Vocabulary in Hindi – Positive Traits – II

Posted on 29. Jun, 2015 by in Hindi Language

I hope you have gone through the first post on this topic and learned some vocabulary. If you’ve not, you can check the first post on the positive traits here.

In this post, I will show you more vocabulary for expressing positive traits. Don’t forget to practice the pronunciation of the words as shown in the Romanized spellings.

English Hindi Romanized Spelling
Easygoing आरामपसंद Aaramapasand
Emotional भावनात्मक Bhavanatmak
Energetic ऊर्जावान Urjaavaan
Enthusiastic उत्साही Utsaahi
Exuberant विपुल Vipul
Fair-Minded निष्पक्ष Nispaksh
Faithful श्रद्धालु Sraddhalu
Fearless निडर Niḍar
Forceful सशक्त Sashakt
Frank खरा Khara
Friendly मित्रतापूर्ण, दोस्ताना Mitratapurn, Dostana
Funny मजाकिया Majaakiya
Generous उदार Udaar
Gentle सज्जन Sajjan
Good अच्छा Accha
Gregarious मिलनसार Milanasaar
Hard-Working मेहनती Mehanati
Helpful सहायक Sahaayak
Honest ईमानदार Imaanadar
Humorous विनोदपूर्ण Vinodapurṇ
Imaginative कल्पनाशील Kalpanashil
Impartial निष्पक्ष Nishpaksh
Independent स्वतंत्र Svatantr
Intellectual बौद्धिक Bauddhik
Intelligent बुद्धिमान Buddhimaan
Intuitive अंतर्ज्ञानी Antargyaani
Inventive आविष्कारशील Aavishkarashila
Kind दयालु Dayaalu
Loving प्यारा Pyaara
Loyal निष्ठावान Nishthaavan
Modest मामूली Maamuli

Indian Recipes – Lamb Curry Masala

Posted on 29. Jun, 2015 by in Hindi Language

Lamb Rogan Josh is a very popular dish of Kashmiri cuisine. Lamb chunks are cooked with the onion, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves, turmeric, coriander and Garam masala.

So what are you waiting for, let’s make this delicious dish at home.

Recipe Servings : 3
Recipe Cook Time : 1 hour

Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh (Picture via Wikipedia by Tamorlan)

Ingredients:

250 gm lamb (मेमना – Memana) chops or stewing lamb
3 tablespoon vegetable oil (तेल – Tel)
2 pieces cinnamon (दालचीनी –  Daalchini) stick
2 Indian bay leaves (तेजपात – Tejpat)
2 green cardamoms (इलायची – Ilaayachi)
2 onions (प्याज – Ilaayachi), finely chopped
2 garlic cloves (लहसुन – Lahsun), finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter (मक्खन – Makkhan)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (हल्दी – Haldi)
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder (लाल मिर्च – Lal Mirch)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (जीरा – Jeera)
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (धनिया – Dhaniya)
1 tsp tomato (टमाटर – Tamaatar) puree
1/4 teaspoon salt (नमक – Namak)
A pinch of Garam Masala (गरम मसाला)
1 teaspoon lemon (नींबू – Nimbu) juice

Method:

1. Heat the oil in a heavy based pan (कढाई – Kadai).

2. Tip in the cinnamon bark, bay leaves and cardamoms. When they sizzle (make sure they don’t burn, if they do, discard whole spices and repeat the process) add the garlic and the onions followed by the butter and fry till the onions are nicely caramelized. This will take about 10 minutes. It may be longer if you’re frying more onions.

3. Add the turmeric, chilli powder, cumin and coriander and mix for about 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato puree and mix.

4. Add the lamb and fry for 5 to 7 minutes till it changes color or turns opaque. Now pour 400ml of just boiled water, cover and simmer for 40 minutes till the meat is tender.

5. Remove the lid and add the salt and sprinkle the Garam masala. Stir in the lemon juice.

If you want to make the sauce thicker, cook the curry further. If you want more sauce, add an extra 200ml of water. Hint for the perfect curry is, that you should stop cooking dish when you can see oil rising to the top of the saucepan.

6. Just before serving you could garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Roti (रोटी) or Naan (नान) or Basmati rice (चावल).

Top 5 Cities to Visit in Rajasthan

Posted on 28. Jun, 2015 by in Hindi Language

How about taking you to the state of Rajasthan today? The word, Rajasthan (राजस्थान) is made of two words, Raj (राज – Royal) and Sthan (स्थान – Place) and means the place of royals. And let me tell you, it really is the place of royals which has many kingdoms. This is the biggest state in India which is located on the north west.

Rajasthan has been seat of many empires since ancient times. It has several cities which boost of royal palaces and other historical monuments. Some of the cities that you don’t want to miss on your trip to Rajasthan are,

Udaipur (उदयपुर)
The City of Udaipur is also known as the “Venice of India” as the city has several lakes. The city also has several historical monuments and known for its rich culture.

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Jodhpur (जोधपुर)
The city of Jodhpur is known as fortress city at the edge of the Thar Desert, famous for its blue homes and architecture. Camel safari is a must!

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Jaisalmer (जैसलमेर)
The city of Jaisalmer is famous for its golden fortress, palaces and some of the oldest Jain Temples and libraries.

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Jaipur (जयपुर)
The city of Jaipur is known as pink city of India and the capital of Rajasthan, famous for palaces and temples. It is also the capital city of Rajasthan.

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Bikaner (बीकानेर)
The city of Bikaner is known for its music, desert, historical palaces and temples.

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