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

Happy Republic Day to all in India

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Happy Republic Day to all in India

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 […]

Happy Diwali and a very prosperous New Year

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Trivia Game for Diwali

Diwali Recipes

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Diwali Recipes

2023 Harvard Interfaith Meal-Packaging Service Project

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2023 Harvard Interfaith Meal-Packaging Service Project It’s that time of the year where we join forces with the Harvard Chaplains and End Hunger New England (part of The Outreach Program) to work side by side with religious and non-religious communities to pack thousands of meal boxes for the Interfaith Meal-Packaging Service Project! This is a campus and community service event for all […]

Celebrating 200 Anniversary of the Surat Shenshahi Astashbehram

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The place of Parsi Batasa and ancient fire temples. On the 200 anniversary of the Surat Shenshahi Astashbehram, a Zoroastrian flag is raised and worshiped. My mother was born in Surat, opposite this atashbehram in a lovely house. 7 siblings, 2 parents and grandparents. The story is I took 1 hour to a egg on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why are you so fat

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Translation to english Uncle why are you so fat ? See my son. You just cant get a body like this overnight! Listed all the Parsi Delightful foods in picture, enjoy the recipes!


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The Parsi baugs are all in a frenzy. The entrances have huge torans (garlands adorning the gates). Jer, Aloo, Freny, and Dolly are all at the beauty parlour, having their eyebrows threaded and hair blow dried. Tamaroo varus chhe? (Is it your birthday)? Asked one attendant; to get a terse reply: no darling.. We are […]

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.

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

Rita’s cookbook is published on Amazon and

Kalaghoda Malido Cafe

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Kalaghoda Malido Cafe

Irish Tea Cake

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

Memories of Pune

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POONA : Of Broon, Bread and more! When the Iranis came to Pune from Iran there were only two options in the job market that they could take up that didn’t require educational qualifications. One was becoming an hotelier and the other was becoming a baker. When Salamat Ardeshir Irani came to India he started […]