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Lifestyle Food and Recipes 10 Aug 2019 Craving authentic Pa ...

Craving authentic Parsi food? Check out this food festival

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : DRISHTI VANJANI
Published Aug 10, 2019, 2:05 pm IST
Updated Oct 9, 2019, 7:20 pm IST
Experience the best of Parsi culinary wonders at ‘Majja Ni Life’, by Gallops
Dhansak is a popular Parsi delicacy. (Photo: Instagram @ohekaofficial)
 Dhansak is a popular Parsi delicacy. (Photo: Instagram @ohekaofficial)

 “I want to try authentic Parsi food.” One thing that prominently defines Parsi culture is its delectable cuisine range. The craving for traditionally prepared Parsi food resides in the hearts of many. With a distinct blend of flavours, it’s one of the most sought-after cuisines all over. This unique touch comes with the influence of two prominent cultures- Persian and Hindu, which, when combined, result in Parsi food.

When you take in a bite, there’s a burst of sweetness first, followed by tanginess, before the spice finally kicks in. And that’s what makes a dish so tempting. Apart from this, bawa cuisine is also known for its splendid ingredients: eggs are a major element in most of the dishes. And their fish preparations are known all over for their exotic taste.

 

 However, given that only few people can nail the art of cooking Parsi dishes, there are not many places where you can relish Dhansak or Patra ni machi. With the Parsi New Year inching closer by the day, ‘Majja Ni Life’, a Parsi food festival hosted by Gallops in Mumbai is here to satiate your taste buds. Offering a range of popular and lesser-known dishes, it promises to bring the power-packed flavours of a Parsi meal to your plate.

You can relish some of these items straight from their menu:

Chicken Farcha, a filling dish, is one of the most popular items on their menu. Savour these tender pieces of chicken, dipped in egg-wash and then deep- fried to give them a crispy outer layer that make for a delicious appetizer.

 

In addition, they also have tantalising fish delicacies-Patra Ni Machli, served on banana leaf, and Saas Ni Machi, which is fish prepared in white curry.

There’s a lot in store for vegetarians as well. Who can resist the temptation of hogging down a serving of piping hot Patra Na Paneer, or the Secret Dhansak Dal?  

Jasmine Singh, co-partner at Gallops is extremely passionate about the food on the menu, as Vogue states. The Parsi spread would have been incomplete without ‘Sexy Salli Boti’, a mutton dish with potato sticks. Another must-have is Doodh Nu Puff, a frothy dessert that looks like a cloud of milk.

 

The festival, which is on from August 14 to August 25, promises to present the colours and flavours of the cuisine at its best. So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and start your countdown to finally indulging in some scrumptious Parsi food today!

Address: Gallops, Inside Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Via Gate No 1, Keshavrao Khadye Marg, Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai.

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