"I grew up not appreciating how lucky I was that my mum cooked amazing food for us every day. There was always something different on the table, and it was always delicious. The aroma of fried spices when I came home from school or from playing in the street was…homely, comforting and generally great to come back to.
But, one thing I also remember from life at home was that mum was always in the kitchen. I'd wake up in the morning to the sound of her in the kitchen and the smell of onions frying. She seemed to be there for the rest of the day until the last of the washing up was finished in the evening. And when I started learning about our food, I realised that it was because there was always a lot of preparation with our food, whether that was grinding spices, frying onions or bringing all of the ingredients together.
So, what I want to do with Mazzeh Spice is to give you the simplest ways to create authentic, traditional Parsi food. These kits require the least possible effort to make beautiful spiced curries, meals, snacks and side dishes for your family and friends.
All of the spice packets are put together by hand in our family kitchen. I hope you enjoy them."
- Xerxes, Creator of Mazzeh Spice
Karachi Curry 60g
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: approx 25 minutes
Karachi Curry is our version of a traditional, but lesser known Parsi dish called Sali Boti. It is a slightly drier curry, with bold flavours that give a more peppery heat than most of our other dishes.
Traditionally, this would have been cooked slowly with mutton, but we usually eat it with chicken.
Prepared with a small amount of chopped tomato and yogurt, the quantities can be experimented with to give you the texture you prefer.
Onion (with wheat), ginger, cumin, garam masala, salt, pepper, tumeric, cardamom.