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jitiya - Jivitputrika or jitiya

11 top delicacies for Jivitputrika or jitiya

Jivitputrika or jitiya Jivitputrika or jitiya is a festival celebrated for the well being and prosperity of the children. Mothers fast and pray for the long life of their kids. This is mainly celebrated in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand & Uttar Pradesh. When and how to celebrate Jivitputrika/ jitiya This is a 3 days festival and starts from seventh lunar day of Krishna-Paksha in Ashvin month to ninth lunar day. As per english calendar, this festival is celebrated in September. These three days are celebrated as 1.Nahai – Khai (Satwmi) 2.Khur Jitiya or Jivitputrika day (Asthami) 3.Paaran (Naomi)
Nahai khai – This is the preparatory day and as per the rituals – Mothers take bath in the morning and take food. The food generally consists of – Pua, Kheer, Sevai Khur Jitiya or Jivitputrika day The actual festival day. Mothers observe whole day fast. They do not take water, for almost 24 hours or more. It is also customary to have Sargi, something …

Recipe - Boti Kebab

Mutton squares marinated with shahi jeera, red chili, ginger, garlic and hung curd. Cooked in a Tandoor or char grilled. This kebab is named after the mutton squares (pieces) that are called as ‘Boti’ in hindi.

  • Lamb (Boneless)                 1 kg
  • Hung curd                         120 gm
  • Ginger Garlic paste           100 gm
  • Red chilly powder           2 tsp
  • Raw papaya paste            2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder     1 tsp
  • Shahi jeera                      1 tsp
  • Salt                                  tt
  • Oil                                   1 tsp
  • Mix all the ingredients together and rub into the lamb cubes. Keep aside for 4-5 hours.
  • Skewer the lamb cubes into the skewers.
  • Cook it in moderately hot tandoor or over a charcoal grill for 12-15 minutes. Baste it with melted butter and further roast for 2-3 minutes.
Dishing Technique
  • Take it out from the skewer. Arrange neatly on a plater, apply some melted butter and garnish it with onion rings, lemon wedges and some carved salad of your choice.Serve immediately with mint chutney.


~Romil said…
Nice collection of authentic recipes... Thanks Shakesh!
puja said…
nice collection of easy to cook recipes... i must try them and also try to cook as good as u can... i m surprised to c u as a chef and i must say ur recipes will rule Indian kitchens..... keep writing...
Anonymous said…
Its really nice to watch your recipes Mr Shakesh.My husband really liked your boti kabab.
Remember we met for a while in Danapur Durg Exp.Its Noshin from Patna.
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Anonymous said…
nice sir,
i will try it......
Anonymous said…
its realy awesome... thnx

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