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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 …

Jhal and Jhol


The literally meaning of ‘jhal’ is hot/spicy. This is made with fish, shrimp or crab, first the fish fried and then cooked in a red chilli & mustard based spicy gravy.It is flavoured with punch-phoron.

There is a very popular snax, called as jhal moori - literally means spicy/hot puffed rice.

This is basically a vegetable,fish or meat preparation with thin gravy.The gravy is extreamely flavorful and delicious. It is spiced with Phoran, cumin, corriander, chilli, ginger and turmeric. Jhol is generally finished with garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves.

In the pic- Macher jhol (Fish with thin mustard gravy)


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