Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

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 […]

Independence Day and the Parsi connection

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Believe it or not toad in the hole dish was relished for breakfast India when the British Raj was active.  Yes, Parsis liked to eat British fare, specially during the pre-independence days before 1947. Toad in the hole may sound strange to the average person and even more foreign to Gen Z, but in some British communities […]

Papri and Daran for Malido

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Papdi to eat with Malido from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook Recipe translated from Gujarati to English by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Click here for the Guide to Old Measures Ingredients 1 tipri Wheat Flour (See tipri measure) 1/4 lb Sugar (fine barik) Method Mix above with little water to make a very tight dough. Keep for 1 […]

Eggless Bhakra Gluten free – Vegetarians rejoice!

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Eggless Bhakra

Vividh Vani cookbook translation in English

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Parsi Dahitran

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Cookbook: Vividh Vani (Gujarati) –

Chicken Dhansak recipe from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook

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Myth busted about some folks saying chicken dhansak is not traditional. Chicken Dhansak is one of the OLDEST dishes ! The Vividh Vani cookbook from circa 1800 AD has this recipe! NOTE this recipe has CHICKEN or MUTTON used. See the words circled below, they say “Marghi” which means “chicken”   [amazon_link asins=’1496124529,B072BTMNDG’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’1447-5689-3485′ […]


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Parsi Bafat

Rice Flour Rotli

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Recipe tried and tested, translated from the Vividh Vani cookbook by Rita Kapadia Chokha ni Rotli * or Rice Flour Rotli * is an age old bread enjoyed in India by the parsi community. Yes, all rice (in its natural form) is gluten–free. This includes brown rice, white rice and wild rice. In this case, the “glutinous” term refers to the sticky […]

Tipri – an old measure

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What is a “Tipri” ? – It is an old measure used by cooks to measure Rice, Wheat and other whole grains, flour and sugar. The old bombay kitchens kept it as a standard measure. Using an old cigarette tin, (sans the 50 cigarettes) it was called “Tipri” for measuring Rice, Wheat and other whole […]


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How to make GHAU NU DOODH (MILK OF WHEAT) Recipe for making GHAU NU DOODH Ingredients 1 cup Whole Wheat Grains Water to soak Strong Grinder Strainer with small holes like for making paneer or I use a white cotton cloth Method Soak the wheat for about 4-5 days, and then grind it with enough […]

Italian Roll

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Recipe translation from Vividh Vani cookbook. 011 ratal fine wheat flour 01 fine castor sugar, butter 2 tola Orange or malunga murraba Pa Sher milk 4 eggs Jam Butter Grind the murraba into pulp. Beat the eggs fluffy with a fork. Sift the flour, roast to make it dry but not burn. Next add the […]

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