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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 …

Korma -


The concept of Korma, excerpts from the book -
Simplifying Indian Cuisine
Korma is a rich and thick gravy with smooth texture, It is of Mughal origin and made with yoghurt, cream, nut and seed pastes.. The flavour is based on a mixture of spices, including coriander and cumin, combined with yoghurt that should be below curdling temperature and incorporated slowly and carefully with the meat juices. Traditionally, this is prepared in a pot set over a very low fire, with charcoal on the lid to provide all-round heat.

It is generally pale in colour and does not have turmeric powder. There are several verities of it like- Badam korma, Baizavi korma Murg korma, mutton korma, Subz Korma.

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