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jamuna news: Haleem is a rich mutton stew. With lentils, spices and broken wheat, it is a slow-cooked delicacy usually enjoyed during Eid festivities.
Ingredients Of Haleem
1.5 kg lamb (boneless)
150 gms washed moong dal
50 gms dal chana
100 gms broken wheat
500 ml desi ghee
4 bay leaves
1 gm saffron
30 gms green chilly paste
10 gms turmeric powder
5 gms mace
10 gms green cardamom
50 gms garlic paste
50 gms ginger grated
150 gms onion fried
How to Make Haleem
soakall the lentils and broken wheat together for 2 hours.Take a heavy bottom handiand add ghee to temper it with whole spices - cloves, bay leaf and green cardamom. When the spices start crackling, add the grated ginger and garlic paste till the colour turns brown.Add the lamb along with all the powdered spices saffron, green chilli paste, turmeric powder and cook until it is half done and then add fried onions.Drain the water from the lentils and add it to the lamb along with lamb stock. Add salt at this stage. Let it cook until lamb gets tender and mixes with the lentils and becomes thick in consistency.Check for the seasoning and serve with the choice of breads
# Phirni Recipe
Ingredients Of Phirni
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup broken Basmati
2 tsp Pistachios
2 tsp toasted poppy seeds
6-8 saffron stigmas
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 pod green cardamom seeds
How to Make Phirni
In thick, heavy bottom pan, toast rice with canola oil for 3-4 minutes. Then add milk and cardamom seeds and reduce over
slimflame until rice is very tender and almost pasty in texture and milk reduces by a quarter.Add saffron stigmas, pistachios and sugar and stir well until flavorssteep into mixture evenly.Check sweetness and consistency; phirnishould have thick-pouringconsistency.Set phirniin ramekin dishes equally and let cool initially at room temperature for 25 minutes then chill in refrigeratorbelow 4°C for 45 minutes. Garnish with poppy seeds (optional).
Sheer khurma is an authentic version of vermicelli pudding specially prepared for Eid festivities. 'Sheer' is Persian for milk and 'khurma' is another word for dates.Ingredients Of Sheer Khurma
5 cups full cream milk
50 gm roasted
vermicelli-brokeninto small pieces
50 gm dried coconut-grated
1/2 cup sugar
2 green cardamoms
2 Tbsp chopped dates
almonds-blanchedand cut into pieces
1/2 tsp khus (vetiver)
varkleaves(silver foil commonly found on barfis)
How to Make Sheer Khurma
In a wide pan simmer the milk till it thickens to the consistency of cream.Add the vermicelli, coconut, sugar, cardamom, dates and half of the raisins and almondsBring to boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes.Add the vetiver. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with the silver leaves and the rest of the almonds and raisins.Serve hot or cold.
RAJUK demolishing Moudud's
jamuna news: Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) today has begun demolishing the former residence of BNP leader Moudud Ahmed, at Gulshan of the capital.
Rajuk workers began work on the house at 159 Gulshan Avenue at 9:00
am .Confirming the news, Abu Bakar Siddique, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gulshan Police Station said.
Moudud Ahmed was evicted from the residence on June 7 after a Supreme Court order.
On June 4, the apex court dismissed three petitions filed seeking review of its verdict scrapping a High Court judgment that ordered the authorities to mutate the Gulshan land and residence.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on December 17, 2013, lodged a case with Gulshan Police Station against Moudud and his brother Monzur on the charge of grabbing the "abandoned public land".
According to the case statement, Moudud and his brother grabbed the land of around one bigha and 13
kathasbetween 1978 and 2006.
The land was enlisted as the government's abandoned land in 1972 after Pakistani couple Mohammad Ehsan and Inge Maria
Flatzleft the country before 1972.
Ehsan received the possession of the land in 1961 from now-defunct DIT [now Rajuk]. The land was transferred to Flatz in 1965.
Moudud falsely showed that
Flatzissued a power of attorney in favour of him on August 2, 1973.
Moudud grabbed the land and its
establishment,and started living there showing him as a tenant of Flatz.
But the ACC investigation found no record that says she visited Bangladesh after the independence of the country.
2 killed in Mymensingh road
jamunanews: Two people were killed in a road crash on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at Kazirshimla in Trishal Upazila of Mymensingh today.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
Zakir Hossain, officer-in-charge of
TrishalPolice Station, said the accident took place around 10:00 am when a pick-up van hit the duo while crossing the road, leaving them dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to
Outraged by the accident, locals put barricade on the highway, disrupting traffic for an hour.
NASA's Mars probe spots
jamuna news desk: NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is examining the edge of a crater on the red planet that may once have been a lake of liquid water. The Opportunity rover found rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater that
wereeither transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind.
The features were seen just outside the crater rim's crest above "Perseverance Valley," which is carved into the inner slope of the rim.
Researchers plan to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a "walkabout" survey of the area above it.
The Opportunity mission has been investigating sites on and near the western rim of Endeavour Crater since 2011.
The crater is about 22
"The walkabout is designed to look at what's just above Perseverance Valley," said Ray Arvidson, from Washington University in St Louis.
"We see a pattern of striations running east-west outside the crest of the rim," said Arvidson, Deputy Principal Investigator of the Opportunity mission.
A portion of the crest at the top of Perseverance Valley has a broad notch. Just west of that, elongated patches of rocks line the sides of a slightly depressed, east-west swath of ground, which might have been a drainage channel billions of years ago.
"We want to determine whether these are in-place rocks or transported rocks," Arvidson said. "One possibility is that this site was the end of a catchment where a lake was perched against the outside of the crater rim. A flood might have brought in the rocks, breached the rim and overflowed into the crater, carving the valley down the inner side of the rim," he added.
"Another possibility is that the area was fractured by the impact that created Endeavour Crater, then rock dikes filled the fractures, and we're seeing effects of wind erosion on those filled fractures," Arvidson said.
In the hypothesis of a perched lake, the notch in the crest just above Perseverance Valley may have been a spillway. Weighing against that hypothesis is an observation that the ground west of the crest slopes away, not toward the crater.
The science team is considering possible explanations for how the slope might have changed. A variation of the
impact-fracturehypothesis is that water rising from underground could have favouredthe fractures as paths to the surface and contributed to weathering of the fracture-filling rocks. The team is analysingimages of Perseverance Valley, taken from the rim,to plot Opportunity's route.
The valley extends down from the crest into the crater at a slope of about 15 to 17 degrees for a distance of about two football fields.
Say thank you more often for
jamuna lifestyle desk: Struggling to save your relationship? Try and express gratitude, which may not only boost your
relationship,but also enhance your psychological and physical well-being, a study has found.
The findings, published in the journal Review of Communication, showed that gratitude contributes to long-term success in relationships and personal well-being — “up to six months after a deliberate expression to one’s relationship’s partner.”
Just as we periodically boost our immune system through vaccines, we can boost our relationships and mental state by expressing gratitude to our partners on a regular basis, the researchers said.
Expressions of gratitude are often a response to others’ acts of generosity — if you receive a gift from someone, or an act of kindness, you reciprocate by showing gratitude, sometimes publicly, to highlight the giver’s altruistic act.
Gratitude is a different emotion from happiness because it so often stems from the actions of another individual.
“To experience gratitude, one must receive a message, and interpret the message,” said Stephen M. Yoshimura from the National Communication Association — a US-based not-for-profit.
“Gratitude consistently associates with many positive social, psychological, and health states, such as an increased likelihood of helping others, optimism, exercise, and reduced reports of physical symptoms,” Yoshimura said.
Regularly communicating gratitude may also enhance our social connectedness.
In addition, people who experience and express gratitude have reported fewer symptoms of physical illness, more exercise, and better quality of sleep.
Various studies have also shown that expressing and experiencing gratitude increases life satisfaction, vitality,
Moreover, it also contributes to decreased levels of depression, anxiety, envy and job-related stress and burnout, the researchers noted.
3 of a family electrocuted
jamuna news: Three members of a family including a five-year-old girl died from electrocution at their Lalbagh house in Dhaka on Monday morning.
The deceased are Shirin Begum, 30, her daughter Afrin, 5, and mother-in-law, Amena Begum, 55.
Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) pronounced them dead around
11:30amafter the victims were rushed there, Sub-Inspector (SI) BacchuMia, in-charge of DMCH police camp, told The Daily Star.
Following a transformer blast, the trio came in contact with a snapped electric cable on the first floor of a tin-shed house in Islambagh area, medical sources said.
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