Khordad Sal Mubarak!

The Feast

Still reeling over a celebratory Birthday weekend of Gods and Prophets.

While many of us celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with scrumptious fare and delicacies, our Parsi brethren celebrated Khordad Sal; the birthday of their ancient spiritual leader- Zoroaster also known as Zarathustra. He is credited to being the founder of what we now know as Zoroastrianism.

Normally celebrated in pomp and glamor with ‘ghambars’ being held around, this year I had the pleasure of sampling a simple scrumtpious meal sent by @zuperbcateringandpopupgoa with a lovely historical lesson on culture, through food sampled.

On my plate Clockwise:
Kolni no Patiyo (Prawns) rich and aromatic with a sweet after taste went swimmingly well with hot steamed basmati rice. I portioned it half way through to change palate preference with Dhan Dar- Garlic dal and rice.

The crispy crunch of succulent pieces of Chicken Farcha partially dissected the flavours enough to give me a riot of taste tickling all the appropriate sensory organs.

Feeling peckish post, I dived straight for the Ravo drizzled with roasted cashew nuts. For the uninitiated, Ravo is made from fine semolina and is the Parsi version of Kheer and is synonymous with happy occasions. The community make it without fail on birthdays, navjotes, weddings and jashans.

Thank you for the celebratory inclusion Zubin Vazifdar Mani Vazifdar.

Once again Khordad Sal Mubarak to all my lovely friends.

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Something Tart-ish

Over the last few months of quarntine, I’ve been on the down low, stuffing myself with some amazing goodies from many start-ups chefs in the home space as well as food outfits around Goa (for now)

Lemon Meranguie Tart

Welcome to my #ATwitCanPick series.

The #ATwitCanPick Ground Rules:
1) All food has been ordered anonymously.
2) All meals have been paid for.
3) Most of the food photographed is on a smartphone
4) All reviews posted are of a personal opinion.

This weekend had me craving something ‘tart-ish’.The crust had the right amount of crunch,citing a fresh bake the minute ordered.

The lemon custard filling was draining down with every carved slice and the fluffy meringue topping was literally the icing on my weekend reminding me of my other favoutire pass time this monsoon- BBQ Marshmallows!!

Each Lemon Tart costs Rs.80/- (Farha also makes a Pie format if requested.) you can order yours by calling +91 90499 13151

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