Asian Games 2018: UP government announces Rs 50 lakh reward for shooter Saurabh Chaudhary

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: August 21, 2018 5:26:59 pm





Gold medalist India’s Saurabh Chaudhary, stand during national anthem at the awards ceremony for the 10m air pistol men’s final shooting event during the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday congratulated the 16-year-old Meerut teenager, Saurabh Chaudhary for clinching a gold medal in the 10m Men’s air pistol event at the Asian Games 2018 and announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for the shooter.

The chief minister also applauded the efforts of Ravi Kumar, who along with Apurvi Chandela won a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle mixed team event on Day 1 of the tournament. In a tweet, Yogi announced a cash reward for Ravi Kumar of Rs 20 lakh, offering him a position to serve as an employee in Uttar Pradesh government.

However, boxer Vijender Singh criticised the UP government’s move saying, “Wow one gold medalist from Haryana gets 3 crore & another gold medalist from UP 50 lakhs. Why ?? #AsianGame2018”

Saurabh Chaudhary, earlier in the day, bagged India’s first shooting gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia. He shot a record of 240.7 to clinch the top honours. Meanwhile, in the same event another Indian, Abhishek Verma bagged a bronze medal with a score of 219.3.

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Ravi Kumar along with Apurva Chandela on Sunday at the Jakabaring Shooting Range in Palembang secured bronze medals in the 10m air rifle mixed team event. The duo opened India’s medal account at the Asian Games 2018.

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Red alert! Amber Rose turns into a demonic ‘Catwoman’ in this Madonna-inspired outfit

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: August 21, 2018 5:27:06 pm





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From offbeat to raunchy and risqué, fashion trends seem to be evolving in the blink of an eye. Looks like celebrities are also in tune with the ever-changing fads and love to make a style statement. Grabbing eyeballs at the MTV VMA Awards red carpet this year, American model and actress Amber Rose turned heads in a red latex skin-tight outfit and lived up to the theme this year — “Everything Might Happen” — quite literally!

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Paying a tribute to Madonna in her conical bra bodysuit, the 34-year-old star embodied a devilish dominatrix.

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Her accessories were the talk of the town too — right from the cat-eye mask and elbow-length gloves to the over-the-knee boots and a whip!

Amber Rose arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in a red skin-tight latex outfit. (Source: AP)

Flaunting her svelte figure, the mum-of-one raised eyebrows with her tiny red thong and a pair of fishnet tights, barely covering her body.

Amber Rose stunned onlookers by accenting her outfit with a cat-eye mask, over-the-knee boots and a whip! (Source: AP)

Not only did she totally rule the red carpet in her Catwoman meets Daredevil avatar, but she was also captured in a series of steamy poses — flashing just a bit of her blonde tresses and accenting her look with diamond studded earrings. Smokey eyes, dazzling red lips and a pair of bright green contact lenses rounded out her look.

Smokey eyes, dazzling red lips and a pair of bright green contact lenses rounded out her look. (Source: AP)

Here’s how people reacted on Twitter after seeing her outfit:

What are your thoughts on Amber Rose’s steamy devil dress? Tell us in the comments below.

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Asian Games 2018: India clinch bronze in sepak takraw

By: PTI | Palembang |

Published: August 21, 2018 3:50:14 pm





India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign. (Source: Pixabay/Image used for representational purpose) 

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India on Tuesday clinched a maiden Asian Games medal in Sepak Takraw despite its men’s regu team losing to defending champion Thailand in Palembang. The Indian men’s regu team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semifinalists are also awarded a medal.

India had defeated Iran 21-16, 19-21, 21- 17 in the first match to make a winning start to their campaign.

India, however, lost to Indonesia 0-3 in the second Preliminary Group B match of the day but still advanced to the last-four stage and be guaranteed of at least a bronze.

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India vs England 3rd Test Day 4 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, Ind vs Eng Live Cricket Score: India had their backs against the wall after a hammering at Lord’s. From then, anything would be way up. Now as fourth day of the third Test comes in, it is England who have their backs against the wall with India in command. 103 from Virat Kohli, 72 from Cheteshwar Pujara helped India set up a 521 run target. England will resume from 23/0 with Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings in the middle needing 498 runs more to win. Catch live score and updates from India vs England in 3rd Test Day 4 from Trent Bridge, Nottingham here.

Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of India’s tour of England. The hosts will resume from 23/0 with an under-pressure Keaton Jennings on 13 and Alastair Cook on 9. They survived some probing effort from Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami in the nine overs that were bowled late on on Day 3. Will be interesting how England approach this considering they have six sessions and it doesn’t look impossible to win from here. But, it is a massive task still. They will have to set a record score in the fourth innings to chase down the target. Start in half an hour

England will have to set a record for the highest successful fourth-innings chase if they are to win the third test against India after the dominant tourists declared at 352 for seven with Virat Kohli making 103 on Monday. England’s opening pair of Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings survived a tricky nine overs before the close of play, reaching 23 without loss. That means Joe Root’s side require another 498 runs to win over the final two days of play and history suggests that is highly unlikely. Only four teams have scored more than 400 to win a test, West Indies’ 418 to beat Australia in 2003 being the highest. The highest fourth-innings winning test total at Trent Bridge is 284 by England against New Zealand in 2004.

Ismat Chughtai birth anniversary: A look at her memorable work

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |

Published: August 21, 2018 1:56:34 pm





Ismat Chughtai,Ismat Chughtai stories,Ismat Chughtai lihaaf, Ismat Chughtai memorable works, indian express, indian express news Ismat Chughtai’s rebellious and iconoclastic writing is still relevant. (Source: File Photo)

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One of the most prominent faces in Urdu literature, Ismat Chughtai was a force to reckon with. Born on August 21, 1915 in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, Chughtai was one of the pillars in Urdu literature and through her writing she constantly shed light on issues like female desires and sexuality, conflicts of the middle class and their aspirations.

One of her most enduring works remain the short story, Lihaaf (The Quilt). Published in 1942, the story sparked controversy and was criticised for its homoerotic theme. However, Lihaaf is one among a large body of her work. Chughtai has enriched the canon of Urdu literaure with her other works as well.

Here’s looking at her famous short stories and novels.

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Gainda ( The Marigold)

Written after Chughtai moved to Mumbai, Gainda explores the various facets of female sexuality. She wrote about the awakening of sexual desires and urges in young girls and also brought to the fore the double standard of morality. Gainda is the name of a young widow who is sucked into the adult world prematurely owing a child marriage and the story traces how she falls prey to it and is ultimately shamed and chastised.

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Lihaaf (The Quilt)

One of her most controversial works, Lihaaf deals with the theme of homosexuality. A theme more closely guarded then it is now, it was scathingly criticised and charges of obscenity were levelled against Chughtai. Narrated from a child’s perspective, the story shows how the protagonist Begum Jan, neglected by her husband, creates a space for herself in her household and uses that to articulate her sexual desires.

Gharwali (The Homemaker)

Gharwali narrates the tale of Lajjo, the protagonist whom Chughtai invests not only with an awareness of her sexual desires but also with immaculate survival instincts. She feels no shame as Lajjo, a quintessential Chughtai protagonist, treats her sexual urges as a natural instinct. Nothing more and nothing less.

Tedhi Lakeer (The Crooked Line)

Considered one of the most celebrated works in Urdu literature, Tedhi Lakeer is Chughtai’s magnum opus. Her protagonist Shama is rebellious, headstrong and through her, Chughtai presents a picture of the way Indian Muslims would live under the colonial rule. She also wrote about women, their desires and struggles.

Til (The Mole)

The Mole narrates the tale of an artist who wants to paint a village girl, Rani in the hope of winning some money. Rani, however, distracts him with her sexual charm and relentlessly coaxes and pursues him. Chughtai here places women’s sexual desires on equal footing with that of a man.

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Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Virdhawal Khade betters own national record, qualifies for final

By: PTI | Jakarta |

Published: August 21, 2018 1:35:23 pm





India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade reacts after win Men's 50m freestyle heat event at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta Virdhawal Khade finished third overall in the Asian Games heats. (Source: PTI)

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India’s Virdhawal Khade marginally bettered his long-standing national record to get closer to his second Asian Games medal as he qualified for the men’s 50m freestyle final by clocking 22.43s which was third fastest time in the heats.

Khade, who won a bronze at the Guangzhou Games in 2010, faced stiff competition from Japan’s Shunichi Nakao (22.62) but emerged the fastest in the eight-man heat 5.

It was new national record in 50m freestyle as he bettered his own mark of 22.52, set in August 2009 at Asian Age group swimming championships in Japan.

Overall, Khade was third behind China’s Hexin Yu (22.21) and Hong Kong’s Kenneth King Him To (22.38).

Anshul Kothari could not qualify for the final as he finished 28th with a timing of 23.83. He was fastest in heat 1.

“I am keeping fingers crossed but I think medal is within each. I have prepared well in the last one and a half years. It’s a sprint, so you never know what happens in final but I will give myself a chance. It’s possible,” Khade, 26, told PTI.

“The top two may be fitter than me but mentally I am stronger than them. I have experience and I will try to use it in the final.”

Khade said he was pleased with his improvement after making a comeback to the pool.

“After 10 years, I am competing at such a big event. I was also at the CWG also but there, I could not perform to my potential. I had timed 23.11 there, so it is half a second fast. Hopefully, I will be able to cut down more and get a medal.”

On bettering his own national mark and improving upon his timing from CWG, the 26-year-old said, “I have worked on strength and fitness since January with my coach in Bengaluru. I have improved since January in every competition. Regular competition has helped me.”

The final will be held in the evening on Tuesday.

Khade had taken a break from swimming for four years due to job commitment. He works as a Tehsildar for the Mahatrashtra Government.

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Ismat Chughtai birth anniversary: When the author considered ‘femininity a sham’

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: August 21, 2018 2:22:49 pm





Ismat Chughtai,Ismat Chughtai stories,Ismat Chughtai lihaaf, Ismat Chughtai memorable works, indian express, indian express news Ismat Chughtai wrote about her struggles and ideologies in her memoir, A Life in Words.

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One of the most celebrated Urdu authors, Ismat Chughtai rarely followed the norm and her stories received a lot of backlash for being iconoclastic. Her popular short story Lihaaf, published in 1942 dealt with the theme of homoerotica for which she had to face ‘obscenity charges’.

The author through her writing shed light on issues like patriarchy, female desires and sexuality, and conflicts of the middle class and their aspirations. Surprisingly, she was not immune to it. Chughtai writes about the same in the book A Life in Words: Memoirs.

Translated by M Asaduddin and published by Penguin, the book sheds light on her growing up years, her conflicts with her mother, her realisation that it was a man’s world, her struggles with getting to know herself and coming to terms with it and an amalgamation of all that made her into the author that she was.

Extract:

“My mother did not like my activities at all. She was worried about my future—‘These manly pursuits do not befit a woman,’ she would say. She had little understanding of my pursuits, and could not explain things to me either. Later I found out why my mother was so anxious. This was a man’s world, she said, made and distorted by man. A woman is a tiny part of this world and man has made her the object of his own love and hatred. Depending on his whims, he worships her or rejects her. To make a place for herself in the world a woman has to resort to feminine wiles. Patience, prudence, wisdom and social graces—these will make a man dependent on a woman. From the start, she’d say, make a boy so dependent on you that he feels embarrassed to sew his own button and would die of shame if he has to prepare his own meal. Do all the small chores that a servant can do, bear with his injustices with quiet self-abasement so he eventually feels remorseful and falls at your feet to ask for forgiveness!
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But I had spent my life in the company of my brothers. I was greedy to be like them and even outdo them. I considered femininity a sham, and looked upon compromise as falsehood, patience as cowardice and gratitude as duplicity. I was not in the habit of beating about the bush. Even decking up, wearing gaudy clothes and applying make-up to hide one’s blemishes seemed a kind of deception. ‘No boy will ever fall for such a girl,’ my clever friends warned me. Frightened, I would try to act on their warning, providing a field day for my brothers. There was no place for formality amongst us that would make them hesitate in telling the truth; if I was candid with them they were even more so with me. I became the butt of jokes. ‘Ah, decking up to snare boys!’ Could I dare wear any make- up after that?
Ismat Chughtai,Ismat Chughtai stories,Ismat Chughtai lihaaf, Ismat Chughtai memorable works, ismat chughtai book extract, indian express, indian express news Ismat Chughtai is one of the most celebrated figures in Urdu literature.  (Source: Amazon.in)

Experience has taught me that a woman needs neither light nor heavy make-up. I never had any dearth of friends, and some of these friendships bordered on love. When I met girls in Russia who did not take any interest in cosmetics and wore simple, workman-like clothes, I asked them why they didn’t dress themselves up. ‘Never felt the need! Why, do I look ugly?’ one of them threw back at me. ‘Not really. But you will look even more beautiful [if you wear make-up].’ ‘I would like to offer goods that are genuine.

 My own complexion, lips and femininity are good enough,’ she replied with confidence. In Europe too, the younger generation is fed up of cosmetics. To maintain the eternal relationship between man and woman it is enough for a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. The Russian girls made a deep impression on me. In my stories I have written a great deal about women’s economic subjugation and helplessness. If a girl obeys the men in her family simply because she is economically dependent on them, then it is not obedience but deception. If a wife stays with her husband simply because he is her provider then she’s as helpless as a prostitute.
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The children born of such a mother will only display helplessness and a slavish mentality. Such a people would always be dependent on the munificence of developed nations. As long as the women of our country continue to suffer oppression without resistance we will be weighed down by a sense of inferiority in political and economic spheres too.”

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India vs England: Felt pressure but county stint helped me, says Cheteshwar Pujara

By: PTI | Nottingham |

Published: August 21, 2018 1:24:45 pm





India's Cheteshwar Pujara in action batting against England in the third Test at Trent Bridge Cheteshwar Pujara’s last fifty came against South Africa earlier in the year at Johannesburg. (Source: Reuters)

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Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara admitted that he was under pressure to score runs and credited his county stints for providing him the confidence to bat in English conditions and overturn his poor form during the third Test.

Pujara scored 72 runs and added 113 runs with skipper Virat Kohli as India piled on 352-7 declared and set an imposing 521-run target for England to win the third Test.

“Playing County cricket did help me. I’ve learnt a lot. Although I didn’t score too many runs in County cricket but I was playing on challenging pitches. I think I was always confident,” said Pujara.

“I always felt that I was batting well especially in the nets, especially the way I was timing the ball. I was very confident that I was up for a big one.

“The way I batted in this innings, I felt that whatever I was working on in the nets, it came along. Really pleased to score those 72 runs, valuable 72 runs for the team,” he added.

Pujara overcame a poor run of form wherein he averaged 14.66 in the past nine innings, with his last half-century coming in Johannesburg on a green-top against South Africa.

The batsman said he did feel pressure because of that poor form.

“Yes (I did feel pressure). To be honest there is always some pressure especially when you have not scored too many runs. Even as a team as a batting unit, before this Test match, collectively we hadn’t scored too many runs,” he said.

“It was important all our top-order starts scoring runs, especially in this Test match. The way our opening batsmen batted in first innings and second innings, I think lot of credit goes to them because sometimes it’s not about scoring big 50s or 100s.

“If they score 30 or 40 runs it is quite valuable for the team. I think both innings we got off to more than 50 runs without losing any wicket which is always important,” he said.

Talking about his recent run-outs and poor shot selections, Pujara said, “Sometimes if you are playing this game, there will be different modes of dismissals. I am not too concerned about them. The important thing today is the way we batted as a unit and the number of runs we scored.

“And we are very well balanced in this Test match. We are looking forward to tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened in the past or the way our batsmen got out. We should be really happy with the amount of runs we have.”

Pujara said one needs to trusts one’s technique to score runs in this conditions.

“You just need to trust your technique, your temperament and be confident about how you know to play in such condition,” he said.

“Ultimately wherever you go, especially for all the Indian batsmen when we play away from home, whether in England, South Africa or Australia or New Zealand, I think we just need to trust our technique.

“Everyone has a different technique, and everyone has a way to play. We just need to play the way we know as a batsman.”

The 30-year-old also credited his partner after Kohli scored his 23rd Test hundred during India’s second innings yesterday.

“He batted brilliantly. He has been batting well since the first Test match. He is in good touch and is making the most of it. Some shots that he is playing on this pitch are very difficult for any other batsman to execute and that shows he is in good form and batting really well,” he said.

Pujara said they had a clear game plan against James Anderson when he and Kohli started batting on day three.

“Anderson is a great bowler no doubt but facing him in 2014 in similar conditions has helped me. I knew what areas he bowls in and what should be my game plan. I was clear with my game plan. I think facing him in the past helped me because I’ve played him even in Indian conditions,” he said.

“It’s always challenging to bat against them. But the way we had our partnership, especially in the first session, I think we knew what we wanted to do. You just have to respect the conditions and the way they bowled. We had our game plan and we stuck to it. I think we won that session,” he added.

England played out nine overs last evening, but now face six sessions to bat and save this third Test and prevent India from making a comeback in this five-match series.

“There is enough help for the fast bowlers. In the first session we saw a number of deliveries rose and many balls also stayed low. But the way we bowled in the first innings, if we bowl like that we have a good chance of bowling them out tomorrow,” Pujara signed off.

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Away from home this Eid-al-Adah? Let these home caterers cook you some traditional family delicacies

Written by Ishita Goel
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Updated: August 21, 2018 12:02:35 pm





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Think of Eid and Hyderabadi biryani, korma and sevaiyyan are just some of the delicacies which come to mind. There is something about the charm of generational recipes that marks the festive season. This Eid al-Adha, come meet some home caterers in Delhi who are reviving the traditional flavours of the festival.

Omer Khusro, Iram Caterers

Started by, Mrs Khusro, a homemaker, more as a hobby than a business, Iram Caterers was set up in 2009. The business is now run by her extremely genteel and genial son, Omer Khusro. Speaking to indianexpress.com, Khusro shares the finest dish on his menu and his own personal favourites.

What is your favourite family Eid dish?

Sheer Khurma was a particular favourite of mine, as a child. For spice, I like biryani and korma.

Which is the finest dish on your menu?

Haleem. It is a combination of wheat, boneless mutton and dal. It has a thick consistency and one helping is topped off with brown onions, lemon, chopped ginger and green chili.

What are the non-vegetarian items customers tend to favour during Eid?

Dum ka Keema that has assertive spices and is smoked over lighted coal and ghee is quite favoured. We also have Dahi ke Chops that are made in a bit of gravy and have understated spices. Customers also love Shikampur kebab, mutton and chicken biryani, dum ke pasande.

Do you have any specialities for vegetarian customers during Eid?

Kubuli biryani is one of a kind at Iram. Nobody seems to be doing it in Delhi. It is a smoked biryani from Hyderabad, but instead of vegetables, it has chana dal in it.

Khatti dal with lal masoor and a dollop of fresh tamarind is also particularly admired.

Who inspired you to cook?

My mother.

One ingredient you can’t do without in your kitchen?

Ginger, garlic and spices.

Shibli Anis, Delhi 6

Recipes handed down generations are the essence of this catering business. “We have two types of dishes–one that is cooked by the khaansama whose families have been making traditional dishes for years, and the others made by my mother, sisters and sister-in-law,” says Shibli Anis.

What is your favourite family Eid dish?

My family and I love to sit down to a hot meal of lamb leg on Eid.

Which is the finest dish on the menu?

Shaami kebab, which is a family recipe. Ordinarily, it is made of keema but ours is made of meatballs or botiyan. They are boiled and mixed with chana dal and spices. Then, they are minced together using sil batta and then fried. This gives them a much softer and juicier taste.

What are the non-vegetarian items customers tend to favour during Eid?

Hari Mirch keema. We mince the keema by hands and not machines so it has chunks of meat in it. It has always been popularly eaten in old Delhi during monsoons.

Do you have any specialities for vegetarian customers during Eid?

Dal makhani and paneer butter masala.

Who inspired you to get into food?

My mother is a wonderful chef and she inspired me to get into food. After travelling nationally and internationally, I didn’t find good Mughlai food anywhere apart from my area of old Delhi or house. Then I realised people are not doing justice with Mughlai food and decided to start something of my own.

Sadia Durrani, Nawabi Zayka

After being unable to make it to the Top 50 of MasterChef India, season 2, Sadia Durrani decided to channel her energies into setting up Nawabi Zayka. A mother of two, Sadia uses her mother, grandmother and mother-in-law’s recipes in her menu. Here is what she has to say on Eid food.

What is your favourite family Eid dish?

Shaami kebab, korma, biryani. We would stay up all night and make these dishes for friends and neighbours who would come in great numbers to our place.

What are the non-vegetarian items customers tend to favour during Eid?

On Eid, the speciality is kaleji (liver) as we sacrifice the goat. Shami kebab, hari mirch kebab, nihari, biryani are also popular.

One ingredient you can’t do without in the kitchen?

Javatri elaichi powder.

Here are some of the recipes shared by them

Awadhi Galauti Kebab

By Sadia Durrani, Nawabi Zayka

Ingredients

1kg – Fine mutton mince
2 tsp – Javatri elaichi powder
3 tsp – Red chilli powder
2 tbsp – Ginger paste
2 tbsp – Garlic paste
1 tsp – Potli masala
2-3 – Kewra drops
2-3 – Rose water drops
1 – Finger dab sweet itar
Salt to taste
1 tsp – Jeera powder
3 tbsp – Fried onion paste
100g – Fried kaju paste
50g – Chironjee paste
100g – Roasted chana besan
75g – Raw papaya paste
3 tsp – Oil

Method

* Mix all ingredients together and marinate for one and a half hours.

* Take a non-stick pan, put little oil/ghee. Make small tikkis of the marinated keema and shallow fry on both sides till nice and brown

* Serve hot with warqi parathas

Badami Pasanda Murg

By Sadia Durrani, Nawabi Zayka

Ingredients

1kg – Thigh boneless chicken
2 tbsp – Khus khus
2 tbsp – Kaju
1 ½ tbsp – Chironjee
1 ½ tsp – Ginger paste
1 ½ tsp – Garlic paste
6 tbsp – Thick yogurt
3 tsp – Red chilli powder
1 tsp – Garam masala powder
1 tsp – Javatri elaichi pdr
4 – Medium onion finely sliced
Salt to taste
50ml – Oil
15-18 – Slivered almonds
Chandi warq
1 – piece wooden coal

Method

* Heat oil in a non-stick pan/karhai, add the finely sliced onions and sauté till golden brown

* Now add the marinated mutton and cook on high flame for 10-12 minutes.

* Reduce the flame to slow and let the chicken cook till it is tender and all liquid is dried up and you can see a thick gravy.

* Add half the slivered almonds and give it a smoke and cover for 10 minutes.

* Take out in a serving platter, garnish with balance almonds and place the chandi warq.

* Serve with Mughlai parathas

Hari Mirch Keema

By Shibli Anis, Delhi 6

Ingredients

2- Big sliced onions
1 tbsp – Ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp – Turmeric
1 tsp – Red chili powder
Salt to taste
200g – Curd
1 – Black cardamon
6-7 – Cloves
6-7 – Black pepper seeds
1 tsp – Cumin
2-3 – Green cardamom
6-7 – Cut green chillies
Required amount of hand ponded keema

Method

* Fry onions till they turn a light golden brown.

* Add one tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste, hand-pounded keema, one teaspoon turmeric, red chili powder and salt.

* Stir fry the meat till water gets evaporated.

* Now, put curd, cardamon, black cardamom, cloves, black pepper seeds, green chillies.

* Add water to it until the ingredients and meat are immersed in it.

* Stir a little and put it in a pressure cooker, and turn on the heat.

* Remove it after two to three pressure whistles.

Gosht Ishtew

By Sadia Durrani, Nawabi Zayka

Ingredients

1kg – Mutton
100ml – Oil
700g – Sliced onions
25g – Thickly sliced garlic
Salt to taste
25g – Ginger, roughly chopped
10-12 – Whole red chillies sliced
3 – Black Cardamoms
1- Bay leaf
1/2 tbsp – Black pepper cones
6-7 – Cloves
1 tsp – Cumin
100g – Yogurt
1 tbsp – Ghee
Coriander to garnish

Method

* Heat the oil in a heavy bottom flask.

* Add all the ingredients and let it cook on low flame.

* If liquid dries up and the mutton is not tender, add around 50 ml water to it.

* After the mutton is fully cooked and the onions are soft and tender, increase the flame and stir fry it.

* Add one tablespoon of desi ghee and put the chopped coriander leaves in it.

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