March 21, 2016 Strangers in the Night

Strangers in the Night

Played and sung by Zane Commissariat.

Dhansak in the Night . . . . .

[Sing to the tune of – ‘Strangers in the Night’]

Dhansak in the night . . .
Sali boti ‘nay Daru pi ne tight

Curry-ma kolmi . . . mothi-mothi

Then everything is all right . . . .

When there’s dhansak in the night.


Kanda Papeta per eedu *

Nashta per dahi sev ‘nay elchi keru

But everything will be all right . . . .

When there’s dhansak in the ni-i-i-i-i-ght

A Parsi peg or two

With chicken farcha will do

Papata ma gosh, ‘nay some Irani oosh

But everything will be all right . . . .

When there’s dhansak in the ni-i-i-i-i-ght

Masoor pau is nice

With doodhi-gosht ‘nay rice

Charvelu eedu, Maiji-e maakhan ma kidhu

Pun, daru pi ne tight – bawaji feels all right

When there’s dhansak in the ni-i-i-i-i-i-i-ght!


Since 1999 to date we celebrate 20 years of, now with over 637,000 hits. Not to mention the social media of facebook, twitter. Rita has authored “Parsi Cuisine The Manna of the 21st Century” and ten individual series cookbooks with matched digital e-cookbooks; She was recently invited to Gleason Library and the Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA to demonstrate and talk about Parsi Food. Rita's Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks are a labor of love. The cookbooks began in an effort to maintain and preserve our recipes and traditions for the next generation, many of whom have been raised in USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany,Canada and other countries outside of India. Printed Paperback of the Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia: Through software and amazon services, We have managed to print the “Vividh Vani” in high quality paper . You can now own a brand-new copy of the Vividh Vani in strong paper bound books. These printed volumes are exactly the same antique and original books of Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. They include photos and letters of the Wadia family. They are a legacy item for the parsi kom that can be preserved another 1000 years and more!  * This site offers free downloads of old traditional parsi cookbook volumes of the "Vividh Vani". Translation to English effort is on-going, you will find some translated recipes here. You can follow her on Twitter @ParsiCuisine and on Facebook at

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