Parsis worldwide marked the commencement of their New Year—Navroz or Nowroz—on March 20th, a joyous occasion celebrated with fervor and tradition. Bollywood luminary Boman Irani graciously invited his Instagram followers into the heart of his Navroz festivities, sharing glimpses of the joyous occasion celebrated in his home.

In a heartwarming video shared on Thursday, Boman Irani captured moments of reverence and abundance as his family engaged in prayer to mark the auspicious occasion of Navroz. The video, a testament to familial bonds and cultural heritage, also offered a tantalizing glimpse into a spread of delectable dishes, sure to tantalize the taste buds.

The video commenced with Boman Irani’s reflection in a mirror, before panning across an array of sweet treats laid out as offerings and for the ensuing feast. Among the culinary delights were bowls brimming with rice and sugar, accompanied by an assortment of sweets. The visual feast extended to various bowls of dried fruits, including pistachios, raisins, figs, and cashews, tempting additions to the celebratory spread. Not to be missed were bowls of chewy candies, dates, a jar overflowing with chocolates, wafers, walnuts, dry dates, and naans, contributing to the abundance of flavors and textures.

A bountiful basket of fruits adorned the table, featuring bananas, apples, tomatoes, papaya, grapes, and oranges, symbolizing the essence of the season. The clip bore a poignant message, “Every New Year, we offer thanks for essentials, sweetness, and plenty, the clothes we wear,” underscoring gratitude and appreciation for life’s blessings. Boman Irani concluded the video with warm wishes of “Navroz Mubarak” to all, extending blessings of love, happiness, and prosperity.

In the spirit of Navroz, a celebration synonymous with culinary delights, here are five Parsi recipes to savor and relish:

1. Irani Zeeresh Chicken Polow: Indulge in the flavors of Iran with this tantalizing chicken pulao, infused with rich spices, tender boneless chicken, and aromatic saffron, topped with a medley of crunchy nuts.

2. Parsi Falooda: Quench your thirst with this refreshing and hydrating Parsi favorite, the Falooda, a delightful concoction enjoyed within minutes, offering a blend of sweetness and texture.

3. Chicken Farcha: Delight in the crispy goodness of Chicken Farcha, a delectable starter perfect for festive occasions and gatherings, sure to tantalize taste buds and leave a lasting impression.

4. Sali Boti (Parsi Meat Dish): Experience the culinary heritage of Parsi cuisine with Sali Boti, a savory mutton curry infused with the robust flavors of tomatoes, onions, jaggery, and vinegar, a true culinary delight.

5. Patrani Machchi: Embark on a culinary journey with Patrani Machchi, featuring succulent pomfret fillets enveloped in a luscious coconut chutney, steamed to perfection in banana leaves, a seafood lover’s dream come true.

As Navroz dawns upon us, may these recipes evoke the spirit of celebration and togetherness, enriching homes with the warmth of tradition and the joy of shared meals. Navroz Mubarak from the Irani family to yours!