The Feast of Sir Edward Kelly

Edward Kelly

Sunday, 25 November is Feast of Edward Kelly (or Kelley — alternative spellings exist, as he lived before the time of standardized spelling). The Invisible Basilica of Sabazius describes the Gnostic Saint as: “Irish alchemist and magician. Kelly is best known for his travels with John Dee and work his work for Dee as a ‘skryer’ or visionary medium; but he was also a noted alchemist on his own right, publishing three alchemical works: The Stone of the Philosophers, The Humid Way, and The Theatre of Terrestrial Astronomy.

Because Kelly was an alchemist who claimed to be able to produce gold from base metals, here is a recipe for “golden coins.”

Vegetable Gold Coins


  • 4 slices bread
  • 4 tbs oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrot, cabbage, boiled pea, mushroom, broccoli), chopped finely
  • 1 large potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbs corn flour
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
  • a little til (white sesame seeds)


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add the onion and saute for a minute.
  2. Add the vegetables and mix well.
  3. When the vegetables are almost cooked, add the mashed potato and mix well.
  4. Add garam masala, red chilli powder and salt.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Cut a bread slice into round shape with a katori. Put some potato mixture on the slice.
  7. Add water to 1 tbsp of corn flour and make a thick paste.
  8. Spread on the bread slice, add some til and fry.
  9. Serve with sauce.

(Source: Sify Bawarchi)

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