[Sca-cooks] Medieval Indian cooking
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Dec 7 23:36:49 PST 2009
>With respect to Cariadoc, the Nimatnama is not Mughal. The Nimatnama was
>written in Mandu, which is in the modern state of Madya Pradesh, by the
>last emperor of the Khalji dynasty 30 years before the Mughals invaded.
>The Nimatnama is true fusion cuisine from a Muslim Turkic culture which
>had been blending with the predominant Hindu culture for almost two
>hundred years, as the first Khaljis conquered central India in the
>1300s. The food is quite different from the food of the early Mughals.
My thanks for the correction.
What sources other than the _Ain i Akbari_ do we have for the food of
the early Mughals?
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