Eight ways to celebrate Navroz with a feast

From catering experts to speciality Bawa eating joints, here’s a short round-up of what’s on offer for Parsi New Year

Whether you’re a Parsi or not, it’s mandatory to feast like one, especially when it’s Navroz. The Parsi New year, falls on August 17 this year and while there are a number of city restaurants like Jimmy Boy and Britannia & Co to visit for their authentic dishes, here’s a round-up of a few places which are offering some special dishes for the occasion...

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A lavish menu of traditional dishes with an innovative twist will be available at the restaurant tucked inside, the Mahalaxmi Race Course as part of their Parsi New Year menu from August 14-25. There’s Navsari Ni Boi, a signature dish with fish sourced directly from Gujarat and Faredoon Na Farcha which is fried crispy chicken. For the vegetarians there’s Topli Nu Paneer, cottage cheese dumplings floating in salted brine and a Secret Dhansak Dal served with caramelised rice. End your meal on a sweet note with Udvada Nu Sancha Nu Mango Ice Cream and the Lovjina Lagan Nu Custard.

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The feast at this Irani café chain of eateries this year comprises bhonu, that celebrates traditional Parsi recipes and flavours, from August 12-24. The Vegetarian Bhonu offers Gajar Mewa Nu Achar, Saria Papad, Rotli, Veg Russian Pattice, Smoked Brinjal Patio, Veggie kid Gosht and Masala dal along with Veg Pulao. For the non-vegetarians, some of the veg options will be replaced with Fish Pattice, Kid Gosht and Chicken Pulao. Irani Falooda and a Coconut Macaroon Crumble with Dal Ni Pori and ice cream round off the feast on a sweet note.

Oheka (9324029879)

The recently-launched Oheka in Bandra has a couple of Parsi delights on offer. Chef Akshay K has come up with some favourites like Patra Ni Macchi, Chicken Dhansak, Mutton Salli Boti, Parsi Chicken Cutlets and Signature Berry Pulao among others. The Navroze special menu is available from August 12 to 30.

Ostaad (9372426446)

The Central Asia speciality eatery in Kamla Mills, has a week-long feast of some of their specials, including the Ostaadi Raan, which is slow cooked for 12 hours, the Barraha Kebab, Chapli lamb kebab, Murg Pashtooni seekh Iranian prawn curry and more. For those looking for a sweet ending, there’s the Aish al Sariya, which has layers of custard sweetened with dates and nuts.

Dinshaw’s Xpress Café (90045 30507)

Parsi New Year is being celebrated with fervour for the entire month August at Dinshaw’s. The Oshiwara-based restaurant has special thalis – vegetarian, Chicken, Mutton and even a Special Batliwala Thali – served along with Lagan nu Custard, Parsi Kulfi and Pallonji drinks in various flavours.

Jamavar, The Leela (66911350)

Home chef Behroze Khandadia has curated a three-day Parsi food pop-up at Jamavar at The Leela from August 16 to August 18. The Big Bawa Bhonu comprises authentic Parsi dishes such as Paya soup, Egg Chutney Pattice, Kheema Pattice, Prawns Patio, Chicken Farcha, Berry Pulao and more. And who can say no to Dinshaw’s Delight, which has traditional Parsi sev, sweet dahi and Mawa Ni Boi at the end?

Katy’s Kitchen (9820904694/9820136511)

The Navroz weekend menu at Katy’s Kitchen will see some serious activity in the Parsi caterer’s kitchen. Expect Bheja Cutlets, Sali Jardaloo Chicken, Mutton Pullao Dal, Sambhariya Bheeda, Brinjal Capsicum Salan and Kora no Murabbo to be delivered all across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane from August 15 to 18. Call or WhatsApp to order.

Tanaz Godiwala (9820133399)

While everything she makes is special, Tanaz Godiwala does have some extra special dishes up her sleeve for her Navroz menu. “Apart from the regular fish, chicken and pullao dal, we will be doing Kid Gosht, Bheja Cutlets, Salli Boti, Custard and the all-time favourite Saas-ni-Machchi,” she says.

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