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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 …

Bhansaghar - The first Cook Book of Bihar

The Bihar Cook Book

– a first of its kind –
 on various facets of the cuisine of Bihar; something that has not been adequately documented, discussed or written about.  

Bihar’s cuisine is so varied that recipes do not just change between different districts or provinces; it changes from one home/family to another. Besides recipes, the various traditions and rituals associated with food are commonly discussed and recounted. The people of Bihar prepare and eat an extensive variety of food, but not enough thought or effort has gone into giving them suitable names or an identity. 

Through this book we have tried to bring to you the wide-ranging culinary heritage of the State. We have collected some of the finest recipes(popular dishes from Bihar)) which we hope receives appreciation from a varied range of food lovers.

 There were many interesting, and sometimes daunting, challenges we faced while writing this book. The obvious one was in deciding on one recipe(foods from bihar) for a particular dish that is cooked in a variety of ways in different regions and different households. We tried them one by one and selected the best for you.
The equations given below each recipe is intended to help you quickly recollect the steps.
Hope you enjoy using the book and find it good enough to bite into.

Special Features of the Book -
·         81 authentic and delicious recipes from the kitchens of Bihar.
·         Step by step method to achieve same product each time.
·         Clear and Concise ingredients list for each recipes.
·         Equation at the end of recipe for a quick view
·         Inspiring photograph of each recipe to tingle your taste buds.

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Bihari cuisine/Bihar ka Khana/Popular dishes from Bihar/ Litti Chokha/foods from bihar


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