Khichri Saas

A UNIQUE PARSI CULINARY CREATION: ‘SAAS NI MACCHI’ WITH BASMATI RICE ‘KHICHRI’

Unlike most Indian and Parsi curries that depend heavily on spices; the Parsi white curry ‘Saas’ (in my knowledge, Saas is a linguistic diversion of the word Sauce) boasts of only two spice elements: fresh green chili peppers and whole cumin seeds.

But the part that really makes this fish curry stand out from its curry-peers, is the use of an egg-sugar-vinegar mixture, added at the end of the cooking process, to create a curry emulsion with magical taste.

Often served at Parsi weddings and events, the Saas ni Macchi is also a popular home-cooked meal, generally accompanied by Basmati rice Khichri (recipe below,) which is Parsi cuisine’s take on the well-known Indian rice-n-lentil Khichdi.

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