Recipes from the Bawi Bride Kitchen

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Choi Fudna (Mint-Lemongrass) Chicken Wings

Parsis love their ‘Choi-Fudna’ and they love their chicken so here’s a funky combo of Choi-Fudna Chicken Wings to jazz up a Saturday night TV dinner or to impress those guests.

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Anahita’s Bharuchi Paneer Akuri

Chef Manager at Parsi SodaBottleOpenerWala, Anahita Dhondy shares her signature recipe for the Bharuchi Akuri made with paneer instead of eggs!


1-2-3 Masoor

This 1-2-3 recipe for Parsi style Masoor is a sure fire hit in the kitchen and on the dining table.

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Kaju Vatena ni Surmai

A leftover makeover of two indulgent ingredients – cashews and fish. Paired with green peas and served hot with rotis this Kaju Vatena ni Surmai is a delicious treat for a solo or family dinner.

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Chana ni Dar

Low in GI and high in Iron, this Parsi style Chana ni Dar is a perfect meal for pregnant Bawi Brides says guest author, The Good Parsi Wife

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Shirinbai’s Cheese Eeda Cutlets

Made with boiled eggs and oozing with cheese, these cutlets – whose recipe has been shared by my friend’s grandmom – are my most favourite kind yet!

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Parsi style Chicken Farcha

The humble Chicken Farcha cooked with a secret blend of Parsi spices is the bawa equivalent of KFC Chicken. Try making it using my chef Oberoi’s recipe!

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Dar ni Pori

Dar ni Pori – a traditional Parsi tea-time pastry stuffed with sweet lentils – is a popular Parsi snack. Now, make it yourself using this 30 yr old recipe.

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Tareli Machchi (Fried Fish)

While we Parsis love our Patra ni Machchi and Saas ni Machchi, no one talks about our Tareli Machchi. Coated in two spices and fried in 5 minutes, a side of Tareli Machchi can make any jazz up just about any dish it is served with.

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Jasmine’s French Beans ma Gosht

Parsis love ‘ramakras’ in just about anything like this French Beans ma Gosht recipe which is Jasmine aunty’s family favourite

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Musings by the Bawi Bride


Returning to One’s Roots

Not all Bawa’s need to move countries to return to their roots and experience all the history and culture that our faith has to offer. All they need to do is apply to the Zoroastrian Return to Roots program. Here’s why you should apply too.

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Parsi Food at Kala Ghoda Festival 2014

In just 8 months of my journey to evangelise Parsi food, I was selected to conduct a Parsi food workshop @ KGAF14. Here’s some highlights of the special day.

Travel Tales from around the world

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Hopping onto the Kerala Blog Express

My memories of God’s Own Country have been nothing less than perfect. Despite this, am itching to go back and for this I need your votes so I can hop on the Kerala Blog Express.

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Eight kms of eating in Purani Dilli

Follow my food trail in Purani Dilli which lasted over eight kms and took us to nine different food joints in Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazaar, Jama Masjid and Daryaganj

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Franz Josef and the wandering boots

Franz Josef was the 4th pit-stop on our 12 day tour of South Island, NZ. Read on to find out what to do, where to eat and the tale of a surprising package that made our trip memorable.