Launch of Jeroo Mehta’s Parsi Cook Book

What’s the one thing that Parsis love to talk about? Food of course! The occasion was right for celebrating food on Monday evening as Jeroo Mehta spoke about her book consisting Parsi recipes.

The evening was peppered with anecdotes and vignettes about Parsi food and people by the speakers consisting of Jeroo herself, food critic Rashmi Uday Singh who flew in from the US specially for the occasion and conducted the evening in her inimitable style; Vinod Advani who has been a privileged guest at Jeroo’s table for many occasions, historian Sharada Dwivedi and actress Perizaad Zorabian.
Jeroo opened the discussion reminiscing about how she couldn’t cook to save her life till the time she became well-versed enough to pen her experiences.

Vinod and Sharada made the evening informative by sharing information about Parsi culinary habits and customs, especially with Sharada clarifying that dhansak, which is a staple favourite, is actually a food served during mourning, “but that doesn’t stop these gregarious people from eating it every Sunday!” Rashmi, too agreed with her adding her experiences about how a Parsi actually starves for 24 hours to partake the best of a lagan nu bhonu… such is their appetite for good food and such is the excitement that the cuisine creates! That says it all about how delicious it must be.”

KITCHEN QUEEN: Perizaad (looking truly a yummy-mummy of the four month old daughter Zaha) was her smiling best as she confessed “I’m a terrible cook but a foodie and enthusiastic chef nevertheless. My hubby Boman keeps encouraging my culinary experiments and though I have now mastered a few dishes, Parsi food is something I have always preferred to eat from my mum’s hand.”

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  • Rhoda

    i want recipe of ghee ghor no paak.
    please email me the same.
    thanks and regards.

  • Electricwala

    Request recipe for Malida, Daar Ni Pori & Bhakhra.

  • shamima noorani

    please jeroo tell where your book in available in mumbai also send me recipe of dhansak thanks shamima

  • jimmy r seervai

    what can we do for elderly parsi people living in poverty can people write to me and make suggestions please they are our family??? thanks jim

  • please inform us where do I will get the recipe book of ZAROO MEHTA’S PARSI COOK BOOK

  • jimmy seervai

    there should be something like meals on wheels for elderly parsi people who cannot afford are not capable to cook for themselves in india maybe jeroo mehta should inspire to start something like that it would be more spiritual and moraly better then just selling books that is what my thinking is good thoughts good words but most important GOOD DEEDS

  • Vasundhara

    Hi, I am looking for a school friend Jeroo Mehta, from Greenlawns school batch 1969-70.

    Are you the one?
    Please write to me.
    vasundhara.raghavan@gmail.com