Cucumber Pickle

Summer Cucumbers are a plenty here in USA. With 5 large ones and the heat of the summer, I knew these cukes would go bad soon. After 5 minutes of wondering what to do with the whole batch, I thought of making a pickle/pani nu achar with the cucumbers. Guess what it was delicious. My…

Seekh Kebab

Ingredients 1 lb Turkey or Chicken minced 2 Eggs 1 tbsp. Cumin (Jeera) powder 1 tsp Red chili powder 1 tsp White pepper powder Salt to taste Vegetable oil 4 tsp 4 tbsp. Cashew nuts(pounded) 5 tbsp Gram flour (besan) 2 tbsp. Ginger, Garlic each (finely chopped) 4 tsp Onions(chopped) 5 tbsp. Green coriander(chopped) 1…

British, Portuguese and French influences

Parsi recipes travelled from Persia to the beaches of Gujarat, up north India, then to the west of India, east India and south India, acquiring technique and adding new flavours to the food. Pallonji raspberry soda is a popular drink served during Parsi weddings.(Shutterstock) Despite their dwindling population, the Parsis strive to preserve the legacy…

Wedding Pickle, Lagan nu Achar made in the USA

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.  Parsis enjoy rich feasts at their weddings and celebrations. People-in-the-know love it when they are invited to a friend’s wedding so they can…

Yogurt Shrikand in Red White and Blue

Yogurt is hung to make it thick. Garnish with fresh blueberries, sliced almonds and serve shrikand immediately. Makes: 2 Servings of Shrikand. Ingredients 2 Cups Plain Yogurt 1 Pod Cardamom 4 Tbsps Sliced Blanched Almonds (optional) Fresh Blueberry Fruit (optional) Sugar to Taste A drop of red and blue food color (edible color) Method Crush the…

AMBAKALIO

AMBAKALIO 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’. In places where no fresh mangoes are available, even tinned slices would do, even of ripe mangoes. Alternatively, even small green, totally unripe mangoes would do. But then add more jaggery,…

Bahman Mahino Meals

  Bahman mahino is when parsis do not eat meat. Fish is allowed for a wholesome diet with vegetables. Editor’s Note: photo shows the whole menu and effort that Rohinton Batlivala put into the cooking, extremely well done Rohinton! Recipes: ~ Grilled/Sauteed Basa Fish Fillets ~ ~ Tareli Vengna ni pori (fried brinjal slices) ~ ~ Vaghareli…

Vaghareli Khichri

It is the Ayurvedic detox food.  Khichadi, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled “kitchari” or “khichdi,” has long been used to nourish babies and the elderly, the sick and the healthy during special times of Diet Detox & Cleansing.    Vaghareli Khichri Recipe  Ingredients 1 Cup/tipri rice (barik Surti kolam, basmati) 1 Cup/tipri maag/mung OR red…

Mango Halwa

by Pariz Neville Gandhi‎

Parsi Cuisine presents the winner of Cake of the Week – Faaloodeh Ice-cream Mawa Cake

Layered Falooda Ice Cream Cake (cardamom flavored cake layered with falooda ice cream) by  ‎Kshama Parikh‎ is an artist and a blooger. Kshama’s blog is KesarLilly.com  Kshama also blogs in the Facebook group Foodaholics in Ahmedabad #Parsi #Cuisine The word Parsi means Persian and it is evident that Parsi cuisine is influenced by their Persian roots as…

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