Navroze is the Parsi New Year which is marked by incredible food and celebrations. This year, here's where you can get your fill of traditional delicacies in Mumbai. Our top five foodie picks for Navroze are...
Tuck into a delivery menu featuring Parsi cuisine favourites like Chicken Farcha and Lagan nu Custard, as well as lost heritage dishes like the Tuvar Dal no Pulao (in pic), served with Apricot Gosht. There is a special all-veg menu too, which includes an eggless dessert.
ON: Today (dinner) and tomorrow
AT: The Bawi Bride Kitchen
COST: Rs 1,600 (non-veg set menu for two); Rs 1,300 (veg menu)
Feeling left out in all the meat-heavy Navroze feasting? Choose from an array of vegetarian versions of Parsi food staples such as Dhansak, Patra ni Paneer, Salli Paneer, and Dhan Dal with Potato Patiya. Wash it all down with special Ice Cream Soda and Raspberry Soda.
ON: Today, 11 am to 11.30 pm
AT: The Bombay Havelli, ground floor, Ladhabhai Mansion, Opera House, next to Vijay Sales, Charni Road.
COST: Rs 1,200 for two
Can't decide between Patra Ni Machhi and Salli Boti? Taste a bit of everything with this lunch and dinner buffet spread of veg and non veg dishes, which includes soup, starters, main course and dessert, all cooked Parsi style. Celebrate the special day with a glass of wine, beer and mocktails.
ON: Tomorrow, 12.30 pm to 3 pm, and 7.30 pm to 11 pm AT Bayview at Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive.
COST: Rs 1650 plus taxes per person
Go the whole hog this Navroze with a menu featuring Iranian Mutton Saffron Pulav Daar (Rs 300), Jerdaloo Boti Tarela Papeta (Rs 300), Egg Chutney Jumbo Patty (Rs 100) Mewa-Mawa Custard (Rs 100) and Shirazi Falooda (Rs 100) among other authentic Parsi delicacies.
ON: Tomorrow, 12 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm AT Ideal Corner, Hornby View, Gunbow Street, Fort.
What's a New Year celebration without desserts? If a house party is on the cards, treat your guests to some traditional sugary goodness of Gaz Sohan (Rs 600 - Rs 800 per box), Original Baklava (Rs 1,400/kg), Louse Pista (Rs 1,400/kg), Honey Sharbat (Rs 180) as well as 14 different varieties of dry fruits — not that you need company to sink your teeth into these!
TILL: Stocks last, 10 am to 8 pm
AT: Iranian Sweets Palace, 143 Haroon Manzil, B Block, Imamwada Road, Bhendi Bazar.
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