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About Rita: Since 1999, Rita Kapadia, founder of, has provided recipes,food news, health tips and articles on this website. Recently, Rita haspublished several Parsi Cuisine cookbooks. Cookbooks are sold worldwide. Rita's Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks are a labor of love.The cookbooks began in an effort to maintain and preserve our recipes and traditions for the next generation, many of whom have been raised in USA, UK,Australia, France, Germany,Canada and other countries outside of India.


Parsi Cuisine

Authored by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Parsis enjoy rich feasts at their weddings and celebrations. People-in-the-know love it when they are invited to a friend's wedding. Weddings are huge affairs. Guests are seated at long tables spread with white tablecloths.

The First serving begins with a cold drink usually a raspberry, pineapple or orange soda.

Next come the bio-degradable banana leaves or plates hot and clean for the feast to begin.
Fried rice wafers and a wedding pickle made from carrots and dry fruits and Rotli an Indian bread are placed for a start.

First course - A rich egg dish called Akuri (recipe on page 108) is served with a sweet and sour vegetable stew as an accompaniment. (recipe on page 113). Got to eat those veggies!

Second Course will be a meat dish. Usually, Fried Chicken almost like the Kentucky southern chicken. Mutton curry with potato sticks followed by more meat morsels of tender goat meat cooked with yogurt, saffron, almonds and delicate cardamom and cinnamon touches.

Third course consists of seafood. One popular item is Chutney Fish. Fish such as Salmon, Cod, Haddock, Sole, or Flounder is enveloped in a coconut chutney, wrapped with banana leaves and steamed.

Fourth Course consists of a rice entree - Mutton pulao also known as Biryani with Dhansak Masala Dal is popular.

Fifth Course is dessert with Coffee or Tea. A final sweet ending with creamy soft Wedding Custard, an extremely rich dessert, is offered. In the summer Ice-cream or chilled Kulfi, an Indian ice-cream is served as well.

After this huge feast a variety of entertainment follows with musical performances. The wedding cake is cut with a champagne toast for the wedded couple and then guests break out in dancing to the tune of the Beatles, American Disco, Rock and Roll and Bollywood music.

Publication Date:
1496124782 / 9781496124784
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / Indian & South Asian

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