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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 …

Punjabi Specialities - popular dishes from punjab

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Kabuli channa cooked in a spicy tomato based curry served along with bhatura.

Palak murg
Chicken cooked in palak puree along some onion and tomato paste and flavoured with spices.

Chicken Tikka
It is traditionally, small pieces of chicken, usually boneless,marinated in curd and spices, skrewed and cooked in tandoor.
The literal meaning of tikka in Panjabi is "bits, pieces"

Machli Amritsari
Marinated darnes of fish dipped in ajwain flavoured besan batter and deep fried.

Murg makhani
Chicken marinated cooked in tandoor, served with the butter enriched tomatoes based gravy.

Dal makhani
It is a delicacy traditionally cooked on low flame, for hours, with tomato puree, ginger galic paste and spices. This gives it a creamier texture. It is finished with cream and butter.

This dish is prepared by soaking kidney beans in water overnight then boiled and finally cooked with spices.

Palak gosht
Mutton delicies cooked in palak gravy served with dash of cream.

Gulab Jamun
It is very popular sweet dish, made of dough consisting mainly of khoya that is flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater or saffron then deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup.

It is a popular and traditional curd-based drink of Punjab. It is made by blending yoghurt with water, salt, pepper, ice and other spices.
There are two versions of lassi Sweet and Salty. Traditional lassi is flavored with ground roasted cumin while Sweet lassi, contains sugar instead of spices.


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