Poem in Hindi – Aasha Ka Deepak

Posted on 26. Nov, 2014 by in Hindi Language

Today, I will share a motivational poem in Hindi. The poet is giving the message that you should never give up.

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) : आशा का दीपक (Aasha Ka Deepak – A lamp of Hope)
कवि (Kavi – Poet) : रामधारी सिंह “दिनकर” (Ramdhari Singh Dinkar)

यह प्रदीप जो दीख रहा है झिलमिल दूर नहीं है
थक कर बैठ गये क्या भाई मन्जिल दूर नहीं है

This lamp which could be seen, twinkling, is not far away,
are you settled getting tired brother, the destination is not far away.

चिन्गारी बन गयी लहू की बून्द गिरी जो पग से
चमक रहे पीछे मुड देखो चरण-चिनह जगमग से
शुरू हुई आराध्य भूमि यह क्लांत नहीं रे राही;
और नहीं तो पाँव लगे हैं क्यों पड़ने डगमग से
बाकी होश तभी तक, जब तक जलता तूर नहीं है
थक कर बैठ गये क्या भाई मन्जिल दूर नहीं है

The drop of blood fell and became a spark as you walked by,
turn around and see your footsteps are now sparkling,
the lifeless ground has became lively again, it is not the end traveler,
and if not, then why the legs are shaking,
consciousness is only till the life is not finished,
are you settled getting tired brother, the destination is not far away.

अपनी हड्डी की मशाल से हृदय चीरते तम का,
सारी रात चले तुम दुख झेलते कुलिश निर्मम का।
एक खेप है शेष, किसी विध पार उसे कर जाओ;
वह देखो, उस पार चमकता है मन्दिर प्रियतम का।
आकर इतना पास फिरे, वह सच्चा शूर नहीं है;
थककर बैठ गये क्या भाई! मंज़िल दूर नहीं है।

by removing the darkness from the light torch of your bones,
you walked whole night by enduring the pain of the ruthless thunderbolt,
one aim is remaining, somehow get across it,
hey look, on the other side shines the temple of your beloved,
getting so near and then returning, is not the sign of brave,
are you settled getting tired brother, the destination is not far away.

दिशा दीप्त हो उठी प्राप्त कर पुण्य-प्रकाश तुम्हारा,
लिखा जा चुका अनल-अक्षरों में इतिहास तुम्हारा।
जिस मिट्टी ने लहू पिया, वह फूल खिलाएगी ही,
अम्बर पर घन बन छाएगा ही उच्छ्वास तुम्हारा।
और अधिक ले जाँच, देवता इतना क्रूर नहीं है।
थककर बैठ गये क्या भाई! मंज़िल दूर नहीं है।

the sight is incandescent by getting your holy light,
Your history has been written in golden letters,
the soil which has drunk your blood will surely blossom the flowers,
your breath will become a cloud in the sky,
take some more tests, God is not that cruel,
are you settled getting tired brother, the destination is not far away.

Top 10 Proverbs in Hindi

Posted on 30. Oct, 2014 by in Hindi Language

Let me show you today some top 10 proverbs (लोकोक्ति – Lokokti) in Hindi.

These are the common proverbs that we use quite often in our daily conversations.

1. आम के आम गुडलियों के दाम (Aam ke aam gudhaliyon ke dam) – Double benefit.

2. छोटा मुँह और बड़ी बात (Chota maunh aur badi baat) – to talk big without having a big position.

3. मान ना मान मैं तेरा मेहमान (maan na maan main tera mehman) – Getting involved without having any relation to a person or matter.

4. चोर की दाढ़ी में तिनका (Chor ki dadhi mein tinka) – One is afraid of his/her crime.

5. जैसी करनी वैसी भरनी (Jesi karni wesi bharni) – As you sow so shall you reap.

6. उल्टा चोर कोतवाल को डांटे (Ulta chor kotwal ko dante) – the guilty scolding the innocent.

7. कहीं धूप कही छाया (Kahi dhup kahi chaya) – strange variation.

8. खोदा पहाड़ निकली चुन्हिया (khoda pahad nikali chunhiya) – infinitesimal result after much effort.

9. ऊँची दुकान फीका पकवान (Unchi dukan phika pakwan) – only superficial good.

10. एक ही थाली के चट्टे-बट्टे (ek hi thali ke chatte batte) – belonging to same group/attributes.

Indian Recipes – Chicken Tikka Masala

Posted on 29. Oct, 2014 by in Hindi Language

Chicken tikka masala (चिकन टिक्का मसाला) recipe has grilled chicken pieces in tomato puree sauteed with onions and other spices, and garnished with fresh green coriander.  It is a very famous non-vegeterian Indian dish which is usually served with rice or Naan (bread from tandori oven).

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

Chicken Tikka Masala

Recipe Servings : 4 – 6
Recipe Cook Time : 30 Minutes + Marination time

Chicken Tikka Masala (Picture via Flickr by Michael Hays)

Chicken Tikka Masala (Picture via Flickr by Michael Hays)

Ingredients:

Part A: Ingredients for making Chicken Tikka (Roasted chicken pieces)

2 lbs. boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup fresh yogurt (greek yogurt is prefered)
3 tsp minced ginger
3 tsp crushed peeled garlic
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp mace
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 tbsp vegetable oil
Molten margarine or butter for basting

Part B: Ingredients for making sauce for Chichen Tikka Masala

5 oz. tomato paste
10 oz. tomato puree
2 lbs. tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp green chilies
1 tbsp red chili powder
2 tsp cloves
8 green cardamoms
3 tbsp butter
2/3 cup cream
1 tsp fenugreek
2 tsp ginger, grated or julienned
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
2 tbsp chopped green coriander leaves to garnish

Method:

1. Put all ingredients in Part A together in a large bowl and whisk. Let it marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/ Gas Mark 4. Bake marinated chicken pieces for 10 minutes, basting with margarine or butter twice. Drain excess marinade and bake for another 2-5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, make the sauce for the chicken tikka masala in Part B. Deseed and finely chop green chilies. Put tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato puree in a pot or pan and add approximately 4-1/4 cups of water.

4. Add ginger and garlic paste, green chilies, red chili powder, cloves, cardamoms, and salt. Cook over low heat until reduced to a thick sauce. Strain through a strainer and bring to a boil. Add butter and cream. Stir.

5. If the sauce tastes sour, add sugar to taste. Add fenugreek and ginger juliennes, stir. Add roasted chicken pieces to the sauce. Garnish the dish with chopped green coriander. Serve with rice or Naan (a kind of flat bread prepared in tandoor oven)