- East Indian Cookery. a cooked dish consisting of rice, lentils, and spices.
- a cooked dish of rice, fish, hard-boiled eggs, butter, cream, and seasonings.
Origin of kedgeree
First recorded in 1655–65, kedgeree is from the Hindi word khicṛī, khicaṛī
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He helped himself to a plentiful portion of kedgeree, Freddie watching him with repulsion mingled with envy.
Derek, who had finished his kedgeree and was now making himself a blot on Freddie's horizon with toast and marmalade, laughed.
There is a fish pie of successive layers of rice, eggs, and fish, which is one of the native dishes and is much like Kedgeree.The Gourmet's Guide to Europe
From Kedgeree to Diamond Harbour, the view on the low banks of the river improves but little.
The Semaphore established from Kedgeree to Calcutta, is of very great advantage to the shipping interest of the place.
- mainly British a lightly curried dish consisting of rice, cooked flaked fish, and hard-boiled eggs
C17: from Hindi khicarī, from Sanskrit khiccā, of obscure origin
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