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The Art of Parsi Cooking: How one woman is reviving an ancient cuisine

The Art of Parsi Cooking: How one woman is reviving an ancient cuisine

Top chef Niloufer Mavalvala’s quest to share Parsi cuisine to an international audience is one step closer with the launch of her first cookbook “The Art of Parsi Cooking : Reviving an ancient cuisine” this month. What started off as a blog to share recipes with family and friends in 2013, “Niloufer’s Kitchen” soon garnered…

How did Parsi food become cool again?

How did Parsi food become cool again?

Berry pulao to salli chicken: How did Parsi food become cool again? Until a few years ago, there were only two ways to experience an authentic Parsi bhonu (meal). You either plead a Parsi friend to invite you to a Lagan (wedding) or Navjote (initiation). Or you coax them to get entry into Ripon Club,…

How To Make Parsi Sev: Eat In Style by Feritta

How To Make Parsi Sev: Eat In Style by Feritta

In just a few hours it will be Parsi New Year all over the world. And to celebrate, we bring you the quintessential Parsi sweet dish to be made on all auspicious occasions. The video below is by our friend Feritta as she shares her mom’s Parsi Sev Recipe. To check out more recipes by…

Niloufer Mavalvala’s Art of Parsi Cooking Book Launched in London

Niloufer Mavalvala’s Art of Parsi Cooking Book Launched in London

  Notting Hill’s famous cookbook shop “Books for Cooks” was a hive of activity last night as Niloufer Mavalvala hosted the launch for her first cookbook, “The Art of Parsi Cooking: Reviving an Ancient Cuisine”. Article posted on Austin Macauley’s website Food bloggers, family and friends alike all stopped by to get their hands on…

Uncrowned Queen of Parsi Cuisine: Tanaz Godiwalla

Uncrowned Queen of Parsi Cuisine: Tanaz Godiwalla

India is a melting pot of diverse cultures and religions. Amongst all these diverse people lies a little group that I belong to, called the Zoroastrians. Though Zoroastrians are in a dwindling minority, our achievements speak louder than words. Therefore I will be bringing to you, some of the people of my community – some…

Oldie But A Goodie: Creamy Kulfi and Fresh Chhaas at Parsi Dairy Farm

Oldie But A Goodie: Creamy Kulfi and Fresh Chhaas at Parsi Dairy Farm

Ten-second Takeaway A much-loved Mumbai favourite, Parsi Dairy Farm has been proudly standing on Princess Street in Marine Lines since 1916, which makes it a century-old establishment here. Article by Bhavika Govil, lbb.in   What Do We Have Here? Parsi Dairy Farm began its journey selling milk, and the best milk around at that, out…

Khurshid Mehta: From Nonna’s Kitchen – A Trip to Mumbai

Khurshid Mehta: From Nonna’s Kitchen – A Trip to Mumbai

Anna Francese Gass runs a website “Heirloom Kitchen” where she chronicles her cooking escapades with grandmothers. One such grandmother she cooked with is Khurshid Mehta of New York. Anna writes… One of my favorite aspects of cooking with Nonnas is not just the recipes I learn but also the stories behind the food.  Each dish…

Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste Wins UK’s National Recycling Award

Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste Wins UK’s National Recycling Award

Café Spice Namaste, Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s flagship restaurant, won a coveted National Recycling Award for Waste Prevention (Commercial Category) at a ceremony held at the London Hilton Park Lane on 6th July. The awards, sponsored by Materials Recycling World, are the UK’s largest celebration of recycling and waste management excellence across British industry, requiring…