Malido is a speciality of ours. Made from pure ingredients with flour, eggs, nutmeg, cardamon and garnished with fried or roasted almonds and raisins. Cherries can be added if desired.

Food cooked for Muktad prayers is kept on a table set aside with the Afargan.

Items like Malido, Daran, Papri for the chasni are prepared. After the prayers are done the food is partaken of with clean hands.

For us, Muktad is a very special time to remember our loved ones, who have departed, cherish the ideals they pursued, emulate them in all the good they did and pray for their souls. Over time the pain of loosing them gives way to the joyful memories and we celebrate their lives.

Rita Jamshed Kapadia is a Software Engineer and a Web Developer. One of her hobby site is this one – and publishing cookbooks. Rita served as the VP & Secretary of the Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston Area and is the current ZAGBA Website Administrator.

Rita learnt from her Mother Parin and Mother-in-Law Jaloo parsi cooking and making staple foods of a parsi home. Inspired by old traditional parsi cookbooks like the “Vividh Vani”, Rita has written cookbooks one of them is:

Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century

by Mrs Rita Jamshed Kapadia (Author)

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