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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 …

Olive Oil in Indian Kitchen


Olive oil is very healthy. This is rich in anti-oxidants, it has vitamin D, vitamin E and it has almost zero cholesterol. We all are aware of the benefits of Olive oil, But the biggest challenge is to use this cooking medium in our day to day cookery (i.e. Indian cookery). We formulated various Indian recipes and tried them with the olive oil, got it sampled with hundreds of people and received their feedback; I known everyone would like to know the feedback                          
It's light 
It’s really tasty
It is not having any off smell
I know, most of you would be surprised to know but this is the truth, a proven truth. This olive oil can be used for shallow frying, deep frying, salad dressing, making gravies or curries. We have made different Indian dishes like – Parantha, Samosas, Chicken Masala, Biryanies, Poori, Salad, Paneer Bhurjee etc. And the output has proved that this can be used fro cooking almost every type of Indian dishes. There is another benefit of this oil, that is this is required in comparatively less amount (almost 1/3 rd) as it does not got absorbed by the ingredients.

So, start using it and share your experience with me.


olive oil is indeed good for health and shakesh has done an excellent job of making it worthwhile for Indian Kitchen..Greatt show Chef

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