thunda khitchri

English translation: (cold) indian rice and lentil dish

10:34 Apr 5, 2010
Hindi to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Hindi term or phrase: thunda khitchri
it's from the passage where i asked about the "ghas phoos". the group is considering a place for lunch. so here it goes:

Where should they lunch, then?
“That new place, Let’s B Veg?” asked Father Booty.
“No ghas phoos, no twigs and leaves!” said Uncle Potty firmly. He never ate anything green if he could help it.
“Lung Fung?” It was a shabby Chinese establishment with slainlooking paper dragons dangling from the ceiling.
“Not very nice to sit in.”
“Windamere?”
“Too expensive, only for foreigners. Anyway, it’s their tea that’s good, lunch is the missionary boardinghouse type of thing . . . thunda khitchri . . . blubbery collar of mutton . . . salt and pepper, if you’re very
lucky. . . .

can you please explain what this "thunda khitchri" is, if not a repetition of "collar of mutton"?
vitaminBcomplex
Local time: 18:39
English translation:(cold) indian rice and lentil dish
Explanation:
Thunda means cold. Bad hindi, it should be thundi khitchri.

Khitchri is a dish made by cooking rice and lentils together. I've heard it translated as kedgree and I'm sure the root is the same but khitchri is strictly vegetarian and kedgree is often not (contains fish I believe)

an example of a recipe:
http://www.mamtaskitchen.com/recipe_display.php?id=10041
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(cold) indian rice and lentil dish


Explanation:
Thunda means cold. Bad hindi, it should be thundi khitchri.

Khitchri is a dish made by cooking rice and lentils together. I've heard it translated as kedgree and I'm sure the root is the same but khitchri is strictly vegetarian and kedgree is often not (contains fish I believe)

an example of a recipe:
http://www.mamtaskitchen.com/recipe_display.php?id=10041


Shera Lyn Parpia
Italy
Local time: 17:39
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