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 »
Simple, healthy flavorful, fiber-rich winter meal recipe, roasted Indian spiced butternut squash and Basmati rice Pulao
Brussels sprouts are my ‘blank canvas’ vegetable. They inspire the artist in me to come right out and start experimenting with different flavors and cooking methods; check out our spiced oven roasted version or Brussels sprout added to the Tex-Mex chili with an Indian touch. Using a tempering technique from the flavor-filled cuisine of south India,... Read More »
On Our Menu Today: Minty Mushrooms in Mini-Fillo Cups ‘Patata Brava-style’ Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Chutney Spiced Shrimp with a Lemon Butter Drizzle Inspired by our Scrumptious Spanish Journey, we bring you a mouth-watering array of simple tapas creations; each one comes with a few simple ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.... 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 »
Spicy shrimp Tacos made with Indian spiced shrimp, seared and casually laid on a warm mini tortilla or Chapati with a dollop of Indian yogurt Raita Slaw.
Lemony spiced fish Tikka Kebab coated with a tangy spice blend rub and best cooked on an outdoor grill, and served with a generous squeeze of lemon juice.
On the High Tea menu Ginger Spiced Chai – An Indian Tea Preparation Parsi Cumin and Almond ‘Khari’ Biscuit Pistachio and Saffron Rice Pudding (Kheer) Cheese Chili Toast Triangles Isn’t it surprising that India is a predominantly tea drinking nation? With its hot Indian summers and humid warm monsoons, one would think lassi or even... Read More »
Refreshing island flavors over lightly spiced flaky tilapia or fish of choice. The topping is created with fresh diced tomatoes, herbs, lemon juice and an olive oil tempering of garlic, spices and green chilies.
Crepe or pancake style Parsi Chapat using a touch of semolina flour or Rava added for a hearty texture, and the bold flavors of warm spices like cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, with a hint of vanilla, orange zest and pine nuts.
Lighten things up this Thanksgiving and holiday season with a fresh citrus and mint flavored marinade slathered over the turkey meat. Accompanying moist slices of turkey breast is my signature cranberry sauce, lightly spiced with whole Indian spices, a hint of ginger and fresh mint.
Creamy casserole with Jalapeño peppers and sweet yellow corn mixed in a nutmeg and cinnamon flavored white (béchamel) sauce. This lightly spiced casserole is best served warm, accompanied by your favorite meat or as a vegetarian entrée.
Aloo Paneer, an Indian preparation of potatoes and cottage cheese stir-fried in spices. This makes a great Indian vegetable preparation. One great diversion from norm is to layer aloo paneer over a pizza crust and bake to crispy perfection. Mouthfuls of warm softened Paneer with spiced potatoes will have you hooked to this simple vegetable toss.
An Indian flat-bread made with whole wheat flour dough and a lightly spiced stuffing mix of healthy kale, cauliflower and aromatic roasted crushed fennel seeds. This paratha is best served for breakfast/brunch or a light meal with chutney and yogurt.
Spiced warm slaw made with shredded cabbage and grated coconut; cooked down in an oil tempering of whole spices and fresh aromatics, all brought together with a hint of nutmeg and drizzle of tangy lime juice.
Inspired by the regional versions of Indian spice-battered fish, this recipe uses a delicate blend of spices, seasonings and flour with red wine vinegar and egg, to create a spiced batter baked fish. Accompanying the warm spiced batter baked fish is my yogurt version of a tartar sauce, a simple two-step dill pickle yogurt Raita.
Indian spiced mango and cranberry chutney makes an ideal accompaniment to meat or vegetables; also works well as a spread for sandwich or wraps.
This versatile dip or spread gets its flavors from a Parsi chicken liver specialty 'Kaleji Aleti-Paleti', made with chopped chicken liver marinated in Indian spices, garlic and ginger. Fresh tarragon, cognac and red wine turn an already mouthwatering Parsi preparation into a unique appetizer, best served as a party dip or spread with pita chips, sliced baguette, crudités or tortilla chips.
Spiced Butter Turkey, we’ve used bone-in turkey breast and a rub inspired by milder Indian kebab flavors, made with butter and spices. Use the pan drippings from the turkey for a delicious curry-style gravy.