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Favorite Eid recipe of Biryani to mark flavors to this festival



Eid, Eid al Fitr, Ramadan, Muslims, Biryani, Korma, Sevaiyyan, Lifestyle news

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.



Andrew McDonald appointed Rajasthan Royals head coach




New Delhi: Former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald has been brought in as the head coach of Rajasthan Royals on a three-year contract. McDonald, who has previously played in IPL for Delhi Daredevils (2009 and 2011) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2012 and 2013), also comes with coaching experience in the league – having been the bowling coach of Virat Kohli’s side. McDonald comes in to replace Paddy Upton, who was only appointed before the start of the previous season.

McDonald, who has significant experience of coaching will have to take Rajasthan to the epitome of success as they aim their second IPL title. Notably, Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of the competition in 2008 under the leadership of Shane Warne.

This will be Andrew McDonald’s second stint in the IPL. He has also worked with Royal Challengers Bangalore last year; however, the team management replaced the support staff. Bangalore roped in Mike Hesson as their director of Cricket Operations.

Speaking on his appointment, Andrew McDonald stated that he is keen to take up the new challenge with the Rajasthan side. He also said that he can’t wait to associate with the best players in the biggest league across the world.

“I’m delighted to join the Royals family,” said McDonald. “It’s a great honour to take on this responsibility. The Rajasthan Royals is a new, exciting challenge for me, and I can’t wait to get started working with our world-class players and coaches in one of the biggest sporting leagues in the world,” he added.

Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL champions, had finished at the seventh spot in 2019 edition after registering five wins and ending with 11 points at the end of the league stage.

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