A variety of sumptuous Parsi food is prepared on Navroze (Parsi New Year), the day after Pateti (the day of repentance), usually celebrated on the 17th of August each year. Parsis in Goa may be a few in number but their hearts and food are simply delightful. On this occasion of Parsi New Year, they come together to celebrate this auspicious day with much preparation. But what’s it without Parsi food and friends?
10 traditional Parsi food items prepared
- Sali boti- Meat dish
- Chicken Farcha- Parsi style, Indian fried chicken
- Dhansak- combination of Persian & Gujarati cuisine elements
- Patra ni Machchi- steamed fish
- Sali Murghi- spicy chicken with fine fried potatoes
- Saas ni Machhi- yellow rice with Pomfret fish fillets in white sauce
- Kolmi no Patio- shrimp in spicy tomato curry
- Jardaloo Sali Boti- boneless mutton in an onion and tomato sauce with apricots and fried potatoes
- Khichri- rice with toor daal or moong daal
- Murghi na Ras Chaval- Chicken in a tangy tomato gravy
- Lagan nu Custard- caramel custard
- Sev- vermicelli
- Ravo- sweet semolina pudding
- Malido- a nutty fudge
- Faluda and kulfi- a favourite among many
After reading the names of all these dishes, didn’t you realize we’ve eaten most of the desserts without actually knowing their origins?
If you still haven’t tried any of these check out restaurants in Goa serving Parsi food!
- Zuberp Multicuisine
- Acron Waterfront Resort
There are many similarities between Parsis and Goans. They enjoy a good meal, drinks to chill with, western music to relax with and not to forget, football! This festival is also celebrated by people in the Middle-East, USA and South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan.