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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 - Kakori Kebab


Kakori is place few kilometers from Lucknow. And this kebab was named after the name of the city.
It is a delicate melt-in-mouth kebab of finely minced lamb, flavoured with spiced and char grilled
 

Ingredients

  • Mutton (boneless)                                  800 gm
  • Roasted gram flour                                80 gm
  • Raw papaya Paste                                 3 tbsp
  • Red chili powder                                   2 tsp 
  • Ginger garlic paste                                50 gm       
Kakori Masala

  • Black peppercorns                                   5 gm
  • Cloves                                                      5 no
  • Green cardamom                                     10 gm
  • Black cardamom                                      5 no
  • Khus Khus                                               5 gm
  • Rose petals                                               10 gm
  • Onions                                                      25 gm
  • Oil                                                            1 tsp
  • Cashewnuts                                              15 gm
  • Javitri                                                      1 gm
  • Nutmeg                                                    1 no
Preparation

Kakori Masala
Peel and slice the onions. Saute it in a pan until golden brown in colour.
Remove allow it to cool then add the other ingredients and make a fine paste.

Kebab mixture

  • Pass the mutton through a mincer several times.Mix all the ingredient including the kakori masala to make a soft and smooth mixture.
  • Divide the mixtyre into 16 equal parts and make roundles.
Cooking
  • Take a skewer and using a moist hand apply the roundles on the skewer in a cylindrical shape along the skewer.
  • Grill over a charcoal graill at a moderate temperature for 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Baste it with melted butter and further roast it for 1-2 minutes.
Dishing Technique
Take it out from the skewer. Arrange neatly on a plater, drizle some saffron and garnish it with onion rings, lemon wedges and some carved salad of your choice.Serve hot with mint chutney.

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