Poro, akuri, patra ni machhi, dhansak, farcha, saas ni machhi, par eedu, sali boti – are words that make most of us hungry. A guide that shows the way when that craving hits.
Apart from visiting our regular Parsi / Iranian cafes, Team enthucutlet did a deep dive to find out some other atypical Parsi dishes and places to try. From cheesecakes and khari pizzas to Parsi-Goan fusion cuisine, we have curated a list that will take you on a Parsi-an adventure in Mumbai.
Patissier and writer Nicole Mody experiments with extremely unusual flavours curating culinary experiences that revolve around imagination, ingredients, and indulgence. For her, food is an expression that is reflected in the unconventional goods offered by Comida World. For a Parsi treat, Nicole does a lagan nu custard cheesecake(!), also available in varied flavours such as Cherry Black Pepper and Brie Cranberry. Her Courgette with Lemon Curd & Cream Cheesecake, and Miso Caramel Chocolate Tart also caught our attention.
Looking for a Parsi caterer for your parties and events? With over 17 years of experience under their belt, Bomi Patel & Kaizad Patel Caterers specialise in Parsi-based cuisine with a wide variety of dishes on their menu such as dhansak, sali boti, brain cutlet, lagan nu custard, and more. Moreover, they also have a decorating business along with their catering services.
Call 98202 00133.
Bawa Gone Goan offers an unusual mashup, in which Parsi meals meet Goan dishes. Some of their fusion dishes include servings of Parsi Curry Rice + Goan Stuffed Chillies, Dhansak with Brown Rice + Goan cutlet, Goan Prawn Curry Rice + Parsi Style Fish Fry. They also do a mix of veg and non-veg starters along with non-alcoholic cocktail mixers. Along with their daily orders, BGG also dabbles in bulk orders for parties and events and a range of three pickles – tomato, chicken, and prawn.
A delivery and takeaway kitchen, Parsilicious offers authentic Parsi food along with some classics, at an affordable price. Customers can choose from Dilshad’s basics like chicken farcha or Parsi poro sandwich, or be slightly adventurous with bheja cutlet or chicken pineapple salad. The outlet also caters to a minimum order of five plates.
Rita Jamshed Kapadia runs a wonderful blog with posts about cookbooks, recipes, festivals and traditions, customised Parsi cuisine menus for important occasions, and a link to shop for groceries. You can also find traditional recipes and a menu for a Parsi wedding feast. From how to make dhansak masala at home to making dhoodhi (bottle gourd) chicken and posting hilarious illustrations with captions (look for Why are you so Fat), the blog is truly all things Parsi.
Take a look here.
When seeking out authentic, homemade Parsi food that comes to your doorstep, consider Havis Kitchen. Their menu is short but satisfying, with traditional Parsi starters, main courses, and even vegetable dishes along with a few sweets. Expect everything from sali boti and dhansak to chicken farcha and chapat.
This quirky, bustling cafe is an ode to old Bombay Irani cafes. From Parsi culinary delicacies to their assorted Irani Bakery menu, everything is a treat. SBOW’s Khari Pizza and Bharuchi Paneer Akuri are our house favourites. Don’t miss Jeroo Aunty’s Chocolate Mousse at the BKC outlet.
The Tiny Taster is a travel, food, and recipe website run by Roxanne Bamboat who spends her time exploring the world and its food. Roxy is Parsi, so her TTT has a collection of Parsi food recipes such as Parsi Poro, Parsi Style Kheema Per Edu, Parsi Chaapat, Bhakras, Parsi Style Kid Gosht, and much more.
Take a look here.