Nowruz 2024: Food You Must Try For Parsi New Year

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​Dhansak

​Dhansak, known as the 'Sunday tradition' is a savoury lentil stew with meat, vegetables, and different spices. This comforting meal, served with fragrant rice, fuses Persian and Indian culinary elements within the Parsi clan.

​Sali Boti

​A cherished Parsi delicacy, the dish features mutton curry topped with crispy potato straws, giving a delightful blend of different textures. The rich in gravy cuisine is seasoned with different spices and tartness. This dish involves cooking mutton in a mixture of tomatoes, onions, jaggery, and vinegar.

​Berry Pulao

​Berry Pulao is a tasty delicacy that combines the sweetness of berries with fragrant rice. In this dish, long-grained rice, caramelised onions, meat and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. The dish is further enhanced with dried cranberries or barberries.

​Mawa Cake

​Mawa cake are much loved by the Parsis, especially during teatime. This moist and dense cake is made from condensed milk solids (mawa), butter, flour, sugar and is infused with cardamom and rose water. The cake has a unique taste and is a favourite among many.

​Sali Marghi

​Sali Marghi is a classic dish featuring tender chicken wrapped in spicy masala and garnished with crunchy shredded potato. This age-old recipe has been a staple in Parsi homes for eons.

​Mutton Cutlets

​Mutton Cutlets made by blending mutton along with potatoes, ginger, turmeric, and other spices are a must-have The mixture is then shaped into patties, fried to picture perfection, and served with a tasty bowl of chutney.

​Sali Par Edu

​This dish combines two main ingredients to make a satisfying breakfast. Crunchy deep-fried potatoes make the base and are topped with baked beans, eggs and served with toast.

​Kolmi Papeto Tetralo

​Prawns coated in chilli-garlic paste coupled with potatoes seasoned with salt, turmeric, all cooked together in a tangy tomato puree makes Kolmi Papeto Tetralo perfect.

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