Word Search in Hindi – Basic Verbs

Posted on 30. Apr, 2015 by in Hindi Language

We have learned a lot in Hindi,right? How about some interesting puzzles to test your Hindi learning.

I have made a word search in Hindi. You can take a printout of this word search and try in your free time. The given words are in romanized Hindi. Don’t worry, the word clues are also provided as the English translations of the verbs at the end. You have to find the equivalent verb in Hindi. If you are not sure about a word meaning, you can look in any dictionary or search on Google translation.

The words are arranged to left to right, top to bottom and diagonally. So, let us begin!

Search the basic verbs of Hindi in the word search

Search the basic verbs of Hindi in the word search

The hints or word clues are:

to speak
to walk
to see
to do
to eat
to write
to read
to drink
to live
to think
to sleep
to hear

Poem in Hindi – Mukti Ki Aakansha

Posted on 28. Apr, 2015 by in Hindi Language

Today, there is a poem for all Hindi learners, a short and very meaningful poem that you can try to comprehend it. The poet, Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena, has expressed the value of freedom through the eye of the birds.

Below is the poem in Devanagari fonts (Hindi) with the literal translation in English. I hope that you will try to comprehend the poem with the given explanation. So, here it is.

कविता (Kavita – Poem) : मुक्ति की आकांक्षा (Mukti Ki Aakansha – Possibility of Freedom)
कवि (Kavi – Poet) : सर्वेश्वरदयाल सक्सेना (Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena)

हम पंछी उन्मुक्त गगन के
पिंजरबद्ध न गा पाऍंगे
कनक-तीलियों से टकराकर
पुलकित पंख टूट जाऍंगे ।

We, the birds of clear sky
won’t be able to sing in cages,
will crash with the metal sticks
our blithe wings will tear down.

हम बहता जल पीनेवाले
मर जाऍंगे भूखे-प्यासे
कहीं भली है कटुक निबोरी
कनक-कटोरी की मैदा से ।

We, those who drink flowing water
will die in hunger and thirst,
somewhere a bitter fruit (of Neem tree) is better
than a bowl full of flour (as in cage).

स्वर्ण-श्रृंखला के बंधन में
अपनी गति, उड़ान सब भूले
बस सपनों में देख रहे हैं
तरू की फुनगी पर के झूले ।

In the bondage of gold chain
our speed and flight are all we have forgotten,
only in dream we are seeing
the swings on the top of tree.

ऐसे थे अरमान कि उड़ते
नील गगन की सीमा पाने
लाल किरण-सी चोंच खोल
चुगते तारक-अनार के दाने ।

Of such was our desire of flying
to find the limit of blue sky,
to open our red ray liked beak
peck the star liked Pomegranate seeds

होती सीमाहीन क्षितिज से
इन पंखों की होड़ा-होड़ी
या तो क्षितिज मिलन बन जाता
या तनती सॉंसों की डोरी ।

With the limitless horizon
race of these wings,
either there would be union with the horizon
or there would have our last breaths.

नीड़ न दो, चाहे टहनी का
आश्रय छिन्न-भिन्न कर डालो
लेकिन पंख दिए हैं तो
आकुल उड़ान में विघ्न न डालो ।

may you don’t offer the nest of the branch,
may destroy the shelter,
but as we have been given wings so,
don’t disturb our restless flight.

Indian Recipes – Aloo Gobhi

Posted on 25. Apr, 2015 by in Hindi Language

Aloo Gobhi (आलू गोभी), is potato (आलू – Aloo) and cauliflower (फूलगोभी- Phoolgobi) based popular vegetarian dish from India. This simple recipe is an authentic Indian recipe (विधि – Vidhi) which is easy to make. This dish is very popular in North and usually served with Indian bread called Roti (रोटी) or Naan (नान ) and you can serve it with cooked Basmati rice (चावल – Chaawal).

Let me show you how to make this dish at home.

Recipe Servings : 4 – 6
Recipe Cook Time : 25 minutes

A popular dish of Cauliflower and Potatoes "Aloo Gobhi" (Pic via Wikipedia by Canterel)

A popular dish of Cauliflower and Potatoes “Aloo Gobhi” (Pic via Wikipedia by Canterel)

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Ginger(अदरक – Adarak)-Garlic (लहसुन – Lahsun) Paste
1 tablespoon ground coriander (धनिया – Dhaniya)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (हल्दी – Haldi)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper (लाल मिर्च – Lal Mirch)
1 cup water (पानी – Paani)
2 tablespoons peanut (मूंगफली – Mungphali) oil
1 large green chilli (मिर्च – Mirch), finely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (जीरा – Jeera)
1 small head cauliflower (फूलगोभी – Phoolgobhi), cut into small florets
3 small potato (आलू – Aloo), peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices (similar size to cauliflower)
Salt (नमक – Namak) as per taste (स्वाद – Svaad)
2 tablespoons freshly minced cilantro (धनिया – Dhaniya) leaves
1/2 cup cloves garlic, whole for the Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices for the Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/4 cup Ghee (घी) or Canola or Sunflower oil

Method:

1. Make thick Ginger-Garlic Paste by mixing garlic and ginger in the mixer.

1. Mix the Ginger-Garlic Paste, coriander, turmeric, and 1/2 cup water in a small bowl. This is a simple wet masala paste. Set aside.

2. In a large pot, warm the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add the cumin seeds and wait until they’re done spluttering.

3. Add the wet masala paste (careful, it will also splutter). Cook until the paste thickens, deepens in color slightly, and oil oozes out of the perimeter of the paste, about 2 minutes.

4. Add the cauliflower and potatoes, stirring to coat the vegetables with the masala paste. Season with salt and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes. Then, remove the lid, stir, and cook until the cauliflower and potatoes are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with Roti or Naan or Basmati rice.