Healthy Patrani Machchi

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  A healthy Patra-Ni-Machchi recipe, only with some mustard oil to give flavor. Pomfret wrapped in a tangy marinade and steamed in a banana leaf. Ingredients 1 fresh pomfret (medium sized)Banana leaves For Marinade: 4 Tbsp curd 1/2 Tbsp turmeric Some chopped garlic 1 1/2 Tbsp mustard oil Chilli flakes 1/2 Tbsp salt Half lemon, […]

Patra Fish

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Patrani machi is a Parsi steamed fish preparation. Fish coated in a coconut chutney mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed. https://youtu.be/8ymliZBw7QU Ingredients 4 banana leaves 1 kg fish Juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tsp salt Chutney: 1 grated coconut 6 green chillies 50 gm coriander leaves with stems 1 tbsp mint leaves 1 tsp […]

Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

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Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

Famous Parsi Fish with Green Chutney, Patra ni Machhi

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A very popular recipe of the Parsi Cuisine. Patra ni Machhi https://youtu.be/8ymliZBw7QU   Recipe Ingredients 4 banana leaves 1 kg fish Juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tsp salt Chutney: 1 grated coconut 6 green chillies 50 gm coriander leaves with stems 1 tbsp mint leaves 1 tsp ground cumin seeds 1 tsp sugar Salt to […]

Bhakhra (Fried Cakes)

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A Parsi Story: Sugar in the Milk

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I would like to take you on a journey into the culture, and nuances of the Parsi Cuisine of India. I would like to present to you the famous Story of Parsi immigration (into India) and their welcome with “Sugar in the Milk”. One of the oldest stories of Sugar and Milk in Parsis (Parsi / […]

Whale

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Whale of a  Sev ni boi. Made with Sev, Vanilla, Sugar and decorated with Almonds, Raisins and Pistachios. Who can spot the diamond ring in the fish (boi)? ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to […]

PGH & RTI COLLABORATE WITH SEVA KITCHEN

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The Sir Ratan Tata Institute is happy to collaborate with the Seva Kitchen initiative to provide free meals to OPD patients & admitted patient’s relatives at the B. D. Petit Parsee General Hospital. While patients are being looked after and treated at the hospital, the relatives or care givers often neglect their own well-being as […]

Happy Navroz

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Whichever word terminology is used Happy Navroze / Nawruz / Nooruz / Navroz is a celebration of spring. 

Parsi Sev

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Parsi Sev

Haft Sheen/Seen Sofreh (spread) for Naurooz

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Hamā Anjuman Prayers for Naurooz In English, Farsi and Gujarati

Easter Honey Cake

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Honey Cake Ingredients1 1/2 cup Plain flour 1/2 cup Butter 1/4th cup Oil 3/4 cup Sugar powder 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 cup Milk 1 1/2 tb sp. Vanilla essence 3 Eggs For Honey syrup 1/4 cup of water 4tb sp.of honey 2 tsp. of rose water Mix together to make […]

Have You Met the Parsis

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Picture books that introduce children to Parsis New Delhi– Here are two gorgeously illustrated picture books on the culture and lives of lesser-known communities in India, starting with the first two books in the Have You Met series (Penguin Random House India), for younger kids to know the culture and customs, the heritage and food habits, […]

Celebrating Navroze

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Book explains Zoroastrian Ceremonies of Parsi Weddings, Navjotes, Agarni, Pug Ladoo Ceremony, Death and Birth Ceremonies
These ceremonies of joy and sad days are celebrated with Indian Parsi Foods.
Inspired by old traditional parsi cookbooks like the “Vividh Vani”, Kapadia has come up with homemade recipes.

Seven Ways to Celebrate Navroz

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Navroze / Nowruz / Nooruz  Commemorated in a grand and elaborate fashion, preparations for  Navroze begin well in advance. Houses are cleaned to remove all the cobwebs and painted new. They are then adorned with different auspicious symbols, namely, stars, butterflies, birds and fish. New attires are ordered and made especially for the festival. On […]

Navroze Celebrations – a video by PARZOR

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Happiness comes with food

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies  http://www.parsicuisine.com/lemon-hortbread-cookies/ ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Ravo

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Ingredients:       2 cups pasteurized cold milk.       1 cup of Ravo (fine semolina or suji)       3 tbsp Sugar (equal quantity ratio to ravo would be 1 cup of sugar. I am diabetic so I use much less and the ravo comes out just as tasty)      […]

Chapat

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Chapat Recipe from Cookbook “Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century” by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Recipe of an Indian soft cheese made at home with Rennet. Topli na Panir

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Indian Parsi soft cheese

Happy Republic Day to all in India

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Happy Republic Day to all in India

Masala Chai ( Spiced Tea)

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A cup of tea shared with another person is known to create a new karma each time. So next time you have a cup of tea with someone, have good thoughts, and share good words.   Health value: Antioxidant Removes Headaches, Muscle aches, soothes and relaxes. Ingredients: 2 cups water 4 tea bags, black tea […]

Essentials of a parsi kitchen

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Ginger Garlic Paste 1 cup of peeled and washed ginger, garlic and green chillies. (Equal amount ratio) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin seeds Grind to a paste Store in glass jar for use in refrigerator ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If […]

Russian Pattice

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Russian Pattice by Anahita Ghista(makes around 60 balls ) 8-10 medium Chicken thighs(with skin and bone)1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste1 1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepperSalt to taste 3/4 cup of milk2 big spoonfuls of flour1 big spoondul of ghee1/2 cup of shredded cheddar5-6 Green chillies finely chopped, or as per taste. Semolina to coat the balls3-4 […]

Charoli Nuts

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What is Charoli? Hindi: चारोली; also called chironji, Hindi: चिरौन्जी) Marathi: चारोळी; Charoli are seeds of Buchanania lanzan and used as a cooking nuts primarily in India. Recipe: Lagan nu Custard ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me […]

Barley

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Barley is good for constipation, cancer, kidney stones and cholesterol. Many Parsi Cuisine foods have barley flour and barley seeds.

Recipe for Barley Water

Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream

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A Parsi Baked Dish Chicken Mahivalla / Chicken in Cream INGREDIENTS 200 grms almonds, blanch, slice and fried 200 grms raisins 750 grms onions, slice fine, fry golden brown 12 green chilies, finely chopped 225 grms double cream or malai 1 large bunch coriander leaves, cleaned and chopped 12 eggs 1 whole chicken 1 onion, […]

Lagan nu Custard

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Chef Niru Gupta It’s the Parsi version of the Creme Brulee and is essentially a bake of milk, eggs and cardamom. ‘Lagan-Nu-Custard’ is a Parsi dessert prepared during weddings. The name itself means ‘wedding custard’. Made with simple everyday ingredients like milk, eggs, butter and nuts. Ingredients 5 cups (1 kg) full cream milk 1/4 […]

Saas

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Parsi Saas

Ice Cubes for drinks

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Ice Cubes for drinks

New year drink

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Happy New Year ! Click here for Dudh Pak recipe ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Yalda Table

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Yalda Table Related What is Yalda ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Shab-e Yalda: When Light Shines and Goodness Prevails

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Yalda on December 21 is celebrated in many parts of the world. Eating watermelon in the winter is believed to keep you healthy in the new year. Watermelon seeds are one of the items in the health food – parsi vasanu and the gujarati word is “char jat nu magaj”. Pumpkin and Watermelon seeds keep […]

Vasanu

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Vasanu a health product for winter

Happy Diwali and a very prosperous New Year

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Trivia Game for Diwali

Turkey Day Candy

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Edible Candy Turkeys You will need: Bag of Candy Corn Cupcake containers Blanched Almonds for garnish Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Oreo Cookies with thick cream center Chocolate covered Raisins Assemble: Take a Oreo cookie and stick a peanut butter for the turkey body. Stick a chocolate covered raisin on top for the head of the […]

 Dussehra, Dasara or Dashain

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dussehra

Besan Ladoo

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For any occasion, whether it is Diwali, Rakhsa Bhandhan (Raki Time) or  Parsi mithu monu. These besan ladoo are so easy to make. I used to make them at 7 years of age playing with my friend. 

Milk Penda

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Doodh Peda #Doodh #Peda #Homemade #MilkPeda #Recipe #Diwali #Special #Sweet #doodhpeda #diwali Doodh Peda | Sweets & SavouriesSweets are those delicacies that make a definite appearance in every Indian festival and function, be it Diwali, a housewarming party or a wedding function. And doodh peda is one of the most common sweets at these occasions. Yet, most people prefer to order them from […]

Diwali Recipes

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Diwali Recipes

Milk Pudding

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Milk Pudding Serves 4 Ingredients 6 cups milk 1/4 cup raw Rice 1 cup sugar Few pistachios, almonds and saffron strands for garnish 1 tsp cardamom powder Method 1. Process the raw rice in any food chopper till it is broken up in small bits. 2. Boil the rice, milk and sugar till creamy consistency. […]

Vegetarian Dhansak Recipe

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Vegetarian Dhansak Dal. Also known as parsi masala dal. Note: You will need a Pressure Cooker or an Instant Pot. All spices are available on Amazon.com (click on link) Ingredients 1 cup yellow lentils (tuvar daal) 60 gm pumpkin-peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup) 60 gm egg plant/baingan-diced 1 cup fenugreek leaves (methi)-washed and chopped […]

Ganapati Bappa Moraya,   Mangal Murti Moraya

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“Ganapati Bappa Moraya Mangal Murti Moraya!” Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 will be celebrated on 19 September 2023 and Anant Chaturdashi will fall on 28 September 2023 Decorations and exquisite pandals take the front seat to welcome India’s most loved God. The one thing that cannot be missed at Ganapati are the scrumptious modaks! A journey from traditional to modern modaks […]

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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Recipe for Modak and Karanji

A BIG thank you to FEZANA

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A BIG thank you to FEZANA for honouring me with this FEZANA JOURNAL Article in the summer 2023 issue. FEZANA JOURNAL is a great resource on the Zoroastrian Arts, Heritage, History and latest news. #fezana #fezanajournal #parsicuisine #Zoroastrianism #zoroastrian #foodie FEZANA JOURNAL is the official publication for FEZANA. FEZANA JOURNAL is published four times a […]

Avacado Omelet

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1 avacado cut and crushed into small pieces 2 eggs 1/2 tomato sliced 1 scallion diced 1/2 cup cheese grated 1 tsp ghee salt and pepper to taste See Video for making it. ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, […]

Dhansakh Masala

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by Meherwan D.Mehta 1 Kg. Coriander seeds – Dhanya 200 gms. Jeera 100 gms. Black Pepper – Kali Mirchi 100 gms. Fenugreek seeds – Menthi 100 gms. Mustard seeds – Rai 300 gms. Red Chillies 200 gms. Haldi – Tumeric 50 gms. Tej Patta – Tamal Patta 20 gms. Badyan (Black – Flower shaped) 20 […]

Brain Cutlets

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Brain Cutlets You will need 4 goat brains aka goat bheja. Boil the bheja with little water, salt and ginger garlic paste. Once boiled drain the the water and cut it up to tiny pieces or just mash it up lightly with a fork. Add more ginger-garlic paste if desired. Beat two eggs well. Add […]

Parsi Sambhar, Dhansak and Garam Masala

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My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking Hardcover – June 18, 2007 by Niloufer Ichaporia King  (Author), Alice Waters (Foreword)  PARSI SAMBHAR MASALA Makes about 2 cups Red chilli powder – 3/4 cup Salt – 2 tbsp Ground turmeric – 1 tbsp Asafoetida – 2 tsp Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 cup Brown Mustard seeds – 2 tbs Peppercorns […]

How to make Dhansak masala at home

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Dhansak Masala Powder Ingredients: 1 Kg. Coriander seeds (Dhanya seeds) 200 grms Cumin (Jeera Seeds) 100 grms Black Pepper (Kali Mirchi) 100 grms Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds) (Omit if you are allergic to fenugreek) 100 grms Black Mustard seeds (Rai) 300 grms Red Chilies 200 grms Haldi (Turmeric powder) 50 grms Tej Patta (Tamal Patta) […]

Chicken Dhansak recipe from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook

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Myth busted about some folks saying chicken dhansak is not traditional. Chicken Dhansak is one of the OLDEST dishes ! The Vividh Vani cookbook from circa 1800 AD has this recipe! NOTE this recipe has CHICKEN or MUTTON used. See the words circled below, they say “Marghi” which means “chicken”   [amazon_link asins=’1496124529,B072BTMNDG’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’1447-5689-3485′ […]

Cookbook: Dhansak

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Parsi Vasanu

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Vasanu is a very well-known health food in India. Traditionally, it is made in the winter in India, and has been reported to give vitality and strength. Made with fresh dry fruits – Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios, Dates and several other natural healthy ingredients like Musli, Kamar Kakri, Char jat nu Magaj, Ginger, Wheat – ghau nu […]

Tea of India – Chai

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Chai is the common equalizer in India – from the rich to the poor. No matter what their position in life, an Indian relishes a cup of tea. The rich ones have their tea served in fancy tea-pots, delicate porcelain cups on well laid out tables with cookies and pastries. The not-so-affluent have it in […]

Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

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Health benefits of Ganthoda powder and Vasanu

Mawa Cake

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Khoya (Mawa) cakes by Dolly Contractor #mawacake #parsicuisine 335 grms self rising flour 250/300 grms sugar 3 grms caraway seeds or (1 tsp=teaspoon) 1/2 (half) tsp Nutmeg 1/2 tsp cardamom 1/2 tsp Essence vanilla or rose 2 tsp Full, baking powder 250g butter (melted) 150g Khoya (Mawa) 5-6 eggs (depending on size L, M or […]

Apricot Chicken

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INGREDIENTS 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and finely julienned Kosher salt, to taste 2 tbsp. canola oil, plus more 2 cups dried apricots 2 cups unsweetened apple juice 6 chiles de árbol, stemmed 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (2″) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 2 lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs ½ tsp. cumin seeds […]

Quick and Easy Parsi Malido Video and Recipe

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Video Recipe 2 oz canola oil 2 – 4 oz butter (to tastes and diet needs) 1 cup coarse semolina 1/2 cup bisquick 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water Garnish 2 oz chopped / slivered almonds 1 oz raisins 1 tbsp Ghee or Oil 1 – 2 tsp vanilla essence (to taste) 2 […]

Malido

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Ingredients 8  Cups Whole wheat flour 550 Gram Evaporated dry milk powder (or 250 grams of mavo aka khoya) 1 kg 350 g castor sugar 1 Cup  Milk approx 7 Eggs  beaten 1 Cup  Pistachio 1 Cup  Blanched almonds  slivered 1/2 Cup  Sultanas (Raisins) 2 tsp powdered cardamoms and nutmeg Rosewater to taste 1 tsp […]

Recipe Contest Winner: Keri Kanda ma Gosth

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Congratulations to our member Mahrukh Mogrelia Click here to Enter Contest. by Mahrukh Mogrelia Ingredients:1 kilo mutton with bones7 ripe Alphonso mangoes,peeled and keep mango whole.1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp green chile garlic paste 1 tbsp Kashmiri chile powder 1 tbsp sambhar masala 1 tsp curry powder1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp sugar2 […]

Glossary

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GLOSSARY & TRANSLATION for Parsi Foods

Kanda Keri nu Gos

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by Sheroo Rusi Parekh Clean & wash 1-1/2 kg mutton n marinate with ginger-garlic paste. Wash & peel 15 medium or 12 big Alfanso mangoes (I used 12 big ones). (Normally these are cooked whole but I prefer cutting slices from 2 sides for 2 reasons – one coz now a days there’s no guarantee […]

Translated into Simple English

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Parsis have unique pronunciation of ordinary Gujarati words so we have provided an English translation for many Spices, Vegetables and other processes. Parsi Gujarati, Hindi and other Indian terms. English Achar Pickle Adoo Ginger Ajmo  It’s “ajwain”, carom seeds, or bishop’s weed. “Ajmo” is a Gujarati word for this plant. The scientific (or Latin) name is […]

Sali Marghi

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Recipe Contest Winner: Congratulations to our member Sheroo Rusi Parekh Ingredients 750 gm Chicken cut into small or medium pieces Grind to paste all these roasted ingredients together with: 2 tbsp khuskhus (soak for 5 minutes and drain) 8-9 Kashmiri Chilies (soak for 10 minutes and drain) 2 tspn jeera (cumin seeds dry roasted in pan) 1 […]

Sali Par Edu (Eggs with shredded fried potatoes)

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Grated deep fried potatoes topped with eggs, sunny side up. An easy to make Parsi breakfast dish. by Chef Dharmendar, Mocha, New Delhi Ingredients 3 eggs2 tsp olive oil4 Tbsp Sali (Sali is available in the market or you can make these at home by deep frying partially boiled grated potatoes.) Salt and pepper, to taste […]

Sali Marghi

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by Darius M Dorabjee Recipe Servings : 4 Recipe Cook Time : 50 Minutes Ingredients 3 Tbsp oil 1 cup onions, chopped 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped 2 tsp garlic paste 1 1/2 cup tomato puree 1/2 Tbsp red chilli powder (For color) 1/4 Tbsp turmeric 1 green chilli, chopped 1/2 Tbsp garam masala 7 -8 chicken […]

Sali

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The Indian Parsi community calls “Potato Matchsticks” –  “Potato Sali”.  Sali is a Gujarati word meaning “straw” or “sticks”. Enjoyed best when fresh with salt and pepper. Bon Appetite! Step 1: Peel and wash Potatoes Step 2: Shred potatoes into thin strings (I used my old Oster)   Step 3: Salt Shredded Potatoes  Step 4: In a electric fryer or […]

Dhanshak

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Parsi Dhansak Recipe (Also spelt as  Dhansaak, Dhanshak,  Dhunsak, Thansak) Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good. Ingredients For the Dhansak dal: 1 lb Chicken skinned and washed. (or Lamb, Goat Meat. Vegetarians can leave the meat out and make the dal, it comes out very good) […]

Croissants make a good French Toast

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French Toast – probably the fastest way to make french toast! Ingredients 1 Croissant ( Costco Croissants make it superb ) 2 eggs Milk as needed Sugar as needed (Are you diabetic? – you can omit 🙂 1/4 tsp Vanilla essence Pinch of Cardamom and nutmeg powder Garnish: Blueberries, Strawberries, Honey Method Beat the two […]

Karela

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Karela is very good for lowering blood glucose levels.

Are British scones the same as American scones?

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Are British scones the same as American scones? American scones use much more butter than British scones, and they usually have quite a bit more sugar. The extra butter is what makes them so much more dense. It’s not really a good or bad thing, as British scones pile on plenty of sugar (in the […]

Tanaz Godiwalla’s Condiments Now Available in the USA on Amazon

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The wait is finally over as Parsi culinary legend, Tanaz Godiwalla, brings her line of condiments, “A Parsi Affair,” across the US through Amazon Prime. To experience the flavors of “A Parsi Affair,” head to Amazon Prime today, and get your hands on the Gajar Meva Nu Achaar and Gor Keri Meva Nu Achaar. These […]

TANAZ GODIWALLA PICKLE IN NORTH AMERICA

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Tanaz Godiwalla

Happy Father’s Day

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Father’s Day gift

Kheema for Father’s Day Treat

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“Kheema” Kheema Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 lb Mince meat. Lamb, Turkey, Chicken or Beef 2 large Onions, sliced 1 tsp Chili powder (optional) 1 tsp Ginger paste 1 tsp Garlic paste 1 tsp Cumin seed 1 tsp Salt 2 Tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp Turmeric Ketchup, or Worcester sauce 4 green chilies, slit (optional) 1/2 […]

Dotivala Bakery

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Dotivala The ‘Batasas’ Family of Surat UpperCrust visits Dotivala, Surat’s oldest bakery, which is known all over India for its Batasas, Nankhatais and Khari biscuits. WHATEVER you do in Surat, you cannot come away without buying Nankhatai, Batasas and Khari biscuits from the old Dotivala bakery there. It is located on Ardeshir Kotwal Road, Nanpura, […]

Baba Baby O Movie : Rita’s cookbook featured in movie

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The Parsi Dharmshala in Central Calcutta has been fermenting for about 110 years now.

A historical marvel of art, architecture and culture kept under wraps, this heritage guest house is home to an assortment of Parsi gastronomical delights carefully being preserved by the Kitchen of Meher & Dara Hansotia.

Meher and Dara Hansotia, Baachi Karkaria in Calcutta.

Take a look at this short documentary
on Calcutta’s long-lost congenial company
to know more about the pedigree tracing
back to Iran, Bombay State and Freddie Mercury.

https://fb.watch/k6RPw69EOX/?mibextid=Nif5oz

Music:
Raag Sindhi Bhairavi by Ustad Aashish Khan & John Barham

Made by:
Jaimin Rajani & Vineet Arora

Assisted by:
Annway Ghosh

Special Thanks:
Shiraz Ali Khan
Bachi Karkaria

Recipe for Meher’s Special Cutlet:

– Boiled Potatoes, Mashed
– Boiled Eggs, Grated
– Boiled Chicken, Shredded
– Cheese, Grated
– Mustard Powder
– Chopped Green Chillies
– Salt & Pepper

For Frying:
– Oil
– Beaten Eggs For Egg Wash
– Bread Crumbs

Mix all non-frying ingredients. Make patties / balls out of the mixture. Coat in breadcrumbs, dip into egg wash and fry till golden brown.

The Manackjee Rustomjee Parsi Dharamshala is located at the following address:

9 Bow Street
Kolkata 700012

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Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day

Tamarind Chutney

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Amli Chutney aka Tamarind Chutney Amli is Tamarind a fruit, combined with spiced apple butter makes a tasty Chutney. A very popular indian chutney served in restarants. Easy to make with just 2 ingredients.  From the cookbook Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine by Rita Jamshed Kapadia. Available on Amazon.com in paperback or hard […]

Udvada Bakers

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Baked with love! ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Pori

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Pastry filled with Sweet Lentils and Dry fruits,

Kalaghoda Malido Cafe

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Kalaghoda Malido Cafe

Swiss Potato Rosti made with Parsi Potato Sali

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Swiss Potato Rosti made with Parsi Potato Sali. This dish was inspired by the Swiss Potato Rosti served in Zurich, Switzerland. Also known a Parsi Sali per eeda Ingredients 2 Eggs 1/2 cup Parsi Potato Sali 1 tbsp unsalted Butter 3 tsp water Method Heat butter in non-stick pan Add Parsi Potato Sali  and stir […]

Eggs over Sali or Potatoes

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Eggs over Sali or Potatoes

Irish Tea Cake

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Irish Butter Kerrygold Has Conquered America’s Kitchens or NOT ?

Holi Restaurant in Bedford, MA

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Recently, We had a celebrations party at the function room in the restaurant. The buffet food was awesome, tasty and in abundant variety. From Pani puri, samosas, bhajia, fresh dosa, chicken, goat curry to biryani they had over 25 dishes to eat. Dessert was Jalebi and Fruit with Masala Chai. We give a 5 star […]

Indian Cooking Class: Dhansak

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Indian Cooking Class Recipes used in the Indian Cooking Class Vegetarian Dhansak Brown Rice Kachumbar by Rita Jamshed Kapadia This Dhansak is vegetarian and has no meat. It is modified to be suitable for western taste. The Spicy Dhansak recipes and photos are in my Cookbook available on Amazon Vegetarian Dhansak Dal (Lentil) Recipe Serves 6 […]

Health Effects of Garlic and how it is used in Parsi Food.

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Health Effects of Garlic and how it is used in Parsi Food.

Soft silky scrambled Eggs with garlic

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Green Garlic is a favorite of mine. In India it is actually cultivated for consumption. It has the same health benefits that garlic has. Popular nurseries sell these The flat, tender leaves have a flavor midway between garlic and onion. Delicious in salads, spreads and flavored vinegars. Grows best in full sun. Perennial in Zones […]

Summer Grill Tandoori Chicken

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INGREDIENTS 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise 6 garlic cloves, finely grated 4 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger 4 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1½ cups whole-milk yogurt 1 tablespoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil 1 small onion, […]

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbreads Ingredients 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest 2 cups / 4 sticks very soft butter (leave outside overnight) 4 cups self-rising flour 1 cup Sugar Cookie Cutters Method Whip Lemon juice, zest, sugar and butter till creamy Add flour and make dough. Wrap dough in 2 cylindrical […]

Valentine’s Day Treat Class

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A Valentines Day Treat in our Parsi Cuisine Clases.

Learn Lagan nu Custard – a delectable wedding custard, enjoyed in Parsi Homes. Original authentic which you can make for your Valentine!

Zoom login and list of ingredients for cook along will be sent after you register for class. $25

Lonavala famous chikki

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Have you been to Lonavala? We used to get coconut chikki, peanut chikki, and kaju chikki ! Best thing is the chikki does not spoil for months !!  Till Chikki aka Sesame Seeds Chikki Recipe Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India and to celebrate this festival we are […]

Epiphany Day – January 6

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Question: When should you take down Christmas tree? The Traditional Answer: Traditionally, Catholics do not take down their Christmas trees and holiday decorations until January 7, the day after Epiphany. Time to put away the Christmas tree till next year. Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January (or January 19th for some Orthodox Church who have […]

Fried Goat or Lamb Chops from the Cookbook Vividh Vani

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Fried Goat or Lamb Chops from the Cookbook Vividh Vani

Chocolate or Coffee Almond Lassi

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Where there is chocolate, there is magic! ⠀ It’s International Chocolate day! Wrapped in deliciousness, holds childhood memories, stress buster, mood lifter and what not. Let ’s indulge in some chocolate lusciousness together. Chocolate or Coffee Almond Lassi Recipe Total Time: 2 mins melting chocolate + 3 minutes of grinding Serves: 3 people Ingredients 200 […]

Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse

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Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse

Audh – forgotten but now remembered

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Parsi Audh – forgotten but now remembered.

Salli Boti

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Red hot mutton cooked to perfection amid sizzling hot spices, crowned with beautiful golden potato shreds. (Salli) by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 4-5 Tbsp of oil 1 bowl of chopped onions 2 Tbsp ginger garlic paste 300 gm of boneless mutton or chicken 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder 1 1/2 […]

Salli Boti

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Sali Boti.  Yet another traditional Parsi Dish. Slow cooked mutton in gravy topped with crispy potato straws (sali). Best enjoyed with fresh homemade chappatis !! Congratulations to our member Shikha Sepai FOR MARINATION1 kg mutton 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste1 tablespoon green chilli, garlic and jeera paste1/2 cup yogurt   FOR COOKING4 tablespoons oil3 large onions chopped […]

The 3 Kings and Magi and the Zoroastrian Link

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The Magi are popularly referred to as wise men and kings. The word magi is the plural of Latin magus, borrowed from Greek μάγος magos,[10] as used in the original Greek text of the Gospel of Matthew (“μάγοι”). Greek magos itself is derived from Old Persian maguŝ from the Avestan magâunô, i.e., the religious caste […]

ZAGNY Holiday Baking Class with Rita : Cupcakes & Cake – free community cook along

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Baking Class with Chef Rita : Cupcakes & Cake
WHEN Sunday, December 20, 2020, 11:00 – 12:30pm EST
LOCATION Rita’s Kitchen

Follow along with Chef Rita of ParsiCuisine.com as she shows us how to bake delicious cake and cupcakes for the holiday table! Make a sweet treat for a holiday meal, or as a gift. Or, eat it yourself! We’ll join Chef Rita over Zoom as she shows us all how to mix up the batter and bake the cakes. All are welcome to this baking program! Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom information

Christmas Plum Cake

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Rita’s Christmas Cake

The Forgotten Christmas Pudding

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Nothing makes a better end to a Christmas dinner than a rich, dense Christmas pudding. Home chef Rhea Mitra Dalal is keeping the steam and spirit alive. The days are getting cooler and it will be winter soon. We found a nice article on the forgotten Christmas pudding. On Belvedere Road in Mazagaon, we look […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Meal

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Thanksgiving Turkey 🦃 series – Final Day 3

King Cake for Mardi gras

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Traditionally made on Epiphany Day – January 6.  Three Kings”, or “Three Wise Men” or the “Magi” In Christian tradition, the Magi (pronounced Greek: μάγοι, magoi), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three)Kings, or Kings from the East, are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They are […]

Kyani Bakery new custard bun

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Most of you may know the iconic Kyani Bakery at Metro. The granddaughter of Aflatoon Shokri is the main baker at the restaurant and has introduced amazing items that will appeal to our western palate. The pricing quality service and the product are excellent. Natasha Shokri has introduced a custard bun but is called cream […]

Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe

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This pickled cranberry sauce goes with Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey. If you do not have the time (one week) to pickle the cranberries, you can make it with fresh cranberries. Recipe for pickled cranberries. (These cranberries are almost like the Indian Bor we used to get in India) 1 cup fresh cranberries, not dried. 1 cup […]

Sona Masoori White Rice

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Recently, I went for shopping to my favorite store – Costco. I saw a 20 lb huge bag of Sona Masoori White Rice. and I have never used this, I usually use Basmati Rice which Costco sells as well. I bought it because I like experimenting! Here is the cooked rice with the inset of […]

Apricot Chicken

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Chicken with Apricots / Jardalu ma Marghi * Jardalu ma marghi is one of those fruit-and-meat dishes that reach far back into ancient Parsi culinary history, long before the migration to India. The starring ingredient in this royal dish is a type of apricot that comes to us from central Asia. Its scientific name is […]

Thanksgiving Turkey series – Day 1 Brine the bird

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Today, the beginning of thanksgiving week, we are thankful for everyone & everything in our lives 💖🙏💝 It is starting to smell like Thanksgiving in our home. We have started the brining process for the turkey. Thanksgiving Turkey 🦃 series – Day 1 Brine the bird Wash the turkey well, rinse and add the brine […]

Thanksgiving Turkey 🦃 series – Day 2 Flip the bird and stuff it

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Thanksgiving Turkey 🦃 series – Day 2 Flip the bird and stuff it.

Wash and Chop 2 long sticks of Celery.
Saute in 1 tsp of oil for 3 minutes. Cool.
Take out the Turkey from refrigerator.
Flip the bird in the pot and open the cavity.
Fill the cavity with sauted celery.
Cover pot and put it in the refrigerator.

Murambo. White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

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Happy Halloween

Mushkil Asaan & Behram Yazad | Zoroastrian Friday Prayer | The Woodcutter & His Fortune

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White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”

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An old parsi favorite, White Pumpkin Preserve “Kohra no Murambo”. Saw the white pumpkin today at the garden center in Home Depot !!!   Murambo goes with toast (burnt or lightly toasted), Fried eggs (half – fried eggs or fully fried crisp). My mother in law, Jalloo used to make it and add peaches or […]

Tindora, a vegetable full of iron

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Video Link Tindora, a vegetable full of iron. Great for kids and mother’s. ✨ New Recipe ✨ A fun 🪔 vegetable tindora made with chicken and parsi spices 😋 First we show the air fryer method and next the traditional pan fry steam method. Vegetarians, do not add chicken and enjoy! Ingredients 1 lb chicken […]

World Egg Day Celebrations 2022

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Discover how countries around the world are celebrating World Egg Day this year: Australia For World Egg Day 2022, Australian Eggs are driving country-wide digital engagement, asking Australian farmers to create 10-second films featuring their team members, naming as many egg dishes as possible. In addition, Australian Eggs will share a range of recipes, including low-cost options, on their […]

E-Cookbooks from ParsiCuisine.com

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E-Cookbooks from ParsiCuisine.com

Akuri scrambled eggs and Parsi Omlette

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Baking Class with Chef Rita : Cupcakes & Cake
WHEN Sunday, December 20, 2020, 11:00 – 12:30pm EST
LOCATION Rita’s Kitchen

Follow along with Chef Rita of ParsiCuisine.com as she shows us how to bake delicious cake and cupcakes for the holiday table! Make a sweet treat for a holiday meal, or as a gift. Or, eat it yourself! We’ll join Chef Rita over Zoom as she shows us all how to mix up the batter and bake the cakes. All are welcome to this baking program! Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom information

White Pomfret, Silver Pomfret, Pompano, Palmburo Fish – whats the difference?

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White Pomfret, Silver Pomfret, Pompano, Palmburo Fish – whats the difference?

Secrets of the Queens Kitchen

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https://youtu.be/aN5665GCIJ8 ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Sip your tea

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Poem by Prof Lee Tzu Pheng (Singapore Cultural Medallion winner). She was formerly in the English Literature Dept in NUS. This is a powerful poem on human friendship, and  loving one another. “Together we can laugh” Sip your Tea Nice and Slow No one Ever knows when it’s Time to Go, There’ll be no Time […]

Measure

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Friday Fiesta co-hosts this week are Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Petra @ Food Eat Love ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Buryani, Doodhi ma gosht and Doodhi skin par eeda

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Buryani, Doodhi ma gosht and Doodhi skin par eeda Buryani is generally made with Doodhi (Lauki, Gourd), Cucumbers (Kakdi ), Eggplant (Vengnu) OR Tooryiya. Buryani is an old dish made in parsi homes  back in India.  This buryani is generally eaten with biryani or rice pulav.  I made this from “Vividh Vani by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia”. However the […]

Doodhi, Lauki or gourd is known to lower A1C and blood sugar levels.

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Known as Bottle Gourd in USA. Doodhi is a vegetable also known as Lauki, Lavki in India.  Buy one that has soft skin and if you dig your nail into it, it should leave a mark and feel soft. Doodhi is very good for diabetes. Drinking it as a juice has been […]

Amul Pays Tribute To “Dynamic Businessman” Cyrus Mistry

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The sudden death of former Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry has left everyone in shock. He was killed in a road accident after his Mercedes car hit a divider in Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Sunday, September 4. Dairy brand Amul has now dedicated its iconic topical to Mr Mistry. On Monday, Amul shared a monochrome […]

Dishoom gets Michelin Chefs award

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A home-sick student reviews Dishoom, an Indian restaurant in London that beat other Michelin-starred eateries to be crowned UK’s best by TARA BAHL A familiar, comforting smell draws you in and awakens your senses. The grey of the weather instantly seems to brighten, the stress of all your projects begins to fade, and that void in your heart/stomach […]

HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Rainbows Appear at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace After Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Parsi Curry and Paste to make

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Curry Paste 5 to 6 red chillies roasted 2 tsp jeera 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 2 tsp sesame seeds 5 to 6 cashews 250 gms freshly grated coconut few curry leaves 1 small onion 1 small tomato 1 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder In a pot, heat 3 tbp of […]

Bawa brains

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BAWA BRAIN Most Parsis acknowledge that when they are called bawas, it is a term of endearment. And when people mock them about using egg in almost every dish, they smile benignly and invite that person to join them for a meal. That’s the best way to sum up Parsis – courteous and extremely genial. […]

Parsi Cuisine and Ashdeen Lilaowala meet in a cup

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Wow Parsi Cuisine and Ashdeen Lilaowala meet in a cup! Fudna ni Choy Recipe and Video Chai is the common equalizer in India – from the rich to the poor. No matter what their position in life, an Indian relishes a cup of tea. The rich ones have their tea served in fancy tea-pots, delicate porcelain cups on well […]

Khordad Saal Mubarak

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Khordad Sal The birthday of Zoroaster Khordad Sal is celebrated as the birthday of Zoroaster. This is known as the ‘Greater Noruz’ and happens six days after Navroze. The chosen date is symbolic since the actual date of the Prophet’s birth cannot be identified accurately. This festival is considered one of the most important in the Zoroastrian […]

Calendar

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Like every year, Ahmedabad based Parsi Kasti weavers PalV’s Kasti have launched Parsi Roj Calendar followed by Zoroastrians all over the world. This Shenshai Roj calendar has some unique features like it shows dates of English and Gujarati Calendar. It also shows us holidays in India and Full Moon and No Moon Day. Special Days […]

Papri and Daran for Malido

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Papdi to eat with Malido from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook Recipe translated from Gujarati to English by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Click here for the Guide to Old Measures Ingredients 1 tipri Wheat Flour (See tipri measure) 1/4 lb Sugar (fine barik) Method Mix above with little water to make a very tight dough. Keep for 1 […]

The Batasa Story – Jamshed & Cyrus Dotivala

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Recipe of Batasa Is it true that the Dotivala family invented the famous Parsi Batasa ? How and when did this come about? Yes, our forefathers were the inventors of the famous tea time biscuit popularly known as Batasa. It was in the early 1800’s when our forefather Mr. Faramji Pestonji Dotivala joined the Dutch […]

Pori

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From Behram Palamkote The best dar ni pori in Bombay one would get is from a parsi lady called Sheramai who is 89 years old and that is my mom. Once you taste it you will not like any other pori that’s a guarantee!  I can give you all her secret recipe which she does […]

Stum Food in the Muktads and Gatha days explained from Udvada

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By Marzban Hathiram Today’s afternoon Stum – Goan potato curry with basmati rice and kachumber – a lightly tossed onion, cucumber and carrot salad with coriander leaves; some pomegranate seeds, cow’s milk, a rose and freshly drawn well water… Bon apetit! There is deep spiritual significance behind each of these offerings as they represent the […]

Muktad, Malido and Memories

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Muktads foods Items like Malido, Daran, Papri for chasni are prepared. After the prayers are done the food is partaken of with clean hands.   ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on […]

Madavsaro

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Madavsaro The Madavsaro ceremony is done four days before the wedding. The families of the bride and the groom each plant a young tree in a pot, amidst recitation of prayers by the family priest and place this at the entrance of their individual homes. This is generally a mango plant and is treated as […]

How to make mawa at home

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Mava or Mawa is an indian milk product. Used for making mithai, mawa cakes, cupcakes and more. ( KNOWN AS kHOYA )- step by step instruction on making Mawa at home.

Celebrate Navroze

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Harkening back to our countries of origin, to celebrate the New Year and the coming of  Navroz, we are suggesting that we tell our friends and neighbors who we are by sharing a snippet of our culture, and reviving the tradition of giving them a gift of ‘mithu mohnu’ – any sweet dish. We suggest we […]

Mava ni Boi – the easy way

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Mava ni boi, I made for a library presentation of my cookbook. Mava ni boi is a fish-shaped dessert made from ricotta cheese, sugar, cardamom and vanilla. Fish is a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility. Using a mold* make these fish shaped desserts. The ingredients are not really fish but just sugar, ricotta […]

Doodhi ni Barfi

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Doodhi ni Barfi Ingredients: 800 gm Doodhi 400 gm sugar 200 gm mawa Pinch of cardamom 0ne drop of edible green color 5 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds Method:  Boil the doodhi for 1 minute Put the doodhi in a non-stick pot and then put 400 gm sugar. Keep cooking for 15-20 minutes. Then put the mava […]

Parsi Mawa Cake

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Parsi Mawa Cake. Recipe for whole mawa cake or as cupcakes.

Fried Rice

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Ingredients 4 cups of cooked rice. 3 tbsps of butter. 1 diced onion. 12 oz of frozen peas and carrots. ½ cup of soy sauce. 3 beaten eggs. How to make Fried Rice: In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter and sauté the onion until tender. Mix in the peas and carrots and heat […]

Wedding Shopping List

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Shopping for parsi wedding items, Ses etc. Tailors for Daglis. Wedding Sari. Click HERE for the list : http://zagba.org/parsi-shopping-list/ ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Penda the easy way

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MICROWAVE PENDA Pendas are bite sized Indian sweets made with milk solids and sugar sometimes flavoured with saffron and cardamom. Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups whole milk powder ½ cup sugar ½ cup full cream milk 1 tbsp butter A few strands of saffron Mixed nuts fordecoration Method: · Add all the ingredients to a microwave safe […]

Bhakra

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Parsi Bhakra a favorite Parsi Tea time snack. Good video by Roshni @PrettyParsiCook. Note: Reproduced under “Fair Use for Educational Purpose” Search for other Bhakhra recipes on this site and happy cooking! ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please […]

Bhakhra made in an “Ebelskiver” pan. The dutch call these Poffertjes

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I wandered around in the kitchen section of Costco almost unconsciously thinking I need better non-stick pans. My eyes rested on a wonderful box of Ebelskiver  pancake pan. Somehow I thought this pan could make excellent Indain Parsi Bhakras. I bought the pan. Rushed home and dug out the bhakhra recipe from my cookbook for #fiestafriday […]

Eggless Bhakra Gluten free – Vegetarians rejoice!

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Eggless Bhakra

Parsi Doughnut Bhakhra

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Bhakhra Recipe (makes about 3 dozen) INGREDIENTS:- Whole wheat flour or Wheat Bran – 100g Semolina flour – 250g Plain flour/All purpose flour aka maida 750gSugar – 550g – (I used organic cane sugar) Ghee/clarified butter – 100g (melted) Yogurt – 250g (I used 2% milk fat organic Greek yogurt) Eggs (lightly beaten with a […]

Cake with Tea

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Cake

Varadhvara A Parsi tea cake

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Did you know Bhakra are similar to  Varadhvara? Varadhvara are made fresh and served at Weddings to the guests. Read about the wedding ceremonies. Recipe from Rita’s cookbook “Parsi Cuisine: Manna of the 21st Century” 750 grams fine wheat flour 350 grams semolina (Ravo) 400 grams castor sugar 500 grams pure ghee 1 ½ tsp. […]

Popatjee – sweet donuts

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Recipe Ingredients 1/2 kg Whole wheat flour 400 ml Milk 1 cup Toddy 2 Tspns Fresh yeast, mixed with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 cup warm water 3 tblspns Sugar 1/2 Cup Warm water 5 Eggs 50 gms Almond.. blanched and chopped. 1 tblspn Caraway seeds 50 gms Ghee 2 tblspns Icing sugar 1 cup […]

Parsi Batasa

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Parsi Batasa

MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS – CHEF SHAHZAD BHATHENA

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Shahzad Bhathena, the former head chef and R&D chef at the Indian Summer Restaurant in Colombo, is a budding global icon at just 24 years of age! Leading the team at Indian Summer is just one of his many accolades and accomplishments. Shahzad has gained experience at Michelin star restaurants in various parts of the […]

Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Karela Juice

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if you have Diabeties, this is a good home remedy.

Science of boiling Egg

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Chart     ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Turmeric Milk for Cough

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Turmeric Milk for cough recipe : Mix 1/4 cup warm milk and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Take in night for maximum relief of cough. ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. […]

4th of July

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Red White and Blue Shrikhand Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #1 of 2 Grilled Seekh Kebab See Video #2 ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Shrewsbury Biscuits

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Lemon Shortbread. Recipe and step-by-step instructions. http://www.parsicuisine.com/lemon-shortbread-cookies

Parsi Kheemo

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Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 lb mince, mutton or beef 2 large onions, sliced tsp chili powder 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp salt 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp turmeric ketchup, Worcester sauce 4 green chilies, slit 1/2 bunch coriander 3 raw mangoes, in season optional […]

Parsi Papua

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Parsi Papua

Grilled Tandoori Chicken

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken Ingredients: 8 to 10 Kashmiri Red dry chillies 10 to 15 leaves of Phuduna(mint) Fresh Coriander leaves (dhanya) 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 1 tbsp Soy sauce 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1 Lime 1 tea spoon salt 5 to 6 Cashews 1/2 tsp Garam masala 2 tbsp Yogurt 2 full green chillies […]

May the angels of destiny visit and bless baby.

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In parsis a ancient “Chhathi na lekh” ritual is performed on the sixth day after a baby’s birth.

Ladoo, Penda for baby Besnu Ceremony

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Besnu ceremony is performed when a baby is able to sit (approximately at 7 months of age). The child is seated on a “Patla” (little stool)and ladoos are placed around him/her. Some folks touch one ladoo to the babies feet and feed a little of it to the baby. “Tili” is put on the forehead and garland […]

Khaman na ladoo for Pug Ladoo ceremony

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  Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts standing. Recipe Ingredients For Rice covering which stays longer. (Alternatively you can use homemade mawa as the cover of the ladoo. See mawa recipe.)1/2 Cup Rice flour2 tbsp All purpose flour2 tbsp butter3/4 cup water Ingredients […]

Rituals and Food

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Food plays a important and necessary role in our daily lives. Each ceremony we perform has an associated food involved. Guests who come to share good times and bad times, auspicious and joyous occasions have to be cordially entertained and food is the most important. Guests should be made to feel welcome and a well […]

Agarni Karvani Reet (Khoro Bharvani Reet)

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Note the indian gujarati parsi word Lavra is a plural form. Singular one is spoken as Lavro. Ladoo is a term for small round balls. Usually boondi ladoo, besan ladoo, moti-choor ladoo, coconut ladoo and many other ladoos. You get the drift right? Nothing is written below is compulsory, do everything happily according to your […]

Wedding Ceremonies

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Ceremonies prior to the marriage  Rupiya Peravanu Rupiya Peravanu literally means gifting rupees in Gujarati language. This ceremony marks the unofficial engagement when both the families acknowledge the acceptance of the marriage alliance. On this day, ladies from the groom’s family pay a visit to the bride’s house. The bride is presented with a gift […]

Agarni / Agharni Lavda

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By Rita Kapadia Recipe for Agarni Ladva Boondi: 2 1/2 cups gram flour (not superfine variety) 500 ml. milk (optional to remove sugar impurity) 1/2 tsp. cardamom powder 3 cups ghee for deep frying 2 fine hole shallow strainer metal spoons, or use a colander with holes (be innovative) 1/2 tsp vanilla or rose essence […]

Gos-no-kharo Ras Chaval with Khatti Mithi Kachumbar

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Ingredients1 kg tender Goat Mutton, Chicken or Lamb – cut into medium pieces, washed & left to drain in colander6 large onions – chopped very fine (cut like chhudna no kando)4 tomatoes – again chopped very fine (tamota)4 Potatoes – cut into 2 halves (papeta)8-10 pods of garlic (lasan)1.5″ piece of ginger (aadu)6-8 green chillies […]

Lagan nu Custard (from cookbook)

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by Rita Jamshed Kapadia Lagan nu Custard is made with eggs and is delicious! Recipe from my mother Parin Homi Munshi. More recipes in cookbook. Order HERE. Ingredients 6 cups milk or 3 cups heavy cream 1 slice bread 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence OR 1 tsp Rose Essence 3 tsp […]

Chilli

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Dry Whole Chillies
The spicy peppers find their way into nearly every dish: Chutneys and Pickles, Curries and Stir-fries, even cold drinks. Chillies are deceptively beautiful. Theie Taste ranges from mil to dynamite. While they scorch your taste buds, they also blend a little heat and a whole lot of fragrance and flavor to Indian Parsi Cuisine.

Various varieties of chilies include: Teja, Sanam, Kashmiri Chilli, Wrinkle, Karnataka Byadagi, Guntur Byadagi, Round (Mundu).

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Bhaji Dana ma Ghosh

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Ingredients: Spinach leaves 2 bunches 500g Dill 30g Surti Methi leaves 1 bunch 300g – Potatoes 2 in cubes par boiled Toor dana (or pees ) 200g Boneless Mutton 500g Spring onions 4 sprigs Coriander leaves 5 to 6 tablespoons (0.5 bunch) Ghee 2 tablespoons Oil 2 tablespoons Tomatoes 2 small Fried onions 1.5 tablespoons […]

Between Flavour and Faith

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Note: Underlined dishes are linked with free recipes from www.ParsiCuisine.com It is only half-past six on a Saturday morning and Faram Patel is midway through his work for the day. A steaming toor dal-and-sugar filling for the dar ni pori is ready in a cauldron after being stirred uninterruptedly for close to an hour. The […]

Parsi wedding feast by Tanaz Godiwalla

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ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If you need assistance, please contact me Rita@ParsiCuisine.com to purchase. Available on Amazon. Thanks – Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Pizza per Eedu

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The latest trend is Pizza with a Egg! aka Pizza per Eedu. Looking at pictures of pizza with eggs on top was a little nauseating. Why would anyone want to eat an egg on top of a particularly yummy pizza? But here is the surprise, once you have tasted it it is so goooood. I […]

Parsi Dahitran

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Cookbook: Vividh Vani (Gujarati) – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1724202332

Ava Ardivisur Parab and enjoying the Dal ni Pori

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Today is “Ava roj (day) and Ava mahinoh (month)” in the Parsi community of India. Dar ni Poris (Sweet lentil and dry fruit pastries) are sent and eaten. The devout parsis go to the sea or any form of water to pray and pay respect to the water that nourishes the body, while enjoying the […]

Rita’s Dar ni Pori

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This is a pastry filled with sweet lentils and dry fruits (Mawa is optional). To top it all there are cherries, which are so festive. I specially like the red auspicious color they add, my mother used to get these added along with green, yellow and red Tutti-Frutti! ( candied fruits ) Question: Did you […]

Oven baked, masala Bhindi (Okra)

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Oven baked, Masala Bhindi

Kummas: A unique almond cake

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Rita’s Parsi Cuisine – Kummas.

Dhansak Masala (Spices for Dhansak)

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by Niru Gupta Dhansak masala might seem tedious at first glance but is totally worth the effort! It’s a popular dish of the Parsi Zoroastrian community and combines elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. Ingredients 250 gm sabut dhania 125 gm jeera 125 gm sabut lal mirch 10 gm shahi jeera 10 gm mustard seeds […]

CNT Dine & Drink Festival

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CNT Dine & Drink Festival | We’re back again with chef @anahitadhondy this evening! Watch her experiment with ​ingredients such as ​peanut butter and ​g​aj​a​k ​to create craft whisky cocktails ​today at 6pm! Stay tuned!— Disclaimer: The content uploaded by us does not and is not intended to encourage or promote the sale, purchase or consumption of […]

Old Monk liqueur and 8 to enjoy

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Soda drink that’s quenching thirst for 137 years

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Ardeshir’s flavoured soda, now christened Ardy’s, still packs nostalgia along with quality ‘old fashioned goodness’ in its glass bottles. Written by Ruchika Goswamy | Indian Express and Courtesy of ParsiKhabar.net The soda company has been a household name in the camp for four generations – from patrons reminiscing of simpler times over an orange soda to the infamous […]

White Sauce Cutlets

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White Sauce Cutlets

Creamy Ginger Chicken Recipe

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Creamy Ginger Chicken Recipe 4 Chicken Breasts Cubed 4’’ of ginger grated 0.5 cup chopped cilantro 3 green chilies chopped 2 tbsp Mayo 1 cup Maggi Ketchup Combine ingredients and bake (uncovered) at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until gravy is thickened. ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” […]

Deviled Eggs – Egg Mania

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Devilled Eggs

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Nutty Feta Cheese Spread

Nutty Feta Cheese Spread

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Sweet and Salty Spread to go with your favorite crackers ! Ingredients ½ cup crushed walnuts 1 cup Feta Cheese ¼ cup Raisins 1/2 tsp salt or to taste Your favorite crackers (I used Tostitos Scoops) Method Combine all of above in a food processor till blended and smooth. Taste for salt and serve on […]

Sweet & Sour Pomegranate Drink

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Pomegranates are reminders of the cycle of life. The purple outer covering of a pomegranate symbolizes birth or dawn, and their bright red seeds the glow of life. A Nutritious Fresh Drink to energize you! Ingredients 1 cup Pomegranate juice 1 Cup Watermelon pieces (without seeds) ¼ Sugar ½ Salt ¼ black pepper Crushed ice […]

Fruit Kebabs

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Simple watermelon and feta cheese kebabs. The flavor of watermelon and feta cheese explodes in your mouth. Try it sometime. Enjoy! – Rita Jamshed Kapadia Ingredients 1 cup cubed watermelon pieces 1 cup cubed feta cheese 4 skewers Method Skewer watermelon cubes and feta cheese cubes alternatively. ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the […]

Grand Parsi ladies of the Time & Talents Club

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Kunal Vijayakar looks back on Victory Stall, forgotten gems and one of the most precious recipe books in the city’s history. Goolu, Siloo, Sheroo, Dolly, Polly, Jeroo, Aloo. These names sound like they come from another world. You could actually imagine all of them sitting around cups of tea, Swiss rolls and banoffee pies or […]

Virtual Online Classes offered by ParsiCuisine.com

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Cooking Class: A Nourishing Immunity Booster: Chicken Soup Whenever anyone in Rita’s family gets a cold, flu or the sniffles, she reaches for the pantry and pulls out onions, tomatoes, chicken, carrots and a cinnamon stick! This chicken soup improves immunity and helps during a flu or cold. Watch as we make it from scratch! […]

Pastry filled with Cream or Malai Khaaja

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Malai Khaaja are a treat in India, missing these in USA, I made these  and they are slightly different, but they do satisfy the malai khaaja craving!    Recipe with Puff Pastry  Ingredients 1 heavy cream carton. Small size of 8 oz. 1 tin evaporated milk 1 lb. Mava / Khoya 3 tsp Sugar or […]

Biscoot: Pistachio Almond biscuits, Nankhatai and Achapparn Rose Cookies

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Recipes are linked to some of the Biscoots – enjoy! While historians believe that cookies were a technique that came with the colonial settlers, the credit for transforming them into our beloved biskoot goes to the Parsis. The crumbly tradition continues with chai, writes Monalisa Kar An inseparable part of our chai experience, the saga of the […]

All India Korean Culinary Challenge 2021 1st Round Winner: Hufrish K. Sethna

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All India Korean Culinary Challenge 2021 1st Round Winner: Hufrish K. Sethna

Butternut Squash

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Perfect side dish with turkey, chicken or any meat at Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving Here is a simple and easy recipe for making it. Ingredients 1 lb peeled butternut squash sliced 1 tsp of lemon juice mixed with 1/4 tsp each of turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Method In a non-stick pan, add olive oil […]

Hard Boiled Egg – Bharuchi Akuri

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Bharuchi Akuri, Hard Boiled Egg Akuri Recipe

Bombay Frankie with or without egg

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Bombay Frankie with or without egg

Jalebi

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1 cup maida 3/4 cup Rice Flour 3/4 cup curd 1 tbsp baking powder Water 2 tbsp A pinch of orange colour Syrup 2cups sugar 1 1/4 cup water A slice of lemon 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 12 saffron strands Method In a medium sized bowl, mix Maida (all purpose flour), rice flour, curd and […]

Dudh Pak with egg

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This here is the original Parsi DUDHPAK , NO MILK POWDER. We parsis make our authentic ‘Doodhpak’ with milk, egg and sugar whereas the hindu gujaratis make it with milk, soaked crushed rice and sugar. Parsi DUDHPAK Take 1 litre full cream milk, bring to boil with sugar as per sweetness required then cool it […]

Cashew Lamb Curry

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Rita’s Secret “Kaju Mutton ” Cashew Lamb Curry revealed ! Lamb can be substituted with Beef, Mutton (GOAT), Chicken or Pork. Kaju is a Indian word for Cashew. (Cashews can be substituted with Almonds) Ingredients 4 lbs boneless Lamb Marinate lamb 10 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste 3 tsp Salt 1 tsp turmeric powder Fry in hot […]

Parsi Lagan nu Patru (Wedding and Navjote Parsi Cuisine)

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Parsi Lagan nu Patru (wedding and Navjote Parsi Cuisine)

Apple Strudel

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Apple Strudel

Chikoo Fruit and Milk Shake Recipe

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Chikoo Fruit and Milk Shake is sold on the streets of Ahmedabad, India. I used to enjoy this cooling and filling drink while biking back from school. The fruit milk shake laarivala has a stall with many fruits and are ready with their blenders to make a juicy milk shake on demand! Mango, Chikoo, Banana, […]

Malpua

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Malpua is a sweet indian dessert. Delicious served on its own or with rabri or icecream Ingredients1 cup Maida / All purpose Flour1/2 cup Mawa (unsweetened khoya) or Milk Powder1/2 tsp Cardamom powder Salt just a pinch1 tbsp Sugar 1 cup Milk 1/2 cup Ghee – for frying (you can use oil also)Handful of Pistachios […]

What does food have to do with the Parsi Gara / Saree

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Traditionally many food motifs are woven in gorgeous gara / saree embroidery designs by craftmen in India. Here are some samples. Potatoes and Onion – Kanda (Onion) Papeta (Potato) Motif Design Pomegranate – Daram Design (Pomegranate is a fruit motif from Persia) Mango – Keri Design (Mango is a fruit and a British Paisley Motif) […]

Turmeric Pickle

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1 cup Freshly grated 5 turmeric roots. (Amba Harad, Indian herb root) 10 tsp Salt 3 tsp balsamic vinegar Mix all and put in glass jar.. Enjoy after 5 days in salads, relish and grated carrots. ParsiCuisine.com Featuring my published cookbooks. “Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine” and other affordable paperbacks and ebooks. If […]

Modak – Meaning and metaphor

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Ganpati Bappa Morya

Iodized salt

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Iodized salt is the best, and in many settings, the only dietary source of iodine. For a heart-healthy diet, we should consume salt in moderation.  Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of your diet. Iodine is found in […]

BusyBee on Parsi com

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Some FUN reading:😍😍 BusyBee (our very own Behram Contractor) on Parsis A few Words about Parsis, most lovable & peace-loving people: The first Parsis I knew were statues. There were scores of them, all over Bombay (now Mumbai), most of them wearing glasses: Dadabhoy Naoroji, Pherozeshah Mehta, Jamshedji Tata, Cowasjee Jehangir, Bomanji Petit, the Khada […]

Bafat

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Parsi Bafat

Egg Mania

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Egg Mania

Mango Lassi

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Mango Lassi

Sirpa nu koylu mastak

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Hilarious Parody (Names are purely fictitious) Coomi Kaajwali came to Meherbai’s house to exchange a soiled 500 Rupee note saying, “Meherbai, mari jaaon tamara par thi, please change this meli-gheli note for a nice new crispy one. You see, our entire family of ten members has to attend a lagan this evening and I don’t […]

Parsi Journey from Persia to India

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Parsi recipes travelled from Persia to the beaches of Gujarat, up north India, then to the west of India, east India and south India, acquiring technique and adding new flavours to the food. Pallonji raspberry soda is a popular drink served during Parsi weddings.(Shutterstock) Despite their dwindling population, the Parsis strive to preserve the legacy […]

Recipes for Parsi New Year

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Navroz is celebrated to mark the beginning of the new Persian calendar. In the Persian language ‘Nav’ means new, and ‘Roz’ that stands for – New Day. New Delhi: The Parsi New Year is called ‘Navroz’ or ‘Nowruz’, which means a ‘New Day’. Navroz marks the beginning of a fresh year for the Parsis.

Parsi Songs for festive occasions – translated to English

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KHUSHALI NA GEET NE GARBA – SONGS FOR FESTIVE OCCASIONS

Lyrics translated into English by Rita

80 Biryanis around the world

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Best Biriyani Around the world and its OriginBiryani was originated in Iran (Persia) and it was brought to South Asia by Iranian travelers and merchants. Local variants of this dish are popular not only in South Asia but also in Arabia and within various South Asian communities in Western countries. The spices and condiments used […]

Parsi Milk Puff and Mango Lassi

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Parsi Vaal

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Vaal

Parsi Cuisine Facebook Group Link

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Mawa Samosa

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Mawa Samosa

Parsi Paatiyo

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Parsi Fish Paatiyo

Bahman Mahino Parsi Ritual

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Corona virus has affected this food ritual in 2021. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TsfXY3CWEo Bring in the rain! Parsi Custom of bringing in rains by an community effort of collecting Rice, Dal and Ghee to make Khichri. Click here for a Aryuvedic Khichri Recipe Click here for Vaghareli Khichri Recipe In Navsari (a small town in the Gujarat […]

Paneer made at home with Yogurt.

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Recipe of an Indian Parsi soft cheese made at home with yogurt. Topli na Panir

Sandal Sandwiches

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Try these hot sandal sandwiches for the HOT summer days!

Paneer Tikka

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Served as an appetizer Paneer Tikka is very healthy for kids and adults alike. INGREDIENTS : 2 cups paneer cubes, about 1″ each 2 tsp garlic paste 2 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp chaat masala 2 tsp chilli powder tandoori masala 1 tsp powdered black pepper 1 tbsp salt A few drops of red colour […]

Pickled Mango Bafenu

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Recipe #1 Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes whole ½ vinegar ½ cup jaggery, grated 1 tbsp garlic paste ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1-1/2 tsps mustard powder 1 tsp salt 2 tbsps. Oil Method Take 3 ripe mangoes, wash and put into pressure cooker with a little water.  When […]

Memorial Day Grill Seekh Kebab

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Memorial Day Grill Seekh Kebab

Indian Parsi Meat and Potatoes

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My go to dish every week cooking in USA – Meat and Potatoes. We call it “Papeta ma Gos” in Indian Gujarati . Gos is avancular for any meat like mutton, chicken, lamb, goat, etc.
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Pheni

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Eid Mubarak ! Peace ! The “Cashew” symbolizes the Eid Moon. Recipe – http://www.parsicuisine.com/pheni/

Confection: Surti levra

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Confection: Hard, white sugary sweet and a mouth freshner. Found in Surat.

Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day

Pre Mother’s Day Treat: Exotic Indian Drinks

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Mother’s Day treats 2 Exotic Indian Drinks

Sugar in the Milk: A Parsi Kitchen Story

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When Niloufer Ichaporia King’s mother, Shireen Ichaporia, turned 90, King began an account of Parsi food. My Bombay Kitchen chronicles a cuisine and culture that is endangered and fast disappearing. Read recipes from the book. Niloufer Ichaporia King lives in a house with three kitchens. She prowls through at least six farmers markets a week in search of […]

What the Farohar is that ? !

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by Zubin Mistry (The Chocolate Bawa) Jasa me Avanghe Mazda. I am a first-generation, American-born Zoroastrian. Every day I pray, wear my Sudreah and Kusti, and give thanks for the life I have been blessed to live. I am extremely proud to represent a faith that promotes a freedom of choice, the understanding of consequences, and the […]

Rice Flour Rotli

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Recipe tried and tested, translated from the Vividh Vani cookbook by Rita Kapadia Chokha ni Rotli * or Rice Flour Rotli * is an age old bread enjoyed in India by the parsi community. Yes, all rice (in its natural form) is gluten–free. This includes brown rice, white rice and wild rice. In this case, the “glutinous” term refers to the sticky […]

Thandai

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It is spicy, it is creamy and it is loaded with nutrients. This thandai recipe is decadence overload. It is made with the divine mixture of almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, watermelon seeds, poppy seeds, green cardamoms, cinnamon and cumin boiled in milk. The chilled beverage is an answer to all your cravings. It is also […]

Freny Mehta Dar ni Pori Bake Along

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Do you love dar? Do you love pori? Are you excited to learn how to put them together in the comfort of your own kitchen? If so, fill out the fields below to register for the first ever, all digital, Dar ni Pori Bake-along!

Tipri – an old measure

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What is a “Tipri” ? – It is an old measure used by cooks to measure Rice, Wheat and other whole grains, flour and sugar. The old bombay kitchens kept it as a standard measure. Using an old cigarette tin, (sans the 50 cigarettes) it was called “Tipri” for measuring Rice, Wheat and other whole […]

Parsi Pulao Biryani style

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Step 1. Cut potatoes in very small pieces and fry in hot oil. Step 2. Cook chicken in yogurt and spices. Step 3. Make orange saffron rice like zarda. Step 4. Make white basmati rice. Step 5. Fry onions till golden brown. Step 6. Assemble all of above in layers. Seal in an airtight container, […]