Category Archives: Food and Drink

Dishoom Opens in Edinburgh

Dishoom Opens in Edinburgh

Our dear friend Meher Marfatia informs us about the opening of Dishoom’s first outpost in Edinburgh. Meher writes… The sparkling thespian actors of my Laughter in the House are gracing the walls of a leading new restaurant opening in Edinburgh next Sunday the 5th!! What’s more, they are a permanent decor component and not just…

Parsi and Jewish culture collide at Challahwalla

Parsi and Jewish culture collide at Challahwalla

clatl.com | Nov 3rd 2016 “Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. A Parsi and a Jew walk into a restaurant…” So begins the official introduction for the first ever Challahwallah, a six-course, family-style Parsi Jewish dinner scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at Chai Pani Decatur. Article by Hilary Cadigan | Creative Loafing Atlanta…

Murree and The Lush Life Lahore

Murree and The Lush Life Lahore

In the congested Saddar area of Karachi, on a busy street lined with restaurants and cafeterias, rests the Lucky Star Wineshop. It’s not advertised as a place of alcoholic purveyance, but it’s not exactly hidden. A man stumbles up the shop’s steps and passes an empty water bottle through a small, grated window in the…

Parsi Tea Parties for Two

Parsi Tea Parties for Two

Parsis and hill stations are irrevocably connected. Where you find one, you will find the other… And they make for the most delightful conversations and the most uplifting friendships One of the nicest features of growing up in the Nilgiri Hills is running into the most fabulous men… The kind they don’t seem to make…

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…