SodaBottleOpenerWala, your quintessential Bombay Irani Café and bar by the Olive group is throwing a four-day long debauch celebration of Navroze, The Parsi New Year. It starts with great music and continues with a traditional Parsi Bhonu as no Parsi celebration is complete without food. The Navroze menu will be served all through the Navroze weekend from 18th to 21st March 2016.
The Parsi New Year or Navroze falls twice in a year in India – First, on the 20th of March (one of the oldest festivals celebrated around the world, ushering Spring) according to the Iranian calendar and the second, in the latter part of the year (usually August) where the Parsis celebrate their arrival in India and the acceptance of their new homeland.
The bhonu or a festive meal is a special Parsi/Irani tradition served on all festive occasions. The dikras and dikris at SodaBottleOpenerWala have conjured up a delicious Navroze bhonu with specials like Vengna nu Achar, the Parsi favourite brinjal pickle, Saria, Parsi papad, a refreshing Salad Shirazi, appetizing Chutney Eeda na Pattice, home-style Masala ni dal, hearty Mutton pulav, Kachumbar the mixed salad, Jardaloo chicken cooked the Parsi way with apricots and Rotli, the Parsi rotis. There’s Ravo, the sweet semolina pudding & Falooda or Rose Milk with vermicelli and ice-cream to end the meal on a sweet note. The vegetarian version of the Thali gets a delicious Beetroot cutlet and a feast-worthy Lagan nu stew.
So drop what you’re doing and raise a toast to the people who know how to party all year round! “Eat drink and make merry …. Saal Mubarak!!!! Navroze Mubarak!”