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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 …

Gajar Ki Kheer - Chef Garvita

Sir, Please taste this , offering her lunch box to me, I have made this said one of my student, with a feeling of accomplishment. I opened the lunch box and before I could say any thing, she said – Carrot Kheer – Colour ful Kheer on the occasion of the festival of colour. So, happy and colourful Holi, I said.

Sir, this was my Holi special dish and my parents appreciated it. Please tell me how do you find this and how can I improve this? We had a talk for a couple of minutes and I gave her few tips to make her creation a masterpiece.

My dear readers this is Garvita, an extremely talented and multitasking student. She is the only girl in the batch of 30 students, The Bandit Queen who has also played the same role in college Annual day. Apart from this, she is having extremely beautiful handwriting and has good knowledge of art & craft. she is a creative chef who likes to play with pasta, Indian and international dishes. This cute girl is actually a pocket size Power House.

The recipes given below is the one tried by Gravita , in her attempt to add some colour to the traditional kheer.

Gajar ki Kheer

Ingredients  Quantity

Milk                                           1 ltr

Rice                                           50 gms

Carrot(grated)                           70 gms

Cardamom(powdered)             4-5 cloves

Kewra water(essence)              Few drops

Dry fruits(chopped)                  For garnishing


• Wash the rice thoroughly and grate the carrot.

• Powder the cardamom and chop the dry fruits.


• Boil the milk.

• Add the rice and grated carrot and cook on low flame until milk reduced to half.

• Now add the cardamom powder and kewra water and check softness of the carrot and rice.

• Now, mix it properly.

Serve hot or cold garnished with chopped dry fruits.


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