Colonial kedgeree

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      1 hr

Appears in
Pimp My Rice: Over 100 inspirational rice recipes from around the world

By Nisha Katona

Published 2017

  • About

The origins of this dish are found in India in the days of the British Empire. Kitchuri, a simple rice and lentil stew, was found wanting by the British during the breakfasts of the Raj. Wanting, as it was a vegetarian lentil stew with neither hide nor hair of meat or fish. This would never do for a Brit’s brunch. Indian chefs always bought fish first thing in the morning, and in the absence of refrigerators, that fish needed to be eaten before the height of the noon heat. This dish killed