Vegetables being cooked

Vegetables being cooked

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Caption: Vegetables being cooked for the Sultan Ghiyath al-Din. Greens and potherbs. Ghiyath Shahi on a stool under red awning in a garden at night supervising his cooks, one of whom, a dark girl, is blowing up the fire with a hollow tube. The other cook has greens or potherbs. The recipes here are for greens and potherbs. Opaque watercolour. Sultanate style. Image taken from The Ni'matnama-i Nasir al-Din Shah. A manuscript on Indian cookery and the preparation of sweetmeats, spices etc. Originally published in 1495 - 1505.

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