Aug 16, 2016
Navroze is around the corner and the best way to celebrate it is with some delicious Parsi food. There’s lots to eat in Mumabi, from the coveted berry pulao to everyone’s favourite dessert, caramel custard. Some of these dishes have been around for generations so much so that they have become a part of the city’s extraordinary culinary legacy. Usher in a new year with these iconic Parsi delicacies in Mumbai.
This pulao is definitely one of a kind and can give any other Parsi dish a run for its money. The iconic dish is made with fluffy rice, meat and fresh barberries, which are specially imported from Iran. Berry pulao can be best enjoyed at Britannia & Co. at Fort where it is the signature dish on the menu.
Irani chai & bun maska
If you are in Mumbai, you got to start your day with the very popular Irani chai and bun maska. A soft buttery bun dipped in milky cardamom tea ignites nostalgia for many a Mumbaikar. Drop by at Kyani & Co. at Marine Lines for the elaichi Irani chai and super soft bun maska.
Patra ni machchi
Patra ni machchi is fish usually pomfret or rawas marinated and wrapped in banana leaves, then steamed and served with fresh chapatis. Being a wedding specialty, not all restaurants have this on the menu. Jimmy Boy at Fort though serves a lagan nu bhonu featuring a variety of dishes including a delicious Patra ni machchi.
This milky dessert is the perfect way to end a Parsi meal. Prepared with milk and eggs with a layer of rich caramel on top, it is the perfect blend of sweet and creamy goodness. Go to Café Military in Fort for one of the best caramel custards in town.
Dhansak is prepared by cooking meat with a mixture of lentils and vegetables and usually served with a caramelised brown rice. A household favourite especially on Sundays, it is one of the most popular Parsi dishes. Ideal Corner and Britannia & Co. are a few places where you can enjoy some good mutton dhansak.
Kheema pav is yet another favourite Parsi dish among Mumbaikars. Best eaten with fresh pav, this spicy meaty preparation is available at almost every Parsi restaurant in the city. Go to Grant House at CST for the legendary kheema pav and you will not regret.