Rice being boiled

Rice being boiled

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Caption: Rice being cooked for the Sultan Ghiyath al-Din. The small inscription is obscure, possibly 'madab, ' feast or entertainment. Ghiyath Shahi is seated on a divan in a garden, near a small white-domed pavilion which has an inscription 'The Sultan, the Just' over the door. Ghiyath Shahi appears to be giving instructions. His dark cook is pouring (probably) oil into a pan on the stove. A stream and ducks are in the foreground. Section of rice recipes. 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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