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

Traditional Parsi Akuri made the old fashioned way and with the old fashioned taste! My daughter Roshni says: After years of observing and searching and finally finding the right vessel in Ahmedabad, I have finally achieved Parsi akuri just like my grandmother’s! (yes, the pot/pan makes a difference). Akuri is basically scrambled eggs. The way […]

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New Cookbook: “Spice up your Celebration” by Peri Avari

  Indian inspired recipes for your occasions, holidays and entertaining. Recipe: LEMONY MASALA MAHI-MAHI FISH TIKKA KEBAB ‘SPICE UP YOUR CELEBRATION’ by Peri Avari While Sanskrit phrases are not really my expertise, ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’ has long been my mantra for entertaining guests. Translating to ‘Guest is God,’ this ancient Indian phrase alludes to the […]

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Happy 4th of July

Red White and Blue Shrikhand Sizzlers Chicken Salad Blueberry Cake

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Celebrating Navroze – 2017 Shahenshahi New Year

“Nav” (meaning new) + “roze”(meaning day)  = “New Day” The Zoroastrian Jamshedi Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz is on March 21, 2017. Nowruz  Celebrations All the Zoroastrians observe this festival by performing all the rituals and rites with full devotion and duty. A particular sect of Zarathuhtis  – “Parsi ” resides in the western part […]

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Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks

Mega Cookbook: Manna of the 21st Century  Paperback 8.5″ x 11″ ISBN-10: 1499730284 ISBN-13: 978-1499730289         Parsi Cuisine Book Series (10 Books) Indian Parsi Kitchen ISBN/EAN13: 1535410132 / 9781535410137 Page Count: 84 Binding Type: 6 x 9 inches  $5.99   Pickles Chutneys and Preserves  Paperback 8.5″ x 11″ ISBN-10: 149612412X ISBN-13: 978-1496124128 […]

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Restaurant: SodaBottleOpenerWala

Twenty-six-year-old chef-manager Anahita Dhondy is working to popularize Parsi cuisine through a rapidly expanding chain of restaurants – SodaBottleOpenerWala. In “Soda’s ‘chilled out’ boss,” August 7 issue, she reveals that she is off in October to Gujarat to “all the small cities which are populated with Parsis to do some research, get some old recipes […]

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The Incredible Spicemen are back, hosting this Saturday show on BBC

The Incredible Spicemen are back! Hosting this Saturday’s SATURDAY KITCHEN. HAVE FUN! (August 27, 2016) 27/08/2016, Saturday Kitchen – BBC One Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh present with help from chefs Dan Doherty and Selin Kiazim, while Hattie Morahan faces her food heaven or food hell. There are great moments from the BBC food archive, […]

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Atlanta’s new Indian restaurant: Botiwalla

Photo courtesy Michael Files Fathers, mothers and grandmothers still figure in the new wave of Indian restaurants showing up around metro Atlanta. But family tradition is a touchstone rather than a millstone, nowadays. And please don’t bring up those bad old memories of face-stuffing buffets set to wailing sitar soundtracks, or you just might elicit […]

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USA: Atlanta Ponce City New Boti

 Meherwan Irani, founder of Chai Pani in Decatur and Asheville, is opening a food stall in Ponce City Market called Boti, the name for a marinated, grilled, and skewered chunk of meat. “With Chai Pani, we introduced Indian street food to America, but there are subcultures of it,” he explains. “At Chai Pani, it was […]

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Parsis particicipate in the Boman Irani challenge to rid homes of odor

Farah Khan challenges Boman Irani to rid homes of odor Mumbai–Actor Boman Irani is busy urging people to take a ‘Smelfie Challenge’ to rid their homes of odour, and now Bollywood choreographer-director Farah Khan has challenged her “Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi” co-star. Boman, who is the brand ambassador for Ambi Pur India, is […]

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Parsi Food Festival at Blu: Aauris hotel, Kolkata.

by Yazdi Tantra After 15 days of holidaying out abroad, coming back to my country was a welcome change. What was more welcoming however, was getting an invitation to become a part of a respective set of the blogging community and attend a kind of food festival Kolkata has craved to savor. The city of […]

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Persian Icecream: Does this remind you of Kulfi, Falooda ?

Meet the Man Who Introduced Persian Ice Cream to Los Angeles – Chef, Mashti Shirvani Many frozen dessert trends have come and gone—Froyo, Dippin’ Dots, liquid nitrogen-chilled ice cream, to name a few. However, Persian-style ice cream and sorbets are eternal. At least that’s what it seems like when you are sitting at one of […]

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