Parsi Food Party

by Sanjeev Kapoor

You don’t have to wait for a navroze or wedding invite from a Parsi friend to get your hands on some delicious Parsi food. Here are 3 simple Parsi style recipes that get made in less than 30 minutes and will satisfy all your cravings.



Soya Chop Patio

Vegetable Dhansaak

Lagan nu Custard


Shopping list


500 grams of soya granules

250 grams of breadcrumbs

1 small packet of tamarind pulp

100 grams of bhuna masala

1 small packet of brown sugar

100 grams of red pumpkin

3 medium brinjals

1 small bunch of fenugreek leaves

100 grams of split red lentil

100 grams of split pigeon pea

100 grams of ghee

1 small packet of dhansaak masala

1 small packet of bread slices

6 eggs

1 small packet of cardamom powder

1 small packet of nutmeg powder

1 small bottle of vanilla essence

50 grams of chironji

1 small bottle of rose syrup

1 tin of condensed milk


For faster preparation


For patio make a smooth paste of green chilli. Soak the soya granules. Make the patio mixture by grinding soya granules, breadcrumbs and spices in a processor. Shape the mixture in equal portions and insert an ice cream stick.  Cut the vegetables for dhansaak, chop chillies, garlic and ginger. Wash and soak the lentils. Discard the edges of bread slices. Make the custard mixture ready.


How to go about it


Start with the custard by add the custard mixture to a baking dish then layering it with bread slices and pouring the remaining custard mixture on the bread slices. Bake in the oven until the custard is set. Then cook the vegetable dhansaak. Finally sear the chops and set aside. In the same pan make the bhuna masala to be served with the chops.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.