The first day of the Zoroastrian calendar is called ‘Jamshedi Navroz’ which literally means New Day. The celebration of Jamshedi starts with much enthusiasm as it reaches India after 200 days around March and it has a much greater impact on the Indian peninsula. As it marks the beginning of a New Year and many new beginnings to come it holds much significance to the lives of the Parsi community. One of the most unique factors of this community is that the calendar they follow is called the ‘Sahenshahi’ calendar and it doesn’t consider any leap years. Such is the celebration of such a wonderful culture. Food holds a major and primary role in the celebration. Dining together is considered a belief that binds the community together, which is very true in itself. Sharing a meal has always been symbolized as establishing harmony and this works to this date where you can connect and reconnect.
Hence, it is evident that there will be some traditional dishes that have much significance to the occasion. The Parsis set an exclusive table for the festival and the dishes are vibrant, delectable, and mouthwatering. The preparation for the festival starts days before and if you are wondering how to set up the table for this Navroz then try setting a table full of traditional delicacies. We have curated a list of traditional delicacies that you can add to your table. Here you will find the dishes along with their mouthwatering recipes. So, let's start without further ado.
If you want to serve something sweet along with your spicy dish then what can be better than Falooda? This is one of the sweet dishes that come under the classification of frozen desserts. This soothes your taste buds after eating spicy dishes. Even though it looks very difficult to make it is easier than you can think it to be. The best thing about this dessert is that you can customize the dish according to you by adding the toppings of your choice.
Ravo is another appetizing delicacy that excites your taste buds. You can add this dish to complete your meal. This dish is very suitable if your dining table had a lot of spicy dishes, and an ideal dish if you are having kids around.
- To prepare this recipe, chop some cashews and slice some of them. Take a grinder and add cinnamon and cardamom to it. Grind them well to form a powder.
- Next, place a frying pan over a low flame and add ghee in it. Add semolina and fry them well. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown in color.
- Now, pour water in it along with sugar and stir the mixture continuously. Cook until the mixture becomes thick.
- While stirring continuously, pour milk and turn the flame to medium. Cook the mixture until the milk thickens to your desire. You can keep it milky or you can dry it a little it is up to your choose.
- For the final touch, add cardamom and cinnamon powder. Cook the mixture for 5-6 minutes. Garnish the dish with cashews and almonds and your Parsi Ravo is ready to serve!
Here are the mouthwatering recipes you can add to your dining table and relish every moment with your loved ones. These dishes symbolize prosperity laced with happiness.