August 16, 2010 | Posted by ajay tawde at 2:20 AM |
The Parsi community in India is famous for its love of hard work, good living and lip-smacking food! The beauty of Parsi cuisine is that it brings together techniques and ingredients from across the world while managing to fit gracefully into India’s food map. At the very base of Parsi cooking are the staples including lentils, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs and milk products. These are then combined with the signature spices of Parsi cuisine to achieve a variety of dishes, each complex in taste, yet charming in simplicity! They include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, garam masala, ginger, garlic, vanilla and rosewater.
Delicacies that grace the Parsi tables daily and on festivals, weddings and celebratory occasions tend to include dishes from all the food groups. Parsis are particularly fond of fish, notably pomfret, halibut, plaice, prawns and the ubiquitous Bombay duck!