Message from our President
Greetings to all and a warm welcome to
all our Zarathustee friends, who have
recently migrated to New Zealand. Just a
note of wisdom to them, do pick-up the
Kiwi lifestyle but make an extra effort to
follow our Mazdayasni Zarathustee faith.
We wish them success & good luck.
In our last issue I had informed that we
have applied for the tax exemption from
the IRD. Yes its good news, TMZANZ has
received the tax exemption from IRD, we
are exempted under various categories,
the extra income saved can be used for
our anjuman activities. All donations
made to TMZANZ will be issued with a
receipt and the same can be used to
claim a rebate from the IRD on your tax
Thanks to all of you who participated in
our Chat and Chaat - Bhel puri,
Bake-a-Cake, and the recent picnic to
Omana Beach functions. It has been a
pleasure to organise these events and I
am sure all of you have enjoyed attending
Thanks for every one who attended our
mid term general meeting, we had 76%
attendance and I am sure most of us had
the opportunity to put forward our views.
Finally, TMZANZ will continue to have our
regular prayer class and ghambar
ceremonies during 2002 as per the
calendar sent to all members. We
encourage everyone to participate and
There is more to learn and share as we
pray together. Before I end let me remind
you, currently we are coming out with our
telephone and blood group directory and
in the process of updating the TMZANZ
web-site. More information is available
from any of the committee members.
Atha Zamyaad Yatha Afrinami
Sohrab Shapurjee Irani
Up coming events
17th March Educational Lecture
and slide show followed by
21st March Jamshedi Navroz
Jashan, followed by dinner and
We will keep you informed on all future
Vada Dasturjisaheb Kaikobad Phiroze
Dastoor of Udvada Iranshah died on
Friday 25th. January 2002 He was 76
years old. Our heart felt condolences to
He is stated as being The most highly
respected High Priest of the Parsi
community worldwide (Master-Moos,
Vada Dasturjisaheb Kaikobad Phiroze
Dastoor succeeded as High Priest after
his father in 1971, and served for a
Congratulations to Pervez and Zenobia
Mistry on the birth of their son Shiavux.
A recipe to share
- Compliments of Faranak Irani
1 size 22 chicken roasted (from the
100 gms cashewnut ground to paste
1/2 litre tomato juice
1 bunch coriander chopped
4-5 boiled eggs chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
200 gms natural sweetened Yoghurt
2 - 3 tblspn Baba meat masala
(available at any Chinese tofu shop)
2 tblspn fried onion paste
2-3 tspn badyian powder
A piece of jaggery (optional)
2 bay leaves
Butter or ghee
Salt to taste
Shred chicken marinate in ginger, garlic,
yoghurt & baba meat masala & set aside for
about 1-1.5 hours.
In a frying pan heat butter add 2 bay leaves
& fry the marinated chicken for about 3-4
In a separate pan fry the cashew nut paste &
add to the chicken, continue roasting followed
by fried onion paste. To this add tomato juice
& continue cooking till the tomato juice dries
up to a nice thick gravy.
Add kasturi methi & fresh cream. When
the gravy thickens up (almost evaporated).
Add chopped boiled eggs, chopped
coriander & sprinkle badyian powder.
Serve with rotli/paratha. This can also be used as
stuffing for pancakes, pies or toasted sandwich.
December the 16th was a memorable day for
young Xerxes Sukhia, and a proud day for all those
who know him. It was the day he completed his
Under the guidance of Ervad Aspandiar
Dadachanji of Vacha Gandhi Agiary, Xerxes under
went a rigorous initiation into the priesthood.
The desire to continue his family tradition was
entirely the choice of Xerxes.
We take this opportunity to congratulate Ervad
Xerxes and his parents, and hope other young
Zarthustees will follow in his footsteps.
We would like to hear from you