Happy Republic Day to all in India
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
Jaimin Rajani & Vineet Arora
Shiraz Ali Khan
Recipe for Meher’s Special Cutlet:
– Boiled Potatoes, Mashed
– Boiled Eggs, Grated
– Boiled Chicken, Shredded
– Cheese, Grated
– Mustard Powder
– Chopped Green Chillies
– Salt & Pepper
– 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
Rita’s cookbook is published on Amazon and ParsiCuisine.com