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Favorite Eid recipe of Biryani to mark flavors to this festival



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Eid al Fitr 2019 will be celebrated on tentative date Tuesday 4th of June 2019 as actual date is depends on sighting of the moon of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar.

The holy Month of Ramadan where Muslims all over the world celebrates with joy and festivity as they read Quran and Duas with spending maximum time doing Dhikr (which stands for counting on set prayer beads through fingers reciting silently within the mind or aloud).


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Whole month of fasting teaches them true meaning of commitment and tolerance while being sympathetic towards the poor and needy. After offering Eid prayers, people greet each other with formal embrace three times.

Mostly a sweet dish is made at home to mark the festival. Everyone gets new clothes made for this occasion. The day full of togetherness and happiness is spent with friends and family as they get together indulging in eating and handing out Eidi (gifts given to kids on Eid, usually money).

The charm of generational recipes biryani, korma and sevaiyyan are some of delicacies which come to mind rejuvenate traditional flavors of the festival. To marks the festive season try this favorite Eid recipe of Biryani that you can cook up home like taste.


Generational recipe of Biryani to mark flavors this Eid festival:



½ kg Chicken
450 gm Basmati Rice (washed & drained)
3 Green Cardamoms (Elaichi)
½ tsp Mace (Javitri)(ground)
¼ tsp Nutmeg (Jaifal)(grated)
3 Cloves (Lavang)
1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
2 Whole Star Anise
2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
2 cups thick Curd (Yogurt)
4 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 big Onion (sliced)
2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
2 tbsp Chilly Powder
A pinch of Saffron (dissolved in 2 tbsp warm milk)
Salt to taste
8 tbsp Oil
2 tbsp Ghee
6 cups Water


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Method: Take curd, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, tomato paste, chilly powder, nutmeg, mace, and salt in a bowl and mix into a paste. Marinate the chicken with the paste and keep it to the side for 3-4 hours.

Put water in a pot and get it to boil. Heat ghee in a pan and crackle star anise, cardamoms, cloves & cinnamon. Stir in rice and fry it for 4-5 minutes. Add the rice to the boiling water, sprinkle a pinch of salt and cook until rice is ¾ cooked.

Strain the rice using colander. Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry onion until it is golden brown. Remove the onion and keep it to the side. Pour in the remaining oil into the pan and cook the chicken for 6-7 minutes or until it discharges oil.

Mix in rice and add fried onion, ghee and saffron. Now cover the pan with aluminium foil and set the pan over another pan. Cook on high flame for 5 minutes. Reduce the flame to medium and cook for about 20 minutes. Take off the heat and serve hot.



India eye maiden T20I series-win in NZ in Hamilton




Hamilton: Team India will aim to continue their rich vein of form and seal their first-ever T20I series win in New Zealand when they take on the Black Caps in the third match at the Seddon Park on Wednesday.

The visitors dominated New Zealand in all the departments in the two games played so far.

In the first match, India chased down the 204-run target with utmost ease, showing their batting depth whereas in the second T20I, it were the bowlers of the Indian team who restricted the Black Caps to a below par total of 132/5 at the Eden Park, which the Men in Blue again chased down without breaking much sweat.

K.L. Rahul and Shreyar Iyer have been India’s linchpin when it comes to batting. Rahul, in particular, has impressed everyone and seems to enjoy the dual role of opening the innings as well as keeping wickets.

Iyer, on the other hand, has showed tremendous maturity and application and has made sure he owns the much-debated no. 4 spot.

Meanwhile, Kane Williamson will hope they come out with an improved performance in all the three departments and keep the series alive. New Zealand have been hampered with injuries to multiple regular players compiled with their poor run in the recent times.

While pacers Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are unavailable for the series due to injuries, usually dependable all-rounders Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner have been out of form and have not been able to trouble the Indian batters even slightly.

Williamson might be tempted to bring in Daryl Mitchell or Scott Kuggeleijn in place of Blair Tickner, who has picked up just one wicket in the series so far, conceding 68 runs in six overs.

Virat Kohli may prefer not to tinker with the winning combination and field the same XI in Hamilton, making sure they continue with their winning streak and seal the series.

The boundaries at Seddon Park are bigger in comparison to the Eden Park and thus one may not be able to see as many sixes as were hit in the previous two matches in Auckland, especially the first one where bowlers from both the sides were taken to cleaners.

Squads: India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, K.L. Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner

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