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TEENAGER KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD SMASH

first_imgGardaí in Ballyshannon are investigating a single vehicle fatal road smash which has left a teenager dead.Driver Christopher Kane, 19, died when his Peugeout car hit a bridge on the Station Road, Mountcharles at 2am.His body has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital. Three other teenagers were also hurt but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.The road is currently closed pending the completion of an examination by Garda forensic collision investigators.Gardai say it will be some time before the road re-opens today.“It’s a tough job to go and tell this young man’s parents. It is just horrific. “There are forensic collision investigators at the scene and the road will remain closed for the rest of the day,” said a Garda spokesman.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071-9858530.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTEENAGER KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD SMASH was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ballyshannon gardailetterkenny generalMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more

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BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AS HURRICANE FORCE WINDS HIT DONEGAL

first_imgTHE Irish Coast Guard and Gardaí have joined the county council in a weather warning for Co Donegal today as winds of up to 130km/hr hit.In a statement the Coast Guard warned people to stay away from coastal paths and piers as a high tide and high winds hit.“The Irish Coast Guard strongly advises the public not to go on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, promenades or any other coastal areas during the inclement weather,” said a spokesman. Garda Traffic Corps Inspector for Co Donegal Inspector Michael Harrison warned motorists to exercise “extreme caution” over the next 24 hours.Winds will subside by dawn on Monday, but they will remain strong with gusts of up to 100km/hr.“Trees and other debris may be just around the next corner. Like the TV adverts say, motorists need to expect the unexpected,” he said.Met Eireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack warned it is going to be a very windy 24 hours – with some snow and sleet likely in Donegal. “It will remain extremely windy tonight, with strong to gale force westerly winds and with further damaging gusts in places, but especially along the Atlantic Seaboard in the west and north west,” she said.“There will be further rain or hail showers, some heavy and prolonged, with a risk of some sleet and snow showers, early in the night.”It’s also cold out there – hitting 0C after dark. BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AS HURRICANE FORCE WINDS HIT DONEGAL was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AS HURRICANE FORCE WINDS HIT DONEGALdonegalweatherlast_img read more

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SHAY GIVEN SIGNS FOR MIDDLESBROUGH ON LOAN

first_imgLifford goalkeeper Shay Given has joined Middlesbrough on loan from Aston Villa.Shay Given has gone out on loan.The 37-year-old former Irish number one joins for a month after Boro’s first-choice keeper Jason Steele was given a three-match ban for his sending-off at Leeds United.Given has been back-up to Brad Guzan at Villa Park since being displaced as number one in August last year. He has made 599 career appearances in spells with Blackburn, Newcastle, Manchester City and Villa.But he has not played since January’s FA Cup defeat by Millwall and earlier this term was linked with a move to Doncaster.It is unclear if an option has been pencilled into the deal to allow the Donegal man to sign a more permanent deal if things work out.Shay had been linked to a number of clubs including Liverpool and Celtic. SHAY GIVEN SIGNS FOR MIDDLESBROUGH ON LOAN was last modified: November 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Win 10 bags of coal with your next order from McLaughlin Fuels

first_imgLeading coal supplier McLaughlin Fuels in Buncrana are running a fantastic competition this winter.Customers who make an order will be entered into a weekly draw to win x10 bags of Eco Glow Smokeless Fuels. The competition is a warm thanks from the Mc Laughlin family to all customers who enjoy their superb solid fuel range.Mc Laughlin Fuels Buncrana have been importing and distributing solid fuels since the 1940’s, here, they tell the story of how they have been lighting up lives for generations:  Now into the 4th generation, Mc Laughlins continue to grow and set the standard for the coal and solid fuel industry. We import, manufacture, stock, pre-pack and supply all types of coal and solid fuel through out Ireland (North & South).To compliment our existing coal and solid fuel range we at Mc Laughlins have installed Ireland’s most state of the art smokeless fuels production plant with full swift 7 approval for all our solid fuels “Mc Laughlins” fuels are recognised nationwide as a Market leader.Pre Packed Solid Fuels McLaughlin’s pre-packed fuels are renowned throughout Ireland for their superior quality and value for money, only the best quality coal or smokeless fuel ever makes it into a Mc Laughlin’s Golden Glow prepack fuel bag.Each type of fuel is catered for, Ecoglow, Ecostove, Firebrite. Coal for open fires smokeless coal for openfire, stoves or ranges, anthracites and ovoids.Each fuel is carefully selected for its quality and heat output while great pride is taken by our staff at our pre-packing plant to make sure the product you receive is of the highest quality. Our pre-packed fuels are always clean, great value for money and of the highest quality.Our products are available from the best retail outlets, coal merchants, service stations, builders providers, cash and carry’s and co-operatives.In 2014 “Mc Laughlin’s” decided that the quality and availability of Smokeless Solid Fuels in Ireland was not of a good enough standard.In June 2014, we built Ireland’s first dedicated Smokeless Coal and Solid Fuel Production Plant. With our own inhouse Research and Development facility. Mc Laughlin’s set about developing smokeless solid fuels specifically for the “Irish Smokeless Zone”.Smokeless solutionsEcoglow Smokeless was the first Irish designed and manufactured smokeless fuel to come to market. Ecoglow has firmly established itself as one of the best smokeless fuels on the market. High heat output, low ash, long burn cycle (up to 80% longer than coal) combined with consistent size and quality has made Ecoglow Irelands favourite smokeless fuel. Ecoglow is suitable for open fires, stoves, ranges, smoke controlled zones and non-smoke controlled areas. Ecoglow is the best choice wherever your home is.Eco-stoveNext to market was Eco-stove. Designed in house in our own research and development facility. Specifically designed for the new Irish Smokeless Zones. Eco-stove is designed to suit all stove users throughout Ireland. Eco-stove is super long lasting, low ash, clean burning and combined with a consistent size and quality makeEco-stove the No. 1 choice with all stove lovers. Eco-stove will not stain your stoves glass doors and will pro-long the life span of your stove. Mc Laughlin Fuels Research Team next turned their attention to traditional smoky coal users. They designed a fuel to cut the smoke, ash and emissions from burning traditional smoky coal.Firebrite is a semi-smokeless fuel designed for the Irish market. Firebrite is long lasting, lower in ash and cleaner on your appliance. Firebrite gives all the benefits of Smokeless Fuel to the traditional coal burners. Firebrite is an excellent fuel in stoves, open fires, ranges, multi-fuel stoves etc.McLaughlins FuelsMc Laughlins Smokeless Fuels are leading the fight against the burning of smoky coal. Our Fuels are cleaner burning, longer lasting, less polluting and better value for money than traditional smoky coal. “Mc Laughlin’s Smokeless Fuels will light up your life like no other fuel. We have the solution for you, talk to us today”.Visit: mclaughlinscoal.ieCall us – Tel: (074) 9361542 / 9320795Sponsored PostWin 10 bags of coal with your next order from McLaughlin Fuels was last modified: November 16th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Mc Laughlin Fuels in Buncranalast_img read more

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Fishing The North Coast: Eureka salmon bite remains inconsistent

first_imgSince the opener, the sport salmon season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. It started out with a bang, but the fish have been pretty fickle since. With no established pattern or consistent sign, charter and sport boats have been on the hunt almost daily. “Every day has been different,” said Capt. Tony Sepulveda of Shellback Sport Fishing. “We haven’t seen any type of pattern as of yet, nothing really to go back to everyday. And we’ve covered a lot of water, from the Cape to Trinidad …last_img read more

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Asilweni: Cleaning up the streets

first_imgCherlyn Tshabangu is determined to get drug dealers out of her city, and rehabilitate and educate drug-addicted underage sex workers and reunite them with their families.Believing that the rise in crime in Krugersdorp could be attributed to high rates of drug dealing and forced sex work, Cherlyn Tshabangu has started a clean-up operation. Asilweni Cleaning Streets, founded in 2012, aims to help rehabilitate drug-addicted sex workers and raise awareness on the dangers of drug abuse.Asilweni Cleaning Streets, founded in 2012, aims to help rehabilitate drug-addicted sex workers and raise awareness on the dangers of drug abuse (Image: Asilweni)Tshabangu believes that the town, in Gauteng, is a hub for human trafficking and drug dealing. She says, “We decided to take an initiative to help clean our streets of drugs and prostitution. We would also like to see the community taking control of their own streets and making sure that their kids are not exposed to all that we’re trying to stop as these are done right on the streets with no shame.”The organisation runs campaigns on drug abuse awareness, how to identify illegal drugs, and educates residents on how to get help with their addictions and whom to speak to regarding their problems.“We help all age groups that are affected by substance abuse and prostitution through counselling as well as detox programmes,” said Tshabangu.“We work in collaboration with Home Affairs to verify the identities of the drug dealers and prostitutes and we locate families of the girls as most of them are trafficked from different places.”Many sex workers in the area are young girls in their teens who have fallen victim to drug abuse, and who conduct sex work to fund their addiction. Asilweni works closely with the South African Police Service’s Missing Persons unit to identify the girls they work with, helping to rehabilitate them and reunite them with their families. The organisation also works with Crime Line, Lead SA, the Department of Social Development, and other organisations in the West Rand.“We are also networking with other African states and are hoping to work closely with them to fight drugs, prostitution and human trafficking. We would ensure that we have volunteers in all areas and all the time helping the community if need be,” said Tshabangu.“We hope to restore our communities throughout our nation and make them safe and conducive for everybody to live in them.”“We would like to also have a development centre in all provinces where we can have different skills training for recovered addicts and prostitutes. Most of them are rejected and may relapse so we will help them after rehab to either get work or go to school. And we would like to have these centres all over the country,” she said.The organisation also involves the community in its effort to eradicate crime, holding marches to protest against the drug dealing.“In March we had a successful march in demonstration of drugs and prostitution around the West Rand area and we were part of the committee that organised the march. Following that we were also involved in the march in Kagiso where we were sending a message to the dealers there that we are leaving no stone unturned and are intensifying our operations,” said Tshabangu.PLAY YOUR PARTAsilweni needs donations towards a car or taxi fares to help take their young charges back to their families; and towards medication to help wean the women off their addictions. The funds will also go towards food parcels and toiletries.  The organisation is also looking to form partnerships with local municipalities and businesses.For more information on how to help, contact Cherlyn Tshabangu on 073 960 0905 or email her at tshabanguc@gmail.com.last_img read more

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4 Best Project Management Apps for the iPad

first_imgIf you’re a users of the open source Gantt Project, or just need a simple Gantt chart app for the iPad, Project Planner HD is worth a look. It can import and export Gannt Project files, export PDFs, and manage tasks and multiple projects.Projector Related Posts Projector is a popular and slick looking project management app for both OSX and iOS. Macintosh users starting fresh might want to give it a try.SG Project Trackerbot is an iOS client for the popular Pivotal Tracker agile project management SaaS. Trackerbot is a project of Vulpine Labs and is not related to Pivotal Labs, the makers of Pivotal Tracker.Trackerbot lets uses create, edit, reject, delete and comment on Pivotal Tracker stories. Attachments are supported. Vulpine Labs claims the app will support large projects.Which Is the Best? Tags:#enterprise#mobile 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair SG Project 2 and SG Project Pro are some of the most fully featured project management apps available for the iPad. SG Project can import and export Microsoft Project files.Trackerbot Project management seems like an obvious use case for iPads, so we were surprised to see a relatively small number of professional project management applications. But we found a few. For this article we decided to focus only on native iPad applications – we’ll look at tablet-optimized Web apps another time.Which of these is your favorite? Are there any you think we should have included?Project Planner HD Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Thanks to the readers who suggested iPad project management apps via Twitter! klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Video Editing Quick Tip: Swapping Clips in Premiere Pro

first_imgSwapping clips in Premiere Pro is exceptionally easy and quick thanks to this helpful shortcut.Ready for the easiest quick tip ever? The Swap Clip feature in Premiere Pro is as useful as it is simple and easy to remember. For the times when you’d like to move a clip to different place in your timeline without leaving empty gaps, this shortcut places the clip where you want and fills in the space you left empty.How to Swap Clips in Premiere Pro1. Choose the Intended ClipFirst, just find the clip you wish to relocate.2. Swap the ClipNext, hold down Command+Option (or Control+Alt for PC) and drag the clip to where you’d like and drop it down. You’ll see the rest of your work move over and fill in the left-open space. As you can see, the space where the clip was previously is now filled by the clips before it that have been pushed back in the timeline. It’s magical, don’t you think?This quick tip is easy and practical for your workflow when doing any type of work in Adobe Premiere. Check out our previous post — How to Trim Clips to the Playhead — for another quick blast of timeline knowledge.Know of any other quick shortcuts for moving clips around in Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below!last_img read more

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Holy blocked bat signal! Bats jam each other’s calls

first_imgJust before nabbing an insect, a bat emits a rapid series of ultrasonic calls whose echoes back pinpoint the prey’s exact location. Scientists call these sounds “the feeding buzz,” and they’re known to attract other bats presumably in search of a meal. When another bat arrives, it can jam the hunter’s buzz, according to a new study, much like someone blocking a radio signal. That causes the original bat to miss its meal, allowing its competitor to swoop in to grab the insect instead.“It’s a thrilling finding,” says Mirjam Knörnschild, a behavioral ecologist and bat vocalization expert at the University of Ulm in Germany, who was not involved in the study. “Sonar interference has always been an exciting possible explanation … for the fact that certain bat species are highly vocal, and this elegantly designed study is a convincing demonstration.”Aaron Corcoran, a biologist at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, first detected the jamming call while recording bat-moth interactions in Arizona. Other researchers had previously discovered that Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) make at least 15 types of social calls and even adjust their ultrasonic vocalizations to avoid interfering with those of others. To find out how the bats were using this call, the scientists recorded their competitive bouts on video and with an array of ultrasonic microphones at field sites in Arizona and New Mexico. They matched up the calls to the bats’ flight paths so that they could see at what point hunters made the feeding buzz and competitors emitted a blocking signal. From this 3D reconstruction, Corcoran and William Conner, a biologist also at Wake Forest University, realized that the bats were more competitive than cooperative, and readily wielded their highly effective and disruptive jamming call. “They use it at the moment of truth, when the hunter is zeroing in on its prey,” Conner says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The jamming call works by overlapping the competitor’s final frenzied feeding buzz, creating sound waves that confuse the processing done by the bat’s auditory neurons and ability to target the prey’s position with its ultrasonic clicks, a process known as echolocation. Still, a jammed bat can turn the tables on its competitor and use the same method to interfere with its hunt. “They whiz back and forth, back and forth, fighting over the prey, until one finally gives up,” Conner says.In Arizona, the scientists documented 145 bat attacks on insects; 85.9% of these attempts failed when another bat emitted the jamming call. Without a competitor to interfere, the bats’ success rate jumped to 30%. The researchers also tested bats with controlled playback experiments. They tethered a moth to a monofilament line about 5 meters above the ground, then played a recorded jamming call just as a hunting bat targeted the insect with its feeding buzz. The bats’ capture success rate dropped by 73.5% compared with when they hunted without interference from the recording, the team reports online today in Science.Five years ago, Corcoran and Conner showed that tiger moths can jam the hunting sonar of brown bats. But this is the first time that this type of competitive interference among individuals of the same species has been discovered in animals, they say.Other researchers had previously heard similar calls from different bat species, including male big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus), and suggested that the sound might be used in cooperative foraging, or to claim food. “It’s clearly not for cooperating,” says Cynthia Moss, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, whose team proposed the food-claiming explanation—and is sticking to it. “There is evidence for both claiming and jamming,” she says, noting that her group “didn’t see the timing of the call the way” that Corcoran and Conner did, consistently overlapping that rapid, terminal feeding buzz. “While this paper is very provocative, interesting, and important, it is not the last word.”Still, the very idea that bats have not only sonar but also a jamming signal is “cool,” Conner says. “We think engineers are pretty clever when they use a signal to jam sonar and radar. But bats came up with this idea 65 million years earlier.” Now, he and Corcoran wonder if other echolocating species such as dolphins engage in competitive jamming bouts as well.last_img read more

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Foods Of Janmashtami

first_imgReligious festivals hold magical sway over Hindus and food is often at their center. Shree Krishna Janmashtami, which falls on Aug 14, celebrates Lord Krishna’s birthday, during which temples create cradles and decorate them with fragrant, multi- hued flowers, decorative beads, zari borders, nuts and fruits. Devotees fast all day. As midnight approaches, Lord Krishna is bathed in a mixture of holy water from the Ganges, milk, honey and yoghurt. He is then dressed in beautiful clothes and jewelry and returned to his cradle. At the stroke of midnight, firecrackers are lit to the sound of cymbals and the beating of drums to usher in the lord’s birth. The devotees break their fast in the morning with Krishna’s favorite sweets and savories.SWEETSChocolate Burfi2 liters milk½ lb slab of milk chocolate1 oz. each of sliced almonds, pistachios and walnutsA few drops of vanilla essence5 oz. sugarSilver foilMelt chocolate and keep warm. Heat milk and sugar over slow fire and stir until it turns thick and separates from the sides of the vessel. Blend in nuts, essence and melted chocolate. Mix thoroughly and remove from fire. Spread on a greased thali and cover with silver foil. Set aside until cold, then cut into neat squares and store in airtight container.Peda2 liters milk 5 oz. powdered sugar1 tsp. cardamom seeds½ tsp. saffron strands1 tbsp. milk½ tsp. refined flourHandful of finely sliced pistachio nutsBoil milk and sugar over slow fire until mixture turns thick. Add ½ teaspoon refined flour and cook until mixture separates from sides of vessel. Remove from fire, cover and set aside for 5 hours in refrigerator or cool dry place. Soak saffron in 1 tbsp. hot milk for five minutes and then crush to paste. Mix saffron with other ingredients except pistachios. Form mixture into small, round flat discs and press few sliced nuts in center of one side of peda. Set aside until it hardens and store in airtight container.Rabdi2 liters milk4 oz. sugar1 tsp. cardamom seeds1 oz. almonds and pistachios blanched and slicedA few drops of rose essence Place milk in a heavy pan with sugar and cardamom seeds and cook on slow fire, stirring until mixture is reduced to ¾ of its original quantity. Remove from fire. Mix in nuts and essence and serve hot or cold.Besan Ladoos1 lbs. chickpea flour2 ½ oz. ghee (clarified butter)1 lbs. powdered sugar1 tbsps. cardamom seeds2 tbsps. each of sliced almonds and pistachiosHeat ghee and fry chick pea flour over slow fire, stirring often until golden. Remove from fire, blend in remaining ingredients. Cool till warm, form into lime-sized balls with wet hands and store in airtight container.Churma Ladoos1 lbs. whole-wheat flour1 oz. semolina1/4 lbs. ghee4 tbsps. sliced almonds, cashewnuts and pistachios1 tbsp. cardamom powderMix flour and semolina, add ¼ lb. ghee and enough milk to form stiff dough. Make small balls and set aside. Heat ½ lbs. ghee and fry balls over a slow fire until crisp and golden. Drain, cool fried balls and grind to a paste. Mix nuts and cardamom seeds, add enough ghee to bind ingredients together. Form into round balls cool thoroughly and store in airtight container. Dry Fruit Kheer2 liters whole milk5 oz. blanched, ground almonds and hazelnuts1 oz. whole roasted pistachios, cashew nuts and almonds1 tbsp. cardamom seeds½ 1bs. sugar½ tsp. saffron dissolved in 1 tbsp. hot milkHeat milk, sugar, and cardamom slowly in heavy vessel. When sugar dissolves, add ground nuts and stir until mixture is reduced to half its original quantity. Add saffron and put in serving bowl and decorate with whole nuts.SAVORIES Dry Fruit Kachori¼ lbs. flour 2 tablespoons gheeSea salt to tasteFor filling  ¼ lbs. green peas shelled and boiled1 tbsp. each of diced walnuts, groundnuts,cashewnuts and raisins2 chilies mincedHandful of coriander leaves¼ tsp. sugar½ finely grated coconut1 tsp. dhania-jeera powder1 tsp garam masalaSea salt, chili powder and lime juice to tasteMix flour and salt, rub in ghee and then add enough water to form stiff dough. Mash peas coarsely and mix with all filling ingredients. Divide dough into small cups, stuff with filling, gather the edges together and form into round and smooth balls. Flatten with hands into small disc. Heat 1 lb ghee until smoking, lower heat and fry over a gentle heat to golden brown color. Drain and serve with sweet tamarind or green chutney.SamosasFor shell 8 oz. flour2 tbsps. oilSalt to tasteFor filling 8 oz. boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes2 oz. boiled peas 2 tbsps. chopped coriander leaves or cilantro1 green chili chopped finely 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 teaspoon dhania jeera powderSalt to taste Mix flour, salt and oil. Add enough water to form stiff dough. Mix filling ingredients. Make small ball of dough, dab with dry flour and roll out each ball into small circle. Cut circle into two. Make a cone of one half of circle and stuff with filling. Use water along edges to seal properly and deep fry in medium hot oil until crisp and golden.Jholdaar Aloo Subzi5 oz. potatoes boiled and peeled1 cup yoghurt1 cup water1 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves½ tsp. grated ginger2 green chilies slit in middle½ tsp. cumin seeds1/8 tsp. turmeric powder½ tsp. chick pea flour 1 tbsp. dhania-jeera powderPinch of asafetidaSalt and chili to taste.Slice all but one potatoes into pieces. Crush one potato to a paste. Heat one tablespoon oil, add potatoes and fry lightly. Mix spices and salt. Add yoghurt and gram flour and cook over a slow fire until thick. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and remove from fire. Heat 1 tbsp. oil and add cumin seeds and asafetida. When seeds start popping pour over potatoes and garnish with ginger and green chilies. Serve hot with puries.Puri 2.5 oz. wheat flour4 oz. refined flour1 tblsp. gheeSalt to tasteCombine ingredients with enough water to form stiff dough. Divide dough into small balls and roll into small circle. Heat enough ghee for deep frying till hot, drop each puri in the ghee and heat till it floats to the top and puffs up, fry both sides till golden. Serve piping hot.Sweet Chutney½ cup tamarind paste ¾ grated jaggery or molasses1 teaspoon chat masala1 teaspoon rock salt to suit the tasteGrind ingredients to paste.Green Chutney1 cup coriander leaves¼ cup mint leaves ¼ teaspoon grated ginger1 green chilly Salt to tasteGrind ingredients to a paste.Natural Food ColorsHere are some techniques to create natural food colors. For a deeper shade in mithais add undiluted color. For softer shades dilute with water.Green Wash and grind raw spinach leaves, strain juice through a fine cloth.Red or Pink Grind raw tender beets to a paste and strain through a fine cloth. Saffron Dissolve ¼ teaspoon of saffron strands in 1 tbsp. hot milk  Related Itemslast_img read more

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