These 4 Parsi Dishes That You Must Not Miss Out on This Nouroz
Parsi cuisine is one that refers to the cuisine of the Parsis, belonging to India and Pakistan. As per history, Parsis came to India from present-day Iran on the question of religious freedom. They were given permission to settle in India by a Hindu prince on the three conditions;
Once they arrived in India, they settled down in the city of Mumbai and a few surrounding villages and towns. They also established their habitat in Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Karachi.
Nouroz is the name of the Persian New Year and a Parsi festival that officially marks the beginning of spring. To celebrate the astronomical vernal equinox on the 21st of March, millions of Persians around the world pay their respect to the natural cycles and sources of life and indulge in a feast adorned with colourful and aromatic dishes.
Iranian cuisine or Parsi cuisine is heavily influenced by the Middle-East especially Kurdish, Turkish and Azerbaijani cuisines due to the location. Green herbs along with fruits such as quince, prunes, raisins, pomegranates and apricots frequently make a presence.
A typical Parsi meal includes meat such as chicken, lamb or fish along with rice. The flavour of a dish is also enhanced very delicately by adding aromatic spices such as cinnamon and saffron.
During the Nouroz festival, if you plan to visit any Parsi household, the likely Parsi dishes that uphold their culture will be as follows:
If you like the Italian slowly cooked omelette frittata, you are surely going to love a Parsi meal comprising Kuku Sabzi. It is healthy, filling and each slice of Kuku Sabzi is packed in greens such as fenugreek leaves and aromatic herbs.
The traditional Parsi recipe for this Baked herb omelette, which is symbolic of fertility is as follows:
Fish is very important for Parsis and plays a very important part in the Parsi New Year. The Fish stuffed with Tamarind is a Parsi dish that comprises a whole salmon baked to perfection with herbs and stuffed with tangy and sweet tamarind.
To make this Parsi dish, you will be required to do the following:
This is a one-pot Parsi meal made with greens, beans and herbs.
To make the dish you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
Rice is an indispensable part of both Indian culture and Parsi meals. To make this tasty dish you will need to:
A quintessential parsi meal made with freshly cooked prawns, the prawn patio is a thing of beauty that is best enjoyed with roti or rice.
To make this simple yet drool-worthy dish, here is what you need to do:
The mawa cake is another typical Parsi dish that you will find being baked across Parsi households during any Parsi festival. The cake is simple to make and simply delightful to taste.
To savour a bite of this cake at home, here is what you will need to do:
Traditional Parsi recipes are delightful, nutritious and absolutely delicious and must not be missed out, especially on the occasion of Nouroz.
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