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1 February, 2017

Traditional Parsi Dishes explained

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Welcome! Many Recipes from our Cookbooks  are available here for you to try at home  below.

Some basic guidelines of the Parsi way of cooking:

  • Vegetables, Meats, Eggs and Dairy products are the foundation of the parsi diet.
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cardamon, Rosewater, and Vanilla flavor the food and remind us of the sweetness of life.
  • Curry Powder, Ginger, Garlic, add the zest to the palate.
  • Good Food, Good Health, Good Life.
  • It is well known that Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic, Cumin, Saffron, cinnamon have health benefits. Do not be afraid to add a pinch here and there. Happy cooking and stay healthy!

Egg Dishes (See Eggs Cookbook)


Desserts (See Desserts Cookbook)

Fish Recipes (See Seafoods Cookbook)

Kolmi substitute is Shrimp. Generally any white fish can be a substitute for Promfret. Maachi is a generic avancular name for seafood.

Pork, Lamb or Beef Recipes (See Meat Dishes Cookbook)

Snacks (See Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century Cookbook for recipes)

Vegetarian Recipes (See Vegetarian Delights Cookbook)

Masala Recipes (See Pickles and Chutney Cookbooks)

Masala are unique parsi spices, sauces and chutneys blended and stored. They are to be used for cooking later. Making these ahead is convenient and saves time.

Rice, Beans and Lentils Recipes (See Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century Cookbook for recipes)

Persian Dishes 

Chicken Recipes (See Meat Dishes Cookbook)

Pickles and Preserves  (See Pickles and Chutney Cookbooks)

Drinks and Beverages (See Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century Cookbook for recipes)

Auspicious Occasions give rise to Celebrations and Ceremonies in every culture. 

Here are some common dishes to cook up:



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