Preparation of betel chews

Preparation of betel chews

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Caption: Preparation of betel chews for the Sultan Ghiyath al-Din. Ghiyath Shahi out of doors apparently in discussion with three of his attendants. In the foreground a flask is being poured over a dish of betel leaves on the left. On the right a plate (of lime?) is being put into a pestle and mortar. This is one of the sections on the preparation of betel. 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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Keywords: betel, container, cookery, cooking technique, culinary tools and equipment, dish, equipment, flask, government occupations, historical, history, persian, sultan, the nimatnama-i nasir al-din shah a manuscript o, tools and equipment, watercolour

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