Let's admit, things from the past can be quite intriguing. While some of these things can evoke feelings of nostalgia and attachment, others may have historical significance and represent important milestones or events in human history. These artefacts can give us a sense of connection to the past and help us understand how people lived and thought in earlier times. Recently, writer Ira Mukhoty shared an old photo of a kebab recipe from the first governor general of Bengal, Warren Hastings' private diary.
Ira took to Twitter to share a photo of the kebab recipe. In the photo, we can see a handwritten note that lists the ingredients for the kebab such as minced meat or keema, garlic, chilli, egg yolks, cream and many more. Hastings also noted the process of making the dish. "Mix well in 5 or 6 glasses of water, boil in a saucepan till dry. Grind it well on a stone...form it into cakes and fry them in butter, taking care if they do not stick to the pan," read the note. "Warren Hastings' kebab recipe. Even as charges for corruption were about to be framed against him, Hastings was enjoying Nawab Asaf's company at Lucknow in July 1784, learning how to make kebabs. British library, Hastings' private diary," read the caption of the tweet.
Warren Hasting's kebab recipe
Even as charges for corruption were about to be framed against him, Hastings was enjoying Nawab Asaf's company at Lucknow in July 1784, learning how to make kebabs
British library, Hastings' private diary pic.twitter.com/fqCtch2x1L— Ira Mukhoty (@mukhoty) February 23, 2023
Since being shared, the tweet has received 77.5K views and 796 likes so far. Internet users were quite intrigued by this old note of the kebab recipe. One person wrote, "Exquisite document. Does it say "kebaub khetaai"?
Exquisite document. Does it say "kebaub khetaai"?— ((( 1/f ))) フェダシング / फेडसिंह (@fadesingh) February 23, 2023
Another person commented, "The beauty of #India, conqueror, investigated food first."
"Some of the tastiest kebabs in the world are still to be found in Lucknow," added another.
Some of the tastiest kebabs in the world are still to be found in Lucknow.— Ben Moles 🇦🇺 (@bwmoles) February 24, 2023
A fourth comment read, "Yum. Thank you for sharing. What are nos. 5 and 7? Not "parched boot" and "dhip" surely? Would love to try this!" "Khaana pehle (food first)," added another.
Yum. Thank you for sharing. What are nos. 5 and 7? Not ”parched boot” and “dhip” surely?would love to try this!— chicu (@Chicu_l) February 24, 2023
Khaana pehle ! 😂— Kunal Sharma (@kunalsharma1284) February 23, 2023
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About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.