September 19, 2018

Parsi Mithai Shop

“Badam-ni-Boi & More” Order super-delicious Marzipan mithai for all your happy occasions — birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, navjotes, weddings,  …. Customized party favors available. Will ship to family and friends in USA and Canada. All items $7 Mini-boi party favors $1.50 each plus shipping cost. All orders are custom gift-wrapped in serving trays or in gift […]

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September 17, 2018

Recipe Contest Winner: Badami Marghi – Chicken cooked with Almond Paste.

WINNER: Badami Marghi – Chicken cooked with Almond Paste. Congratulations to Zarin’s Secrets. #ParsiCuisine Click here to Enter Contest.

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September 15, 2018

Diwali Mithai, Stamps and Books

The word “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, originating from the Sanskrit word Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) which can be traow of Lights”. Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the “Festival of Lights”. Diwali is the name for the festival in North-India. In South-India the festival is called “Deepavali”. Cook up some delicious Diwali Delights using the recipes […]

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September 13, 2018

My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking Paperback

My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking Paperback – June 18, 2007 The Persians of antiquity were renowned for their lavish cuisine and their never-ceasing fascination with the exotic. These traits still find expression in the cooking of India’s rapidly dwindling Parsi population―descendants of Zoroastrians who fled Persia after the Sassanian empire fell to the […]

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September 13, 2018

Akuri – Traditional Parsi Akuri made the old fashioned way and with the old fashioned taste!

Akuri is basically scrambled eggs. You can have it for breakfast. Serve it with Rotli or toasted bread. The way you make each dish changes based on the method and process used in cooking the eggs. Ingredients  change the flavor of the spicy scrambled egg dish. You can make it spicy, sweet and savory as […]

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September 13, 2018

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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 […]

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September 10, 2018

Bhindi 3 ways

KurKure – Dry Bhindi Recipe

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September 9, 2018

Ayurvedic Detox with Khichri

Khichri is a free-form dish, allowing for many variations. Although any type of lentil can be used like Mung, Tuver, or Masoor, the most common parsi version uses Tuver dal. White Basmati rice is used since it is easy to digest but brown rice can also be used for more fiber and minerals in your […]

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September 6, 2018

Parsi Mitthu Dahi

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Home-made Sweet Yogurt is a traditional parsi dish for Birthday, Navjote, Wedding, Jashan and other auspicious occasions. Mitthu Dahi is served cold with Sev, Ravo or just by itself. Ingredients: 2 pints half and half cream 3 cups milk (4%) 3 cups sugar 32 oz whole milk yogurt container (organic is […]

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September 6, 2018

The Paneer I Love Most, and the Small, Intrepid Community Who Makes It

by Meher Mirza My great aunt was not the timid sort. Every Sunday, for years, she would invite her extended family for lunch and then proceed to wage war with the ingredients in her pantry, jousting with vegetables and meat alike. Deep into the afternoon, she would emerge from the scrum, red-faced and frizzy-haired, but triumphant. […]

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September 5, 2018

Paneer Tikka

Served as an appetizer Paneer Tikka is very healthy for kids and adults alike. 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 tsp powdered […]

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September 4, 2018

Spice Kitchen Catering – Kiku Engineer

Welcome to my Kitchen! I love to cook, love to eat even more but above all I love “feeding people” and I can’t think of a better way than to share my recipes with you. I hope I inspire you to cook or even entertain that thought for some of you ( you know who […]

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August 31, 2018

Yummy Eggwich

by Hosang Gandhi It’s like a sandwich made of eggs! (eggs instead of bread) Eggwich ! Ingredients 4 Eggs Salt and Pepper to Taste Tomato Chutney Ghee, Oil or Butter as needed 1/4 cup grated cheese Method 1. Best 4 eggs in a bowl. 2. Take a small fry pan (8-9 inch) and heat oil […]

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August 28, 2018

Cookbooks

Since 1999, it has been my hobby to give out free recipes, foodie news, health tips and articles on my blog at ParsiCuisine.com. It has been a labor of love. Using this as a base and web-technology software skills, I have published several Parsi Cuisine cookbooks. 1. My cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” provides classical and […]

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August 27, 2018

Bombay Duck (Boomla) Cutlets

Taja Boomla Cutlets from Vividh Vani. Only change in the recipe is that I’ve barely used any oil while frying. TAJA BOOMLA CUTLETS by Kainaaz R. Patell 6 big boomlas or 12 medium sized 2 cups Kothmir Cilantro washed and chopped fine 3 Big green chillies 1 tsp Ground pepper 4 eggs Bread crumbs or […]

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August 24, 2018

Chicken Dhansak recipe from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook

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”   Language used is Gujarati […]

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August 24, 2018 Dhansaak Dal

Enjoy learning how to make a very mouth-watering, satisfying and healthy Parsi Dhansak Meal

Parsi Dhansak Recipe (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good) […]

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August 24, 2018

Dahi Aanthelu Kaju Gos (Curds Marinated Smoked Tender Lamb in Cashew Cream)

~ Dahi Aanthelu Kaju Gos ~ (Curds Marinated Smoked Tender Lamb in Cashew Cream) by  Rohinton Batlivala ▪️1 kg tender baby goat mutton (shoulder portion). Clean n cut into large chunky pieces – ‘meat-on-bone’. Wash in 3 running waters with a sea salt rub before the last rinse. Keep aside in boiyu (colander) to drain […]

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August 23, 2018 Doodh na Puffs

Milk at breakfast can help manage diabetes risk

If you are diabetic, then consuming milk at breakfast can help lower blood glucose level throughout the day, suggests a study. The findings showed that milk consumed with a high-carbohydrate breakfast reduced blood glucose even after lunch, and high-protein milk had a greater effect. Milk with an increased proportion of whey protein had a modest […]

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August 22, 2018

Vividh Vani by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia

Dear All, It gives me great pleasure to make available the PRINTED  “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia.  First published in circa 1867, this mammoth cookbooks of two volumes total 1570 pages and has 2180 recipes, of traditional Parsi Indian cuisine, plus Continental Western and British Cuisines. This cookbook is an antique and many Zoroastrian […]

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August 21, 2018

Khordad Saal Mubarak

Khordad Sal The birthday of Zoroaster Khordad Sal is celebrated as the birthday of Zoroaster. This is known as the ‘Greater Noruz’ and happens six days after Navroze. The chosen date is symbolic since the actual date of the Prophet’s birth cannot be identified accurately. This festival is considered one of the most important in the Zoroastrian […]

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August 18, 2018

French Toast

New way to make your basic french toast French toast is a basic staple for breakfast in my family. My daughter loves to make this with me. My little son would watch as we beat the eggs to the tune of Sesame Street. Now grown-up the kids are feeding and making french toasts. It is […]

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August 18, 2018

Foods Kids will like

Finding Food and Dinner ideas is a challenge for even the most organized moms and dads, especially with kids – those notoriously pick eaters. Having brought up 2 kids myself here are my favorites. Try these well known kid’s foods below: French Toast Shortbread Cookies  3 Flavorsome Slow Cooker Recipes for Kids Rice Macaroni Puri […]

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August 17, 2018

Understanding the Parsi love for Eggs

Parsi Stories and Recipes by Rita Kapadia (Boston’s Cookbook Author) and Kainaz Contractor (New Delhi’s Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu) featured in an egg-cellent article by Henna Achhpal  of  LivingFoodsz.com Eggs stories and beliefs from Rita Kapadia and Kainaz Contractor. You’re not in a real Parsi home if you don’t find trays of eggs stacked over each […]

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August 15, 2018

Spems Ice Cream Drink

When the Parsis first landed in India sometime in the 7th century to escape persecution in Iran, they promised King Jadhav Rana that they would sweeten the Indian community as sugar sweetens milk. That was nearly 1,200 years ago in Sanjan. If that was in Gujarat, in Secunderabad’s Sardar Patel Road, the Iranis have lent […]

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August 15, 2018

Seven Ways to Celebrate

“Nav” (meaning new) + “roze”(meaning day)  = “New Day” 2018 Shahenshahi New Year Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz is on August 17, 2018. Commemorated in a grand and elaborate fashion, preparations for  Navroze begin well in advance. Houses are cleaned to remove all the cobwebs and painted new. They are then adorned with different auspicious […]

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August 13, 2018

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

Question: Did you know why the parsis make Dar ni Pori (Sweet Pastry)? Answer: On Ava roj(day) and Ava mahinoh(month) Poris 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 Dal ni Pori. […]

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August 8, 2018

Bombay Bakery’s Coffee Cake

Looking for Bombay Bakery Coffee Cake Recipe? Why wait for a trip to Hyderabad when you can replicate the famous cake’s recipe at home? Nostalgia is a beautiful thing — it comes with editing, and our brain selectively remembers only the very wonderful. One memory I cherish is the legendary coffee cake from the famed […]

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August 7, 2018

Parsi Dairy Farm: Mumbai’s Gold Standard in Milk & Milk-Based Products

I was at a modern food superstore in Bandra, Mumbai’s swish suburb, the other day. I walked past rows of imported gourmet cheeses, pastas and meats when I suddenly spotted a group of blue coloured packs which looked as if they were cheerfully waving at me. A closer inspection showed that they were packs of the homegrown […]

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August 7, 2018

Tatrelo Kolmi Patio (Parsi style Prawns)

via Tatrelo Kolmi Patio (Parsi style Prawns)

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August 7, 2018 Malido is a speciality of ours. Made from pure ingredients with flour, eggs, nutmeg, cardamon and garnished with fried or roasted almonds and raisins. Cherries can be added if desired.

Rita’s Malido

  Ingredients 8  Cups Whole wheat flour 550 Gram Evaporated dry milk powder 1 kg 350 g castor sugar 1 Cup  Milk approx 7 Eggs  beaten 1 Cup  Pistachio 1 Cup  Blanched almonds  slivered 1/2 Cup  Sultanas (Raisins) 2 tsp powdered cardamoms and nutmeg Rosewater to taste 1 tsp Salt 1 1/4 Kg Ghee approx Method: […]

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August 6, 2018

Easy Malido

Dolly Contractor’s: MALIDO for Mukhtads offerings 8 Wholemeal Tortilla Wraps/or whole meal chapatti’s 2 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 1 Mug of Ghee Cardamom crushed seeds Nutmeg Saffron Rose water Scraped Vanilla pod Sliced Almonds Sultana’s Preparation: In a pan 2 cups of sugar with 1.5 cup of water, boil until sugar is dissolved and sticky. […]

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August 5, 2018

Lamb / Goat Trotters with Black Eyed Peas -Chora ma Khariya

by Farhad B Billimoria. Hope you and your readers enjoy. It has been in my family for over a hundred years with slight variations but has been enjoyed thoroughly over the decades. My mother passed away about 3 yrs ago but her culinary tradition continues. It is on the spicier side but very tasty. Best […]

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August 2, 2018

Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia

Dear All, It gives me great pleasure to make available the PRINTED  “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia.  First published in circa 1867, this mammoth cookbooks of two volumes total 1570 pages and has 2180 recipes, of traditional Parsi Indian cuisine, plus Continental Western and British Cuisines. This cookbook is an antique and many Zoroastrian […]

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July 31, 2018

Pori

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 […]

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July 30, 2018 Malido is a speciality of ours. Made from pure ingredients with flour, eggs, nutmeg, cardamon and garnished with fried or roasted almonds and raisins. Cherries can be added if desired.

Muktad, Malido and Memories

The sweet smell of flowers, the beautiful aroma of sandalwood and “loban”, the well laid out tables with “karasiyaas” and vases and the soothing chant of the ancient prayers recited by our Dastoorji – these are all wonderful memories of the “Muktad” days, that my husband Jamshed remembers growing up in Ahmedabad. Food cooked for […]

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July 26, 2018

How to make Dhansak masala at home

Dhansak Masala Powder Ingredients: 1 Kg. Coriander seeds (Dhanya seeds) 200 grms Cumin (Jeera Seeds) 100 grms Black Pepper (Kali Mirchi) 100 grms Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds) (Omit if you are allergic to fenugreek) 100 grms Black Mustard seeds (Rai) 300 grms Red Chilies 200 grms Haldi (Turmeric powder) 50 grms Tej Patta (Tamal Patta) […]

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July 24, 2018

Parsi Chowk Designs

Parsi Chowk Designs are adapted from the land of India, where the parsi (persians) settled over 700 years back. The hindi indian word is “Rangoli”. Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujaratis  have unique designs. The Parsi designs are mostly floral. Fish shapes and fire patterns are popular. The designs and motifs are auspicious and bring good luck, […]

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July 23, 2018

How to make Kumas – Kumas is an ancient cake from 18th century

We made a video to kick off  our “Parsi Cuisine Heritage Video Presentations”. This video is of making the Parsi Kumas Cake, which is very forgotten but tasty parsi cake. Our YouTube Channel is http://www.YouTube.com/TheParsiCuisine Recipe Link: http://www.parsicuisine.com/kumas-cake/

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July 22, 2018 Khaman Na Ladwa

Khaman na ladoo

Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “Besnu“. This is when a baby starts sitting upright on his/her own bottom. or These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts walking and standing on his/her own feet. Ingredients 1/2 Cup Rice flour 2 tbsp All purpose flour […]

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July 22, 2018

Kabab Pastry

Make the Shami Kababs (recipe). Unroll Puff Pastry sheets and cut into round circles. Put one kabab between 2 rounds of the puff pastry and press with a fork to seal. Bake in 400 degrees oven for 25 minutes or till golden brown.

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July 22, 2018

Shami Kababs

Shami Kababs: Ingredients 2 pounds lamb mince 2 pounds chicken mince 1/4 cup khus khus, 8 cloves 1 large stick of cinnamon crushed 5-6 green elaichi pods seeded 2 tablespoons of whole black pepper 4-5 whole red chilies 7-8 cloves of garlic 1 two inch piece of ginger 1/4 cup of chick peas (daria) 3 […]

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July 21, 2018

Khao, Piyo, Maja Karo: Explore the Parsi mantra with Kunal Vijayakar

#MaskaMaarke: There’s a lot more to Irani Parsi food than bun-maska and berry pulao. This is a rich cuisine that retains its delicious Levantine roots. Which community in India celebrates three birthdays for each person and four New Years per annum? It’s the Zoroastrian Irani Parsi community. Every Irani Parsi (and I am going to […]

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July 20, 2018

Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar made in the USA

Wedding Pickle Lagan nu Achaar is a Pickle made from fresh carrots, ginger, garlic, raisins, apricots, figs, spices, sugar, jaggery and balsamic vinegar. Sweet and Savory this pickle is a great condiment on the table. I just made a batch. It takes 3 days of preparation and 2 days to make! Not easy but very tasty […]

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July 14, 2018

Holi Restaurant in Bedford, MA

Recently, We had a celebrations party at the function room in the restaurant. The buffet food was awesome, tasty and in abundant variety. From Pani puri, samosas, bhajia, fresh dosa, chicken, goat curry to biryani they had over 25 dishes to eat. Dessert was Jalebi and Fruit with Masala Chai. I give a 5 star […]

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July 14, 2018

Sugarcane Juice (Sherdi no Ras)

We just had Sherdi no Ras, Sugar cane juice in Lowell, USA! Made in a very clean way and safe to drink. Recipe 1 Large Sugar Cane Stick, crushed in vendor machine to a Juice Pinch of grated ginger Juice of Lemon Sprinkle Masala (optional) Mix all and enjoy! Add ice if desired. If you […]

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July 14, 2018

Green Coconut Chutney

by Dolly Contractor                                 Ingredients 2 Cups of Coriander 3-4 stems of Mint 1 inch piece of fresh Ginger 1 whole Garlic pod, peeled and washed 3 fresh lemon’s juice 3 small green mangoes 7-8 green chillies 1/2 cup fresh/frozen […]

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July 12, 2018

Baingan (Eggplant) Bharta with Curd (Yogurt)

Ingredients 2 medium Brinjals (Eggplant) 1 onion 150 gms curd (yogurt) 2-3 chillies 100 gms peanuts Sprinkle of coriander Salt to taste Method 1) Roast brinjal over fire. 2) Make paste 3) In a pot add the brinjal paste, crushed peanuts, curds, chillies, cut onion, coriander and salt. 4) Mix it together and serve.

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July 10, 2018 13. Remove and place in serving bowl. Sprinkle fresh coriander if you like.

Kaanda Keri ma gos

Delicious Mutton with small onions called “Doongri” in India. In summer (June – July), they are sold in the indian market. In fact there is a town called “Doongri” that I visited with my parents. These photos were sent from Surat, India. Thanks Hoshang Gandhi. Mangoes, Small whole Onions and Vinegar with Meat make a […]

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July 7, 2018

Tapioca Pudding with Banana Custard and Toasted Pecans

For the hot weather days, something cool. Made with tapioca this is a very tasty custard. Bananas and nuts add that special flavor! INGREDIENTS -:  100 g small tapioca pearls (I used plain white ones) 1 tsp green food coloring – optional 1200 ml semi-skimmed milk ½ cup golden caster sugar 1 tbs vanilla sugar […]

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July 2, 2018

Gor Papri

by Farida J. Major My darling Parsis, This is my adored mother’s gor papri recipe.  After ages and ages I decided to make it again.  If you are retired and have an abundance of patience, go ahead and make it cos delicious as it is, it took a cool three hours to make. What’s more […]

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June 28, 2018

Bahman Mahino Meal

 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) ~ Grilled/Sauteed Basa Fish Fillets ~ ~ Tareli Vengna ni pori (fried brinjal slices) ~ ~ Vaghareli Khichri ~  

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June 28, 2018

Dry Bhindi (Okra)

Great Snack and Appetizer by Dolly Contractor Ingredients 1 Lb Okra 1 tsp each of turmeric, paprika, salt, pepper, dhana-jeera Pinch of garam masala 2 tsp corn flour 1 splutter guard for your non-stick pan (optional to prevent a mess) Method Wash, dry Okra thoroughly. Cut tall in quarters from top to bottom. Add, turmeric, paprika, […]

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June 26, 2018 GAJAR METHI

Vegetarian Vegan and Jain Dining

The Jain cuisine is completely vegetarian and also excludes onions, potatoes, and garlic, similar to the shojin-ryori Buddhist cuisine of Japan. The strictest forms of Jain diet is practiced by the ascetics; in addition to potatoes it may exclude other root vegetables. Some sites to explore: Jain Food Struggles in America Boston Vegetarian Society Ritu ki Rasoi Family-owned hideaway eatery offers vegetarian Indian & […]

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June 25, 2018

Health benefits of Barberry

Barberries are used in a favorite rice dish of the Iranis and Parsis of India. It is Berry Pulao. The barberry shrub produces edible berries that are a rich source of vitamin C. Barberry contains a chemical known as berberine that gives it its medicinal value. This chemical acts as an antibiotic to kill fungi, bacteria, […]

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June 22, 2018

China Grass ( Gelatin ) Jelly

A Parsi Favorite in Summer. Cooling to the body and soul … Ingredients 1 China Grass packet (cut into small strips and use about quarter of a small packet). Milk as mentioned on packet Sugar and Cardamon to taste 1/2 tsp Rose Essence 1/2 tsp Falooda Rose Syrup Method Boil China grass in little water, […]

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June 22, 2018

Parsi Dhansak Recipe. (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak)

  (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Parsi Dhansak Recipe: Parsi Dhansak for the good times by Rita Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out […]

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June 20, 2018

Time & Talents Club Recipe Book

First published in 1935, the Time & Talents Club Recipe Book’ contains 2,000 recipes, is 500 pages long, and dispenses wisdom from Shakespeare and Voltaire. The Time & Talents Club Recipe Book is a tome you need two hands to carry. Though it began as a single-sheet cookbook, it has been republished six times over 40 […]

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June 19, 2018

Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century

The cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine of India.  With classical and regional India’s Parsi / Parsee recipes as well as an introduction to Parsi heritage, history, and culture. The book’s […]

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June 17, 2018

Happy Father’s Day – 10 Alarm Chilli the Parsi Way (Kheemo)

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. Jim Valvano 10 Alarm Chilli the Parsi Way (Kheemo)    

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June 15, 2018

Eid Mubarak

CNN For the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, Thursday and Friday mark the conclusion of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires participants to abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset. The end of Ramadan is ushered in by Eid al-Fitr, a one- to three-day celebration abounding with culinary treats including sweet dishes like baklava and […]

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June 11, 2018

Chasni Recipes

Chasni served at 11th World Zoroastrian Congress – Perth, Australia After the Jashan, the Master of Ceremonies Zarine Commissariat, Afreed Mistry and Farzana Khambatta took over and the Ervads were felicitated by our Congress Chairman Mr Firoz Pestonji, for their contribution to the community. Aspandiyar jee also gave a short speech informing the people of the importance of the Jashan […]

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June 11, 2018

Coconut Mango Burfi – diamonds make the best display

Coconut Mango Burfi Note: No artificial colors used. 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 of coarsely grounded charoli nuts and almonds (dry fruits) 1 tbsp pure ghee Method Take a non stick pan and add mango puree aamras and sugar and […]

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June 10, 2018

Known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

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 […]

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June 10, 2018

Parsi Cuisine Cookbook – 35 dishes explained with instructions.

Featuring Meat Dishes like Doodhi ma gosht, which is a very tasty dish made with Bottle gourd (Lauki, Doodhi).  Chicken Cutlets, Salli Boti, Parsi Pulao and many parsi traditional favorites. Parsi Mutton Pulao with Dhansak Masala Dal. Nice dish for the holiday. 35 dishes explained with instructions. Only $15. Cookbook comes in large size  8 […]

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June 6, 2018

Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

While vacationing in Dahanu a couple of years back, and driving back to Gujarat from the Maharashtra state. I saw fisher women selling promfrets, pronounced locally as pamplets on the roadside. Dahanu is a coastal town and a municipal council in Palghar district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located 110 km from Mumbai […]

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June 5, 2018

Chicken Cutlets Parsi Style

So many people wanted me to make chicken cutlets and mail them within USA. However meats can spoil easily, we do not want to take the risk. Here ia a VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE THE CHICKEN CUTLETS. We hope you can make your own! :)) Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Makes 18 approx based […]

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June 4, 2018

Doodhi ni Barfi

Doodhi ni Barfi Ingredients: 800 gm Doodhi 400 gm sugar 200 gm mawa Pinch of cardamom 0ne drop of edible green color 5 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds Method:  Boil the doodhi for 1 minute Put the doodhi in a non-stick pot and then put 400 gm sugar. Keep cooking for 15-20 minutes. Then put the mava […]

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June 1, 2018

Ravo

Ravo Recipe by Rita Jamshed Kapadia INGREDIENTS 1 liter or 4.5 cups of cold milk or as needed 4 tbsp. of Ravo (semolina or suji) 4 tbsp. (equal quantity ratio to ravo) of sugar (less for diabetics) 1 Egg 1/2 cup water or as needed 2-3 drops of Vanilla or Rose essence ½ tsp. of […]

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May 30, 2018

Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. Topli na Panir

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Topli or Tokri means Basket in Indian Gujarati. Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. (Topli na Paneer) Many easy ways to make them and enjoy! Topli na Panir (2 recipes with rennet)  By Rita Jamshed Kapadia Recipe #1 (with rennet) Makes 4 – 5 Ingredients 4 […]

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May 24, 2018

Omelette with Potato Sticks and Spice

by Hosang Gandhi Our Hosang likes experimenting! He made a egg omelette recipe with matchstick potatoes (Parsi Sali). Make a mix of: 3 eggs beaten 1 cup Potato sticks 1 Chopped Tomato 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1/2 Red Chilly Powder In a non-stick pan heat 3 tsp of canola oil […]

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May 22, 2018

Sheek Kababs

Recipe Ingredients 1 lb Turkey minced 2 eggs 4 Tbsp Cashew Nut powder for binder 1 tbsp Cumin powder 1 tbsp Chili powder 1 tbsp White pepper powder 5 tbsp Coriander fresh leaves finely chopped 1 tsp Garam masala 1 tbsp chopped green scallions (substitute onion powder if desired) 4 Tsp Vegetable Oil 2 tsp […]

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May 18, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake Looks Absolutely Stunning

By Amy Mackelden With only a day to go, preparations are well underway for the royal wedding. And one crucial part of the big day has to be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. It was announced back in March that Harry and Meghan had selected pastry chef Claire Ptak of London-based bakery, Violet Cakes, to make their […]

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May 17, 2018

6 Things That Will Happen To Your Body If You Start Eating Eggs

Eating eggs is a fantastic way to give you a health boost. According to WebMD, each egg only contains 75 calories and is packed with 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 1.6 grams of saturated fat. Not to mention it contains iron and other essential vitamins and minerals. If you’re not eating […]

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May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day

Easy Quickie Recipes  Salted Lassi Crispy Onion Rings Chocolate Covered Jimmy Strawberries

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May 9, 2018

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream

Falooda – a drink for the hot summer with Rose, Cream and yummy ice-cream by Rita Jamshed Kapadia In the Persian language it is called it Faloodeh or Paludeh.  The Indian word “Falooda” is a Hindi and Urdu word.  Faluda is Bengali as well ! Serves 4 Prep time 15 minutes Cooking time 0 Ingredients […]

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May 8, 2018

Acchari Chicken

Achari Chicken by Nazneen Khodaiji Ingredients 1 kg Chicken, cut into pc. 3 onions, sliced fine 3 tomatoes, chopped fine 1 tbsp garlic paste 1 tbsp ginger paste 3 tbsp yogurt 1 tsp kalonji (nigella seeds) ½ tsp methi dana (Fenugreek seeds) 1 tsp whole zeera (cumin seeds) 1 tsp saunf (fennel seeds) ½ tsp […]

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May 4, 2018

Varadhvara

Varadhvara are made fresh and served at Weddings to the guests. Read about the wedding ceremonies. Recipe from Rita’s cookbook “Parsi Cuisine: Manna of the 21st Century” INGREDIENTS 750 grams fine wheat flour 350 grams semolina (Ravo) 400 grams castor sugar 500 grams pure ghee 1 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ cup Charoli (optional) ½ […]

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May 4, 2018

Wedding Ceremonies

Ceremonies prior to the marriage  Rupiya Peravanu Rupiya Peravanu literally means gifting rupees in Gujarati language. This ceremony marks the unofficial engagement when both the families acknowledge the acceptance of the marriage alliance. On this day, ladies from the groom’s family pay a visit to the bride’s house. The bride is presented with a gift […]

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May 3, 2018

Chutney and Salmon with a new twist

Ingredients 6 – 8 Salmon Fillets 2 tsp Red Chilli powder 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp Salt Olive Oil as needed Baking Dish Prepared Creamy Coconut Chutney Method – Assemble the Baked Salmon Dish: Spread Olive oil in a baking dish. Mix turmeric, red pepper and salt over 4 salmon fillets. Spread a thick layer of […]

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April 24, 2018

Mawa Cake With Pistachios, Rose and Saffron Cream

  By Aban Kekobad This is my version of the Mawa cake and I am sure you will find many versions online. It is a rich dense cake bursting with flavour -so it’s just-once in a while indulgence!   Ingredients for the cake 3 and a half cups of white flour 6 eggs *Mawa (sweet) 1 cup 1/2 cup […]

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April 22, 2018

Nan Khatai India’s Parsi Shortbread Cookies

Nan Khatai India’s Parsi Shortbread Cookies   These soft cookies are similar to the European dutch shortbread cookies. I flavored them with Rose and Cardamon. Very easy and fun to make. Round shapes are the easiest but feel free to roll out the dough and cut into other shapes. Makes 12 Ingredients 1 cup all […]

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April 19, 2018

Chicken Tikka Masala

  INGREDIENTS 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise 6 garlic cloves, finely grated 4 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger 4 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1½ cups whole-milk yogurt 1 tablespoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil 1 small […]

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April 14, 2018

Chicken Dum Biryani

    Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 (400 gm) chicken thighs (boneless) or goat meat (mutton) 6 eggs hard-boiled and cut length wise into 2 pieces for garnish Marinade: 1 tsp white pepper Pinch of salt Juice of 1/2 lemon For Masala: 1/2 Tbsp desi ghee 4-5 cardamoms 1 bay leaf Small piece of cinnamon 2-3 […]

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April 12, 2018

What is Ghee the Clarified Butter we eat with gusto

Ghee is easy to love. It’s unbelievably delicious, like ultra-rich Irish butter that’s been gently caramelized and transformed into a smooth spread. It’s also shelf-stable and has a generously high smoke-point, making it pretty much the ideal cooking oil. Oh, and did we mention its distinct flavor and deep roots in well-established Ayurvedic practices? Ghee is clarified butter, […]

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April 11, 2018

Parsi Street Food

RAJYASREE SEN April 23, 2015 My comfort food in college was milky cutting chai – spiced tea ‘cut’ into a small glass portion –accompanied with maska pav (a bread bun with lots of butter) sold on a Mumbai street corner. Or, on a good day if the vendor had stocked up on eggs, I’d upgrade to an anda pav – […]

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April 9, 2018

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

Surti Papri Chicken, Mutton or Lamb (Vegetarians can leave the meat out) Ingredients: 2 lbs papri (surti Papri can be found in Indian Grocery Stores. Threaded and broken into 1 inch long pieces) 1 lb Mutton, Chicken or Lamb 3/4th tsp ajwain (bishop seed) 2 onions thinly sliced 2 whole pods of garlic, unpeeled or 10-12 […]

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March 31, 2018

Leftover Easter Eggs

Happy Easter. What do you do with leftover Easter Eggs ? After the big hunt is over and if the decorated eggs are still edible, You can make spicy deviled eggs. Follow these steps for making Deviled Eggs: Ingredients 4 hard-boiled eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp mustard salt black pepper red paprika Method take […]

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March 30, 2018

Lemon Grass: Leeli Chai/Lemon Grass Health benefits

Lemon grass is a perennial, aromatic tall grass with a light lemon scent used for culinary and medicinal purposes. For centuries, herbalists have used the herb as an effective digestive tonic and nervous system relaxant. Lemon grass oil is used to help clear blemishes and maintain balanced skin tone. Lemon grass is also used as an insect and mosquito repellent. Now, […]

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March 28, 2018

Google Doodle toasts England’s first popular cook, Hannah Glasse

This is the kind of Google Glasse we can get behind! BY CLAIRE REILLY MARCH 27, 2018  Google’s doodle celebrates the birth of Hannah Glasse, the mother of modern British cookery.  Matthew Cruickshank/Google Modern English cooking would be nothing without sausages and jelly and trifle (just like American cooking would be nothing with hotdogs and […]

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March 26, 2018

Pickled Mango Bafenu

Recipe #1 by Anahita Irani Ana’s Cook Nook Was in the mood of Bafenu while the mangoes were in season.  Had not eaten in years so here it is.  Just the perfect tangyness and blend.  loved it. BAFENU (PICKLED RIPE MANGO) Cuisine : Parsi Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes whole ½ vinegar ½ cup jaggery, grated […]

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March 22, 2018

Spring is arriving with a special promotion

Written in USA with food cooked in USA. This cookbook is for today’s generation of home cooks and gourmet chefs. The cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine of India. With classical […]

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March 21, 2018 Fried Fish

Fried Pomfret (from cookbook)

Fried Promfret Serves – 4 Preparation time – 10 minutes; Marination time – 45 minutesIngredients: Silver pomfrets – 1/2 kg, cleaned and drained well, make small slant cuts over the skin (you may want to use any other fish of your choice that is available) Turmeric powder – 1/8 teaspoon Red chilli powder – 3 […]

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March 20, 2018 Best wishes for a very Happy Navroze for you and your family,

First day of Spring as seen from Satellite

Vernal Equinox 2018: Satellite Sees First Day of Spring – Click HERE to see the video By Sarah Lewin, Space.com Associate Editor | March 20, 2018 11:00am ET “Happy Spring #Equinox and happy #firstdayofspring!” NOAA officials wrote. “Today the length of night and day are nearly equal. The days will now become longer at the higher latitudes because […]

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March 18, 2018

World Zoroastrian Young Leaders Forum Kicks Off At ASHA Centre in the UK

The ASHA Centre in Gloucester United Kingdom welcomed 19 young Zoroastrians from all over the world for a 10 day leadership forum starting from Friday March 16th to 25th 2018. Mentored and conceptualized by our dear friend Zerbanoo Gifford, and led by Mark Gifford and Adrian Lochner, the 10 day event bring Zoroastrian young leaders […]

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March 18, 2018

Penguin India: Upcoming Book ‘Bhagwan ke Pakwaan’ or ‘Food of the Gods’

Penguin India has commissioned a book called ‘Bhagwan ke Pakwaan’ or Food of the Gods, showing the close association between food and religion. For the Zoroastrian section of this book, they contacted Marzban Hathiram to demonstrate some of the religious food items we make for our Stum prayers. So over the next three days he […]

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March 15, 2018

Parsiana ” Politics Per Eedu”

   

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March 14, 2018

FEZANA 2018 Jamshedi Navroze celebration of the Zoroastrianism Awareness Project

ParsiCuisine.com is proud to support FEZANA in the 2018 Jamshedi Navroze celebration of the Zoroastrianism Awareness Project! Navroze/NowRuz, the arrival of Spring, on the day of the vernal equinox, around March 21st, is a time for thanksgiving and celebration. The cold and dark days of winter are banished, and the warmth and rejuvenation of spring […]

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March 12, 2018

Tomato Gravy for Cutlets

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 Cup or 8 oz tomato puree (puree tomatoes) Canola oil for frying 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1/2 tsp flour (optional I like to omit this) Salt to taste 1 tsp Sugar to taste (brown, raw or white) 1 […]

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March 11, 2018

Russian Pattice

Russian Pattice by Anahita Ghista (makes around 60 balls ) 8-10 medium Chicken thighs (with skin and bone) 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper Salt to taste 3/4 cup of milk 2 big spoonfuls of flour 1 big spoondul of ghee 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar 5-6 Green chillies finely chopped, […]

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March 9, 2018

Parsi Mutton Cutlets

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 250 gm mutton mince 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 green chilli, coarsely ground 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp clove-cinnamon powder or garam masala 2 Tbsp potatoes, boiled and mashed 5 mint leaves , chopped coarsley 1 Tbsp chopped coriander Salt to […]

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