My mega coffee table Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” is available for a lower price. $29.99

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Truly a labor of love to preserve the unique Parsi (Persian-Indian) culinary heritageby Roshan RivetnaThis is a “must have” book for Parsi-Zoroastrians, especially those living in the West who wish to pass on their heritage to the next generation. Not only does it give recipes for almost all Parsi dishes (snacks, main dishes, sweet dishes, preserves and more …), some resurrected from classic volumes of past centuries, but also interspersed in the full-color pages, are interesting tid-bits of Parsi history, traditions, customs and ceremonies. It will go a long way to preserve and perpetuate our heritage.

For non-Parsis, “Parsi Cuisine” offers an opportunity to explore this unique cuisine with favorites of Dhansak (Lentils), fish and meats, whilst also getting an interesting glimpse of the Persian-Indian heritage of the Parsis. Rita has taken great pains to explain and translate the ingredients, all of which are now-a-days available in any Indian grocery.

Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2021 on by Roshan Rivetna

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0962FML7W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (May 26, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 228 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8510605181
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.43 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 0.73 x 11 inches

From the Author

Since 1999, Rita has provided recipes, food news, health tips and articles on her website. Inspired by modern American chefs Nigella Lawson , Pippa Middleton,David Tanis,  Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and old Indian Parsi traditional cookbooks like the ancient Vividh Vani. Rita teaches and demos Indian Parsi Cuisine at Libraries, Museums in Boston,Massachusetts, USA.

I have lived in US for over 35 years, raising a family with 2 kids parsi cooking was a challenge in the eighties. Super markets did not carry fresh coriander, mint and even ginger was a hard to find item We used to make car trips to NY to get the Indian groceries. Now with the online advent of the Indian stores, Amazon the world has expanded. 

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Alan Spencer

Jul 7, 2021, 9:00 pm

Hi Rita,
We are looking for a restaurant in the San Francisco Bay area that serves dhansak. Do you know of any? Thank you!

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Jul 7, 2021, 9:45 pm

Stay tuned. I will inquire on our Parsi Cuisine group on fb.

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