a serving of baked egg custard on a plate, with a spoon

baked egg custard

A simple, yet elegant dessert, lagan nu custard is served at Parsi weddings or festive occasions. It is a simple baked egg custard made with everyday ingredients, just a few spices, and is not tooth-achingly sweet.

a serving bowl of yellow dal

yellow dal

A very simple and basic recipe for cooking dal. In this recipe, split pigeon peas are cooked with split red lentils to produce a simple dal. This dal uppu paruppu or dhandar can be used as the basis of other dishes, such as tarka dal, or dal with eggs. It also makes a great side dish. Another comfort food recipe.

a bowl, with Parsi scrambled eggs and a roti

Parsi scrambled eggs

Scrambled eggs done the Parsi way. Akoori can be served at breakfast, as a snack, for lunch, or for a light evening meal.

serving dish of lamb with lentil and vegetable


Lamb with lentils and vegetables, or dhansak, has something for everyone – lamb, lentils, pumpkin, eggplant, and a creamy texture with no dairy products.

serving dish of lamb with lentil and vegetable

Parsi family lunch

This is a traditional Sunday family lunch for a well-to-do Parsi extended household.

a small serve of Parsi brown rice

brown rice

Parsi brown rice is actually white rice with caramelised jaggery and onions. Lightly golden in colour, vagharela chawal is mildly sweet and fragrant from the whole spices.

a serving bowl of kachumber

tomato, cucumber and onion salad

Fresh and slightly acidic, kachumber is a chopped salad featuring tomato, cucumber and onion. It is one of the most common accompaniments to an Indian meal.