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You Say Kedgeree, I Say Kitchri

Introduction

Kitchri, the Indian staple which turned into the Anglo-Indian dish kedgeree in Kolkata, is classic monsoon-season food. As my mother explains, if you have nothing else in the house and can’t go out for fresh ingredients, you’ll always have rice, lentils, potatoes and an onion for this easy, one-pot dish. I like to add in smoked mackerel and a luxurious but quick chilli ginger butter with peas.

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Ingredients

butter or ghee
onion, thinly sliced
ginger, grated
basmati rice, rinsed
red lentils, rinsed
potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
vegetable stock
medium free-range eggs
smoked mackerel, flaked
Storecupboard:
bay leaf
cumin seeds
ground cumin
ground turmeric
neutral or olive oil
sea salt flakes
For the peas:
butter or ghee
ginger, peeled and finely chopped
chilli flakes
frozen peas, defrosted

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From the book: India Express: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Every Day

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