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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 …

Murgh Lababdar -Murgh Lababdar

Murgh Lababdar
Excerpts from the Book - Simplifying Indian Cuisine - Shakesh Singh/Aman Publication


Chicken in a creamy tomato gravy. Lababdar is the Hindi word that means very soft, creamy and having good mouth feel.

Ingredients

Reshmi kebab 600 gm
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Onions 100 gm
Vegetable gravy 200 ml
Tomatoes 100 gm
Capsicum 100 gm
Tomatos puree 200 ml
Salt to taste
Butter 25 gm
White pepper ½ tsp
Cream 200ml
Red chilli powder- 1tsp

Preparation

Slice the onions and chop the tomatoes and capsicum.

Cooking

Heat the oil in a pan; add ginger- garlic paste and onions; sauté for 4-5 minutes or till
Onions turn golden brown.
Add tomatoes, capsicum, and spices; sauté for 8-10 minutes or till the oil leaves the sides of the pan.
Add Reshmi kebab and stir for 5 minutes.
Stir in the vegetable gravy and tomato puree; cook well til it leaves oil.
Add butter and stir till it melts followed by cream and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Dishing Technique
Portion it in a bowl, Garnish with some green coriander and serve with your choice of Indian bread.



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