Changing Letters, Changing Ingredients

Dharamjit Singh
Indian Cookery (1970)

An intriguing piece of culinary history from the headnote to Bhooni Kitcheri (Kedgeree with Lentils).

Kitcheri (which manes ‘a porridge’ or colloquially, ‘a bit of a mess’) is the prototype of kedgeree. However in India, lentils are used and not fish. The idea is to keep the dish light and digestible. The geeli, or moist kitcheri, is given to invalids or children. Here is a recipe for bhooni or dry kitcheri.

Cover - Indian Cookery - Dharamjit Singh

And so for day 3019

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