Ravo – the Porridge of Parsis

Ravo is a dessert we would always have on a birthday or other special occasion. I remember it for the taste but also because when mum was making it on the cooker she’d call me in to keep stirring it with a wooden spoon. There was a rule in the house that you never stir…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me 🎂 Today has been my birthday so I spent it with family, and enjoyed a lovely Indian take-away rather than cooking. Usually on birthdays, we would have plain white basmati rice, with yellow dhal on top, and finally topped off with prawn or fish patia. Then for dessert it would be…

Pakora

I remember getting into the back of my Dad’s old Renault 6 and heading down to the pakora shop in Bury Park, Luton on a Saturday afternoon. My Dad would go there every now and again to bring us back a bag of pakoras for a teatime snack. The pakoras were made in the back…

Ras Chawal – hopefully an easy one to start with

I thought a good place to start blogging about my Parsi food journey would be with the first meal I decided to cook. Ras Chawal translates to spicy tomato gravy (ras) with rice (chawal). It’s a relatively simple dish, but very tasty and not too spicy (unless you want it to be, in which case just…

January 2017

It’s January 2017 and I’ve set myself a goal of becoming a better cook during the next 12 months. The type of food I’m aiming to cook is Parsi food, the food I grew up with. Parsi food has its origins in Persia, that’s the meaning of Parsi, to come from Persia. There’s more about…