The Parsi New Year, also known as Navroz, is celebrated to mark the beginning of the Iranian calendar. The tradition began some 3000 years ago and is observed by the Parsi community around the world. SodaBottleOpenerWala celebrated it with a massive Parsi Bhonu which we went in to try for ourselves.
The menu is simple and entails Gajar Mewa nu Achar, an amazing pickle made with grated carrots , Saria Papads-rice crackers, fish pattice, smoked brinjal patio and more. The fish pattice stuffed with fish, potatoes and spices is scrumptious. The smoky eggplant in a sweet, spicy and tangy masala is equally spectacular.
For mains, the Kid Ghosh with tender lamb, cashews is rich and irresistible. The Masala Dal and Chicken Pulao are perfectly-flavoured and worth a nosh. We end our meal with the Coconut Macro on Crumble and Irani Falooda-blockbuster desserts.
With simple but decadent delicacies, this Parsi Bhonu definitely shines through, with its culinary craftsmanship and great hospitality.
The New Year Bhonu was available from 12-24 August
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own
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