TOMATO SALAD —Quick and Easy Recipe

tomato salad

This is an old recipe from the times when flavours were not so complex with complicated ad mixes of spices, sauces and plethora of ingredients; its superiority lies in the simplicity of its purity of taste.  It is only on the palate that the flavours mix to enhance the refined experience RECIPE: Serves One.

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Veneration of Fire: A Zoroastrian place of worship.


Fire in Zoroastrianism is the center for worship. It is a Zoroastrian belief that through veneration of fire one can create an intimate communion with God, who is the creator of this sacred fire. It is the third holy immortal and has a religious significance of being a symbol of righteousness. Prophet Zarathushtra mentions fire as the holiest of the elements to be worshiped as the source of heat, light, life and growth. He selected it as a symbol of his faith to symbolize the divine spark within. Fire, in Zoroastrianism therefore, is considered one of the most sacred elements of nature.

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The Raw Mango Curry is special and has a unique recipe. It is not as simple as making the usual curry and introducing raw mangoes i the end. Raw mango meat curry uses no Chili, whether green or red, and no coconut or other nuts to thicken the gravy. The gravy thickens because of the amount of onions used. On its completion, the Raw Mango Curry comes out with a hint of sweetness, and mainly sour and spicy.

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Summer Potatoes — Quick and Easy Cool Parsi Recipe


Summer Potatoes --- Quick and Easy Cool Parsi Recipe, for  your ever hungry brood's summer vacation this year. Simple and delicious, leaves one asking for more. Summer Potatoes is light and lovely, cooling, tasty and filling, a recipe so easy to make and so quick to serve. Summer Potatoes are an excellent accompaniment to your meats and other meals or it may be used as a main dish by itself, eaten with Dhebras.

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Albless Stew— A Parsi Stew for the Early Monsoons


 Despite it being very popular at the turn of the 20th century,  Albless is today merely name in the annals of Parsi cuisine. This tender , succulent dish is almost lost to us. I bring this delicacy out to preserve the unusual recipe and to rejuvenate it, if possible. Unusual in the ingredients (vegetables) used; the Albless does not cater to the jaded tastes for the standard stew vegetables of  potatoes, onions, carrots, peas and cauliflower and unusual again in its method of cooking.  The Albless  is delicious, delicate and wholly enticing. Despite appearances, the Albless is very easy to make and takes the normal amount of time to cook. Once started, the cooking flows at the ordinary pace and time. Albless needs to be made from tender meat of an adult animal but not a full grown old one

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Dokhma — Zoroastrian Disposal of the Dead


“According to the religion of Zarathushtra, every  human being is mortal, and death is destined for all. Death is seen as a transformation and total destruction. It is the passing way of spiritual elements from the physical body.” [Yasna 55.2] Zoroastrianism emphasizes on maintaining sacredness of the creations and all elements of nature. Pollution of the creation is seen as an act of evil. The dead body is considered as a source of contamination of both human beings and nature around us. To maintain this balance, the dead body should be disposed in such a way that the purity of the four elements of nature, earth, water, fire and air is not endangered. Thus over centuries, a method of total disintegration of organic matter and decomposition was evolved, as sought by the religion

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Parsi Liver Cutlets — Kaleji Na Cutlets

Parsis liver cutlets are no longer part of the Parsi everyday meals and perhaps, many of the present generation have not even heard of liver cutlets. Thought I'd induce some life in this old Parsi dish by putting out this recipe. Do try it on a Sunday afternoon; or gladden your Granny's heart by serving her something from her childhood.

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