Navroj or Parsi New Year is celebrated twice a year – one in March and other around July-August. The real New Year is celebrated when the length of day and night are equal. The other New Year is observed by Parsis who follow shahenshahi calendar that does not take into account the leap. The parsi community settled in India follows the shahenshahi calendar and this year the New Year falls on August 17, 2016.
On this day, Parsis clean their homes, decorate homes with flowers and rangolis, wear new clothes and variety of food. Parsi food is dominantly non-vegetarian items but dessert also plays an important role on this day. These 4 authentic and mouth-watering parsi desserts are easy to cook at home and are part of tradition.
Ravo is semolina pudding that is a breakfast-must on Parsi New Year. It is an extremely simple recipe made by combining semolina, milk, sugar, cardamom powder and chopped almonds and pistachios.
Another breakfast tradition, Parsi Sev is served with sweet yogurt. The recipe is quick 15 minutes and can be made with vermicelli, water, sugar, rose water, vanilla essence and dry fruits.
Every visitor that is received by Parsis on this auspicious day are sprinkled with rose water and are served faluda. While faluda may look tough and time-consuming, it is actually quick to prepare and excellent coolant to refresh yourself on a hot and sunny day. For faluda you need, vermicelli, condensed milk, milk, sugar, basil seeds and rose syrup.
#1 Lagan nu Custard
Lagan nu Custard or caramel custard is traditional Parsi dessert that is made during weddings and on Parsi new year. The recipe is little time consuming and you must have oven at home. For the recipe you will need milk, eggs, sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and vanilla essence.
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