg aamras (mango puree) 1/2 cup sugar 250 gm desiccated coconut 1/2 cup milk powder 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup […]

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 25 comments

This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits. 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 know why the […]

Bahman Mahino Meal

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 3 comments

 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 ~ Rita Jamshed Kapadia Many thanks for your visit today from author Rita Jamshed Kapadia. Rita's Mega Cookbook "Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century" […]

Yogurt

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 10 comments

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Homemade Yogurt / Indian Dahi is very good for indigestion, heart burn and good health. For example when you are taking antibiotics for a Virus or Flu, the good bacteria in your body are wiped out by the antibiotic. Yogurt culture replaces the good bacteria and your immunity increases. Ingredients 2 […]

Fish Molle

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Vicky Subu Kota Fish Molle Contest Entry for Cuisinart 2019 Event Recipe This recipe is from the state of Kerala, India. Kerala’s cuisine or any regional cuisine evolves based on native ingredients. This dish represents the region’s abundant supply of fish and coconut. Serves 4 – 6• 1 ½ pounds fish fillet such as catfish […]

Fried Puri, Roti, Rotli

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 9 comments

Puri is an indian fried flour bread. Eaten by itself it is delicious and satisfying. Any vegetable or meat dish goes well with these puris. If you do NOT fry the puri and just roast it on a non-stick pan or the Indian tava (Non-Stick Chapati Tawa/Roti Tawa/Paratha Tawa, Aluminium 2.6 MM with Free Wooden […]

Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

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Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar

Super Bowl Game Snack : Paneer Tikka

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Served as an appetizer Paneer Tikka is very healthy for kids and adults alike. Go Pats! Recipe featured on Cover of our Vegetarian Delights Cookbook. Purchase HERE. INGREDIENTS : 2 cups paneer cubes, about 1″ each 2 tsp garlic paste 2 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp chaat masala 2 tsp chilli powder tandoori masala 1 […]

Parsis gets their last name and first name with food

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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 top […]