Navroz Mubarak! 7 Finger Licking Parsi Dishes That Are A Must Try For Every Foodie
Dailybhaskar.com | Mar 20,2017 2:40 PM IST
The Parsi community of India will celebrate their biggest festival of the year on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21. Navroz marks the begining of the Shehanshai calander, and is commemorated in the honour of King Jamshed of Iran who was a kind and honest ruler.
This festival coincides with the spring equinox of March 21 when the day and night are of equal duration. This is the begining of the Persian New Year as well.
Parsis pray to their prophet Zoroaster, and after a ceremonial prayer, the community lays a delectable meal on the table. The table is covered with a white cloth which indicates purity. Traditionally, the first dishes to be put on table begin with ‘sh’ and ‘sa’ that symbolise the creation of the earth.
Let's check out some mouthwatering dishes that are common in Parsian homes of India during Navroz...
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- This is a classic Parsi dish with fried egg on top of crispy potato layer, relished along with grilled tomato.
- This dish combines the goodness of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. Mutton or goat meat is cooked with a mixture of lentils and vegetables.
- In this dish, steamed fish topped with chutney and wrapped in a banana leaf. It is a popular delicacy during Navroz and Parsi weddings.
- This Parsi styled kheer is made with semolina flour and fried raisins and almonds are added for taste.
- The sweets are cooked on traditional copper vessels over a woodfire.
- Parsis love to infuse their pulao with prawns.
- It is s a quick and delicious sweet dish which is made on several auspicious occasions. Vanilla essences or cadamom-nutmeg powder can be added for taste.