Ah… Parsi Food! Recipe for Akuri!

When most people come to know I’m a Parsi, they immediately say – “ah! Parsi food! So when are you calling me over!?” Quite simply, Parsis are synonymous with ‘good food’ (among other things!) Well… I always reply to these, “Hey! You’re welcome anytime!” And that’s an offer, most people cannot refuse!

This of course leads us to agree that no good Parsi website can be complete without food! So here we go – the first in a series of much demanded Parsi food recipes, which we’ll post online.

Of course, to use a cliche, these are recipes “under standard test conditions”. Because no two self-respecting Parsis will make the same recipe taste the same as someone else would. Which of course leads to variations like “mara mamma nu akuri”(my mother’s akuri), “mari bairi nu akuri”(my wife’s akuri), “aevanneta nu akuri” (their akuri), “aie akuri thori che??!” (this is not akuri!) and so on… for any dish you choose to name!

But now, back to the point – How to make Akuri – one of the great Parsi breakfast dishes, made with eggs of course!It’s made regularly by my mother, sister, wife, Freni aunty… and also the Chef’s at the Taj Hotels (check out their room service menu)!

This recipe has been shared by Veera Mavalwala.

Ingredients (To Serve 1 person):

  • 4 small onions chopped into small cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt to taste;  red chilly powder
  • 2 Chopped Tomatoes or raw mangoes during season
  • Coriander chopped & green chillies chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Fry the onions till brown and add tomatoes/raw mango, green chillies, salt & red chilly powder and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add the eggs, stirring well to blend with the ingredients.
  • Decorate with chopped coriander and serve hot with bread/toast or rotis.

Note:  The same recipe can be made by substituting eggs with mashed paneer.