About the Author

My name is Rita and I am the photographer and writer behind this blog.

Since 1999, I have provided recipes, food news, health tips and articles on this website. I teach and demo Indian Parsi Cuisine at Libraries, Museums in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The mega gift coffee table Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” is available in Paperback / Hardcover / EBook format.

Contact Rita at Parsi Cuisine dot com if you have questions.

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0962FML7W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (May 26, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 228 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8510605181
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.43 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 0.73 x 11 inches

Review by Roshan Rivetna

For non-Parsis, “Parsi Cuisine” offers an opportunity to explore this unique cuisine with favorites of Dhansak (Lentils), fish and meats, whilst also getting an interesting glimpse of the Persian-Indian heritage of the Parsis. Rita has taken great pains to explain and translate the ingredients, all of which are now-a-days available in any Indian grocery.

Truly a labor of love to preserve the unique Parsi (Persian-Indian) culinary heritageby Roshan RivetnaThis is a “must have” book for Parsi-Zoroastrians, especially those living in the West who wish to pass on their heritage to the next generation. Not only does it give recipes for almost all Parsi dishes (snacks, main dishes, sweet dishes, preserves and more …), some resurrected from classic volumes of past centuries, but also interspersed in the full-color pages, are interesting tid-bits of Parsi history, traditions, customs and ceremonies. It will go a long way to preserve and perpetuate our heritage.


Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks and EBooks by Rita Jamshed Kapadia are available on Amazon


Natalie Cox

Oct 10, 2021, 11:52 am

Hello Rita,

My name is Natalie and I am Parsi on my mother’s side. I’m looking to learn more about my culture and community. I enjoy embroidery and have inherited some of my grandmother’s gara sarees. I can see on Amazon that you authored a book on Parsi Embroidery Patterns, but I don’t see a way to purchase it. Is there any way you know of for me to purchase a copy of this book or do you have recommendations for places I can look to learn more about this?


Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Oct 10, 2021, 7:56 pm

Natalie, I have a few copies left. Email me for details

Milan Jani

Oct 10, 2021, 6:05 pm

Rita – I wonder normally in a typical parsi family, what’s the custom of eating eggs? I mean on and average they eat minimum 1 egg per day? i am asking b/c I am basically from Gujarat and there are lot of conflicting stories of whether Egg is healthy or not all around.
Please guide.
Thank You

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Oct 10, 2021, 7:46 am

Hi Milan, yes Parsi folks like to eat eggs. I eat 2 eggs daily, either fried, half boiled or scrambled. Akuri, Omelete (we call it Poro) and so many egg dishes. Eggs rovide protein for your body and are very healthy. Of course if you have any health issues of cholesterol, consult with your doctor.

Ask Rita