Parsi community is originally from Persia, which is now Iran, their cuisine is the traditional food of Zoroastrian Parsis all over the globe. Parsi food has roots in Persian and Gujarati cuisines and much of the food is a meat-lovers dream come true.It involves simple yet diverse ingredients that in theory seem a bit odd but make complete sense on a plate.
I was invited to this place at Karama, easily located and invites you with warm lights and laid back style sitting arrangement. I was skeptical about trying out persian cuisine as it was my first time but equally excited to try.I got to meet the one of owner of this place who enlightened me with this delightful cuisine and its history.
We started our tasting session with crunchy and tangy chaat items. They have many options and allotted a day just for chaat lovers in just 25dhs,where you can have unlimited chaat and other street food items called Chitter Chaater Monday.
- Mint Lemonade
- Mutton Sali Boti
- Mutton Dhansak
- Lagan Nu Custard
- Green Boti Wrap
- Patra Ni Macchi
Mutton Sali Boti- Sali Boti is a mutton gravy made using a typical Parsi recipe.The jaggery added to this preparation gives it a sweet tinge that will make you crave for it,it is served with mouth watering homemade and fried potato sticks(sali).
Mutton Dhansak- Another staple persian dish,it is made by cooking mutton or goat meat with a mixture of lentils and vegetables. This is served with caramelized brown rice, which is rice cooked in caramel water to give it a typical taste and colour. The dal cooked with mutton and vegetables served with brown rice, altogether is called dhansak.
Green Boti Wrap – Delicious soft boti roll which was wrapped in roti rather than any oil dripping paratha which I loved it.
Patra Ni Macchi- Patrani machi is a Parsi steamed fish preparation. Fish coated in a coconut chutney mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed till cooked.I can’t stress how much it was aromatic and flavorful.No wonder I will go back just to have this dish.
Lagan Nu Custard- It is an iconic dish for the Parsis and is a great dessert treat,served on special occasions. For me it was like a pudding creamy and delicious.
Overall,it was pleasurable experience and it made me happy to add one more new cuisine in my food list,now I know what to order in Parsi cuisine with knowledge and acquainted taste.