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Ludhiana: Punjab is India’s top destination for mouth-watering gastronomic indulgence. A culinary abundance of flavors for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike makes it one huge foodie capital. The kaleidoscope of aroma, tastes and spices covers everything from butter chicken to attewala chicken, and the very famous sarson ka saag with makki ki roti – these are reason enough to visit Punjab!
“Punjab Grill” has now brought these very delicacies to the national capital at three outlets that bring out the best of the state’s cuisine.
The journey to Sohian and Bagrian villages in the heartland of Punjab lent a deeper insight into the culture and the roots from where the Punjab Grill takes its inspiration of presenting the real Punjabi food.
Punjab Grill has three outlets in Delhi and totally eight across India. The cuisine offered here is some of the best food the state has to offer.
The setting was Sohian Heritage, styled in Anglo-Indian architecture and nestled in a 70-acre sylvan and picturesque estate.
The lunch that comprised our first meal at the property was cooked in clay ovens and tandoors in the traditional style of the region.
To start with, a dish that everybody liked the most was kumma Meat. It was brown in color with earthy flavors and a beautiful aroma. It was cooked for hours in a clay pot that had been buried underground. The round clay pot is called kunna in Punjabi and the mutton turned out earthy in its flavor because of the pot and slow cooking process, so as to provide an ethnic taste.
Another delicious dish was meethi roti, served as a dessert with lots of desi ghee on it, which was impressive both in taste and presentation. The secret ingredients were fennel seeds and big black cardamom.
“This style of cooking requires great expertise on the part of the chefs, since the meat is not accompanied by any sauce or gravy, but is only pre-marinated and cooked before serving,” Punjab Grill’s head corporate chef Gurpreet Singh said.
The team did an amazing job, it went to Punjab a month earlier and learnt the exact recipes of rural Punjab. But sadly, these dishes would not be available at the city outlets.
“The base kitchen was set up in the Sohiya kothi only. I got to learn many new recipes from Punjab like Sarson ka Saag, and its important key rule is to cook it overnight and on slow heat,” the chef said with an engaging smile.
The day ended with the authentic dinner, but the dish that made everybody crazy was lachcha palak paneer – a well-known north Indian curry made of blended spinach and delicate paneer. Cream gave it a rich, smooth composition.
After a morning tractor-ride in nippy and foggy weather to the farms to get the real feel of the fields of Punjab, lunch was a laid-back affair in the field and under the sky – an unexpected set-up in chilly weather.
To uncover the world of authentic, mouth-watering Punjabi food, we had countless tasty dishes for lunch. Amidst them, the one that elicited a big smile and amazed everybody at the same time was Kotkapure da attewala kukkad – served directly from the flour shield in which it was cooked. The chicken was figure licking with true Punjabi flavors and dry fruits in it. When asked about the recipe, the chef said the chicken is marinated and dressed with specially-made spices, tightly wrapped in muslin with a thick covering of kneaded flour and roasted in a slow-fire oven and the chicken is served steaming hot.
The day ended with soothing qawwalis sung by Irshaad Rehmad at Bagaria Fort, situated on the Malerkotla-Nabha Road. It was a lovely evening with delectable food that was luscious, palatable and finger-licking yummy.
All the meals that I had on this trip were pure Punjabi fare – starting from the first serving, the hot milk locally known as tauri da dhudh to the last serving, aam papad and a very well known sweet: dhoda barfi from Kotkapura. (Isha Sharma, IANS)(Photo: http://www.punjabgrill.in)
Amitabh Bachchan is adored by the public for his unforgettable on-screen performances as well as his magnetic demeanour. Not only do fans love Amitabh Bachchan's outstanding performance, but the actor's heartwarming words are also highly regarded. A much moved Amitabh Bachchan, during his speech to the crowd of over 80,000 people at the Reliance Industries' annual event, said that the legacy left by Dhirubhai has had a positive impact on millions of people's lives worldwide.
When Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan became bankrupt in the late 1990s, Dhirubhai Ambani stepped forward to give him financial assistance. In his speech, Bachchan remembered that Dhirubhai had sent Anil Ambani to offer him financial assistance during the crisis, which he had respectfully declined. Lenders began knocking on his door, losses mounted, and his bank account dwindled to nothing. He said, "Dhirubhai's money might have gotten me out of the problem quickly. However, I respectfully declined his offer and gradually began to find work again, which let me pay off my debt."
Amitabh Bachchan is adored by the public for his unforgettable on-screen performances as well as his magnetic demeanour. | Flickr
Later, after Bachchan had recovered from the bankruptcy, one day he was invited to an event at Dhirubhai's residence; Bachchan added, "Dhirubhai was standing and having a chat with his industrialist friends when he saw me there, he called me, firstly I felt shy even to present myself in front of such big industrialists but then, I went there, and Dhirubhai declared in front of all of them that 'This young man had fallen but managed to get back up on his own, I have a lot of respect for him because of that.' Those words of his were worth much more to me than any amount of money that he could have offered me."
It was the "Reliance Family Day" event and was attended by members of the Ambani family from all generations. The event commemorated the company's 40-year journey since its inception. It also celebrated the 85th birthday of the late Dhirubhai Ambani, RILs (Reliance Industries Limited) founder.
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In comparison to adults, children are prone to getting traumatized by troubling events easily, and this makes it important for parents to help their children when the times are tough. It could be a brutal accident, an unprecedented pandemic, a violent crime, or other disasters but with the right parental support, children have a higher chance of coming out stronger from an awful situation.
Anuja Kapur, Psychologist shares few tips wherein you can assist your child when tough times comes calling:
Every child responds differently to disturbing events: What children feel about a current disaster in their life and how they react to it can come and go in waves. Children can act moody and withdrawn at times, struck with sorrow and fear at other times. There's no absolute "right" or "wrong" way to feel after a traumatic event so make sure not to dictate what your child or how your child should feel and react to the event.
Children can act moody and withdrawn at times, struck with sorrow and fear at other times. | Photo by Kat J on Unsplash
Encourage your child to be transparent: Just make sure you let your child know that whatever feelings they're experiencing is normal. The unpleasantness will pass if your child opens up about it and that the phase is temporary. While many teens may be reluctant to talk about their feelings with a parent, encourage them to confide in another trusted adult such as a family friend, relative, or a counselor and teacher. It's important to talkeeven if it's not with you.
Just make sure you let your child know that whatever feelings they're experiencing is normal. | Photo by Sebastián León Prado on Unsplash
Deter your child from reliving the disturbing event: Dwelling over, watching the footage, or imagining the event can be overwhelmingly stressful for children and this stress can even block their nervous system. However, to negate such things from happening encourage activities that keep your child's mind occupied so they're not obsessive about the event. You could encourage your children to read, play games together, or simply watch an uplifting movie.
Dwelling over, watching the footage, or imagining the event can be overwhelmingly stressful for children and this stress can even block their nervous system. | Photo by Юлія Дубина on Unsplash
Cocoon your child with warmth: In order to reassure your child that they are safe with you and feel secure, that the worst is over your physical affection is important in making them feel safe again. Teens may try to be tough through it and avoid being held, but they still need the proximity.
In order to reassure your child that they are safe with you and feel secure, that the worst is over your physical affection is important in making them feel safe again. | Photo by adrianna geo on Unsplash
Maintain routines. Establishing a predictable structure and schedule for your child's life can help to make the world seem more stable again. Try to maintain regular times for meals, homework, and family activities. Make sure your child accommodates time and space for rest, play, and fun. Keeping up with a schedule can help countercheck the obnoxious feeling of stress and worry in children about the future being dark, hopeless, and unpredictable.
Try to maintain regular times for meals, homework, and family activities. | Photo by Paico Oficial on Unsplash
Acknowledge and validate your child's concerns. The disastrous events in life may give place to unrelated fright and concerns in your child. However, understanding and accepting your child's present state is a comfort for the child. If at any point the child blames himself for the event make sure to make it clear and crisp the event was not their fault, you love them, and it's okay for them to feel upset, angry, or scared but not guilty.
Understanding and accepting your child's present state is a comfort for the child Photo by Jeremiah Lawrence on Unsplash
Irrespective of the age of your child, it is vital for parents to offer that extra support and assistance following an unsettling event. The traumatic event may bring up unrelated fears and issues in your child. However, by accepting their thoughts and replacing their fear with your love and direction, the ominous feelings will start to fade away. Eventually, the child will be able to return to a normal and healthy life. (IANS/ MBI)
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The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), has announced plans for smartphone and other electronics manufacturers to fit a common USB-C charging port on their devices in an effort to reduce waste. In addition to phones, the rules will apply to other devices like tablets, headphones, portable speakers, videogame consoles, and cameras, reports The Verge. The decision will have a huge impact on Apple, as the company still uses its own Lightning connector to charge iPhones. The proposals only cover devices using wired, not wireless and a USB-C port is only mandatory for devices that charge using a cable.
"Chargers power all our most essential electronic devices | Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash
"Chargers power all our most essential electronic devices. With more and more devices, more and more chargers are sold that are not interchangeable or not necessary. We are putting an end to that," the report quoted EU commissioner Thierry Breton as saying.
The Commission also wants to unbundle the sale of chargers from the sale of electronic devices, which it says will improve the consumers' convenience. "With our proposal, European consumers will be able to use a single charger for all their portable electronics - an important step to increase convenience and reduce waste." In addition, the Commission will require manufacturers to provide relevant information about charging performance. (IANS/MBI)
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