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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 …

Marination


Marination

Simplifying Indian Cuisine, Shakesh Singh, Aman Publication
Marination is the process of steping meat, game or vegetables in a liquid (marinade) for a certain period of time to tenderize and flavour the flesh/vegetable.
The word is derived from the latin marinus(marine), reffering to the sea water or brine that was used for preserving foods in ancient time

Traditionally, meat has been marinated to improve flavor, improve tenderness, and increase product shelf life.But now a days marination  is followed all over the world for food that is to be grilled, barbecues or cooked in the tandoor, to improve their flavors rather than to preserve them. The food to be cooked is coated with marinade for some time. This achieves a dual purpose- it tenderizes and simultaneously spices the food. However, the marinade should only enhance the flavour of what is being cooked, not completely overwhelm the taste of it. All types of meats, game, fowl, pork, beef, fish and a variety of meats including liver and kidney can be marinated..


There are 3 methods for producing marinated products that include
  • Immersion,
  • Injection, and
  • Vacuum tumbling

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