Navroz, the Parsi New Year, is a great time to step out and taste some authentic Parsi food in some of Mumbai’s most iconic restaurants. However, if you cannot go out of the house due to the current climate, here’s how you can make some of the traditional Parsi dishes at home.
We start off with the carrot pickle made by the Parsis in Gujarat. In this episode of Pickle Nation, Chef Kunal Kapur traces the history of Parsis in India and their auspicious pickle. This pickle is usually made before a wedding but it is also made to signify new beginnings and a new life. To make this special pickle you will require the following ingredients:
Dry Fruits (Apricots, Dates, Blackcurrants)
For the carrot pickle, you need to grate carrots and keep them in a glass jar mixed with salt. Keep the salted carrots out for drying. Mix vinegar and jaggery in another glass jar and strain the mixture. Add the jaggery-vinegar mixture to a bowl with the marinated carrots, ginger, apricots, blackcurrants, dates, and mustard. Add salt, chilli powder, and turmeric powder before mixing. Store the mixture in a jar for a few days at home before serving.