It’s legendary really; the Parsi love for eggs and its appearance in our daily meals. And here’s how we do it... Take any vegetable like okra, potatoes, gourd , beans or just about anything that catches your fancy (even minced meat works well) and prepare it the Parsi way with aromatics, spices and flavorings. This is called 'the base'. Then top the prepared base with a generous layer of well-beaten seasoned eggs or a whole egg sunny-side up, and cook them covered till they set; sometimes I like to pop the pan into the oven for a golden crust over the eggs.
Served at most Parsi events and occasions, ‘Chicken Farchas’ are a uniquely Parsi cuisine serving of crisp on the outside and moist on the inside chicken-pieces, much like a spiced version of the western concept of ‘fried chicken’. Rather heavy in its most authentic version; this deviously delicious, can’t-eat-just-one-piece crunchy treat; is prepared with chicken... Read More »
5 fail-proof steps to cook pork tenderloin in the oven and a delicious honey ginger pork tenderloin slider sandwich
Nothing says celebration like the aromas of a juicy ‘Holiday Roast’ at the center of our dinner table. This year, we hope to inspire the focal point of your get-togethers and family dinners, by bringing mouthwatering flavors from the Indian sub-continent’s North-West Frontier cuisine to your holiday table. Well-known for its use of distinct flavorings... Read More »
Grilled or baked Indian turkey Kebab meatballs of ground turkey or chicken mixed with fresh of sage, garlic and lime, Panko breadcrumbs & Parmesan cheese.
Welcome to our first post in ‘The Indian-inspired Grills and Kebab Series’. Did you know? The popular Indian clay-oven called ‘Tandoor’ can reach temperatures of 900F (480C)… and it never gets turned off, there is always a slow fire burning at the base of the tandoor to maintain core temperature. As the predecessor to modern... Read More »
Raita is a classic accompaniment to Indian food especially to rice & meat preparations (biryanis) and curries. A raita comprises of any combination of fresh vegetables or fruits (and sometimes, lentils); along with a lush yogurt dressing with warm spices and herbs. For anyone new to Indian flavors, a raita is a great salad to... Read More »
It’s that time of the year, when families and friends come together for the holidays. Below are recipe ideas on Peri’s Spice Ladle, sure to brighten your holiday meals and celebrations… Unique Holiday Appetizers Spiced Butter Turkey and Fixins’ Spiced Tilapia with Fresh Tomato Relish Orange-flavored Parsi Chapat (Crepes) 3 Simple Holiday Appetizers Jalapeno Corn... Read More »
Soft Indian garlic and thyme Naan bread dough has complex flavors like yogurt, milk, sugar, butter, egg and all-purpose flour, with yeast or baking soda to aid fermentation.
It’s shocking how similar the Tex-Mex ground meat preparation ‘Chili con Carne’ is, to an Indian ‘Kheema’. These two mouthwatering servings from different worlds might as well be long lost siblings. ‘Chili con Carne’ or just a good ole bowl of mouthwatering ‘Chili’ as us Texans call it, translates to ‘chili pepper with meat’ and uses... Read More »
From temples and castles to samurai warriors; shaved ice and roasted tea ice-creams, to aged beef and traditional rice balls in soy sauce -Kyoto has it all.
Flavor-filled chicken rice pilaf with zereshk berries from the cookbook Persian Fusion by Niloufer’s Kitchen, as part of Cooking Ethnic with Kids.
An Indian classic with global culinary acclaim, ‘Chicken Tikka’ needs little introduction. So today, inspired by the flavors of north India’s cream-based Malai Chicken Tikka; I’ve created a magically flavor-filled marinade of creamy buttermilk, fragrant fresh thyme and juicy lemon along with a combination of warm Indian spices like cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. These delicately... Read More »
Unique Indian inspired holiday appetizers ranging from a simple Parsi liver dip, batata vada dumplings, paneer bites to chicken tikka and mushroom tapas.
‘Samosa’ the versatile Indian snack is essentially crisp deep-fried dough, with a filling of ‘just about anything’ from potatoes and peas in its best known version, to other vegetables of choice and delicious ground meat fillings. But today, I’ve taken a seasonal diversion on the regular savory Samosas, creating warm sweet Samosa bites, filled with... Read More »
Thanksgiving Day leftovers have a special joy; they bring back flavorful memories of an exciting meal, in addition to being a precursor to the amazing treats and eats awaiting us through the upcoming holiday season. Over the years, with growing children and their increasing appetites, our turkey sizes have gotten bigger…and our leftover portions much smaller.... Read More »
Melt-in-your-mouth Parsi Kavab or Kebab using ground meat of choice, potatoes and a blend of delicious spices, herbs and aromatics. Serve as an appetizer with chutney or as an entree with lentils and flatbread.
A unique set of flavors add depth to this easy-to-prepare white chicken curry made with cashew nuts, onion and coconut along with a touch of whole spices and herbs. Makes a hearty weekday meal or an impressive entertaining option; best served with Indian bread Naan or steamed Basmati rice.
My family's favorite Chicken Kathi Roll recipe with a filling of spicy shredded chicken cooked in a broth. Pickled red onion relish and a sprinkling of Indian Chaat Masala (optional) add unbeatable taste to this outstanding classic Indian street-food wrap.
Okra or ladyfingers (Bhindi) are cooked well, Parsi-style, in Indian spices and aromatics. Right before the dish is served, the okra is topped with a generous layer of seasoned and well-beaten eggs – or whole sunny-side-up eggs can be used, for a heartier serving. This frittata makes a light weekday meal or a unique brunch serving.