The guests are welcomes by sprinkling rose water and rice and applying the traditional
. The Parsis take special care when it comes to Nowruz food. Several traditionaldelicacies are made for different meals of the day. Breakfast usually consists of ravo,made from milk, sugar and suji and garnished with rose petals and nutmeg powder.
Alternatively, people also make
, a preparation made from vermicelli which is fried inclarified oil or ghee, then added to sugar syrup and garnished with raisins and almondslivers. As for lunch,
plays an integral part of
celebrations. This is
accompanied with plain rice,
and sweet yoghurt. The traditional drink is
, a preparation of milk flavored with rose essence. Another interesting tradition followed on this occasion is the decoration of the tablewith seven foods that begin with
symbolizing creation or renewal. Thesefoods include
(a sweet creamy pudding), seeb (apple),
(sweet dry fruit of the Lotus tree), seer (garlic), somaq (sumac berries) and
(vinegar). Apart from these foods, the table is also decorated with a copy of
, a lit lamp, an
, a bowl of water containing live fish, a shallowearthenware plate with sprouted wheat or beans for prosperity, flowers for color, asilver coin for wealth, painted eggs for productivity, and sweets and rosewater in bowls
for sweetness and happiness on a table.
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