origin: (1600's) Hindi khicarī; Sanskrit khiccā= dish of rice.
A humble British breakfast dish, adapted from an Indian khichdi, consisting of: curried rice, (smoked) flaked fish, hard-boiled eggs, parsley, (clarified) butter and/or cream; peas are another common addition. At it was originally made with just lentils & rice, some people like to add legumes too.
In the episode of Poirot, "The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly", an offered meal of kedgeree is a sign that -- despite the appearance of luxury -- the family is struggling financially. However, I think it sounds quite tasty!
Gordon Ramsey has also done his "posh" version.
origin: (1400s) Latin ptisana; Greek ptisanē= crushed barley.
An herbal infusion boiled into a beverage (for one's health); herbal tea.
Everyday, Poirot takes a "tisane" in the afternoon as a stimulant for his "little grey cells", which the Belgian detective prefers to the traditional English version of milky black caffeinated tea.