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 […]

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 […]

Doodhi Chicken

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Cook the doodhi and chicken together to make a satisfying meal. Serve with warm rotli (roti) and methia nu acchaar (Hot Mango Pickle).

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 […]

Karela

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Karela is very good for lowering blood glucose levels.

Russets are the classic choice for baked potatoes

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Russets are the classic choice for baked potatoes because they’re a dry, floury variety, meaning they contain a relatively high amount (20 to 22 percent) of starch. The more starch a potato contains, the more water from inside the potato can be absorbed during baking. As the starch granules swell with water within the spud’s […]

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

Thanksgiving Turkey Meal

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Thanksgiving Turkey 🦃 series – Final Day 3

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]