June 14, 2019 Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri

You may have heard of the American Red Indian Dance for Rains, but have you heard of the Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri? In Navsari (a small town in the Gujarat State of India) often referred to as the “Dharam Ni […]

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May 17, 2019 Bhakhra (Parsi Doughnuts)

Bhakhra (Fried Cakes)

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Bhakhras are fried cakes and can be savored with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Please use Caraway Seeds not shah jeera or any substitute. The flavor of caraway seeds is different. I get so many inquiries for where to get these. Many grandmothers in Ahmedabad swear by this flavor […]

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May 1, 2019 How to fry Levti (a very tiny freshwater fish found in Surat Gujarat India)

How to fry Levti (a very tiny freshwater fish found in Surat Gujarat India)

Ingredients 500 grams Levti 3 tsp Chilli Garlic Paste (see essential masala of parsi cooking) 1 tsp salt Lemon juice or wedges of lemons Oil for frying Non stick pan or Iron Tava Method Wash the levti fish in several washes of water till clean. Marinate Levti in Chilli Garlic Paste (see essential of parsi cooking) […]

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August 14, 2018

Sandhna

An ancient delicacy. Sandhna are fluffy white pancake like delicacy. They are made from rice flour that is kept to rise. You got to make them to know the taste of bygone days! Here is the much sought after recipe. Makes 25 Ingredients 3/4 kg. Rice Flour 4 cups milk 900 gm. Ghee 2 cups […]

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June 14, 2018 Father’s Day: A Foreword by my Father

Father’s Day: A Foreword by my Father

Evolution of Cooking and a Foreword by my Father. The theory of Evolution of Universe has been discussed by Darwin, Einstein, Hawking and others. Evolution has proved the existence of the Creator beyond doubts, but it still remains a mystery to be solved. However we can feel and behold HIM through his manifestations such as Air, […]

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April 5, 2018 Mango Kulfi

Mango Kulfi

By Sheri Jeddy https://www.facebook.com/sheri.jeddy #Dessert # Mango Kulfi I believe if you are going to have a guilty indulgence go all the way. But have small portions. No Egg or Flour, I know there are short cuts but this is a labor of love as my husband loves. 2 liters half and half 2 liters. […]

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November 18, 2017 Cranberry Apple Chutney / Sauce – just in time for the holidays !

Cranberry Apple Chutney / Sauce – just in time for the holidays !

Goes with any meal. Serve with Mashed Potatoes, Roast Turkey, Vegetables, Stuffing for that extra punch! Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #246 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs, so we can feature you. Your co-hosts this week are Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Mila @ Milkandbun

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February 17, 2017 Celebrating Navroze 2018

Celebrating Navroze 2018

Celebrating Zoroastrian Festivals and Traditions Authored by Mrs Rita Jamshed Kapadia Book explains Zoroastrian Ceremonies of Parsi Weddings, Navjotes, Agarni, Pug Ladoo Ceremony, Death and Birth Ceremonies These ceremonies of joy and sad days are celebrated with Indian Parsi Foods. (Recipes: Inspired by old traditional parsi cookbooks like the “Vividh Vani”, Kapadia has come up […]

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April 6, 2016

Udvada Where The Fires Are Always Burning

Udvada Where The Fires Are Always Burning The holy town of Udvada is where the sacred fire of the Iranshah Atashbehram is burning since Zoroastrians came to India, writes CYRUS H. MERCHANT. And outside, in small Parsi homes and a lonely bakery, a different kind of fire burns, keeping the community’s cuisine alive, says MARK […]

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September 23, 2014 Doodh na Puffs

Dudh Na Puff (Milk froth)

Dudh Na Puff (Milk froth) This delicious and nutritious drink is traditionally made in the winter. Fresh  milk is used and to cool the milk, it was  put out on an open terrace or flat roof overnight. In this century we use the refrigerator and USA dairy cow’s milk. Best served immediately in the morning […]

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