Preparation info

  • Serves


    for a light lunch
    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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If required, sliced chilli can be sprinkled over the kedgeree. Do not be tempted to buy your garam masala: it lacks all the fragrance of freshly made and is a waste of time.


  • 350 g (12 oz) basmati rice
  • 200 g (7


First, make the garam masala. Roast the first five ingredients in a dry frying pan until they give off a heady aroma and start to brown. Stir them constantly as they burn very easily. Remove them to a grinder, adding the remaining spices and grind to a powder. Store in an airtight container but do not keep too long.

Rinse both rice and lentils separately with plenty of cold water and dr