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Recipe : Shahi Chicken Methi (Fenugreek) in Cashew

Shahi Chicken Methi (Fenugreek) in Cashew (Creamy aromatic chicken cooked in Hyderabadi style with fresh methi herb) Fenugreek (Methi) Fenugreek is a flavorful herb to enhance your culinary creativity. It is a rich source of fiber, protein and iron. It can be a great addition to your daily diet as it helps gastrointestinal issues, and helps cholesterol, lowers blood sugar, increase male libido and helps respiratory problems. Ingredients : 2 lbs.             Organic Chicken, boneless one inch cubed 2                     Red Onion, medium thinly sliced 1 cup.           Fresh Cream 2 tbsp.         Whole Milk Yogurt 1 tbsp.         Ginger-Garlic paste 1 cup.           Fresh Organic Fenugreek (Methi) 1/2 cup         Cashew, unsalted soaked in water 1 tsp.            Garam Masala 1 tsp.            Red Chili powder, adjust to taste 1 tsp.            Turmeric powder 4-6.                Green Chilies, adjust to taste 1/2                   Lime, juiced 1/2 cup.       Cilantro, finely chopped + m

Piya Baaj (Without My Love) - By Quli Qutb Shah

PIYA BAAJ (WITHOUT MY LOVE) Contributor: Prof. Raza Mir QULI QUTB SHAH (Photo from: Quli Qutub Shah (d. 1612) was one of the more celebrated kings of the Deccan, ascending the throne of Golkonda at a young age, and often credited with founding the city of Hyderabad. He is also known to have composed poems in Telugu, which was consistent with his ecumenical temperament. His language reflects a curious mix of linguistic influences, comprising a bit of Turkish, a bit of the local Pali-oriented dialect, some Arabic words, and a lot of Sanskrit as well.   The ghazal I have chosen to represent his work is relatively simple, but as can be seen, this pioneering work has helped establish the stylistic conventions of the ghazal that endure even today, such as the rhyme schemes and the trope of unattained love. This ghazal has been deployed often in popular culture, most notably in the poignant climax of Shyam Benegal’s 1975 film Nishant . The enjoyment of the poem will be