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The Begums often supervised the cooking done in the zenankhana. Basmati rice when cooked used to be strained in a fine muslin cloth to drain off the starch so that each elongated grain remained separate. After being put back in the pot, few grains of rice stuck to the fabric, caught the attention of the Begum who fascinated by the design asked her embroiderers to create it with a stitch and Murri stitch was created. This stitch in its fine form resembles an embossed grain of rice.