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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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

The cookbook “Parsi Cuisine” provides classical and regional Parsi recipes as well as an introduction to Parsi heritage, history, and culture. The book’s Recipes, Full color photographs, Step-by-step instructions and 240 pages are intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern Parsi ceremonies, folktales, travel excerpts and anecdotes. The author Rita Jamshed Kapadia resides in USA […]

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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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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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