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Startups to look for in 2018!

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): The Indian startup ecosystem has been growing and acting more mature, strong and valuable. With the dawn of 2018, here are some startups that witnessed exceptional pace in reaching out to tier II and tier III cities. Roposo: India's one-of-a-kind 'TV by the people' - that allows users to express, connect, and interact to make the world sit up and take notice of how millennials celebrate their experiences, the digital way. Over the span of three years, Roposo saw its user base eventually grow to five million where users were creating content which belonged to a whole variety of genres ranging from fashion to food, travel, music, and many more. Netmeds: Leading online pharmacy that offers customers complete ease of shopping for medicines and other healthcare products through its 24x7 online portal. Netmeds has its roots in Vitalic which has been in the Pharma sector for more than 100 years. Credihealth: Medical assistance company, Credihealth leverages technology to offer complete support for all medical needs of consumers. A Credihealth user can access verified information on hospitals and doctors, compare customer feedback and get cost estimates. NoBroker: It is a disruptive brokerage-free property search portal that connects owners and customers directly with each other by eliminating the middleman. NoBroker.com is revolutionizing real estate not just by eliminating the brokerage but by making it convenient and hassle-free with the use of cutting-edge technology and innovation. BookMyForex: The USP of BookMyForex.com is that it compares exchange rates and service quality metrics across hundreds of banks and exchange companies and connects the customer with the most ideal forex vendor in real time, making it a 'Smart-market place'. With a wide network and association with 5,000+ banks, money changers and 50 + channel partner, BookMyForex.com has witnessed 74 percent increase in customer base in the past year and serving 2,75,000+ happy customers.

Apple apologises for slowdown of older p

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): After Apple's older iPhones have significantly slowed down, it has furnished an apology by publishing a letter to customers to clear their doubts. Apple admitted to those certain changes it made to its software, saying that the changes were indeed slowing the phones with older batteries like iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and iPhone SE. "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologise", Apple said in a statement. Earlier, the company was facing criticism after admitting that changes and updates made by it are slowing the its older phones.

Business honchos who quit their jobs in

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Mounting legal and moral crises and a leadership drain, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uber, Travis Kalanick, was allegedly forced to step down following severe backlash from the company's shareholders, reported the New York Times. Uber Technologies Inc. has been privy to various scandals since it came to front as a global taxi service provider. Vishal Sikka resigned as the Managing Director (MD) and CEO of Infosys, citing 'continuous distractions' as the reason for his resignation in August this year. His resignation happened after a prolonged public battle with the company's founders. For 16 long years Jeff Immelt held the top post at the multinational General Electric (GE) before he finally stepped down in August of 2017. GE said his departure was planned years ahead. Immelt was said to be methodical when it came to investing in software to make industrial machinery run more effectively. PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd's Chairman and CEO, D. Shivakumar resigned to join Aditya Birla Group as President (corporate strategy and business development) in October. John Bryant left his CEO post at Kellogg Co. this fall on a soggy note. The cereal giant's stock is having by far its worst year since the last recession.

Taxpayers granted 10-day extension for f

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): In a decision that would provide relief to last-minute taxpayers, the Centre has decided to extend the last date for filing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns to January 10, 2018. In an official statement, the Ministry of Finance noted, "The last date for filing of return in FORM GSTR-1 for all taxpayers for the relevant periods has been extended to January 10, 2018." The deadline extension is applicable to registered persons having aggregate turnover of up to Rs 1.5 crore in the preceding financial year or the current financial year, who will file quarterly returns in FORM GSTR-1 for the period July-September, 2017. It is also applicable to registered persons having aggregate turnover of more than Rs 1.5 crore in the preceding financial year or the current financial year, who will file monthly returns in FORM GSTR-1 for the period July-October, 2017. The deadline for the aforementioned cases was December 31.

Wall St quiet on last trading day of a s

U.S. stocks closed out their best year since 2013 on a down note, with losses in technology and financial stocks. Elly Park reports.

SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for Ub

A consortium led by SoftBank will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion. Caroline Woods reports.

Trump targets Amazon in call for postal

U.S. President Donald Trump targeted online retailer Amazon on Friday in a call for the country's postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs. Caroline Woods reports.

Trump targets Amazon in call for postal

President Donald Trump goes after Amazon on Twitter, saying the U.S. Postal Service should raise prices to stop the internet retailer from profiting at its expense.  Ashraf Fahim reports.

Italian parliament dissolved ahead of Ma

Italy will vote on March 4 in an election expected to produce a hung parliament, instability and possible market turbulence in the euro zone’s third largest economy. Laura Frykberg reports.

Centre warns crypto currency investors

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): The Central Government on Friday warned the investors before venturing into crypto currencies. The Ministry of Finance warning came after witnessing rising popularity of the people in VCs. Comparing VCs to ‘Ponzi Schemes’, the Government said that Crypto Currencies such as Bitcoins do not have any intrinsic value and they are not backed by any kind of assets. The value of Virtual Currencies is based on speculations which results in volatility in their prices. The statement of the Government also lamented that the dependency of such currencies online makes it vulnerable to hacking, malware attack and loss of password. The Government notified that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has not authorised any VCs as a medium of exchange and Central Bank has given no licenses to any such companies to operate in VCs.

Reliance Communications to sell wireless

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd. (RCOM) has signed a binding definitive agreement with Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIO) for sale of valuable wireless spectrum, towers, fiber, and Media Convergence Node (MCN) assets to reduce its debt by Rs. 25,000 crore. "The transaction will be closed in a phased manner from January to March 2018 and the entire proceeds will be used for RCOM's debt reduction only," said a statement issued by the company.

Stocks cheer $9 trillion year, party moo

In the final trading day of the year, European stocks were set to record their strongest year of gains since 2013 thanks to a surge among tech stocks and a robust resources sector. Ciara Lee reports.

Apple says sorry after outcry over slowe

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. As Laura Frykberg reports, it's also had to issue an apology.

Airline sector marred by closures and cu

While greater competition in the airline sector has made air travel more accessible, the small margins airlines are working with has seen customer care suffer at the hands of profit . Kate King looks back at the major challenges of 2017

Bolivia seeks partners to power up lithi

Bolivia is hoping to attract foreign investors to the country where nearly a decade of state-led development has left output far short of goals for the metal, coveted by makers of batteries for devices from laptops to electric cars. Silvia Antonioli reports.

Dense fog disrupts normal life, delays t

Intense cold and dense fog crippled life in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state on Saturday (December 30) leaving residents struggling to carry out their daily routines and delaying trains. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Beijing may be starting to win its battl

Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city’s notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. Grace Lee reports.

Sushil Kumar condemns scuffle, says both

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): After an FIR was registered against wrestler Sushil Kumar on Saturday, he said that things like this should not happen in sports. Kumar further added that both loss and victory should be taken sportingly. Giving message to all wrestlers, he urged that, "I would like to tell fellow wrestlers that there should be discipline, one shouldn't play roughly,we are wrestling for the country." An FIR has been registered under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code after Sushil's supporters allegedly clashed with supporters of Praveen Rana at the K.D. Jadhav Stadium.

Pakistan must stop treating us like anim

Gilgit/Skardu/Lahore, Dec 30 (ANI): Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan staged a demonstration against Pakistan outside Press Club in Lahore. They raised slogans of freedom saying 'hum leke rahenge azaadi' (we will attain freedom). One of the protestors in Gilgit-Baltistan's Skardu said Pakistan should not treat them like animals. He added: "We should be given all the basic rights at par with other citizens. Until they give us our basic rights, they do not have any right to impose taxes on us. We are not ready to accept the taxes you (Pakistan) have imposed on us, it is illegal."

FIR registered against wrestler Sushil K

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Delhi Police on Saturday registered an FIR against wrestler Sushil Kumar and his supporters on charges of thrashing fellow wrestler Praveen Rana. An FIR has been registered under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code after Sushil's supporters allegedly clashed with supporters of Praveen at the K.D. Jadhav Stadium. Supporters of Sushil Kumar and Parveen Rana indulged in a massive fight after Kumar was announced winner of the match.

Sufiyon Ki Vaadi (Program) Dec 30, 2017

Sufiyon Ki Vaadi is a weekly Cable Program which is telecast in the Kashmir Valley and which reminds the people of the Sufi culture and tradition of the Valley. This show is viewer interactive and projects the Sufi tradition of the Valley and impact of Sufism on the culture and tradition of the people. The Sufi culture rejects any form of militancy and radicalisation. The program engages Youth in supporting Sufism and Kashmiriyat. The show also contains interviews with theologists of repute to highlight the Sufi tradition as Kashmir’s way of life and how following Sufism teachings is better. The program also brings into focus the impact of Sufism on the life of Kashmiris, in Literature, crafts and culture. Overall Sufism is the life line of Jammu and Kashmir and the people are more committed to it than ever before. (Jammu and Kashmir)

Badalta Manzar (Program) - Dec 30, 2017

Badalta Manzar is a weekly developmental news magazine which projects the rapid economic development and growth taking place in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the only program on local cable which brings reports from the far flung corners of the State  informing audiences about the ground level economic and social work taking place in Jammu and Kashmir. Badalta Manzar also highlights the tremendous strides being made by Kashmir’s Youth in terms of getting involved with the development work. This show sharply brings into focus how economic growth and development is working towards bringing Kashmir’s Youth into the National mainstream. The message of this show is that the dark period of Youth radicalisation is over and a new dawn of economic growth, employment and prosperity for all has dawned on Kashmir. (Jammu and Kashmir News)

Winter delicacy: Demand for popular dry

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 30 (ANI): The demand and sale for dry fish has increased in Jammu and Kashmir as people in the valley relish dry vegetables, smoked fish and wild herbs to survive during the extreme winter. The demand for Kashmir's most popular dry fish Hoggard has increased drastically during the winter season. The Hoggard fish has many health benefits, like easing chest problems and protecting from severe cold. One hundred grams of dried fish contains about 80 percent protein with 300 calories.

Kamala Mill fire: BMC conducts anti-encr

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Dec 30 (ANI): The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is conducting anti-encroachment drive in various parts of Mumbai. Following the fire at Kamala Mill Compound, BMC has come hard on illegal structures in the city. The drive has been conducted against illegal structures in Lower Parel's Raghuvanshi Mill compound and Kamala Mill Compound on Saturday. The lethal fire in Kamala Mills that killed 14 on Thursday night brought BMC under scrutiny with many blames being hurled at the civic body. BMC took action against four restaurants with unauthorised constructions in G (South) Ward on Friday. The BMC will also carry out an extensive audit of major eateries in the city.

Cong MLA Asha Kumari Who Got Slapped Say

Congress Committee secretary Asha Kumari and Dalhousie MLA slapped a woman constable outside the party office in ShimlaThe constable slapped her back and this was caught on camera by bystanders. Now the MLA says she is sorry

People flee in Long Beach shooting

Police say a shooting incident in Long Beach, California, has become a murder investigation, with the suspect dead at the scene. No reporter narration.

Gunman kills 11 in Cairo attacks

A gunman killed at least 11 people on Friday in attacks on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo before he was wounded and arrested. Grace Lee reports.

Former soccer star George Weah wins Libe

Liberia, Dec 30 (ANI): Liberians are extremely delighted and hopeful after George Weah was announced as the new president. Liberia's elections board certified former international football star George Weah as the winner of the nation's presidential election. George Weah will take over from Ellen Johnson, who ruled for 12 years. A Nobel Laureate, Johnson is credited with restoring peace after the civil war.

Couple arrested for allegedly converting

Rachakonda (Hyderabad), Dec 30 (ANI): The Rachakonda police have busted a religion conversion racket from Kadapa district for converting tribal kids to Christianity. A couple has been arrested and nine kids aged below 14 years have been rescued. The couple was allegedly teaching these kids about the Christian faith, under the guise of an orphanage and old age home. According to SHO of Medipally police station, a complaint was received from Child welfare Department. The couple has been charged under section 342, 370, 156 IPC and section 33, 42 of Juvenile Justice Act and section 3 of SC/ST Atrocity Act and been sent for Judicial remand.

Thick fog envelops North India as cold w

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): As the cold wave continues to intensify across India, thick fog engulfed New Delhi, Lucknow and other cities on Saturday. 36 trains are delayed, two have been rescheduled and 13 have been cancelled due to low visibility and operational reasons. Air Quality Index of Delhi's Lodhi Road area shows prominent pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 remain in 'very poor' category.

Priti Durgam from naxalite area of Bijap

Bastar (Chhattisgarh), Dec 30 (ANI): Hailing from a naxalite area of Bijapur, Priti Durgam has secured 33rd position in Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission Exam. While the naxal areas are known for terror, attacks and violence, this scholar has proved that one can make a name for oneself even in the most adverse conditions. Priti encourages all the aspirants of her district to give their best to succeed in these prestigious exams.

South Asia Newsline (Program) - Dec 29,

Dec 29, 2017 - South Asia Newsline :

- Death toll rises to at least 14 in fire in India’s Mumbai city
- Pakistan isn’t a safe haven for terrorists, claims Pakistani Army
- Nepal President authenticates National Assembly election ordinance

Watch: NCP workers forcefully shut down

Mumbai, Dec 30 (ANI): After the death of at least 14 people in Friday’s Kamala Mill compound fire, Nationalist Congress Party workers forcefully closed down the restaurants and pubs in the area on Saturday. Meanwhile an enquiry committee has been formed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to investigate the cause of the fire.

15-year-old shot at during celebratory f

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): A 15-year-old was admitted to hospital after being shot at during a wedding procession's celebratory firing in the national capital's Chandni Mahal area. Locals of the area alleged that several rounds of bullets were fired and the groom's father forcefully closed down the shops in the area. The victim received two bullet wounds and is currently in serious condition at LNJP Hospital.

National karate champion losing fight ag

Ludhiana (Punjab), Dec 30 (ANI): Winner of four national gold medals in karate and and seven state golds, Priyanka is fighting a battle against blood cancer. A native of Bihar, Priyanka is struggling to meet the need of the expensive treatment for her disease. She was all set to participate in an international championship in Malaysia last year, but couldn't compete when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She is now urging the people to help her with her bills so that she can again continue her love for the sport.

Fake job scam: Locals stuck in Malaysia

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 30 (ANI): At least 15 locals of Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur have become the victim of a fake travel agent on the pretext of providing them jobs in Malaysia. The gang lured the people of by promising them to provide jobs in the mobile repairing business but later vanished with the documents and the money after the people arrived in Malaysia. Now the people are stuck in Malaysia and are struggling to get their basic needs. Thus the kin of the victims are now urging External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help them by bringing the victims home.

9 dead after gunmen attack church

Cairo (Egypt), Dec 30 (ANI): At least 9 people were killed after gunmen attacked the Mar Mina church south of Cairo. According to medical and security sources, out of deceased three were policeman. The attacker was wearing an explosive vest and was shot dead by the church's security forces. Two other bombs are said to have been defused near the church. A second attacker has been captured according to state media. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

KCR lays foundation stone for constructi

Ranga Reddy (Telangana), Dec 30 (ANI): Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao laid the foundation stone for the construction of Golla and Kurma welfare bhavans at Kokapet in Ranga Reddy district on Friday. The bhavan will be built for Golla and Kuruma communities to bring them on a single platform and inspire them for the development in all the sectors. While addressing the people KCR said, the state government had allocated five acres of land to each community for the construction of the buildings. The government also released Rs 5 crore to each building for the construction. It might be recalled that so far 35 lakh sheep were distributed among the Golla-Kuruma communities. The construction will be completed within a year.

Hyderabad to become beggar-free

Hyderabad, Dec 30 (ANI): Addressing the media Telangana Director General of Prisons VK Singh said, the Prisons Department have started Vidyadanam Programme under which it would be providing education to the beggars. Singh added the government aims to employ the skilled beggars, and those who are not skilled would be given training in Anand Ashram. With the help of GHMC and Police department, so far 741 male beggars and 311 female beggars have been rescued from the roads. Out of which 476 male beggars and 241 female beggars have been released on personal undertaking not to resort to begging again. As of now 265 male beggars 70 female beggars and 2 children beggars are in the Anand Ashram. He also announced, if anybody spots a beggar on the street and give information and wait for the patrol to arrive and show the beggar to patrol staff, would get a reward of Rs 500 on the next day itself.

Woman dies after hospital allegedly deni

Sonipat (Haryana), Dec 30 (ANI): Wife of a Kargil martyr lost her life after the hospital allegedly denied treat due to unavailability of Aadhaar card. According to the victim's son, he showed the copy of his Aadhaar card in his phone but the hospital authorities refused her treatment.  Meanwhile, the hospital authorities refuted the allegations and stated that they never denied treatment but demanded Aadhaar due to documentation process.

51 girls rescued from Shahadatganj Madra

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 30 (ANI): At least girls were rescued after the police conducted raids at a Madrasa in Lucknow's Shahadatganj area. The girls were being sexually exploited by the manager of the Madrasa and he has been arrested in this regard. According to father of one of the rescued girls, they were beaten and made to dance by the head of the Madrasa.

South Africa's top court delivers Zuma i

South AfricaâÂÂs constitutional court rules that parliament failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office.

Stairway acted like a "chimney": FDNY on

One of the deadliest fires in New York City that left 12 people including five children dead, was started by a 3-year-old boy playing with a burner on the kitchen stove Thursday night. Colette Luke has more.

Trump praises Coast Guard during golf ou

President Donald Trump took time out from a weekend golf trip to greet some members of the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday, and praise the service's work during Hurricane Harvey. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

I took that action in self defense, says

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 29 (ANI): A Congress MLA, Asha Kumari and a woman constable Rajvanti ended up slapping each other in a crowded spot after a brief argument broke out between them. The incident took place when Asha was trying to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Shimla. The instance was captured on camera by ANI today. On this, Asha Kumari said that she was abused by the constable and she was compelled to use her hands. The constable on the other side, defended herself, saying that she was just performing her duty and Asha was the one who started slapping her first and the action she took was in self defense. Rajvanti has registered an FIR against Asha, she added.

Pakistan releases 144 Indian fishermen

Amritsar (Punjab), Dec 29 (ANI): Pakistan released 144 fishermen on Friday via Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar. The fishermen were released after a letter from Indian High Commission in Islamabad on December 18 in which Foreign Ministry communicated and agreed to release 144 fishermen. The fishermen were released by Karanchi Jail and escorted by Pakistani authorities to Wagah through Lahore.  Another batch of 145 fishermen will be released on January 8 by the Pakistani authorities. Majority of fishermen were apprehended by Pakistan for straying into Pakistani territory.

Britain's digital banks: profitable or j

British app-based bank Monzo and others like it want to make money by allowing firms access to their customers rather than lending to them, but this is an untested path to profitability. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

Pickle Recipes

Every family has that person who loves pickle unconditionally. I know my family has one because the pickle almost always vanishes within days! Maybe that is why we prepare the pickle so often? In fact, many prefer pickles as a spread for bread rather than jam these days. Be it any dish, any occasion, any place, any day, it won't be a surprise to find that pickles are a part of the menu. Today we will learn how to make a few varieties of pickles following some easy recipes presented to us by Mrs. Hema.



Tomatoes - 4 nos chopped
Gingelly / Sesame Oil - 2 Tsp
Tamarind puree - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
Chili powder - 5 Tsp
Fenugreek powder - 1 Tsp
Rock Salt

For Tempering

Gingely / Sesame Oil - 1 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Red Chili - 5 nos
Garlic Cloves - 8 to 10 nos (optional)


Grind the tomatoes to puree
In a wide pan, heat 2 tsp oil. Add the tomato puree and cook till it reduces to half
Now add tamarind puree and cook for 5 minutes
Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, fenugreek powder and rock salt. Cook till it thickens to paste form
In another pan, heat 1 cup gingely oil. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle
Add red chilis and (optional) garlic cloves.
Now transfer the hot oil to the tomato paste and cook till oil separates
Turn off and let it cool.
Store in airtight container



Gingelly oil - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Garlic cloves - 1 cup
Chili powder - 3 Tsp
Cumin powder - 1 Tsp
Fenugreek powder - 1 Tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1 Tsp
Salt - 2 Tsp
Tamarind puree - 2 Tbsp
Jaggery - 1 Tsp


Heat some oil in a pan on a low flame. Add mustard seeds
When the mustard seeds start splattering, add garlic cloves and cook until they turn light golden in colour.
Now add chilli powder, cumin powder, fenugreek powder, asafoetida and salt. Mix gently.
Add tamarind puree and mix well. Then add jaggery to balance the flavour.
Cook for 10 minutes till oil separates and the raw smell disappears.
Cool & store it in an airtight container.



Lemon - 10 no.’s
Juice of Lemon from 5 no.’s
Turmeric powder - 2 Tsp
Rock Salt - 4 Tsp
Roasted Fenugreek powder - 2 Tsp
Chili powder - 3 Tbsp

For Tempering:

Gingelly oil - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Red chilli - 6 no.’s


Take the fresh lemons, cut them into pieces (4 pieces) and remove all the seeds.
Squeeze some more lemons for juice and keep it aside.
Take a bowl, add lemons pieces, turmeric powder and rock salt in the bowl. Mix the ingredients together well.
Add lemon juice to the mixture.
Add roasted fenugreek powder and chilli powder and mix them well.
For tempering take a saucepan and heat some gingelly oil. Add some mustard seeds and red chillies.
Turn off the stove & cool it.
Mix the lemon mixture and tempered ingredients together.
Use it after 20 to 25 days. Do not consume it before!



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Gongura Mutton

Gongura Mutton

Sesame Oil
Fennel seeds  
Onion - 3 nos chopped
Green chili - 3 nos slit
Few Curry leaves
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Mutton - 1 kg
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Gongura/Sorrel leaves - 2 bunches

1. Take a pressure cooker, add sesame oil, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and fennel seeds.
2. Add 3 chopped onions, 3 slit green chilies, few curry leaves and saute well.
3. Once the onion turns brown, add 2 tsp of ginger garlic paste. Reduce the flame saute it.
4. Add 1kg of mutton pieces, 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 4 tsp chili powder, salt, one and a half cup of water, close and pressure cook it nicely.
5. Take a large pot add little oil, gongura leaves and saute till it gets cooked.
6. Add the cooked meat to the gongura. Simmer for 10 minutes or more, till it becomes thick gravy
7 Gongura leaves give sour taste. So add gongura as per your taste.
8. Finally check for seasoning.
Mouth watering gongura mamsam is ready to taste with steamed rice!

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Cashew Candy | Ventuno Home Cooking

Cashew Candy
Candys and sweets are a must in every house during the festive seasons. Mostly brought from nearby shops, Cashew candy is one of those really popular sweet delicacies that is widely known all over India. This insanely famous candy, many imagine is one the most difficult sweet to prepare. The proper consistency and balanced taste seems almost impossible to achieve at home. But, to me, this is possibly one of the easiest dish to make which doesn’t have a long process or many ingredients either. So, I thought I can share the recipe with you all too. This is how I prepare the dish. It never fails to satisfy me.

Cashew - 500 gm
Jaggery - 430 gm
Cardamom powder - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp

1. In a pan or Kadai, add enough oil for deep frying.
2. Once the oil is hot, gently drop some cashew nuts in the oil.
3. Once the cashew nuts turn golden-brown in colour, remove them from the oil.
4. Similarly, fry all the cashew nuts in batches and keep them aside.
5. Add the jaggery to a pot and keep it on the stove top.
6. Pour enough water (around 1 cup) and keep stirring until the jaggery melts completely.
7. Strain the melted jaggery into a wide saucepan to remove all the impurities.
8. Cook the jaggery until it is of a nice string consistency.
9. Add the cardamom powder to the jaggery and mix it in.
10. Add some ghee to the melted jaggery and give it a quick stir.
11. Now, add the roasted cashewnuts to the melted jaggery (caramel) and mix it quickly.
12. Add a little ghee on a plate and grease it well. Transfer the candy mixture into the plate.
13. Coat both your hands with enough ghee. Take a little bit of the mixture in your hands and roll it into small balls.
Voila! Your cashew candy is ready to be served!

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